Gloucester

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.6.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.7.1743BWAS-1714
Launched23.3.1743/44BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.3.1744/45
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn WhetstoneBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 at a cost of £13019.12.0dBWAS-1714
23.3.1744/45Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1745In the Downs and then to the Scottish coastBWAS-1714
10.5.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard 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 Privateer 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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