Experiment

5943
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.4.1727BWAS-1714
Launched1.11.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1.1727/28BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1738BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen374 6694Tons BM 

Armament


1.11.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1727/28 - 18.9.1731CaptainHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/13/185BWAS-171424.11.1731 - 26.8.1735CaptainJohn St Loe (d.1757) ADM 6/14/92BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1727/28 - 12.6.1729LieutenantWilliam Reed ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1312.6.1729 - 18.9.1731LieutenantSomerset Master (d.1747) ADM 6/14/30ADM 6/1416.12.1732 - 26.8.1735LieutenantDaniel Cheap ADM 6/14/219
Commission confirmed 22.8.1735
ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1727building at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3895.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1728Commissioned for cruising off NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
18.9.1731

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1731Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1732Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.1732Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2487.10.7dBWAS-1714
26.8.1735

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1738Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
 

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