Canterbury

6185
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.3.1740/41BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.3.1741/42BWAS-1714
Launched5.2.1743/44BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.1.1744/45BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up15.7.1770BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 0"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 1"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,117Tons BM 

Armament


1.1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1745420EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1744/45 - 12.9.1747Captain Daniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/16/432BWAS-171412.9.1747 - 1.8.1748Captain Robert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/17/445
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 28.2.1748/49
BWAS-1714
9.3.1747/48 - 1.8.1748Captain David Brodie (1709-1787)BWAS-17141.8.1748 - 9.5.1749Captain Edward Clarke (c.1708-1779) ADM 6/17/484
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 24.7.1749
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1746 - 15.7.1747Commodore Charles Knowles (1704-1777)BWAS-171415.7.1747 - 9.5.1748Rear-Admiral of the White Charles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/3/33BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.2.1744/45 - 29.9.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Smith ADM 6/16/434ADM 6/164.2.1744/45 - 29.9.1745First Lieutenant Philip De Lamotte (d.1747) ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/1630.9.1745 - 22.8.1747First Lieutenant John Bover (1714-1782) ADM 6/17/67
Commission confirmed 22.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
30.9.1745 - 15.10.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Joshua Loring (1725-1781) ADM 6/17/67
Commission confirmed 22.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
28.2.1745/46 - 15.10.1746Second Lieutenant Henry Byng (c.1721-1812) ADM 6/17/68ADM 6/1730.6.1747 - 3.11.1747Second Lieutenant Thomas Taylor (1721-1797) ADM 6/17/462
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 12.5.1749
ADM 6/17
3.11.1747 - 8.4.1748First Lieutenant Penhallow Cuming (c.1715-?) ADM 6/17/457
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
29.1.1747/48 - 24.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Balfour (c.1718-1754) ADM 6/17/457
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
8.4.1748 - 11.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
11.5.1748 - 24.5.1748Second Lieutenant John Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
11.5.1748 - 24.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Michael Hinde ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
24.5.1748 - 4.11.1748First Lieutenant John Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
24.5.1748 - 1.11.1748Second Lieutenant Michael Hinde ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
25.12.1748 - 9.5.1749Second Lieutenant William Forford (d.1772) ADM 6/17/453
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 7.4.1749
ADM 6/17
25.12.1748 - 9.5.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767) ADM 6/17/458
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 21.4.1749
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1745Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
20.4.1745Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £23299.11.7dBWAS-1714
5.1746To LouisbourgBWAS-1714
5.1747To LouisbourgBWAS-1714
11.1747Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
3.1747/48At JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.3.1747/48In attack on Port LouisBWAS-1714
5.4.1748In attack on SantiagoBWAS-1714
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
9.5.1749

Paid off

ADM 51
11.8.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
1756Hulk at PlymouthBWAS-1714
21.4.1757Ordered to be fitted as a hospital, but the conversoin was never undertakenBWAS-1714
12.1757Recommissioned at PlymouthBWAS-1714
25.1.1763Paid offADM 51
27.11.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.7.1770Break up completed at Portsmouth for £260.18.6dBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) 
 

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Posted by Cy on Wednesday 24th of June 2020 15:28

Check my book 'Royal Navy Officers of the Seven Years War' for John Bover's full service history.


Posted by Tony Barrow on Wednesday 24th of June 2020 10:01

John Bover was a follower of Admiral Temple West and 1st Lt of the Buckingham at the loss of Minorca in 1756.He became Regulating Captain at Newcastle 1758-62, 1771 and 1776-82.

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