British Sixth Rate ship 'Success' (1712)
    

Success

6555
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.10.1711BWAS-1714
Launched30.4.1712BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.4.1712
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Group
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold22.7.1743BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 6"Imperial Feet28.6893 
Length of Keel73' 4 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth26' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen274 8994Tons BM 

Armament


30.4.1712Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1714Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.4.1712 - 1.1.1712/13CommanderJohn Briscoe (d.1714) ADM 6/11/205BWAS-17141.1.1712/13 - 15.2.1713/14CaptainJohn Briscoe (d.1714)BWAS-171416.2.1713/14 - 20.6.1717Captain and MasterSamuel Mead (d.1725) ADM 6/11/284BWAS-171421.6.1717 - 8.2.1719/20CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/12/100ADM 6/129.2.1719/20 - 1721CaptainIsaac Townsend (1684-1765)BWAS-171413.6.1728 - 26.7.1728CaptainWilliam Smith (d.1756)BWAS-171422.2.1728/29 - 4.5.1730CaptainRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/14/37
Commission confirmed 3.12.1729
BWAS-1714
5.5.1730 - 5.5.1732CaptainThomas Smith (d.1762) ADM 6/14/49BWAS-171425.4.1732 - 11.10.1732CaptainEllis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/14/106BWAS-171412.10.1732 - 6.11.1732CaptainJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/14/124ADM 6/147.11.1732 - 29.10.1733CaptainJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/14/125BWAS-171425.6.1739 - 27.7.1740CommanderJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/191BWAS-171428.7.1740 - 16.4.1741CommanderDaniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/16/167
Commission confirmed 8.4.1742
BWAS-1714
17.4.1741 - 8.6.1741CommanderPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/16/195
Commission confirmed 5.7.1743
ADM 6/16
20.2.1741/42 - 14.9.1742CommanderThomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/16/16BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.6.1717 - 1.3.1719/20LieutenantRobert Munford ADM 6/12/100ADM 6/1220.6.1728 - 4.5.1730LieutenantJohn Fitzgerald ADM 6/14/208ADM 6/135.5.1730 - 24.4.1732LieutenantWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/1425.4.1732 - 6.11.1732LieutenantChristopher Dalton (d.1734) ADM 6/14/106ADM 6/147.11.1732 - 29.10.1733LieutenantGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/14/125ADM 6/142.7.1739 - 25.4.1741LieutenantThomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/15/193ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
30.4.1712building at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2093.16.1dBWAS-1714
1714Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Ship
1716In IrelandBWAS-1714
9.1716Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1716Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1302.8.9dBWAS-1714
1.1724Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1723/24Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1866.9.6dBWAS-1714
10.1727Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1728Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1728Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4640.3.0dBWAS-1714
1730In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1732Paid off and recommissioned?BWAS-1714
11.1733Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1735small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £200.16.0dBWAS-1714
6.1739Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1739Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
9.1739Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2552.14.0dBWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40Attack on Chagres
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
2.1742Commissioned for the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
22.7.1743Sold at Portsmouth for £450BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12 ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/13 ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
 

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