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Stirling Castle

6912
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.8.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.8.1740BWAS-1714
Launched24.4.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
John WardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1711-1752
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Scuttled14.9.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel121' 9"Imperial Feet36.8917 
Breadth43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,225 4094Tons BM 

Armament


24.4.1742Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1755Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1742 - 7.2.1742/43Captain
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746
ADM 6/16/48
BWAS-1714
8.2.1742/43 - 24.5.1743Captain
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
ADM 6/16/147
BWAS-1714
25.5.1743 - 1.6.1743Captain
William MarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1762
ADM 6/16/425
Confirmed 16.1.1743/44
BWAS-1714
2.6.1743 - 6.8.1743Captain
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1750
Transfered ADM 6/17/13
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 25.10.1745
ADM 6/17
4.8.1743 - 2.12.1745Captain
Thomas CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1746
ADM 6/17/178
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 5.12.1746
ADM 6/17
2.12.1745 - 22.1.1745/46Captain
John FawlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1747
ADM 6/17/287
BWAS-1714
23.1.1745/46 - 8.1746Captain
Blumfield BarradallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1747
Transfered ADM 6/17/48
ADM 6/17
1.7.1755 - 28.12.1758Captain
Samuel CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
ADM 6/18/177
BWAS-1714
28.12.1758 - 3.3.1762Captain
Michael EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1776
Transfered ADM 6/19/17
BWAS-1714
20.3.1762 - 17.8.1762Captain
James CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1763
ADM 6/20/76
Issued by
George Brydges RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.6.1765
BWAS-1714
17.8.1762 - 14.9.1762Captain
Charles NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/19/513
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 20.6.1763
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.2.1760 - 18.2.1762Commodore
Sir James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
Transfered
W029

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1742 - 28.2.1742/43First Lieutenant
John RowzierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1752
ADM 6/16/48
ADM 6/16
24.4.1742 - 28.2.1742/43Second Lieutenant
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
ADM 6/16/48
ADM 6/16
24.4.1742 - 31.7.1744Third Lieutenant
William CustBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/48
ADM 6/16
24.4.1742 - 2.4.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George BeedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
ADM 6/16/48
ADM 6/16
1.3.1742/43 - 1.5.1745First Lieutenant
Mathew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1749
Transfered ADM 6/16/153
ADM 6/16
1.5.1745 - 9.12.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas DuntonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
ADM 3/17/360
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.6.1748
ADM 6/17
18.10.1745 - 29.11.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
David MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1756
Transfered ADM 6/17/105
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 16.5.1746
ADM 6/17
9.12.1745 - 14.8.1746Second Lieutenant
Thomas DuntonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 3/17/360
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.6.1748
ADM 6/17
7.2.1746/47 - 28.12.1747Second Lieutenant
Brooke KelsallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/17/331
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 14.3.1747/48
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1742 - 8.4.1742Boatswain
Robert GrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1742
ADM 6/16/42
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.5.1743 - 8.9.1743Midshipman
Richard BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1792
Transfered ADM 6/86/4
ODNB

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1758 - 14.3.1758Landman
Patrick MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/51
ADM 36
1758 - 31.7.1758Unknown
Joshua LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/118
ADM 36

Service History


DateEventSource
30.5.1742Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £25974.3.3dBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
4.4.1745Took the Frigate
Le Volage (24) 1741-1753
French 24 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

28.12.1747

Paid off

ADM 51
8.1749Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
8.1749Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11159.5.9dBWAS-1714
1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
7.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
17.6.1756Sailed to New York with transportsBWAS-1714
3.1758Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
16.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1760At the NoreBWAS-1714
5.9.1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1761In North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1761Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.6.1761Occupation of Dominica
1.1762At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
4.1762Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
11.6.1762Siege of El Morro
14.9.1762Stripped and scuttled in Havanna as unservicableBWAS-1714

 

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