Prince George

5946
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Prince George' (1701) (96)
Ordered4.11.1719BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1719BWAS-1714
Launched4.9.1723BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Reduced in Rate1.1755BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Prince George' (1755) (80)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Breadth47' 6"Imperial Feet14.3474 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,586 1694Imperial Feet0.0043 

Armament


1745Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.11.1744 - 13.9.1745CaptainWilliam Parry (c.1699-1779) ADM 6/16/375BWAS-17145.12.1747 - 19.6.1748CaptainCharles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/17/292BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1747Vice-Admiral of the BlueLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762)BWAS-1714

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.12.1744 - 20.2.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Young ADM 6/16/407ADM 6/1621.2.1744/45 - 8.4.1745Fifth LieutenantJohn Young ADM 6/16/446ADM 6/169.4.1745 - 5.5.1748Fourth LieutenantJohn Young ADM 6/16/463ADM 6/169.4.1745 - 10.5.1745Fifth LieutenantGeorge Sellers (d.1748) ADM 6/16/463ADM 6/164.1.1745/46 - 2.2.1745/46Third LieutenantThomas Ward (d.1774) ADM 6/17/38ADM 6/177.8.1746 - 17.12.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoseph Dashwood ADM 6/17/138ADM 6/1715.1.1746/47 - 26.2.1746/47Third LieutenantAlexander Blyth (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/191ADM 6/179.2.1746/47 - 5.5.1748Fifth LieutenantRichard Bligh (1713-1748) ADM 6/17/198ADM 6/177.3.1746/47 - 5.5.1748Third LieutenantJames Simpson (d.1750) ADM 6/17/206ADM 6/175.5.1748 - 21.6.1748Second LieutenantJames Simpson (d.1750) ADM 3/17/351ADM 6/175.5.1748 - 21.6.1748Third LieutenantJohn Young ADM 3/17/351ADM 6/175.5.1748 - 21.6.1748Fourth LieutenantRichard Bligh (1713-1748) ADM 3/17/351ADM 6/175.5.1748 - 21.6.1748Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Mackenzie ADM 3/17/351ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1.1727/28 - 1728BoatswainFrancis Baker ADM 6/13/186ADM 6/13

Service History


DateEventSource
23.9.1726Completed at a cost of £22,913.14.3dBWAS-1714
11.1732Started a small repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
2.1733Completed small repair at a cost of £1,469.13.10dBWAS-1714
1736Underwent a small repair at Chatham at a cost of £3,462.8.3dBWAS-1714
7.1741Started a great repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
1745First CommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1745Completed great repair at a cost of £36,073.19.1dBWAS-1714
5.1745At SpitheadBWAS-1714
1746Part of the Western squadronBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
21.6.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.1.1755Ordered to be reduced to an 80-gun Third-RateBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
17461746British Western Squadron 1746George Anson (1697-1762)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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