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Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.12.1715BWAS-1714
Launched27.3.1716BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.6.1716BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked21.11.1720BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 5 ½"Imperial Feet28.9687 
Length of Keel78' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet23.7935 
Breadth25' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen273 6994Tons BM 

Armament


27.3.1716Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1753160Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.6.1716 - 29.3.1717Captain and MasterThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/12/72B05130.3.1717 - 3.12.1718CaptainRobert Man (c.1675-1745) ADM 6/12/145
Commission confirmed 28.11.1718
BWAS-1714
30.7.1719 - 8.2.1719/20CommanderThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/12/176ADM 6/1211.2.1719/20 - 30.10.1720CaptainJoseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/194BWAS-171431.10.1720 - 21.11.1720CommanderEdward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/12/225ADM 6/12

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.6.1716 - 3.12.1718LieutenantJohn Edwards (d.1731) ADM 6/12/72ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
27.3.1716building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2465.19.9dBWAS-1714
27.3.1716Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1716Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.7.1716Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1531.9.7dBWAS-1714
12.1718Ordered home and paid offBWAS-1714
8.1719Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
1720RecommissionedBWAS-1714
21.11.1720Wrecked on the Dutch coastBWAS-1714

 

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