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Rye

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Sixth Rate frigate 'Rye' (1727) (20) 1727-1735
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
Ordered13.8.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down24.9.1739BWAS-1714
Launched1.4.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Elias BirdBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked27.11.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet32.3279 
Length of Keel87' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet26.5271 
Breadth30' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen446 8094Tons BM 

Armament


1.4.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1740 - 9.8.1741Captain
Franklyn LushingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1735
ADM 6/15/269
BWAS-1714
10.8.1741 - 12.4.1744Captain
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
ADM 6/15/442
BWAS-1714
26.7.1744 - 27.11.1744Captain
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
: on board from 1.8.1744
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1740 - 21.4.1740Lieutenant
John RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/269
ADM 6/15
21.4.1740 - 20.8.1741Lieutenant
James StrachanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1742
ADM 6/15/279
ADM 6/15
21.8.1741 - 3.4.1743Lieutenant
Edward KellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/445
ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1739/40Commissioned and sailed to OportoBWAS-1714
1.4.1740building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
1.4.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.6.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2865.19.4dBWAS-1714
1742Commissioned for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
4.1744Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.4.1744Paid offADM 51
8.1744Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3366.5.2dBWAS-1714
27.11.1744Wrecked at Weybourne, NorfolkBWAS-1714

 

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