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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.12.1729BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1730BWAS-1714
Launched4.1.1731/32BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1.1731/32BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold5.6.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth30' 5"Imperial Feet9.271 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen428 1394Tons BM 

Armament


4.1.1731/32Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1731/32 - 14.2.1734/35Captain
Robert FytcheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
ADM 6/14/96
BWAS-1714
15.2.1734/35 - 21.9.1740Captain
Miles StapletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1747
ADM 6/15/205
BWAS-1714
22.9.1740 - 22.5.1741Captain
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/456
Confirmed 14.9.1741
BWAS-1714
25.5.1741 - 25.11.1742Captain
Henry WardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1757
ADM 6/16/116
Confirmed 11.11.1742
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1731/32 - 29.12.1734Lieutenant
James MasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1739
ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/14
7.7.1738 - 24.3.1740/41Lieutenant
Charles SteevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Service 1729
ODNB
17.5.1740 - 28.5.1741Lieutenant
John GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1743
Transfered ADM 6/16/155
Confirmed 10.3.1742/43
ADM 6/16
29.5.1741 - 6.3.1741/42Lieutenant
Peter RobertsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
ADM 6/16/74
Confirmed 8.7.1742
ADM 6/16
7.3.1741/42 - 25.11.1742Lieutenant
Robert SissonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1748
ADM 6/16/126
Confirmed 22.12.1742
ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.2.1737/38 - 25.11.1742Master
Samuel GibbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1752
ADM 6/86/184
ADM 6/86

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.1.1731/32 - 11.2.1733/34Volunteer-per-order
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
ADM 107/3/327
ADM 107/3
3.1.1734/35 - 2.2.1734/35Midshipman
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
Transfered ADM 107/3/327
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1732Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
4.1.1731/32building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3026.0.0dBWAS-1714
1733Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1734Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
12.1739Took the Unrated
Nuestra Señora del Rosario 1739-1739
Spanish Unrated
off Cartagena

7.1741Operations against Santiago
9.1742Returned homeBWAS-1714
25.11.1742Paid offADM 51
23.5.1744Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.6.1744Sold for £240BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
 
 

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