Seahorse

6556
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Seahorse' (1712) (24)
Ordered23.3.1726/27BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.3.1726/27BWAS-1714
Launched7.10.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned17.10.1727
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar Group
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.7.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen374 4994Tons BM 

Armament


7.10.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1727 - 6.3.1730/31CaptainAmbrose Saunders (d.1730/31)† ADM 6/13/172BWAS-171416.3.1730/31 - 10.1.1733/34CaptainEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/14/69BWAS-171413.12.1734 - 8.12.1738CaptainJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/198BWAS-17142.10.1739 - 10.7.1740CaptainWilliam Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/15/226BWAS-171411.7.1740 - 18.5.1741CaptainThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/15/307BWAS-171419.5.1741 - 23.5.1742CaptainEdward Allen (d.1744) ADM 6/16/119BWAS-17146.2.1741/42 - 3.10.1742CaptainPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/16/195
Commission confirmed 5.7.1743
ADM 6/16
4.10.1742 - 18.2.1743/44CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/16/370
Commission confirmed 12.10.1744
BWAS-1714
19.2.1743/44 - 29.1.1744/45CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/17/152
Commission confirmed 16.9.1746
BWAS-1714
29.1.1744/45 - 3.3.1744/45CaptainCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/16/257
Commission confirmed 13.8.1745
ADM 6/16
4.3.1744/45 - 25.10.1746CaptainHenry Dennis (d.1757) ADM 6/17/156
Commission confirmed 23.9.1746
ADM 6/17

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1727/28 - 19.5.1731LieutenantWilliam Carey (d.1742) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1313.12.1734 - 31.1.1734/35LieutenantRichard West ADM 6/14/199ADM 6/1431.10.1741 - 25.10.1746LieutenantRichard Kempenfelt (1715-1782) ADM 6/17/150
Issued by Edward Vernon (1684-1757), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 8.9.1746
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.12.1729 - 14.8.1730MidshipmanCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 107/3/250ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
7.10.1727building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3953.14.0dBWAS-1714
1728Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1714
6.1731refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1.1734

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1733/34Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
12.1734Recommissioned for VirginiaBWAS-1714
2.1735Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1928.1.1dBWAS-1714
8.12.1738

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1738/39Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1739RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1739Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5033.18.3dBWAS-1714
7.1740Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1740Arrived in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
25.10.1746Paid offADM 51
1.12.1747Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
28.7.1748Sold to Mr Milward for £5,033.18.3dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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