Princess

5957
Princessa
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslySpanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Princesa' (1730) (70)
Captured8.4.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.7.1742
ShipyardGuarnizo ref:1266
Ship ClassPrincipe class
Designed byCiprián Autrán (1697-1773)ref:1266
ConstructorCiprián Autrán (1697-1773)ref:1266
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold30.12.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 1"Imperial Feet50.2924 
Length of Keel130' 3"Imperial Feet39.6265 
Breadth49' 8"Imperial Feet14.9578 
Depth in Hold22' 3"Imperial Feet6.7437 
Burthen1,709 394Tons BM 

Armament


1742Broadside Weight = 763 Imperial Pound ( 346.0205 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1742480 BWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.7.1742 - 28.10.1742CaptainPerry Mayne (c.1697-1761) ADM 6/16/76BWAS-171431.1.1742/43 - 5.7.1745CaptainRobert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/16/142BWAS-17145.7.1745 - 4.1.1745/46CaptainJoseph Lingen (d.1752) ADM 6/17/219
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.4.1747
BWAS-1714
4.1.1745/46 - 1746CaptainThomas Philpott ADM 6/17/122
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 2.7.1746
ADM 6/17
19.7.1746 - 15.1.1746/47CaptainJohn Cockburne (d.1753)BWAS-171415.1.1746/47 - 30.4.1748CaptainAugustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/17/190BWAS-171430.4.1748 - 1.8.1748CaptainHugh Forbes (d.1750) ADM 6/17/393
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 25.10.1748
ADM 6/17
1.8.1748 - 22.11.1748CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/17/390
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.10.1748
ADM 6/17
18.10.1758 - 4.4.1762CaptainEdward Barber (d.1762)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1746 - 1746Admiral of the BlueRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748)BWAS-171410.1747Vice-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1742 - 16.12.1742First LieutenantHenry Rice ADM 6/16/78ADM 6/1622.7.1742 - 16.4.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCheney Hurt ADM 6/16/78ADM 6/166.3.1743/44 - 9.7.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Carey (c.1715-1782) ADM 6/17/91
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 17.4.1746
ADM 6/17
8.7.1744 - 9.2.1744/45Third LieutenantWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/1
Commission confirmed 19.9.1745
ADM 6/17
10.7.1745 - 1.8.1746First LieutenantCheney Hurt ADM 6/17/91
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 17.4.1746
ADM 6/17
10.7.1745 - 1.8.1746Second LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/79
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 27.3.1746
ADM 6/17
10.7.1745 - 1.8.1746Third LieutenantJohn Carey (c.1715-1782) ADM 6/17/91
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 17.4.1746
ADM 6/17
2.8.1746 - 19.1.1746/47First LieutenantSalkeld John Proctor ADM 6/17/137ADM 6/172.8.1746 - 19.1.1746/47Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCheney Hurt ADM 6/17/137ADM 6/1719.1.1746/47 - 19.8.1747Second LieutenantWilliam Cleland (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/192ADM 6/1719.1.1746/47 - 19.1.1747/48Third LieutenantEdmund Turner ADM 6/17/192ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
8.5.1740Arrived at Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1741Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
14.7.1741Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5418.11.6dBWAS-1714
3.1741/42Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £36007.2.10dBWAS-1714
7.1742CommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1743To the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1746Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
22.11.1748Ordered to be paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.11.1755Reported as unfit for serviceBWAS-1714
11.1758Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Prison Ship ADM354
8.1759Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
30.12.1784Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


HulkADM354

Reference:    ADM 354/162/138
Description: John Clevland. The Princessa at Portsmouth is to be converted into a Hulk and the Clerk of the Cheque has asked if her Lieutenant who commanded her as a prison ship, should not be discharged and ask for directions
Date:    1759 June 4


Prison ShipADM354

Reference:    ADM 354/160/117
Description: John Clevland. Opine the Princessa at Portsmouth is a proper ship to perform the service of a prison ship with the Boyne
Date:    1758 Sept 21



Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1266Spanish Warships in the Age of Sail 1700-1860 (Unpublished Manuscript) Book
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM354ADM 354 - Navy Board: Bound Out-letters 1738-1809 Document
 

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