Gloucester

600
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.6.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.7.1743BWAS-1714
Launched23.3.1743/44BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.3.1744/45BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn WhetstoneBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up13.2.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 8 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel114' 1"Imperial Feet34.749 
Breadth40' 2 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen985 6794Tons BM 

Armament


23.3.1744/45Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741300Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.3.1744/45 - 4.2.1746/47CaptainCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/16/458BWAS-17144.2.1746/47 - 5.12.1747CaptainPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/17/196BWAS-17145.12.1747 - 22.12.1747CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/17/291ADM 6/1722.12.1747 - 5.8.1748CaptainSamuel Faulknor (c.1719-1759) ADM 6/17/301BWAS-17141.11.1748 - 23.12.1752CaptainJohn Storr (c.1709-1783) ADM 6/17/398BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1749 - 11.1752CommodoreThe Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769)ODNB

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.3.1745 - 29.5.1745First LieutenantJohn Hughes (d.1745) ADM 6/16/459ADM 6/1630.5.1745 - 10.7.1747Third LieutenantJames Slorach (c.1720-1764) ADM 6/16/486ADM 6/1610.7.1747 - 5.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Baillie (1725-1802) ADM 6/17/242ADM 6/191.11.1748 - 23.12.1752Second LieutenantBellen Tatton ADM 6/17/398ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.11.1748 - 1748Midshipman ExtraJeremiah Walton ADM 6/17/402ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1744/45In the ChannelBWAS-1714
23.3.1744/45Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £13019.12.0dBWAS-1714
23.3.1744/45Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1745In the Downs and then to the Scottish coastBWAS-1714
10.5.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6149.5.3dBWAS-1714
11.7.1745Took the Privateer Le Comte de Clermont and sunkref:692
27.7.1745Took the Privateer Le Petit Begogne
1746In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
5.5.1747Took the Frigate Les Deux Couronnes (30)
16.6.1747Took the Privateer Le Foudre (24) BG
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
5.8.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
5.1749Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
23.12.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/18
13.4.1753Surveyed, no repairBWAS-1714
20.7.1758Ordered to be used as a hospital for sick soldiers at Chatham?BWAS-1714
4.9.1759Ordered to be a receiving ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
21.10.1763Ordered to be broken up for £307BWAS-1714
13.12.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.2.1764Breaking up completed at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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