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Winchelsea

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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.8.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down29.3.1762BWAS-1714
Named5.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched31.5.1764BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.2.1769BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class (1757)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold3.11.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen679 6794Tons BM 

Armament


31.5.1764Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

21 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1769 - 17.4.1772Captain
Samuel Granston GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1801
ADM 6/20/229
BWAS-1714
17.4.1772 - 21.6.1775Captain
Thomas WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1776
ADM 6/20/439
BWAS-1714
20.2.1776 - 22.7.1778Captain
Nathaniel BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1780
Transfered ADM 6/21/160
BWAS-1714
22.7.1778 - 10.11.1779Captain
Charles SaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1806
ADM 6/21/436
BWAS-1714
6.3.1782 - 18.3.1783Captain
Sir John Borlase Warren (1st Baronet of Little Marlow)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1804
ADM 6/22/420
BWAS-1714
18.3.1783 - 26.3.1783Captain
Richard BogerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1814
ADM 6/23/37
ADM 6/23
26.3.1783 - 14.12.1785Captain
Thomas FarnhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1791
ADM 6/23/40
BWAS-1714
16.3.1786 - 20.4.1786Captain
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
ADM 6/23/320
ADM 6/23
20.4.1786 - 26.8.1789Captain
Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/23/329
BWAS-1714
26.8.1789 - 21.12.1789Captain
John SalisburyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
Transfered ADM 6/23/541
ADM 6/23
10.5.1790 - 19.11.1790Commander
The Hon. Charles CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1802
ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1714
19.11.1790 - 18.9.1791Captain
Richard FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
ADM 6/24/87
BWAS-1714
18.9.1791 - 8.10.1793Captain
Richard FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
Transfered ADM 6/24/315
ADM 6/24
8.10.1793 - 11.1794Captain
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/24/272
BWAS-1714
3.1800 - 1801Commander
John HatleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1812
BWAS-1714
1803 - 1805Lieutenant
Daniel PopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
BWAS-1714
3.1805Lieutenant
John Eades BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
BWAS-1714
1807Lieutenant
William CockraftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1816
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1810Lieutenant
Thomas Spearing OsmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1814
BWAS-1714
1810 - 1811Lieutenant
George Augustus SpearingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1808
BWAS-1714
1.3.1811 - 1812Captain
William FlintBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1812
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.1783 - 12.1785Vice-Admiral of the White
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
ADM 6/24/104
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.7.1790 - 24.6.1791Master
John TillyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1796
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.11.1770 - 15.2.1772Midshipman
James SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1830
Transfered
ref:1359
6.1786 - 1.1789Midshipman
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
ref:616
10.1791 - 2.1792Midshipman
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1764building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11515.18.0dBWAS-1714
14.5.1769Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.8.1772Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.6.1775

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1775fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £114.9.11dBWAS-1714
1.1776Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1776RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1776Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4418.1.1dBWAS-1714
28.5.1776Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
24.9.1778Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1779Service in the Channel then paid offBWAS-1714
3.1780Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1782Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £15041.1.6dBWAS-1714
30.6.1782Took the Privateer
Amazon (18) 1782-1782
Dutch 18 Gun
Privateer

20.7.1782Took the Brig
La Royale (4) 1781-1782
French 4 Gun
Privateer Brig

22.7.1782Took the Ship
La Caprice (16) 1782-1782
French 16 Gun
Privateer Ship

13.5.1783Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
15.5.1784Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
22.4.1785Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
14.12.1785

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
13.6.1787Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
2.5.1788Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
2.1789Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1789Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1790Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6831.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
7.3.1792Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
24.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1800Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
3.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9866.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1802Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1803Convalescent ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
11.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1807In the BalticBWAS-1714
1807Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
1808Convalescent ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1812In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.11.1814Sold at Sheerness for £1,760BWAS-1714

 

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