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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.3.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1744BWAS-1714
Launched26.2.1744/45BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner
Designed byGeorge RowcliffeBWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge RowcliffeBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1756BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Length of Keel113' 11"Imperial Feet34.4444 
Breadth40' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen983 6594Tons BM 

Armament


1745Broadside 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
17453001741 EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.2.1745/46 - 13.3.1745/46CaptainCharles Watson (1714-1757) ADM 6/17/57ADM 6/1714.3.1745/46 - 15.8.1748CaptainRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/72BWAS-17144.2.1751/52 - 7.1756CommodoreThomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 6/18/24BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.2.1745/46 - 8.10.1746Second LieutenantWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/57ADM 6/1719.2.1745/46 - 15.8.1748First LieutenantCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 6/17/65ADM 6/174.2.1751/52 - 26.8.1755Second LieutenantRichard Hughes (1729-1812) ADM 6/18/24ADM 6/184.2.1751/52 - 26.5.1753Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Rawling (d.1757) ADM 6/18/24ADM 6/185.3.1751/52 - 1754First LieutenantHenry Rose (d.c.1754)† ADM 6/18/27ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1745/46Commissioned for "cruising and channel service"BWAS-1714
29.4.1747Took the Privateer La Bellone
4.7.1747Took the Privateer Le Pont Carré
3.4.1748Took the Privateer Le Neptune (20) losing 3 Killed and 5 WoundedBG
3.7.1748Took the Privateer Le Saint-Esprit
15.8.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
1752fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1752RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1752Recommissioned for the Antigue stationBWAS-1714
7.1756Returned homeBWAS-1714
9.1756Condemned by a surveyBWAS-1714
10.1756Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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