Superb

6953
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.9.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down29.9.1733BWAS-1714
Launched27.8.1736BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.7.1738
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up7.1757BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Draught Forward9' 9"Imperial Feet2.9718 
Draught Aft14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,068 194Tons BM 

Armament


27.8.1736Broadside 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
1733400Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1738 - 11.6.1739CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/15/131BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 9.1742CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/151743 - 1745CommodoreCharles Knowles (1704-1777)BWAS-17141743CaptainHenry Harrison (d.1759)BWAS-17141745 - 8.1745CaptainThomas SomersBWAS-17148.1745 - 1746CaptainWarwick Calmady (1711-1788)BWAS-17141746 - 1747CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1745 - 8.1745CommodorePeter Warren (1703-1752)BWAS-17141747Vice-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1738 - 27.7.1738First LieutenantMathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 24.5.1739Second LieutenantRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 12.4.1739Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsJames Peters ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 4.10.1739Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsRichard Ridge ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 29.8.1739First LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1528.8.1739 - 2.10.1739Second LieutenantRandyll Vane (d.1740) ADM 6/15/215ADM 6/155.10.1739 - 18.1.1739/40Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/15/227ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 19.10.1740Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsRichard Young (d.1741) ADM 6/15/339ADM 6/1520.10.1740 - 1740Second LieutenantRichard Young (d.1741) ADM 6/15/353ADM 6/1531.10.1740 - 1741LieutenantAugustus John Hervey (1724-1779)ODNB1743 - 21.9.1744LieutenantRichard Spry (1715-1775)ODNB

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.9.1740 - 29.5.1741MasterWilliam Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM107/3

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1740 - 30.10.1740MidshipmanAugustus John Hervey (1724-1779)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1736Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £19320.6.6dBWAS-1714
1739In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1741To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1742Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1742Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1743Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £6849.11.5dBWAS-1714
5.1745At LouisburgBWAS-1714
19.5.1745Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Vigilant (64)
9.1746Operations against LorientBWAS-1714
1747In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.10.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.11.1755Reported as unfitBWAS-1714
30.6.1757Sailed from ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1757Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-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
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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