Weymouth

6048
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1732/33BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1733BWAS-1714
Acquired31.3.1736BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.6.1739BWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked16.2.1744/45BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 10"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,065 2594Tons BM 

Armament


31.3.1736Broadside 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
1733400Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1739 - 14.2.1739/40CaptainThomas Trefusis (1687-1754) ADM 6/15/184BWAS-171415.2.1739/40 - 16.9.1740CaptainAubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41) ADM 6/15/248BWAS-171416.9.1740 - 8.5.1742CaptainCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/16/331ODNB26.5.1744 - 15.10.1744CaptainWarwick Calmady (1711-1788) ADM 6/16/311BWAS-171416.10.1744 - 16.2.1744/45CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/16/363ADM 6/16

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJacob Elton (d.1745) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 13.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Goodall (d.1746) ADM 6/15/256ADM 6/1514.3.1739/40 - 19.2.1740/41Second LieutenantJohn Goodall (d.1746) ADM 6/16/261ADM 6/1514.3.1739/40 - 24.2.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBenjamin Ferrand (d.c.1743) ADM 6/15/261ADM 6/1525.2.1741/42 - 8.5.1742Second LieutenantBenjamin Ferrand (d.c.1743) ADM 6/16/23ADM 6/1530.6.1744 - 13.3.1744/45First LieutenantRichard Farish ADM 6/16/331ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.12.1739 - 25.10.1740MidshipmanChristopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/556ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
24.7.1739Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £14963.11.8dBWAS-1714
7.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1.1740/41Action of January 7 1741
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
8.5.1742Paid offADM 51
18.11.1744Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
16.2.1744/45Wrecked on a reef near Sandy Island in St John's Roads, AntgiuaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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