Shoreham

6686
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.5.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down17.7.1743BWAS-1714
Launched31.5.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn ReedBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold4.4.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 8 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen514 794Tons BM 

Armament


31.5.1744Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1744 - 17.7.1744CaptainThomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/16/286BWAS-171418.7.1744 - 27.9.1744CaptainEdmund Toll (d.1767) ADM 6/16/342ADM 6/1628.9.1744 - 2.10.1746CaptainJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/16/366BWAS-17143.10.1746 - 24.2.1747/48CaptainHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/17/159BWAS-171424.2.1747/48 - 13.9.1748CaptainRobert Haldane (d.1761) ADM 6/17/323BWAS-171411.3.1748/49 - 24.3.1748/49CaptainLord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770) ADM 6/17/447ADM 6/177.4.1749 - 2.6.1749CaptainPatrick Baird (1700-1761) ADM 6/17/453BWAS-17141.3.1753 - 14.8.1754CaptainJulian Legge (d.1762) ADM 6/18/61BWAS-171414.8.1754 - 21.9.1757CaptainWilliam Marsh (d.1765) ADM 6/18/107ADM 6/181755 - 1757CaptainHenry Marsh (d.1772)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.7.1748 - 13.9.1748LieutenantWilliam Coney (d.1754) ADM 6/17/366ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.2.1747/48 - 1749Captain's ServantAdam Duncan (1731-1804)WWNH

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1744building at Kingston upon Hull at a cost of £6192.4.2dBWAS-1714
31.5.1744Began fitting at Kingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
18.7.1744Completed fitting at Kingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
9.1744In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
7.1745Off LisbonBWAS-1714
2.1746On the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
24.4.1746Took the Privateer Brig Name Unknown (16)
28.2.1747/48Took the Privateer La Valeur (16)
13.9.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
18.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1748/49Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1749Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1867.12.3dBWAS-1714
3.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1753Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1753Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1653.9.11dBWAS-1714
21.5.1753Sailed to South Carolina and on to the Turks and Caicos IslandsBWAS-1714
1755At JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1757Returned home to pay offBWAS-1714
9.11.1757SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.2.1758SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.10.1758Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
4.4.1759Sold at Deptford for £362BWAS-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 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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