Dunkirk

6047
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.9.1729BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1731BWAS-1714
Acquired3.9.1734BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.11.1734
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1748/49BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 7"Imperial Feet35.6721 
Breadth39' 3"Imperial Feet11.8957 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen963 5094Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1734Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.11.1734 - 5.8.1737CaptainDigby Dent (d.1737) ADM 6/15/197BWAS-17146.8.1737 - 23.9.1738CaptainThomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/15/93
Commission confirmed 3.1.1737/38
BWAS-1714
7.8.1739 - 10.10.1740CaptainEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/15/208BWAS-171410.10.1740 - 12.10.1740CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1512.10.1740 - 3.8.1743CaptainThomas Cooper (d.1760) ADM 6/15/350BWAS-17144.8.1743 - 8.3.1744/45CaptainCharles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/17/42
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 10.1.1745/46
BWAS-1714
1.5.1745 - 8.11.1745CaptainThomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/17/171
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 8.11.1746
ADM 6/17
9.11.1745 - 1.1.1745/46CaptainThe Hon. William Farmer (c.1722-1758) ADM 6/17/174
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 20.11.1746
ADM 6/17
2.1.1745/46 - 4.5.1748CaptainJames Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/17/221
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 27.4.1747
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.11.1734 - 23.9.1738First LieutenantThomas Ley (d.1737) ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 30.4.1735Second LieutenantHarcourt Masters ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/141.5.1738 - 23.9.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Baker (d.bef.1760) ADM 6/15/136
Commission confirmed 2.8.1738
ADM 6/15
7.7.1740 - bef.8.6.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhilip Tyhurst (d.1741) ADM 6/15/331
Commission confirmed 17.9.1740
ADM 6/15
9.6.1741 - 24.2.1741/42Second LieutenantEdward Hughes (1720-1794) ADM 6/15/21ODNB27.2.1741/42 - 12.3.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Trevethick ADM 6/16/21ADM 6/1513.3.1741/42 - 24.3.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Miller (d.1758) ADM 6/16/28ADM 6/161.8.1744 - 28.11.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLewis Gordon ADM 6/16/491ADM 6/16

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1.1734/35 - 9.1736MidshipmanEdward Hughes (1720-1794)ODNB5.4.1735 - 18.9.1737MidshipmanGeorge Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 107/3/327ADM107/329.7.1736 - 17.7.1737Midshipman OrdinaryJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 107/3/384ADM107/331.1.1744/45 - 25.8.1745MidshipmanAmbrose Jones (c.1725-1765) ADM 6/86/210ADM 6/86

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.6.1734 - 29.7.1736Able SeamanJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 107/3/384ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1.2.1734/35Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13165.17.7dBWAS-1714
1736Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1737At JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1737Home watersBWAS-1714
9.1738Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
23.9.1738Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham ADM 106
10.1739Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5119.6.2dBWAS-1714
7.1.1740/41Action of January 7 1741
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
3.1741/42Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1742Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7088.10.3dBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.5.1748

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford

ADM 106
23.9.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.10.1748

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
8.11.1748Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
3.1748/49Break up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 6/86ADM 6/86 Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1744-1747 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
 

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