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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.12.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down17.6.1746BWAS-1714
Launched4.12.1750BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.3.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered1.1.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,052 4794Tons BM 

Armament


4.12.1750Broadside 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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1755 - 27.1.1757Captain
John LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1778
ADM 6/18/146
BWAS-1714
27.1.1757 - 25.3.1758Captain
Thomas Howard HutchensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1758
Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/349
BWAS-1714
25.3.1758 - 30.4.1758Captain
George LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/19/163
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 6.5.1760
BWAS-1714
17.10.1758 - 22.2.1759Captain
James ColvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1761
Transfered
BWAS-1714
23.2.1759 - 10.9.1759Captain
Colin MichieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1758
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/208
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 17.11.1760
BWAS-1714
11.9.1759 - 1.1.1760Captain
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1788
Transfered ADM 6/19/423
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 14.7.1762
BWAS-1714
1.1.1760 - 1.1.1761Captain
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1780
ADM 6/20/85
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 7.8.1765
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
4.12.1750building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18159.18.7dBWAS-1714
7.1756Sailed to meet the East India shipBWAS-1714
10.3.1757Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
1.1.1761Wrecked in a cyclone off PondicherryBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Thursday 13th of June 2019 15:57

You are quite correct. the armament list with carronades is erroneous. No idea where it came from, but not the quoted source for certain. I have removed and replaced with the correct class armament.


Posted by Tom Jensen on Thursday 13th of June 2019 10:54

Was this ship really armed with Carronades in 1750? Wikipedia says the Carronade wasn't invented until 1759 /

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