Eagle

597
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.4.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.7.1744BWAS-1714
Named15.11.1745BWAS-1714
Launched2.12.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.12.1745
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold9.6.1767BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel119' 9"Imperial Feet36.2832 
Breadth42' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,130 2994Tons BM 

Armament


12.1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741420Design Complement
11.1748120as a guard shipBWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.12.1745 - 14.8.1748CaptainGeorge Brydges Rodney (1719-1792) ADM 6/17/29BWAS-17141.12.1748 - 14.11.1752CaptainRichard Collins (d.1779) ADM 6/17/416BWAS-171410.1.1753 - 24.1.1754CaptainThomas Latham (c.1720-1762) ADM 6/18/52BWAS-171424.1.1754 - 28.3.1754CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/18/88ODNB28.3.1754 - 26.8.1754CaptainThomas Andrews (d.1756) ADM 6/18/95BWAS-17147.5.1755 - 17.9.1755CaptainJoseph Hamar (c.1712-1773) ADM 6/18/161BWAS-171417.9.1755 - 15.2.1758CaptainHugh Palliser (1721/22-1796) ADM 6/18/194BWAS-171415.2.1758 - 3.3.1759CaptainJames Hobbs (c.1711-1770) ADM 6/18/487BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1745 - 2.3.1746/47Second LieutenantDennis Downing (d.1763) ADM 6/17/36ADM 6/1728.12.1745 - 1.12.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Sloper ADM 6/17/36ADM 6/171.12.1748 - 14.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Bernard ADM 6/17/416ADM 6/1710.1.1753 - 28.3.1754First LieutenantJohn Young ADM 6/18/52ADM 6/1828.3.1754 - 31.7.1754First LieutenantRichard Matthews (d.1760) ADM 6/18/95ADM 6/18

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1755 - 4.1756Master's MateJames Cook (1728-1779)WCV3.5.1756 - 5.1757Master's MateJames Cook (1728-1779)WCV

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1755 - 7.1755Able SeamanJames Cook (1728-1779)WCV

Service History


DateEventSource
2.12.1745Began Completed at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1714
26.2.1745/46Completed Completed at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £14767.0.3dBWAS-1714
13.2.1746/47Took the Privateer La Bellone (36) off Cape Clear
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth ADM 106
9.9.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1748Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.1752refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
14.11.1752Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth ADM 6/18
1753Carried troops to MinorcaBWAS-1714
19.6.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
26.8.1754Paid offADM 51
1755making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
30.5.1757Action of 30 May 1757
30.5.1757Took the Merchant East Indiaman Le Duc d'Aquitaine (64) B103
8.4.1758Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.3.1759

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.7.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.3.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
26.3.1767Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
9.6.1767Sold for £600BWAS-1714

 

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