Sheerness

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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-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1731/32 - 14.2.1734/35CaptainRobert Fytche (d.1740) ADM 6/14/96BWAS-171415.2.1734/35 - 21.9.1740CaptainMiles Stapleton (d.1750) ADM 6/15/205BWAS-171422.9.1740 - 22.5.1741CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/15/456
Commission confirmed 14.9.1741
BWAS-1714
25.5.1741 - 25.11.1742CaptainHenry Ward (c.1713-1766) ADM 6/16/116
Commission confirmed 11.11.1742
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1731/32 - 29.12.1734LieutenantJames Master (d.1747) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/147.7.1738 - 28.5.1741LieutenantCharles Steevens (1705-1761)ODNB17.5.1740 - 28.5.1741LieutenantJohn Gordon (d.c.1744) ADM 6/16/155
Commission confirmed 10.3.1742/43
ADM 6/16
29.5.1741 - 6.3.1741/42LieutenantPeter Robertson (d.1747) ADM 6/16/74
Commission confirmed 8.7.1742
ADM 6/16
7.3.1741/42 - 25.11.1742LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/126
Commission confirmed 22.12.1742
ADM 6/16

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.2.1731/32 - 17.3.1733/34Volunteer-per-orderGeorge Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 107/3/327ADM107/317.4.1734 - 4.4.1735MidshipmanGeorge Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 107/3/327ADM107/3

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 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 indiesEdward Vernon (1684-1757) 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indiesEdward Vernon (1684-1757) 

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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