Recent updates


Recent Comments



Preston

615
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1751BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.6.1751BWAS-1714
Named25.4.1751BWAS-1714
Launched7.2.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.1.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1700-1705
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Adam HayesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1748-1785
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1815BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel115' 4"Imperial Feet35.0588 
Breadth41' 3"Imperial Feet12.573 
Depth in Hold17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen1,043 8194Tons BM 

Armament


7.2.1757Broadside 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

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.1.1757 - 6.5.1763Captain
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1793
ADM 6/18/345
ADM 6/18
19.5.1766 - 11.5.1769Captain
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
Transfered ADM 6/20/121
BWAS-1714
11.5.1769 - 2.10.1769Captain
Basil KeithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1769
ADM 6/20/259
Issued by
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778

Confirmed 18.10.1769
BWAS-1714
10.1.1771 - 26.1.1774Captain
Evelyn SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1802
ADM 6/20/333
ADM 6/20
26.1.1774 - 8.4.1776Captain
John RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1794
ADM 6/21/11
BWAS-1714
8.4.1776 - 28.7.1779Captain
Samuel UpplebyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1764
Transfered ADM 6/21/178
BWAS-1714
28.7.1779 - 23.10.1780Captain
William TruscottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1797
ADM 6/22/196
Issued by
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
, North America
Confirmed 10.11.1780
BWAS-1714
13.3.1781 - 13.8.1781Captain
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
ADM 6/22/261
BWAS-1714
5.8.1781 - 6.9.1781Acting Captain
James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
ODNB
6.9.1781 - 17.3.1783Captain
Patrick LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/22/333
BWAS-1714
17.3.1783 - 3.4.1784Captain
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/23/192
Issued by
Joshua RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1787
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.2.1784
ODNB

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1759 - 4.7.1761Commodore
William BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1774
Discharged ADM 6/19/67
BWAS-1714
1767 - 1769Rear-Admiral of the Blue
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1778
BWAS-1714
1.1774 - 2.1776Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
ADM 107/3/136
BWAS-1714
4.1776 - 1780Commodore
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.1.1774 - 14.11.1775Second Lieutenant
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
ADM 6/21/11
ADM 6/21

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1.1779 - 25.7.1781Purser
Titus LivieBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1777-1790
Transfered ADM 6/22/310
ADM 6/22

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.2.1774 - 28.9.1774Midshipman
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
NAO
29.9.1774 - 17.6.1775Master's Mate
Cuthbert CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1802
NAO
6.1775 - 11.1775Midshipman
Philip d'AuvergneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.6.1766 - 13.11.1766Surgeon's Servant
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
18.12.1757Sailed for the Levant with a convoyBWAS-1714
21.5.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1764Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1765Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4987.14.5dBWAS-1714
5.1766RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.8.1766Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1767Flagship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
1768Flagship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
1769Flagship at JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.10.1769

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1772Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1773Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £20124.13.7dBWAS-1714
1.1774RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1774Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1774Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3724.1.6dBWAS-1714
29.4.1774Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1775Returned homeBWAS-1714
6.5.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1776Sailed to Rhode IslandBWAS-1714
6.12.1776Occupation of Rhode Island
22.7.1778At Sandy HookBWAS-1714
4.11.1778Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
1779In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1780In the West Indies and home to pay offBWAS-1714
23.10.1780Paid offADM 51
11.1780Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1781Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11282.0.4dBWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
8.6.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.4.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
4.1785Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.1785Refitted as a Other Vessels Sheer Hulk
10.1785Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1815Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
 
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 12th of August 2018 10:54

HMS Preston: assigned 'Captain Basil Keith', 'Robert Reid' and 'Ja[me]s Keating'; 11 May to 2 October 1769; West Indies
ADM 346/21/30

Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Saturday 18th of September 2021 11:58Linda C. Jones
Friday 17th of September 2021 16:14Candy Herwin
Friday 17th of September 2021 01:18John DickieLouisbourg Expedition
Thursday 16th of September 2021 15:05Michelle Lallement
Raymond-Antoine HaranFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Wednesday 15th of September 2021 07:26John Manley
Isaac George ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1814