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
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert InwoodBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked27.11.1812BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 4"Imperial Feet37.7994 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Breadth103' 1"Imperial Feet31.4029 
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1757 - 11.12.1759CaptainJames Gilchrist (d.1777) ADM 6/18/379BWAS-171411.12.1759 - 14.2.1763CaptainCharles Antrobus (1725-1769) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-17141.8.1771 - 23.4.1773CaptainJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/393BWAS-171423.4.1773 - 15.6.1773CaptainGeorge Vandeput (d.1800) ADM 6/20/490BWAS-171417.10.1776 - 31.12.1780CaptainWilliam Garner (d.1787) ADM 6/21/221BWAS-17141.1.1781 - 23.11.1782CaptainWilliam Affleck (1740-1791) ADM 6/23/2
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 3.1.1783
BWAS-1714
14.7.1786 - 18.9.1789CaptainAndrew Snape Douglas (1761-1797) ADM 6/23/346BWAS-171422.10.1789 - 14.2.1791CaptainRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/24/7BWAS-171412.3.1793 - 4.1795CaptainRobert Allaster Forbes (d.1795) ADM 6/24/218BWAS-17144.1795 - 9.1795CaptainEdward O'Bryen (1753-1808)BWAS-17149.1795 - 12.1795CaptainWilliam ShieldBWAS-171412.1795 - 29.8.1797CaptainJames MacnamaraBWAS-17149.1798 - 1801CaptainJohn Harvey (d.1837)BWAS-17145.1801 - 28.7.1801CommanderJohn Miller Garnier (d.1801)BWAS-171428.7.1801 - 10.1801CaptainJohn Miller Garnier (d.1801)BWAS-171429.10.1801 - 11.1801CaptainRichard Dalling Dunn (d.1813)BWAS-17143.11.1801 - 4.1802CaptainRobert Fanshawe (d.1804)BWAS-171420.1.1802 - 19.4.1802CommanderChristopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:61620.4.1802 - 25.9.1802CaptainChristopher Cole (1770-1836)ref:61611.1810 - 2.1811CaptainEdwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-17142.1811 - 27.11.1812CaptainJames Lucas Yeo (d.1818)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1757 - 12.9.1757Second LieutenantThomas Ford (c.1720-1757)† ADM 6/18/381ref:10021781 - 29.6.1782LieutenantFrancis Woolridge (c.1734-1805)ref:93511.9.1782 - 23.11.1782Second LieutenantCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)HMS011794First LieutenantAdam Mackenzie (d.1823)ref:9241794Second LieutenantGeorge Aldham (1772-1834)ref:9241794Third LieutenantWilliam Gatehouse (d.1812)ref:92418.7.1795 - 19.8.1797Acting LieutenantPhilip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)ref:616

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.6.1757 - 22.10.1760MasterWilliam Smith (c.1727-1814) ADM 107/5/301ADM 107/51794GunnerEdward Whiteheadref:9241794CarpenterEdward Hogbenref:9241794BoatswainIsaac Harrisonref:9241794MasterRobert Lawref:9241794SurgeonGeorge Michie (d.1810)ref:9241794PurserWilliam Dawsonref:924

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1780 - 1781MidshipmanCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)EWIKI3.7.1789 - 10.10.1789MidshipmanJames Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161790MidshipmanThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)ODNB28.1.1791 - 3.1791MidshipmanJames Brisbane (1774-1826)ref:6161.1794 - 4.1795MidshipmanColin MacDonaldNBD1849

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
23.10.1771 - 21.8.1772Captain's ServantWilliam Carnegie (1756-1831)NAO2.4.1793 - 1.1794Ordinary SeamanColin MacDonaldNBD18491794LandmanJames StrachanADM 171/81794LandmanJohn DaviesADM 171/8

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794PrivateJames DallimoreADM 171/81794 - 1795Lieutenant of MarinesArchibald Campbellref:924

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 Sixth Rate Frigate L'Emeraude (28)
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
24.9.1758Took the Privateer Le Caumartin (16) BG
20.3.1759Action of 20 March 1759
28.3.1759Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Danae (40)
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 Sixth Rate Storeship L'Utile (20)
10.6.1796Took the Sixth Rate Storeship Zibeline (20) off Toulon
2.12.1796Took the Unrated Corso (18) 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 Privateer Schooner L'Hirondelle
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 Fifth Rate Frigate Heureuse Réunion (34)
22.11.1812Took the Unrated Schooner Vixen (12)
27.11.1812Wrecked off the island of Concepcion in the Bahamas, there were no casualtiesBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:1002Parliamentary Papers: 1780-1849, Volume 17 Document
ref:935Naval and Military Memoirs of Great BritainRobert BeatsonDigital Book
HMS01HMS MinotaurVariousWeb Site
ref:924A Narrative of the Proceedings of His Majesty's Fleet under the Command of Earl HoweA C de PoggiBook
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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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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