Solebay

6770
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.7.1710BWAS-1714
Acquired21.8.1711BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.8.1711BWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold23.6.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 10"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth25' 2"Imperial Feet7.6302 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen272 3094Tons BM 

Armament


21.8.1711Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

6.1735Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

17 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.8.1711 - 16.6.1713CommanderWilliam Owen (d.1722) ADM 6/11/156BWAS-171417.6.1713 - 13.12.1714Captain and MasterWilliam Owen (d.1722) ADM 6/11/263BWAS-171414.12.1714 - 7.8.1717Captain and MasterWilliam Owen (d.1722) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1231.5.1718 - 2.8.1718CaptainRichard Davis (d.1718)† ADM 6/12/137BWAS-17145.8.1718 - 2.1.1719/20CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/12/139BWAS-171430.5.1721 - 14.3.1721/22CaptainJames Windham (d.1724/25)BWAS-171417.3.1721/22 - 22.1.1722/23CaptainLord Robert MacCarthy (Viscount Muskerry) (1685-1769) ADM 6/13/32BWAS-171423.1.1722/23 - 5.2.1724/25CaptainFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/13/49BWAS-171421.6.1726 - 17.11.1727CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/13/117BWAS-171418.11.1727 - 22.5.1728CaptainWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/208
Commission confirmed 20.6.1728
ADM 6/13
6.1728 - 1.4.1729CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752)BWAS-17149.4.1729 - 29.11.1729CaptainIsrael Sparkes (d.1753) ADM 6/14/21BWAS-171413.1.1729/30 - 8.1732CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/14/44BWAS-171411.1.1732/33 - 2.4.1734CaptainCharles Fanshawe (d.1757) ADM 6/14/133BWAS-17145.5.1735 - 13.11.1738CommanderThomas Cooper (d.1760) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171414.11.1738 - 23.6.1739CaptainThomas Cooper (d.1760) ADM 6/15/242
Commission confirmed 28.12.1739
ADM 6/15
24.6.1739 - 30.3.1740CaptainFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/15/257
Commission confirmed 5.3.1739/40
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1711 - 13.12.1714LieutenantWilliam Stewart ADM 6/11/157ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 17.8.1717LieutenantWilliam Stewart ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1231.5.1718 - 2.1.1719/20LieutenantJohn Guy (d.1729/30) ADM 6/12/137ADM 6/129.4.1723 - 20.2.1723/24LieutenantThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)ODNB20.2.1723/24 - 5.2.1724/25LieutenantEdward Wells (d.1728) ADM 6/13/66ADM 6/1321.6.1726 - 3.4.1729LieutenantWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/14/117ADM 6/1311.4.1729 - 29.11.1729LieutenantRalph Archbold ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1413.1.1729/30 - 12.1.1732/33LieutenantJohn Ambrose (d.1771) ADM 6/14/44ADM 6/1412.1.1732/33 - 5.3.1733/34LieutenantMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/14/133ADM 6/146.3.1733/34 - 31.3.1734LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/14/172ADM 6/1424.6.1739 - 31.10.1739LieutenantCharles Wray (d.1773) ADM 6/16/206
Commission confirmed 8.8.1743
ADM 6/16

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.8.1718 - 21.11.1718MidshipmanWilliam Luther (d.1735) ADM 107/3/122ADM107/39.9.1733 - 23.11.1734MidshipmanRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.11.1739 - 9.1.1740Able SeamanGilbert Young (c.1718-1755) ADM 107/3/378ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1712In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
1713In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1714In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1715At New YorkBWAS-1714
1716At New YorkBWAS-1714
1717At New YorkBWAS-1714
7.8.1717Paid offADM 51
1718Sailed to SaleeBWAS-1714
3.1719/20Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1720Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2949.7.5dBWAS-1714
5.1721Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
3.1721/22Sailed to Newfoundland with a convoyBWAS-1714
16.3.1725/26SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1726Refitted as a 6 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
1727Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1730Sailed to New YorkBWAS-1714
19.8.1732Paid offADM 51
1.1733Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1733Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1334.12.3dBWAS-1714
4.1733Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1733Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1734Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1734Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
8.1734Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1589.7.9dBWAS-1714
6.1735Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Ship
1736Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1738SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.4.1740Paid offADM 51
6.1742Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1742Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
8.1742Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £640.5.7dBWAS-1714
4.5.1748

Ordered to be sold

BWAS-1714
23.6.1748

Sold for £113

BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
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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