Trent

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Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.5.1757BWAS-1714
Named6.7.1757BWAS-1714
Launched31.10.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.9.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam PownallBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold26.1.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 5 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel97' 5"Imperial Feet29.5837 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen587 3094Tons BM 

Armament


31.10.1757Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.9.1757 - 1.7.1762CaptainJohn Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/18/441BWAS-171424.8.1763 - 9.9.1763CaptainJohn Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/19/529ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
31.10.1757building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6929.1.11dBWAS-1714
31.10.1757Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
23.11.1757Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2866.4.6dBWAS-1714
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
14.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
21.2.1759Vestal vs Bellone
7.1760Returned homeBWAS-1714
24.7.1760Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
4.1.1762Took the Privateer Le Bien Aimé (20)
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
9.9.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
22.11.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.11.1763Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
26.1.1764Sold at Portmouth for £300BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
 

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