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Richmond

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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1756BWAS-1714
Named25.3.1756BWAS-1714
Launched12.11.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond Class (1756)BWAS-1714
Designed by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BuxtonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured11.9.1781BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 1 ½"Imperial Feet38.7223 
Length of Keel107' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet32.6168 
Breadth34' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen664 1694Tons BM 

Armament


12.11.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1757 - 30.8.1757Captain
Alexander SchombergBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1803
Transfered ADM 6/18/380
BWAS-1714
31.8.1757 - 22.9.1759Captain
Thomas HankersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1763
Transfered ADM 6/18/432
BWAS-1714
22.9.1759 - 24.6.1760Captain
George HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/19/203
Issued by
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
, North America
Confirmed 20.10.1760
BWAS-1714
24.6.1760 - 20.9.1762Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1783
Transfered ADM 6/19/176
BWAS-1714
20.9.1762 - 3.4.1763Captain
Charles NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
Transfered ADM 6/19/544
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 13.10.1763
ADM 6/19
3.4.1763 - 25.6.1764Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
ADM 6/20/49
Issued by
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.9.1764
BWAS-1714
13.3.1776 - 22.7.1779Captain
John Lewis GidoinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1795
ADM 6/21/169
BWAS-1714
22.7.1779 - 31.3.1781Captain
Charles HudsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
ADM 6/22/9
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
12.11.1757building at Deptford - London at a cost of £6364.9.6dBWAS-1714
7.12.1757fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4027.10.2dBWAS-1714
2.2.1758Took the Privateer
Le Comte d'Argenson (12) 1758-1758
French 12 Gun
Privateer

20.2.1758Took the Privateer
La Villemure 1758-1758
French Privateer

5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
13.12.1758Took the Privateer
L'Entreprenant 1758-1758
French Privateer

13.3.1759

Sailed for North America

BWAS-1714
1760In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
1760Took the Privateer
L'Entreprenant (8) 1760-1760
French 8 Gun
Privateer

9.8.1761Took the Privateer
Le Faucheur (6) 1761-1761
French 6 Gun
Privateer
near the coast of Norway
BG
24.11.1761Took the Cutter
L'Epervier 1761-1761
French Privateer Cutter
in the morning , off Fairleigh
BG
4.1.1762Took the Privateer
La Béarnoise (14) 1761-1762
French 14 Gun
Privateer

8.2.1762

Sailed for Jamaica

BWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
25.6.1764

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1771Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.4.1771

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
4.1773Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9098.17.8dBWAS-1714
3.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3893.9.0dBWAS-1714
9.9.1776

Sailed for North America

BWAS-1714
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
15.8.1778Took the Privateer
Black Prince 1778-1778
American Privateer

1779Relief of JerseyBWAS-1714
13.5.1779Action in Cancale Bay
6.1779Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5331.2.10dBWAS-1714
13.7.1780Took the Privateer
Portsmouth Hero 1780-1780
American Privateer

31.3.1781Paid offADM 51
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
11.9.1781Capture of HMS Iris and HMS Richmond
11.9.1781Taken by
Le Bourgogne (74) 1766-1783
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Chesapeake

11.9.1781Taken by
L'Aigrette (30) 1756-1789
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Chesapeake


 

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Posted by John Murphy on Saturday 30th of October 2021 05:25

John Palmer was on the Richmond when captured. He was the purser on Sirius the flagship of the first fleet to Australia. He was the commissary for the colony of New South Wales. He and his family were wealthy landholders in the colony.

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