Southsea Castle

6794
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.5.1744BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down29.5.1744BWAS-1714
Launched10.8.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn OkillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked1.10.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 1"Imperial Feet38.4058 
Length of Keel102' 3 ½"Imperial Feet31.1023 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen711 6694Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement
1.1760130 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1745 - 11.8.1745CaptainThomas Harrison (d.1749)BWAS-171424.8.1745 - 2.2.1745/46CaptainJohn Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/16/532BWAS-17143.2.1745/46 - 8.12.1746CaptainHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/17/53BWAS-17149.12.1746 - 7.10.1748CaptainThomas Craven (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/17/179BWAS-171413.12.1759 - 27.11.1760CommanderWilliam Newson (c.1717-1787) ADM 6/19/118BWAS-171427.11.1760 - 1.2.1761CommanderHenry Cowell (c.1721-1765) ADM 6/20/93
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies
Commission confirmed 14.10.1765
ADM 6/20
1.2.1761 - 6.6.1761CommanderIsaac Florimond Ourry (1721-1773) ADM 6/20/47
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761)
Commission confirmed 27.8.1764
ADM 6/20
6.6.1761 - 24.8.1761CommanderSamuel Pitchford (1739-1816) ADM 6/20/48
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 30.8.1764
ADM 6/20
24.8.1761 - 25.8.1762CommanderGeorge Ourry (1732-1800) ADM 6/20/43
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 9.8.1764
ADM 6/20
25.8.1762 - 1.10.1762CommanderWilliam Sherwood (c.1733-?) ADM 6/19/489
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 28.4.1763
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1745 - 23.8.1745Second LieutenantThomas Durell ADM 6/16/511ADM 6/1624.8.1745 - 4.10.1745Second LieutenantWilliam Driver (d.bef.1745)† ADM 6/16/532ADM 6/1622.11.1745 - 19.3.1745/46Second LieutenantCharles Roome (c.1714-1776) ADM 6/16/25ADM 6/1720.3.1745/46 - 7.10.1748First LieutenantWilliam Birch (d.c.1749) ADM 6/17/75ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
9.3.1745/46Completed at Liverpool BWAS-1714
17.6.1746Took the Privateer Le Duc d'Estissac
13.4.1747Took the Privateer Le Grande Alexandre
13.4.1747Took the Privateer L'Alexandre (20) BG
1748In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.10.1748

Paid off

ADM 106
9.1759Refitted as a 28 gun Unrated Storeship
9.1759Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1759RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1760Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £8872.0.3dBWAS-1714
6.3.1760Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
23.9.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
1.10.1762Wrecked off ManillaBWAS-1714

 

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