Sorlings

6784
Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.3.1703/4BWAS-1603
Named30.1.1705/6BWAS-1603
Acquired18.2.1705/6BWAS-1603
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness B028
Ship ClassLark GroupB028
ConstructorJacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked17.12.1717B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck116' 6"Imperial Feet35.3663 
Length of Keel94' 7"Imperial Feet28.6957 
Breadth31' 8 ¾Imperial Feet9.4679 
Depth in Hold13' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen506 4594Tons BM 

Armament


18.2.1705/6Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.7.1702190Design Complement
17.12.1717153 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1705/6 - 6.7.1710CaptainRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/8/230BWAS-16037.7.1710 - 13.12.1714CaptainCharles Vanbrugh (1680-1740) ADM 6/11/56BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 21.1.1714/15CaptainCharles Vanbrugh (1680-1740) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 17.12.1717CaptainJohn Goodall (d.1728/29) ADM 6/12/97BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.12.1714 - 21.1.1714/15LieutenantBryant Roper ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 17.12.1717First LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 17.12.1717Second LieutenantWilliam Brockett ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.8.1708 - 22.2.1708/9MidshipmanWilliam Brockett ADM 107/2/210ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
11.2.1705/6

Commissioned for the North Sea

BWAS-1603
1707Service in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to the Mediterranean and then New YorkBWAS-1603
21.1.1714/15

Paid off

ADM33
9.1715Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
12.4.1717

Recommissioned for Byng's fleet in the Baltic

BWAS-1603
5.1717Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3627.16.9dBWAS-1603
17.12.1717

Wrecked in a storm on the East Freisland coast, 142 were drowned

BWAS-1603

 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 17:17

1717 On the 19th of January Captain Goodall, was tried by a Court Martial, for losing the Sorlings Man of War in the late storm off the coast of North-Holland, and was honourably acquitted; the men who were saved out of the ship , giving a very favourable account of his conduct.

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