Britannia

6085
Nominal Guns100
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Britannia' (1682) (100)
Ordered5.6.1716
Keel Laid Down7.1716
Acquired3.10.1719
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Hayward
CategoryFirst Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up16.1.1749/50

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 6"Imperial Feet53.0373 
Length of Keel141' 6 ½"Imperial Feet42.9895 
Breadth50' 2"Imperial Feet15.2908 
Depth in Hold19' 10"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,894 7794Tons BM 

Armament


1734Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1734780EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1733/34 - 25.5.1736Second CaptainThomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/14/165BWAS-171427.3.1734 - 3.5.1734CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/14/179ADM 6/1426.5.1736 - 8.5.1737Second CaptainSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/62
Commission confirmed 2.5.1737
ADM 6/15

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1733/34 - 1736Admiral of the FleetSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 6/14/165BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1733/34 - 25.7.1734Second LieutenantSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/14/165ADM 6/1421.2.1733/34 - 26.7.1734Fourth LieutenantWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/14/165ADM 6/1421.2.1733/34 - 25.7.1734Fifth LieutenantGriffith Dearing (d.1741) ADM 6/14/165ADM 6/1426.7.1734 - 17.4.1735First LieutenantSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/14/192ADM 6/1426.7.1734 - 5.5.1735Third LieutenantWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/14/192ADM 6/1426.7.1734 - 4.5.1735Fourth LieutenantGriffith Dearing (d.1741) ADM 6/14/192ADM 6/1426.7.1734 - 4.5.1735Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Norris ADM 6/14/192ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 26.5.1736First LieutenantWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 4.10.1736Second LieutenantGriffith Dearing (d.1741) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 4.10.1736Third LieutenantJohn Forbes (1714-1796) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 3.8.1736Fourth LieutenantRichard Norris ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 4.10.1736Fifth LieutenantJohn Nevison (d.1739) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/147.5.1735 - 16.10.1735Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Hughes (1708-1779) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1417.10.1735 - 2.3.1735/36Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord Augustus Fitzroy (1716-1741) ADM 6/15/16
Commission confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
4.8.1736 - 4.10.1736Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/65
Commission confirmed 11.5.1737
ADM 6/15
5.10.1736 - 11.3.1736/37Fifth LieutenantLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/65
Commission confirmed 11.5.1737
ADM 6/15
5.10.1736 - 11.3.1736/37Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/68
Commission confirmed 17.5.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 11.6.1739Fourth LieutenantLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/65
Commission confirmed 11.5.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 27.7.1738Fifth LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/68
Commission confirmed 17.5.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 11.6.1739Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/66
Commission confirmed 12.5.1737
ADM 6/15

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1723 - 9.12.1723BoatswainWilliam Brewer (d.bef.1739) ADM 6/14/62ADM 6/131734 - 30.9.1734MasterGeorge Rosbee ADM 6/14/195ADM 6/1421.2.1733/34 - 1734ChaplainThomas Hudson ADM 6/14/165ADM 6/141738 - 5.1.1738/39MasterPiercy Brett (d.1752) ADM 6/15/157ADM 6/151753 - 13.3.1753CarpenterJames Moringe (d.1765) ADM 6/18/62ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
31.10.1719

Completed at a cost of £29,393.10.1d including fitting

BWAS-1714
9.1730Started small repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.1730Completed small repair at a cost of £868.15.3dBWAS-1714
9.1733Started fitting for service as a flagshipBWAS-1714
4.1734Completed fitting as a flagship at a cost of £11,870.19.10dBWAS-1714
1735To the TagusBWAS-1714
1736Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
2.1745Began fitting as a Hospital ShipBWAS-1714
7.1745Completed fitting as a Hospital Ship at a cost of £4,574.3.5dBWAS-1714
7.1745Commissioned as a hospital shipBWAS-1714
7.1745

Completed fitting as a Hospital Ship at a cost of £4,574.3.5d

BWAS-1714
10.6.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
14.9.1749

Ordered to be broken up for £631.10.11d

BWAS-1714
16.1.1749/50

Break up completed in 33 days

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. 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 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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