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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 - modified (1742)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1726-1752
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1726-1752
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1755 - 5.3.1760Captain
Robert DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1780
Transfered ADM 6/18/145
BWAS-1714
5.3.1760 - 1.5.1762Captain
Thomas BurnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
Transfered ADM 6/19/143
BWAS-1714
1.5.1762 - 8.6.1762Captain
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
Transfered ADM 6/19/538
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 14.9.1763
ADM 6/19
6.11.1762 - 18.1.1763Captain
John Carter AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1799
ADM 6/19/449
BWAS-1714
18.1.1763 - 2.4.1764Captain
Francis Samuel DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1780
ADM 6/20/29
BWAS-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) 1757-1757
French 8 Gun
Privateer

13.4.1757Took the Privateer
La Victoire (26) 1757-1757
French 26 Gun
Privateer

30.4.1757Took the Privateer
La Renommée 1757-1757
French Privateer

30.4.1757Took the Privateer
La Superbe 1757-1757
French Privateer

12.6.1757Took the Privateer
Le Jean Baptiste (8) 1757-1757
French 8 Gun
Privateer

15.10.1757Took the Corvette
La Princesse de Soubise 1757-1757
French Unrated Corvette

11.5.1758Took the Snow
Le Cerf Volant 1758-1758
French Privateer Snow
and carried in Plymouth the 18/05/1758
BG
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
29.6.1758Took the Frigate
La Guirlande (22) 1757-1758
French 22 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
in the Channel

9.4.1759Took the Privateer
Le Carilloneur (8) 1758-1759
French 8 Gun
Privateer
BG
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
3.4.1760Took the Schooner
La Subtile (4) 1760-1760
French 4 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off Plymouth
BG
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) 1761-1762
French 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
in the Channel

25.11.1762Took the Privateer
San Vincente 1762-1762
Spanish Privateer

28.11.1762Took the Privateer
Ritta 1762-1762
Spanish Privateer

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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