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6701
Syren
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.8.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
Named31.8.1745BWAS-1714
Launched3.9.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.9.1745
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward SnelgroveBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold26.1.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel92' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet28.0607 
Breadth32' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet9.7695 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen503 9394Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1745Broadside 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
16.9.1745 - 30.12.1746CaptainJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/543BWAS-171430.12.1746 - 23.10.1747CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/17/184BWAS-171423.10.1747 - 8.6.1749CaptainMathew King (d.1749) ADM 6/17/277BWAS-17148.6.1749 - 28.5.1752CaptainWilliam Mantell (c.1714-1765) ADM 6/18/37
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)
Commission confirmed 10.6.1752
B051
2.10.1754 - 22.7.1756CaptainCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/18/111BWAS-171422.7.1756 - 19.1.1756CaptainThomas Ward (d.1774) ADM 6/18/294ADM 6/1829.11.1756 - 19.6.1758CaptainThomas Collingwood (d.1780) ADM 6/18/522
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781), English Channel
Commission confirmed 23.6.1758
BWAS-1714
13.3.1761 - 25.12.1762CaptainCharles Douglas (1726/27-1789) ADM 6/19/291BWAS-171425.12.1762 - 27.4.1763CaptainWilliam Paston (1731-1774) ADM 6/19/458BWAS-171427.4.1763 - 1.12.1763CaptainRobert Gregory (c.1734-1774) ADM 6/19/548
Issued by Augustus Keppel (1725-1786), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 3.11.1763
ADM 6/19

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.9.1745 - 29.7.1746LieutenantRobert Lock ADM 6/17/2ADM 6/1730.7.1746 - 14.5.1749LieutenantSolomon Hawks (d.1751) ADM 6/17/134ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1763 - 1.12.1763MidshipmanJohn Williamson (d.1798)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
3.9.1745building at Limehouse at a cost of £4606.10.0dBWAS-1714
3.9.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.11.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3721.15.11dBWAS-1714
8.1748Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
28.5.1752

Paid off

ADM 51
27.7.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1754Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.1754Completed middling repair at a cost of £5457.10.3dBWAS-1714
18.12.1754Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
22.5.1755British attack on Fort Beauséjour
1756In South AmericaBWAS-1714
7.1756Ordered to return homeBWAS-1714
23.10.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
19.6.1758Paid offADM 51
8.1759Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.9.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1760Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1761fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2661.3.3dBWAS-1714
21.4.1762Sailed for the Newfoundland FisheryBWAS-1714
1.12.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
21.12.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.1.1764Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
26.1.1764Sold at Sheerness for £1,015BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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