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Tilbury

599
Nominal Guns58
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.12.1742
Keel Laid Down8.2.1742/43
Launched20.7.1745
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-Gunner (1741)
Designed by
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
Constructor
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked25.9.1757

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel119' 9"Imperial Feet36.2832 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 1"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,123 5794Tons BM 

Armament


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
1745420EstablishmentBWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.7.1745 - 18.3.1745/46Captain
Lord Alexander OgilvyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/16/508
ADM 6/16
19.3.1745/46 - 29.12.1747Captain
Robert HarlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1783
ADM 6/17/75
ADM 6/17
29.12.1747 - 22.1.1747/48Captain
Samuel MaistersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1750
ADM 6/17/303
ADM 6/17
22.1.1747/48 - 8.2.1747/48Captain
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1763
ADM 6/17/314
ADM 6/17
8.2.1747/48 - 5.5.1748Captain
Robert HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1770
Transfered ADM 6/17/320
ADM 6/17
6.5.1748 - 2.8.1748Captain
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/469
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 9.6.1749
BWAS-1714
2.8.1748 - 1.3.1748/49Captain
Charles PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1749
ADM 6/17/470
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 19.6.1749
BWAS-1714
10.7.1755 - 7.2.1757Captain
Thorpe FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1760
ADM 6/18/179
ADM 6/18
7.2.1757 - 25.9.1757Captain
Henry BarnsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1744
† ADM 6/18/353
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1745 - 22.5.1746Second Lieutenant
Phineas SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1796
ADM 6/16/511
ADM 6/16
13.7.1745 - 27.3.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1752
ADM 6/16/511
ADM 6/16
28.3.1746 - 13.1.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/17/80
ADM 6/17
23.5.1746 - 13.1.1747/48Second Lieutenant
Bellen TattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1762
ADM 6/17/107
ADM 6/18
13.1.1747/48 - 8.2.1747/48First Lieutenant
Bellen TattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1762
ADM 6/17/309
ADM 6/17
13.1.1747/48 - 9.4.1748Second Lieutenant
James StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
Transfered ADM 6/17/309
ADM 6/17
29.2.1747/48 - 24.5.1748Second Lieutenant
Salkeld John ProctorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1759
ADM 6/17/326
ADM 6/17
5.5.1748 - 24.5.1748First Lieutenant
Hugh RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1759
ADM 6/17/443
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 14.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
24.5.1748 - 1.11.1748Second Lieutenant
Hugh RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1759
ADM 6/17/443
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 14.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
1.11.1748 - 1.3.1748/49Second Lieutenant
John NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/17/460
Issued by
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 5.5.1749
ADM 6/17
1.11.1748 - 1.3.1748/49Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Hugh RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1759
ADM 6/17/443
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 14.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1745Commissioned for the Downs in Autumn and WinterBWAS-1714
9.9.1745Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £25207.17.8dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
20.12.1746Arrived in the Downs with a convoy of East Indies shipsWTIL
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
1748Voyage to Jamaica
1748Voyage to JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
1749Arrived in Halifax, Nova ScotiaBWAS-1793
1.3.1748/49Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
19.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1793
5.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2746.14.1dBWAS-1714
7.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1793
16.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1757Sailed from Corke as as part of
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
squadron

7.1757The fleet of 15 vessels arrived in Halifax Nova ScotiaBWAS-1793
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
25.9.1757Wrecked in a Hurricane off Cape BretonBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



When she sank, 280 of the 400 men onboard were saved with the help of the French from Louisburg.

Captain [Henry Barnsley] died when the Tilbury was wrecked.


 

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