Princess Mary

5970
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.12.1736BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1.1737/38BWAS-1714
Launched5.10.1742BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.10.1742
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold10.4.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 1"Imperial Feet35.6631 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,068 2694Tons BM 

Armament


5.10.1742Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.10.1742 - 7.11.1744CaptainThomas Smith (c.1707-1762) ADM 6/16/106BWAS-17147.11.1744 - 15.12.1745CaptainRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/16/380BWAS-171428.12.1745 - 6.2.1745/46CaptainCharles Watson (1714-1757) ADM 6/17/36ADM 6/173.2.1745/46 - 5.4.1747CaptainJohn Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/17/53BWAS-171412.9.1748 - 22.8.1749CaptainWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Curtis Barnet (d.1746), East Indies
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
1.7.1755 - 5.7.1759CaptainThomas Craven (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/18/177BWAS-17145.7.1759 - 5.8.1761CaptainJoseph Knight (c.1708-1775) ADM 6/19/76BWAS-171427.4.1762 - 23.12.1762CaptainJames Shirley (c.1705-1774) ADM 6/19/404BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1745/46 - 15.7.1747CommodoreThomas Griffin (1692-1771)BWAS-171415.7.1747 - 22.8.1749Rear-Admiral of the RedThomas Griffin (1692-1771)BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.3.1742/43 - 1.4.1744Second LieutenantWilliam Frederick Huxley (d.1744) ADM 6/16/157ADM 6/1614.11.1744 - 5.2.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Moon (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/374ADM 6/1625.1.1745/46 - 5.2.1746/47First LieutenantWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/17/49ADM 6/175.2.1746/47 - 5.4.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHyde Parker (1713/14-1783) ADM 6/17/494
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 12.9.1749
ADM 6/17
30.8.1747 - 24.3.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Adams (d.1748) ADM 6/17/533
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 27.9.1750
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 - 5.7.1749Second LieutenantWilliam Adams (d.1748) ADM 6/17/533
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 27.9.1750
ADM 6/17
5.7.1748 - 1.8.1748First LieutenantWilliam Adams (d.1748) ADM 6/17/533
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 27.9.1750
ADM 6/17
3.8.1748 - 12.9.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Fraser (c.1711-1779) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
12.9.1748 - 22.8.1749First LieutenantLowther Fletcher (d.1758) ADM 6/17/494
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 8.9.1749
ADM 6/17
12.9.1748 - 22.8.1749Second LieutenantJohn Fraser (c.1711-1779) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.12.1742 - 19.4.1744MidshipmanMark Milbanke (1724-1805) ADM 107/3/514ADM107/322.4.1743 - 12.1744MidshipmanAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1743In the ChannelBWAS-1714
8.1.1742/43Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £24273.9.5dBWAS-1714
21.5.1745at LouisbourgBWAS-1714
1746In the DownsBWAS-1714
4.1746

Sailed for the East Indies from Spithead

BWAS-1714
11.1746

Arrived off the Ganges

ODNB
17.1.1749

Sailed for England after refitting at Trincomalee

ODNB
7.1749

Arrived in England

ODNB
22.8.1749Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
18.9.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1751Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1753Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £11590.11.6dBWAS-1714
7.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1755Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1758Returned homeBWAS-1714
7.1759RecommissionedBWAS-1714
28.9.1760

Paid off

BWAS-1714
16.4.1762Ordered to be fitted for harbour serviceBWAS-1714
23.12.1762Paid offADM 51
1.12.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
17.3.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
19.3.1766Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
10.4.1766Sold at Woolwich for £705BWAS-1714

 

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