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Princess

5957
Princessa
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Spanish Third Rate ship of the line 'Princesa' (1730) (70) 1730-1740
Spanish 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Captured8.4.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.7.1742BWAS-1714
ShipyardGuarnizo - Spain ref:1266
Ship ClassPrincipe classref:1266
Designed by
Ciprián AutránFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1730
ref:1266
Constructor
Ciprián AutránFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1730
ref:1266
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
17.7.1742 - 28.10.1742Captain
Perry MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1757
Transfered ADM 6/16/76
BWAS-1714
31.1.1742/43 - 5.7.1745Captain
Robert PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1738
ADM 6/16/142
BWAS-1714
5.7.1745 - 4.1.1745/46Captain
Joseph LingenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/219
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.4.1747
BWAS-1714
4.1.1745/46 - 18.7.1746Captain
Thomas PhilpottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1746
ADM 6/17/122
Issued by
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1746
, North America
Confirmed 2.7.1746
ADM 6/17
19.7.1746 - 15.1.1746/47Captain
John CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1736
BWAS-1714
15.1.1746/47 - 30.4.1748Captain
Augustus John HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
Transfered ADM 6/17/190
BWAS-1714
30.4.1748 - 1.8.1748Captain
Hugh ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
ADM 6/17/393
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 25.10.1748
ADM 6/17
1.8.1748 - 22.11.1748Captain
Thorpe FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1760
ADM 6/17/390
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.10.1748
ADM 6/17
18.10.1758 - 4.4.1762Captain
Edward BarberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1758
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1746 - 1746Admiral of the Blue
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
BWAS-1714
10.1747Vice-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1742 - 16.12.1742First Lieutenant
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
ADM 6/16/78
ADM 6/16
22.7.1742 - 16.4.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Cheney HurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
ADM 6/16/78
ADM 6/16
6.3.1743/44 - 9.7.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John CareyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1764
ADM 6/17/91
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 17.4.1746
ADM 6/17
8.7.1744 - 9.2.1744/45Third Lieutenant
William Williams Jun.British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/1
Confirmed 19.9.1745
ADM 6/17
10.7.1745 - 1.8.1746First Lieutenant
Cheney HurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
ADM 6/17/91
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 17.4.1746
ADM 6/17
10.7.1745 - 1.8.1746Second Lieutenant
James CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1750
ADM 6/17/79
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 27.3.1746
ADM 6/17
10.7.1745 - 1.8.1746Third Lieutenant
John CareyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1764
Transfered ADM 6/17/91
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 17.4.1746
ADM 6/17
2.8.1746 - 19.1.1746/47First Lieutenant
Salkeld John ProctorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/137
ADM 6/17
2.8.1746 - 19.1.1746/47Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Cheney HurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
Transfered ADM 6/17/137
ADM 6/17
19.1.1746/47 - 19.8.1747Second Lieutenant
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/192
ADM 6/17
19.1.1746/47 - 19.1.1747/48Third Lieutenant
Edmund TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/192
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.6.1783 - 2.9.1783Able Seaman
Richard ColleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
8.5.1740Arrived at Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1741Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.7.1741Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5418.11.6dBWAS-1714
3.1741/42Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £36007.2.10dBWAS-1714
7.1742CommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1743To the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle 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



 

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