Prince Henry

5948
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.10.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1745BWAS-1714
Named14.3.1746/47BWAS-1714
Launched12.7.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1746/47BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John GorillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.12.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 3"Imperial Feet40.5407 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth37' 7"Imperial Feet11.303 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen818 9094Tons BM 

Armament


12.7.1747Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1746/47 - 18.9.1752Captain Richard Jasper (d.1761) ADM 6/17/209BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1746/47 - 19.9.1752First Lieutenant William Griffiths (c.1709-?) ADM 6/17/209ADM 6/1727.5.1747 - 18.9.1752Second Lieutenant James Cooper (d.1753) ADM 6/17/229ADM 6/1926.8.1748 - 2.7.1752Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Treby ADM 6/17/377ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
31.10.1754 - 3.3.1755Master Arthur Edwards (c.1730-1805) ADM 107/4/354ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
17.10.1747Completed at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
25.6.1748Arrived at Portsmouth ADM 106
9.1748Sailed for the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1750In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1751On the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
23.8.1751

Sailed from Jamaica

ADM354
1752At JamaicaBWAS-1714
19.9.1752Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
7.11.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.9.1764Began the process of breaking up at Plymouth, for £117.1.2 1/4dBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Tuesday 1st of April 2014 21:07

Halifax Gazette, April 6, 1752 p. 2
Charlestown, in South Carolina, Dec. 13 - Last night arrived here the sloop Kingston, Capt. Whitefield, bound from Jamaica Philadelphia, but drove in the late Hurricane out of Black river to Sea and obliged to put into Havanna, which place she left 16 days ago. By this vessel we have advice that several vessels were lost in that Hurricane on Cuba and that His Majesties Ship Prince Henry, of 40 guns, Capt. Jasper, bound from Jamaica for England, had put into Havanna, having in the said Hurricane lost all her Masts and received other damages till whose arrival, All the Englishman belonging to the vessels cast away, were by the kind Spaniards imprisoned in their Forts and Gaols.

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