Colchester

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1744BWAS-1714
Named28.8.1746BWAS-1714
Launched20.9.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.8.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Robert Carter (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 4"Imperial Feet42.6745 
Length of Keel114' 0"Imperial Feet34.7472 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen978 2994Tons BM 

Armament


20.9.1746Broadside 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
1741300Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.8.1746 - 26.11.1748Captain Lucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/17/139BWAS-171427.5.1755 - 23.9.1755Captain Arthur Gardiner (c.1716-1758) ADM 6/18/170BWAS-171423.9.1755 - 4.6.1759Captain Lucius O'Brien (d.1771)BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 22.12.1760Captain Robert Roddam (1719-1808) ADM 6/19/69BWAS-171410.1.1771 - 11.1.1771Captain Henry Bellew (c.1729-1791) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.7.1758 - 12.7.1761Midshipman William ForsterLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1746Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Completed at Southampton - Hampshire at a cost of £12584.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.12.1746Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5226.17.10dBWAS-1714
26.11.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1749/50Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2147.3.1dBWAS-1714
5.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
17.5.1756Action of 17th May 1756
10.3.1757Sailed to meet the East India ships at St HelenaBWAS-1714
12.3.1758Sailed to meet the East India ships at St HelenaBWAS-1714
8.1759Blockade of Port Louis
7.3.1760Sailed to meet the East India ships at St HelenaBWAS-1714
19.11.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
22.12.1760Paid offADM 51
3.7.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.2.1773Completed breaing up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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