Rochester

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.3.1746/47BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.9.1747BWAS-1714
Named1.7.1749BWAS-1714
Launched3.8.1749BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.3.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner - modifiedBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold3.4.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold16' 10"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen1,021 26,94Imperial Feet1.1938 

Armament


3.8.1749Broadside 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
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1742350Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1755 - 5.3.1760CaptainRobert Duff (1721-1787) ADM 6/18/145BWAS-17145.3.1760 - 1.5.1762CaptainThomas Burnett (1724-1783) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-17141.5.1762 - 8.6.1762CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/19/538
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 14.9.1763
ADM 6/19
6.11.1762 - 18.1.1763CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/19/449BWAS-171418.1.1763 - 2.4.1764CaptainFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 6/20/29BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
14.9.1749Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £20622.15.4dBWAS-1714
7.1756In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
9.4.1757Took the Privateer Le Dauphin (8)
13.4.1757Took the Privateer La Victoire (26)
30.4.1757Took the Privateer La Renommée
30.4.1757Took the Privateer La Superbe
12.6.1757Took the Privateer Le Jean Baptiste (8)
15.10.1757Took the Corvette Princess de Soubise
11.5.1758Took the Snow Le Cerf Volant and carried in Plymouth the 18/05/1758BG
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
29.6.1758Took the Frigate La Guirlande (22) in the Channel
9.4.1759Took the Privateer Le Carilloneur (8)
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
3.4.1760Took the Schooner La Subtile (4) off PlymouthBG
25.4.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1761Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1762To North America and then homeBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
18.8.1762Took the Frigate La Guirlande (26) in the Channel
25.11.1762Took the Privateer San Vincente
28.11.1762Took the Privateer Ritta
1763In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
22.8.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.2.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.4.1770Sold for £630BWAS-1714

 

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