Roebuck

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Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.12.1724BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1729BWAS-1714
Acquired16.6.1733BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater4.1743BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 2"Imperial Feet37.7973 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 3"Imperial Feet10.0838 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen597 8094Tons BM 

Armament


16.6.1733Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 24.3.1740/41CaptainCharles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/15/166BWAS-171425.3.1741 - 1.11.1742CaptainJohn Brett (d.1785) ADM 6/16/403BWAS-1714

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 18.3.1733/34First LieutenantCharles Garrard ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 18.3.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 18.3.1733/34Third LieutenantWilliam Nisbett ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1419.3.1733/34 - 13.7.1738First LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/15/177ADM 6/1419.3.1733/34 - 28.11.1738Second LieutenantWilliam Nisbett ADM 6/15/177ADM 6/1419.1.1735/36 - 25.4.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Sutton (d.c.1738) ADM 6/15/6ADM 6/1526.4.1737 - 28.11.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Sinclair (d.1741) ADM 6/15/61ADM 6/1529.11.1738 - 26.12.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Colepepper ADM 6/15/152ADM 6/1527.8.1740 - 26.9.1740First LieutenantRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/325ADM 6/1527.12.1740 - 20.2.1740/41Second LieutenantFrancis Colepepper ADM 6/15/364ADM 6/1527.12.1740 - 20.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 6/15/364ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 7.11.1741First LieutenantJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.6.1734 - 17.8.1738Volunteer-per-orderJohn Harrison (c.1720-1791) ADM 107/3/397ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1733building at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £9109.7.7dBWAS-1714
16.6.1733Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1734Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
14.4.1734Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £912.4.10dBWAS-1714
1735In home watersBWAS-1714
1736Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1714
1739Returned homeBWAS-1714
10.1740Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1741Sailed with a convoy to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1741Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5997.15.8dBWAS-1714
1742Cruising off the South-West of IrelandBWAS-1714
1.12.1742Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
13.12.1742Ordered to be sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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