Greenwich

611
Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.10.1745
Keel Laid Down11.1745
Named9.3.1747/48
Launched19.3.1747/48
First Commissioned18.3.1747/48
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardLepe - Hampshire
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorMoody Janverin
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Captured18.3.1757
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Greenwich' (1757) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 6 ½"Imperial Feet43.9039 
Length of Keel116' 1 ½"Imperial Feet35.3695 
Breadth41' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 7"Imperial Feet5.207 
Burthen1,053 1594Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1747/48Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1747/48 - 6.4.1748CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/17/334BWAS-17146.4.1748 - 21.4.1748CaptainThomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 3/17/341ADM 6/1721.4.1748 - 25.6.1748CaptainRobert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 3/17/347ADM 6/1711.3.1755 - 13.5.1755CaptainWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760) ADM 6/18/146BWAS-171413.5.1755 - 18.3.1757CaptainRobert Roddam (1719-1808) ADM 6/18/163BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
19.3.1747/48building at Lepe - Hampshire at a cost of £19582.15.2dBWAS-1714
25.6.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth ADM 106
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.8.1756Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
17.3.1757Taken by Le Diadème (74) off Saint Domingue, L'Éveillé (64) off Saint Domingue


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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