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Southampton

6788
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1756BWAS-1714
Named25.5.1756BWAS-1714
Launched5.5.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSouthampton Class (1756)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert InwoodBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked27.11.1812BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 4"Imperial Feet37.7994 
Breadth103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen671 6494Tons BM 

Armament


5.5.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

21 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1757 - 11.12.1759Captain
James GilchristBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1759
ADM 6/18/379
BWAS-1714
11.12.1759 - 14.2.1763Captain
Charles AntrobusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1766
ADM 6/19/118
BWAS-1714
1.8.1771 - 23.4.1773Captain
John MacbrideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1799
Transfered ADM 6/20/393
BWAS-1714
23.4.1773 - 15.6.1773Captain
George VandeputBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
ADM 6/20/490
BWAS-1714
17.10.1776 - 31.12.1780Captain
William GarnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1781
ADM 6/21/221
BWAS-1714
1.1.1781 - 23.11.1782Captain
William AffleckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1792
ADM 6/23/2
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.1.1783
BWAS-1714
14.7.1786 - 18.9.1789Captain
Andrew Snape DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1797
Transfered ADM 6/23/346
BWAS-1714
22.10.1789 - 14.2.1791Captain
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
ADM 6/24/7
BWAS-1714
12.3.1793 - 4.1795Captain
Robert Allaster ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1795
ADM 6/24/218
BWAS-1714
4.1795 - 9.1795Captain
Edward O'BryenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1808
BWAS-1714
9.1795 - 12.1795Captain
William ShieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1829
BWAS-1714
12.1795 - 29.8.1797Captain
James MacnamaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1814
BWAS-1714
9.1798 - 1801Captain
John HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714
5.1801 - 28.7.1801Commander
John Miller GarnierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1801
BWAS-1714
28.7.1801 - 28.10.1801Captain
John Miller GarnierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1801
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
29.10.1801 - 11.1801Captain
Richard Dalling DunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
BWAS-1714
3.11.1801 - 4.1802Captain
Robert FanshaweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1804
BWAS-1714
20.1.1802 - 19.4.1802Commander
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
ref:616
20.4.1802 - 25.9.1802Captain
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
ref:616
11.1810 - 2.1811Captain
Edwards Lloyd GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1814
BWAS-1714
2.1811 - 27.11.1812Captain
James Lucas YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1818
BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1757 - 12.9.1757Second Lieutenant
Thomas FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1748
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/381
ref:1002
1781 - 14.4.1782Lieutenant
Francis WoolridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1796
Transfered
ref:935
11.9.1782 - 23.11.1782Second Lieutenant
Charles John Moore MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1807
HMS01
14.7.1786 - 30.6.1789First Lieutenant
Andrew CongaltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1810
ADM 6/23/346
ADM 6/23
17.9.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Henry VaughanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1806
ADM 6/24/67
ADM 6/24
27.12.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Charles GarnierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
ADM 6/24/97
ADM 6/24
1794First Lieutenant
Adam MackenzieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1823
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
George AldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1806
ref:924
1794Third Lieutenant
William GatehouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1794
ref:924
18.7.1795 - 19.8.1797Acting Lieutenant
Philip Bowes Vere BrokeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1830
ref:616

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.6.1757 - 22.10.1760Master
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1809
ADM 107/5/301
ADM 107/5
1794Master
Robert LawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
Isaac HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Edward HogbenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
Edward WhiteheadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
William DawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ref:924
1794Surgeon
George MichieBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1790-1810
ref:924

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1780 - 1781Midshipman
Charles DashwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1815
E-WIKI
3.7.1789 - 10.10.1789Midshipman
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ref:616
1790Midshipman
Thomas Byam MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1849
ODNB
28.1.1791 - 3.1791Midshipman
James BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1802
ref:616
1.1794 - 4.1795Midshipman
Colin MacDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
23.10.1771 - 21.8.1772Captain's Servant
William CarnegieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1830
Transfered
NAO
2.4.1793 - 1.1794Ordinary Seaman
Colin MacDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1794Landman
John DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Landman
James StrachanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794 - 1795Lieutenant of Marines
Archibald CampbellBritish
Marine
Service 1794-1795
ref:924
1794Private
James DallimoreBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1757Attack on RochefortBWAS-1714
5.5.1757building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £6427.10.10dBWAS-1714
5.5.1757Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.6.1757Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4266.4.11dBWAS-1714
25.7.1757Defence of the Southampton
21.9.1757Southampton vs L'Emeraude
21.9.1757Took the Frigate
L'Emeraude (28) 1744-1757
French 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
24.9.1758Took the Privateer
Le Caumartin (16) 1758-1758
French 16 Gun
Privateer
BG
20.3.1759Action of 20 March 1759
28.3.1759Took the Frigate
La Danae (40) 1756-1759
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
14.2.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1771Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1771Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6864.5.7dBWAS-1714
5.1773fitting at Unknown at a cost of £613.16.11dBWAS-1714
15.6.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1776Recommissioned and sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1776Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1776Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3479.18.10dBWAS-1714
10.1778Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1779In the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
3.1779Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7210.5.1dBWAS-1714
12.1779Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
9.8.1780Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1781At JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.7.1781Southampton vs Fée
23.11.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1783Began great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
8.1784Completed great repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3974.3.6dBWAS-1714
6.1786Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1786Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2805.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
14.2.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1791fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1792Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1793Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £16171.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
22.5.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
29.9.1795Southampton vs Vestale
9.6.1796Took the Storeship
L'Utile (20) 1784-1793
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Storeship

10.6.1796Took the Storeship
Zibeline (20) 1793-1796
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Storeship
1795 Renamed "Zibeline"
off Toulon

2.12.1796Took the Unrated
Corso (18) 1791-1796
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated
off Monaco

14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
29.8.1797

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8303.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1798Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.6.1800Took the Schooner
L'Hirondelle 1800-1800
French Privateer Schooner
BG
11.1801In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1802Paid off into ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1809Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1810RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1810Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.3.1811Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.2.1812Southampon vs Heureuse Réunion
2.2.1812Took the Frigate
Heureuse Réunion (34) 1811-1812
Haitian 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

22.11.1812Took the Schooner
Vixen (12) 1803-1812
American 12 Gun
Unrated Schooner

27.11.1812Wrecked off the island of Concepcion in the Bahamas, there were no casualtiesBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:31

Last Week Mr. Edward Moore, a Midshipman belonging to the Southampton Man of War at the Nore, fell from the Main-top-mast-head, and was killed on the Spot.

The London Chronicle, Tuesday, July 26, 1757

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