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Royal George -> 1756 Royal Anne

6028
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
Constructor
John HaywardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1701-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 2.9.1742Captain
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
ADM 6/15/375
BWAS-1714
12.6.1744 - 11.8.1745Captain
Charles CotterelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1747
ADM 6/16/320
BWAS-1714
12.8.1745 - 13.9.1745Captain
Thomas HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1748
ADM 6/16/525
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 21.2.1745/46Captain
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778
ADM 6/16/544
ADM 6/16
22.2.1745/46 - 21.6.1748Captain
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
ADM 6/17/66
ADM 6/17
14.2.1755 - 17.1.1756Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
ADM 6/18/137
ADM 6/18
17.1.1756 - 30.6.1756Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
ADM 6/18/230
ADM 6/18
30.6.1756 - 19.4.1757Captain
Clark GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1782
Transfered ADM 6/18/288
BWAS-1714
19.4.1757 - 3.8.1757Captain
John BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1754
Transfered ADM 6/18/386
BWAS-1714
3.8.1757 - 18.12.1760Captain
Sir William BurnabyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1770
ADM 6/18/425
BWAS-1714
31.3.1761 - 18.12.1762Lieutenant
John RandellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
ADM 6/19/304
ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1745 - 12.1745Admiral of the Blue
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
Resigned
BWAS-1714

32 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Third Lieutenant
William ParkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1744
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
2.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Fourth Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1742
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
2.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Fifth Lieutenant
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
2.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John CrookshanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1779
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
20.3.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Second Lieutenant
William ParkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1744
ADM 6/15/400
ADM 6/15
20.3.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Third Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1742
ADM 6/15/400
ADM 6/15
6.5.1741 - 20.1.1741/42First Lieutenant
William ParkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1744
ADM 6/15/415
ADM 6/15
6.5.1741 - 16.11.1741Second Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1742
ADM 6/15/415
ADM 6/15
6.5.1741 - 20.1.1741/42Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/15/415
ADM 6/15
21.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42First Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1739
ADM 6/16/5
ADM 6/16
21.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42Third Lieutenant
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/16/5
ADM 6/16
21.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Roger AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/16/5
ADM 6/16
10.2.1741/42 - 26.2.1741/42Second Lieutenant
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/15/13
ADM 6/16
10.2.1741/42 - 2.9.1742Fifth Lieutenant
Roger AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/16/13
ADM 6/16
10.2.1741/42 - 23.6.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. Daniel SherrardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/13
ADM 6/16
12.6.1744 - 11.8.1745First Lieutenant
John PitmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1745
ADM 6/16/320
ADM 6/16
30.6.1744 - 11.8.1745Third Lieutenant
John BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
ADM 6/16/331
ADM 6/16
23.11.1744 - 27.1.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William Ley RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1750
ADM 6/16/393
ADM 6/16
28.1.1744/45 - 7.8.1745Fourth Lieutenant
William Ley RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1750
Transfered ADM 6/16/431
ADM 6/16
28.1.1744/45 - 11.8.1745Fifth Lieutenant
Henry Richard DuboisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1763
ADM 6/16/431
ADM 6/16
15.3.1744/45 - 11.8.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Stuart PowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1745
ADM 6/16/456
ADM 6/16
12.8.1745 - 22.1.1745/46First Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/16/526
ADM 6/16
12.8.1745 - 21.1.1745/46Second Lieutenant
William CustBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
ADM 6/16/526
ADM 6/16
12.8.1745 - 20.10.1745Third Lieutenant
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1746
ADM 6/16/256
ADM 6/16
21.10.1745 - 12.11.1745Third Lieutenant
John SbirelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/17/11
ADM 6/17
23.1.1745/46 - 5.10.1746First Lieutenant
Jervis MaplesdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1727
ADM 6/17/48
ADM 6/17
24.1.1745/46 - 5.5.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joseph MyersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1748
ADM 6/17/48
ADM 6/17
26.5.1746 - 5.5.1747Fourth Lieutenant
David PryceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1775
Transfered ADM 6/17/108
ADM 6/18
9.10.1746 - 29.10.1746Second Lieutenant
William Williams Jun.British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/161
ADM 6/17
28.3.1747 - 25.12.1747Third Lieutenant
Broderick HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
Transfered ADM 6/17/211
ADM 6/17
5.5.1747 - 21.6.1748Fifth Lieutenant
Joseph MyersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1748
ADM 6/17/222
ADM 6/17
31.12.1747 - 21.6.1748Third Lieutenant
John RankinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1748
ADM 6/17/305
ADM 6/17

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
bef.1721 - 3.9.1721Carpenter
Henry HagieBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1721-1739
ADM 6/13/17
ADM 6/13
25.11.1736 - 1736Carpenter
Christopher CrookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1736
ADM 6/15/46
ADM 6/15
1741 - 25.5.1741Boatswain
Michael PinfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/421
ADM 6/15
1755 - 14.1.1755Carpenter
Milbourne MarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1755-1765
Transfered ADM 6/18/120
ADM 6/18
1757 - 17.5.1757Surgeon
Jeremiah TitcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1757-1761
Transfered ADM 6/18/399
ADM 6/18
1767 - 3.1767Carpenter
Edward BaileyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1767-1778
Transfered ADM 6/20/173
ADM 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 ShipADM354
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

 

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Posted by Albert Parker on Sunday 8th of August 2021 00:13

Vernon was dismissed from his command on December 26, 1745 so he did not have a flagship after that. Shortly thereafter, he was struck from the flag list,

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