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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1745/46BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1746BWAS-1714
Named11.4.1747BWAS-1714
Launched10.7.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.7.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold2.1.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Breadth41' 2"Imperial Feet12.5476 
Depth in Hold17' 8 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,061 694Tons BM 

Armament


10.7.1747Broadside 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
1745350Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.7.1747 - 10.6.1749CaptainThomas Noel (c.1718-1756) ADM 6/17/242BWAS-17149.1.1751/52 - 26.2.1756CaptainHenry Dennis (d.1757) ADM 6/18/21BWAS-171431.8.1756 - 8.4.1757CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/18/305
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
ADM 6/18

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1751/52 - 4.6.1755CommodoreThomas Coates (1712-1767)BWAS-17144.6.1755 - 1756Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThomas Coates (1712-1767)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.7.1747 - 31.7.1748Second LieutenantJohn Brookes (c.1721-1791) ADM 6/17/242ADM 6/1911.7.1747 - 31.7.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Willis (c.1725-1766) ADM 6/17/243ADM 6/1921.1.1751/52 - 29.10.1752Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Yonge (c.1724-?) ADM 6/18/22ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1747Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.6.1749Paid offADM 51
11.1751Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1752RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1752Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7012.13.4dBWAS-1714
5.1752Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1756Ordered homeBWAS-1714
27.8.1756Paid offADM 51
21.11.1758SurveyedBWAS-1714
2.1.1759Sold at Chatham for £74BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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