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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-Gunner (1741)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas FellowesBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1753
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1744/45 - 12.9.1747Captain
Daniel HoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
ADM 6/16/432
BWAS-1714
12.9.1747 - 1.8.1748Captain
Robert ErskineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1762
Transfered ADM 6/17/445
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 28.2.1748/49
BWAS-1714
9.3.1747/48 - 1.8.1748Captain
David BrodieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1753
BWAS-1714
1.8.1748 - 9.5.1749Captain
Edward ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1778
ADM 6/17/484
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 24.7.1749
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1746 - 15.7.1747Commodore
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
BWAS-1714
15.7.1747 - 9.5.1748Rear-Admiral of the White
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
ADM 6/3/33
BWAS-1714

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.2.1744/45 - 29.9.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1778
Transfered ADM 6/16/434
ADM 6/16
4.2.1744/45 - 29.9.1745First Lieutenant
Philip De LamotteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1747
ADM 6/16/435
ADM 6/16
30.9.1745 - 22.8.1747First Lieutenant
John BoverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
Transfered ADM 6/17/67
Confirmed 22.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
30.9.1745 - 15.10.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joshua LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1745-1760
ADM 6/17/67
Confirmed 22.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
28.2.1745/46 - 15.10.1746Second Lieutenant
Henry ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1796
Transfered ADM 6/17/68
ADM 6/17
30.6.1747 - 3.11.1747Second Lieutenant
Thomas TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1771
Transfered ADM 6/17/462
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 12.5.1749
ADM 6/17
3.11.1747 - 8.4.1748First Lieutenant
Penhallow CumingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1759
ADM 6/17/457
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
29.1.1747/48 - 24.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1748
ADM 6/17/457
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17
8.4.1748 - 11.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1758
ADM 6/17/496
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
11.5.1748 - 24.5.1748Second Lieutenant
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1758
ADM 6/17/496
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
11.5.1748 - 24.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Michael HindeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1759
ADM 6/17/473
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
24.5.1748 - 4.11.1748First Lieutenant
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1758
Transfered ADM 6/17/496
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
24.5.1748 - 1.11.1748Second Lieutenant
Michael HindeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/473
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
25.12.1748 - 9.5.1749Second Lieutenant
William ForfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1759
ADM 6/17/453
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 7.4.1749
ADM 6/17
25.12.1748 - 9.5.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John Bladen TinkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1765
ADM 6/17/458
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 21.4.1749
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.3.1758 - 29.3.1758Invalid
William PeddarBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1757-1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/53
ADM 36

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
21.4.1757

Ordered to be fitted as a hospital ship.

BWAS-1714
12.1757Recommissioned at PlymouthBWAS-1714
12.1757Refitted as a Unrated Hospital ShipADM 36
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 TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1746
 
 

Previous comments on this page

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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