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Seaford

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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.8.1753BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.9.1753BWAS-1714
Named28.8.1754BWAS-1714
Launched3.9.1754BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.10.1754BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSeaford Class (1753)BWAS-1714
Designed by
William BatelyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1755
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold6.1.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 11 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen430 3794Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1754Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1753160Design Complement

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.10.1754 - 11.3.1755Captain
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793
Transfered ADM 6/18/112
BWAS-1714
11.3.1755 - 24.9.1756Captain
John RawlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1757
Transfered ADM 6/18/146
BWAS-1714
24.9.1756 - 6.6.1758Captain
David EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1780
Transfered ADM 6/18/311
BWAS-1714
6.6.1758 - 21.11.1760Captain
Robert FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1783
Transfered ADM 6/19/163
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.5.1760
BWAS-1714
21.11.1760 - 1.12.1761Captain
John HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1761
ADM 6/19/209
BWAS-1714
1.12.1761 - 28.6.1765Captain
John PeighinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1765
ADM 6/19/415
Issued by
Samuel CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 10.6.1762
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 25.8.1766Captain
James BremerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1773
Transfered ADM 6/20/78
BWAS-1714
13.8.1767 - 15.11.1769Captain
John MacbrideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
ADM 6/20/177
BWAS-1714
15.11.1769 - 29.10.1770Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1783
ADM 6/20/260
BWAS-1714
29.10.1770 - 17.11.1770Captain
John JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1778
BWAS-1714
17.11.1770 - 7.8.1771Captain
Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
ADM 6/20/400
Issued by
George MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1779
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 4.9.1771
BWAS-1714
7.8.1771 - 31.8.1773Captain
Henry DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1768
Transfered ADM 6/20/393
BWAS-1714
31.8.1773 - 4.5.1775Captain
Richard CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1780
ADM 6/21/93
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 26.5.1775
ADM 6/21
9.11.1775 - 19.11.1778Captain
John ColpoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1809
Transfered ADM 6/21/134
BWAS-1714
19.11.1778 - 1.1.1780Captain
Isaac PrescottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1814
Transfered ADM 6/21/476
BWAS-1714
1.1.1780 - 3.12.1781Captain
Brabazon ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1788
Transfered ADM 6/22/74
BWAS-1714
3.12.1781 - 25.3.1782Captain
Isaac VaillantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1783
ADM 6/22/376
ADM 6/22
25.3.1782 - 26.4.1783Captain
Francis RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/22/433
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1753Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.9.1754Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8649.13.4dBWAS-1714
3.9.1754Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1.1755Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1755Off BrestBWAS-1714
28.5.1756Took the Privateer
Le Saintonge 1756-1756
French Privateer

1757CruisingBWAS-1714
18.12.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1759At JamaicaBWAS-1714
30.1.1761Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
28.6.1765

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1765Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.10.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1767Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4786.9.3dBWAS-1714
1770In the ChannelBWAS-1714
21.3.1773Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1775Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.5.1775

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1776Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7021.1.3dBWAS-1714
14.3.1776Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.8.1777Took the Ship
La Seine 1776-1777
French Merchant Ship
off Martinique

18.1.1778Took the Privateer
General Washington 1778-1778
American Privateer

1.3.1778Took the Privateer
Hampden 1778-1778
American Privateer

12.1778Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1779Sailed to the St Lawrence and backBWAS-1714
1.1779Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3256.12.3dBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
4.1780Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1780Refitted as a 22 gun Sixth Rate Ship
5.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2870.10.11dBWAS-1714
26.4.1783

Paid off and laid up at Plymouth

BWAS-1714
6.1.1784Sold at Plymouth for £1,010BWAS-1714

 

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