Shoreham

6685
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Shoreham' (1694) (32)
Ordered10.11.1719BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1719BWAS-1714
Launched25.8.1720BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1721
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship Class1693 Program 32-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold5.6.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel89' 11"Imperial Feet27.13 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen379 6494Tons BM 

Armament


25.8.1720Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.12.1720 - 1.8.1724CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/12/224BWAS-171421.3.1726/27 - 5.9.1727CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/13/137BWAS-17145.9.1727 - 1.4.1731CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/14/157ADM 6/131.4.1731 - 29.10.1733CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/14/71BWAS-171430.10.1733 - 12.6.1738CaptainJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/15/154BWAS-171413.6.1738 - 24.3.1740/41CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) ADM 6/16/123BWAS-171425.3.1741 - 11.5.1743CaptainThomas Brodrick (1704-1769) ADM 6/16/162
Commission confirmed 28.3.1742
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1720 - 22.10.1721LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/12/221ADM 6/1223.10.1721 - 17.9.1723LieutenantJames Blakeway ADM 6/13/75
Commission confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
5.11.1723 - 1.8.1724LieutenantJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/13/83
Commission confirmed 12.1.1724/25
ADM 6/13
5.9.1727 - 31.3.1731LieutenantEdmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/14/157ADM 6/131.4.1731 - 30.6.1732LieutenantWilliam Drake ADM 6/12/71ADM 6/1430.10.1733 - 13.3.1737/38LieutenantGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/15/154ADM 6/14

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.4.1731 - 28.1.1731/32Volunteer-per-orderThomas Woolley Pickering (c.1728-1792) ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1415.3.1733/34 - 28.2.1734/35Master's MateCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 107/3/222ADM107/320.10.1734 - 2.2.1737/38MidshipmanDenbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/321ADM107/328.2.1734/35 - 2.2.1736/37MidshipmanCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 107/3/222ADM107/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
23.8.1732 - 15.3.1733/34VolunteerCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 107/3/222ADM107/329.4.1736 - 19.2.1737/38Able SeamanFrancis Davis (c.1720-1770) ADM 107/3/455ADM107/36.6.1738 - 2.3.1740/41Ordinary SeamanStephen Tippet (c.1724-c.1750) ADM 107/3/555ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
25.8.1720building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4348.12.6dBWAS-1714
1721Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.8.1721Paid offADM 51
3.1726/27Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
4.1727fitting at Unknown at a cost of £1403.7.1dBWAS-1714
1728Sailed to New YorkBWAS-1714
1728Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
10.1730Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1731Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4463.2.11dBWAS-1714
5.1733Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1733Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £943.14.5dBWAS-1714
1735In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1736In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1737In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
5.1737Sheathed with a new composition?BWAS-1714
4.1738Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1738Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4183.0.0dBWAS-1714
1739Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.8.1739Arrived at Port RoyalTRN3
15.9.1739Landed at Porto Maria, and burnt a large quantity of timber and other stores. He was there
attacked by two half galleys and a sloop, but they kept in such shoal water that the Shoreham, though hulled more than once, could not get close enough to harm them
TRN3
10.1739Grounded near Cape Antonio, but salvagedBWAS-1714
28.10.1739Arrived at Port RoyalTRN3
4.1740Operations in GeorgiaBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago
11.5.1743

Paid off

ADM 51
50.1744Sold at Deptford for £195BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. 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
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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