Royal George -> 1756 Royal Anne

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Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.8.1706BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.5.1709BWAS-1714
Named9.9.1715BWAS-1714
Launched30.9.1715BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich - London BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.4.1767BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 9"Imperial Feet52.124 
Length of Keel139' 7"Imperial Feet42.3718 
Breadth49' 3"Imperial Feet14.9437 
Depth in Hold19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Burthen1,800 8494Tons BM 

Armament


1715Broadside Weight = 842 Imperial Pound ( 381.847 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1715750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 2.9.1742CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/15/375BWAS-171412.6.1744 - 11.8.1745CaptainCharles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/16/320BWAS-171412.8.1745 - 13.9.1745CaptainThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/16/525BWAS-171414.9.1745 - 21.2.1745/46CaptainWilliam Parry (c.1699-1779) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/1622.2.1745/46 - 21.6.1748CaptainCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/17/66ADM 6/1714.2.1755 - 17.1.1756CaptainRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/18/137ADM 6/1817.1.1756 - 30.6.1756CaptainRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/18/230ADM 6/1830.6.1756 - 19.4.1757CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/288BWAS-171419.4.1757 - 3.8.1757CaptainJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/18/386BWAS-17143.8.1757 - 18.12.1760CaptainSir William Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/18/425BWAS-171431.3.1761 - 18.12.1762LieutenantJohn Randell (c.1708-1766) ADM 6/19/304ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1745 - 6.1748Admiral of the BlueEdward Vernon (1684-1757)BWAS-1714

32 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Third LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Fourth LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Fifth LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Second LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Third LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/156.5.1741 - 20.1.1741/42First LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/415ADM 6/156.5.1741 - 16.11.1741Second LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/415ADM 6/156.5.1741 - 20.1.1741/42Fourth LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/415ADM 6/1521.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42First LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/1621.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42Third LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/1621.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRoger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/1610.2.1741/42 - 26.2.1741/42Second LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/13ADM 6/1610.2.1741/42 - 2.9.1742Fifth LieutenantRoger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/16/13ADM 6/1610.2.1741/42 - 23.6.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. Daniel Sherrard (c.1721-1743/44) ADM 6/16/13ADM 6/1612.6.1744 - 11.8.1745First LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/16/320ADM 6/1630.6.1744 - 11.8.1745Third LieutenantJohn Bishop ADM 6/16/331ADM 6/1623.11.1744 - 27.1.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Ley Rooke ADM 6/16/393ADM 6/1628.1.1744/45 - 7.8.1745Fourth LieutenantWilliam Ley Rooke ADM 6/16/431ADM 6/1628.1.1744/45 - 11.8.1745Fifth LieutenantHenry Richard Dubois (1723/24-1792) ADM 6/16/431ADM 6/1615.3.1744/45 - 11.8.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsStuart Powell ADM 6/16/456ADM 6/1612.8.1745 - 22.1.1745/46First LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/16/526ADM 6/1612.8.1745 - 21.1.1745/46Second LieutenantWilliam Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/526ADM 6/1612.8.1745 - 20.10.1745Third LieutenantCharles Hardy (d.bef.1750) ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/1621.10.1745 - 12.11.1745Third LieutenantJohn Sbirel (c.1714-1770) ADM 6/17/11ADM 6/1723.1.1745/46 - 5.10.1746First LieutenantJervis Maplesden (c.1705-1781) ADM 6/17/48ADM 6/1724.1.1745/46 - 5.5.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoseph Myers ADM 6/17/48ADM 6/1726.5.1746 - 5.5.1747Fourth LieutenantDavid Pryce (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/108ADM 6/189.10.1746 - 29.10.1746Second LieutenantWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/161ADM 6/1728.3.1747 - 25.12.1747Third LieutenantBroderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/17/211ADM 6/175.5.1747 - 21.6.1748Fifth LieutenantJoseph Myers ADM 6/17/222ADM 6/1731.12.1747 - 21.6.1748Third LieutenantJohn Rankin ADM 6/17/305ADM 6/17

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
bef.1721 - 3.9.1721CarpenterHenry Hagie (d.bef.1739) ADM 6/13/17ADM 6/1325.11.1736 - 1736CarpenterChristopher Crooke (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/15/46ADM 6/151741 - 25.5.1741BoatswainMichael Pinfold ADM 6/15/421ADM 6/151755 - 14.1.1755CarpenterMilbourne Marsh ADM 6/18/120ADM 6/181757 - 17.5.1757SurgeonJeremiah Titcher ADM 6/18/399ADM 6/181767 - 3.1767CarpenterEdward Bailey (d.bef.1778) ADM 6/20/173ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
18.10.1715Rebuild completed at a cost of £28,707.2.53/4dBWAS-1714
3.1734/35Started a great repairBWAS-1714
3.1736/37Completed great repair at a cost of £25,465.4.8dBWAS-1714
1741Commissioned (for the first time) for Norris' fleetBWAS-1714
8.1742

Started a repair and refit as Chatham Dockyard

BWAS-1714
7.1745Completed repair and refit (as a 90 gun ship) at a cost of £18,092.12.6dBWAS-1714
10.1745

Recommissioned as flagship in The Downs

BWAS-1714
21.6.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
5.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.11.1755

Surveyed at Sheerness

BWAS-1714
1756

Refitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £8,449.0.11d

BWAS-1714
10.1.1756Renamed Royal AnneBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
21.9.1759Joined Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
12.10.1760Left the fleet in distressBWAS-1714
1761Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison Ship ADM354
27.2.1761

His Majesty's ships Royal Anne, Saint George and Boyne are going to be made prison ships. The lease being out on Portchester Castle the prisoners are to be removed from thence on board the above ships.

ref:1199
20.10.1761

The Blenheim Hospital ship is under order to be paid off and Vice Admiral Holburne has ordered part of the men borne to be discharged into the Royal Ann prison ship to serve as a boats crew to the Lieutenant commanding her. There has never been any orders to bear a Lieutenant of men on the Royal Ann as a prison ship and ask whether we shall give orders for them to be borne

ADM354
18.12.1762

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.3.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.3.1767Ordered broken up for £767.4.8dBWAS-1714
9.4.1767

Break up completed at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
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
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM354ADM 354 - Navy Board: Bound Out-letters 1738-1809 Document
ref:1199The General Evening Post 1761 Digital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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