Portsmouth

5907
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.11.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.11.1756BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeStoreship BWAS-1714
Wrecked14.8.1758BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck63' 6"Imperial Feet19.2532 
Length of Keel54' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet16.4751 
Breadth16' 7"Imperial Feet4.9064 
Depth in Hold8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Burthen79 7894Tons BM 

Armament


11.1756Broadside Weight = 12 Imperial Pound ( 5.442 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.175645 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.11.1756 - 20.7.1757Commander William Long (c.1704-1778) ADM 6/18/325BWAS-171420.7.1757 - 19.10.1757Commander Richard Higgs (c.1713-1782) ADM 6/18/421ADM 6/1819.10.1757 - 14.8.1758Commander James Orrok (c.1721-c.1763) ADM 6/18/446BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
10.11.1756Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £400.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.12.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.4.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £478.8.0dBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Sailed with the Senegal ExpeditionBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Capture of Fort Louis
14.8.1758Wrecked during the capture of Fort Louis, SenegalBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile fishing buss Beckford purchased from The Society for Free British Fishery

 

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