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Sapphire

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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.2.1739/40BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
Launched21.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert CarterBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1737-1751
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Razeed7.1756BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 3"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Length of Keel100' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Breadth35' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet10.6902 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen686 1494Tons BM 

Armament


21.2.1740/41Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1740/41 - 16.4.1741Captain
Temple WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1757
Transfered ADM 6/15/382
ADM 6/15
16.4.1741 - 19.2.1741/42Captain
William CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1742
ADM 6/15/411
BWAS-1714
20.2.1741/42 - 19.12.1743Captain
Charles HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1761
Transfered ADM 6/16/16
BWAS-1714
20.12.1743 - 10.2.1744/45Captain
Charles SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1727-1773
Transfered ADM 6/16/251
BWAS-1714
11.2.1744/45 - 25.10.1745Captain
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
Transfered ADM 6/16/438
BWAS-1714
2.11.1745 - 25.3.1746Captain
Thorpe FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1760
Transfered ADM 6/17/15
ADM 6/17
22.4.1746 - 21.10.1747Captain
Samuel MaistersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1750
ADM 6/17/94
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1740/41 - 26.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John LoughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1744
ADM 6/15/387
ADM 6/15
27.10.1741 - 17.11.1741Second Lieutenant
John LoughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1744
ADM 6/15/471
ADM 6/15
18.11.1741 - 17.1.1741/42Second Lieutenant
Alexander BrodieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/481
ADM 6/15
18.11.1741 - 11.12.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John LoughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1744
ADM 6/15/480
ADM 6/15
18.1.1741/42 - 11.12.1743Second Lieutenant
William CowanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1743
ADM 6/16/4
ADM 6/15
12.12.1743 - 20.7.1744Second Lieutenant
John LoughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/249
ADM 6/16
12.12.1743 - 6.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joseph GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1748
ADM 6/16/248
ADM 6/16
21.7.1744 - 6.6.1745Second Lieutenant
Mathew SquireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740
ADM 6/16/344
ADM 6/16
7.6.1745 - 5.11.1745First Lieutenant
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
ADM 6/16/493
ADM 6/16
13.11.1745 - 22.1.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas EwbankBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/21
ADM 6/17
25.4.1746 - 21.10.1747Second Lieutenant
Robert RitchieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1760
ADM 6/17/95
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1741Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
21.2.1740/41building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £7034.5.0dBWAS-1714
21.2.1740/41Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
29.5.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4162.15.7dBWAS-1714
1742Commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
1743Cruise to the CanariesBWAS-1714
5.1.1742/43Took the Privateer
Pluma 1743-1743
Spanish Privateer

1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
21.5.1744Took the Sloop
Sovervio (10) 1745-1745
Spanish 10 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Ireland
BG
1.1746Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1746RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1746Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4257.3.10dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
5.1748Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1748Began middling repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
16.7.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1749Completed middling repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3564.5.1dBWAS-1714

 

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