Sunderland

6951
Nominal Guns60
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.3.1721
Acquired30.4.1724
First Commissioned26.7.1728
ShipyardChatham Dockyard
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild12.1742

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 7"Imperial Feet35.6721 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen951 2794Imperial Feet0.0073 

Armament


30.4.1724Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1728 - 21.2.1728/29CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171422.2.1728/29 - 28.11.1733CaptainRobert Mann (d.1745) ADM 6/14/16BWAS-171429.11.1733 - 5.5.1737CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/14/156BWAS-171416.5.1738 - 27.11.1738CaptainEdmund Hooke (d.1744/45) ADM 6/15/117ADM 6/1521.6.1739 - 9.7.1739CaptainThomas Trevor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/190BWAS-171410.7.1739 - 11.7.1739CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/15/198ADM 6/1512.7.1739 - 29.7.1739CaptainSamuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/15/199ADM 6/1530.7.1739 - 19.2.1741/42CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/16/208BWAS-1714

21 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1728 - 17.2.1731/32First LieutenantRobert Callis (d.1733) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 17.2.1731/32Second LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/138.5.1731 - 17.2.1731/32Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsDaniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1418.2.1731/32 - 8.5.1732First LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/14/101ADM 6/1418.2.1731/32 - 14.2.1732/33Second LieutenantDaniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/14/101ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 1.3.1732/33Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsRichard Collins (d.1779) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 19.12.1734First LieutenantJames Blakeway ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 6.5.1735Second LieutenantRichard Hughes (1708-1779) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 29.7.1734Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsDaniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1430.7.1734 - 6.5.1735Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsJames Broadley (d.1746) ADM 6/14/193ADM 6/1420.12.1734 - 4.10.1736First LieutenantIsrael Stafford (d.1755) ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/147.5.1735 - 29.5.1736Second LieutenantJames Broadley (d.1746) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/147.5.1735 - 29.5.1736Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsThomas Hemming (d.1748) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1430.5.1736 - 4.10.1736Second LieutenantThomas Hemming (d.1748) ADM 6/15/69
Commission confirmed 27.5.1737
ADM 6/15
5.10.1736 - 25.3.1737First LieutenantThomas Hemming (d.1748) ADM 6/15/69
Commission confirmed 27.5.1737
ADM 6/15
16.5.1738 - 27.11.1738Second LieutenantCharles Holmes (1711-1761) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1521.6.1739 - 13.11.1739Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/15/190ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 13.8.1739Second LieutenantCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/15/192ADM 6/1514.8.1739 - 14.11.1739Second LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1514.11.1739 - 9.1.1740/41Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsHenry Davidson (d.1743) ADM 6/15/235ADM 6/157.12.1739 - 8.3.1739/40First LieutenantEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
30.4.1724Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £12171.1.4dBWAS-1714
6.1728Commissioned as a guardship at Chathm and SheernessBWAS-1714
1729fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1730Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1731Damaged false keel going ashore at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1731fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1731Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
2.1733fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1737Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.5.1737Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1737Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1467.12.5dBWAS-1714
1738In home watersBWAS-1714
27.11.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1741Laid upBWAS-1714
13.11.1742Broken up at Chatham and remains transported to Portsmouth to be rebuiltBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13 ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
 

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