Superb

6953
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.9.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down29.9.1733BWAS-1714
Launched27.8.1736BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.7.1738BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1738 - 23.11.1738CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/15/131BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 8.5.1742CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey: on board from 14.6.1739 ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1514.3.1742/43 - 27.9.1743Captain Henry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/16/155BWAS-17143.10.1743 - 3.9.1744Captain Charles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/16/221BWAS-17144.9.1744 - 20.2.1744/45Captain Thomas Somers ADM 6/17/26
Commission confirmed 23.11.1745
ADM 6/17
9.3.1744/45 - 23.6.1745Captain Richard Tiddeman (d.1762) ADM 6/17/16
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
6.7.1745 - 25.3.1746Captain Warwick Calmady (1711-1788) ADM 6/17/167
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 27.10.1746
BWAS-1714
26.3.1746 - 1.8.1748Captain Thorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/17/78BWAS-17149.1.1748/49 - 1.5.1749Captain Edward Leighton (c.1725-1750) ADM 6/17/460
Issued by John Forbes (1714-1796), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.5.1749
ADM 6/17

2 Flag Officers


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

22 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.7.1738 - 27.7.1738First Lieutenant Mathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 23.11.1738Second Lieutenant Robert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 23.11.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Peters (c.1708-?) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 4.10.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Ridge ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 29.8.1739First Lieutenant John Mallett ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1528.8.1739 - 2.10.1739Second Lieutenant Randyll Vane (d.1740) ADM 6/15/215ADM 6/155.10.1739 - 18.1.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/15/227ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 19.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Young (d.1741) ADM 6/15/339ADM 6/1520.10.1740 - 7.5.1741Second Lieutenant Richard Young (d.1741)† ADM 6/16/353ADM 6/158.6.1741 - 30.10.1741First Lieutenant Richard Kempenfelt (1715-1782) ADM 6/17/150
Issued by Edward Vernon (1684-1757), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 8.9.1746
ADM 6/17
4.4.1743 - 1.7.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Campbell (c.1714-?) ADM 6/16/165ADM 6/1628.10.1744 - 13.3.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Galbraith (c.1717-1782) ADM 6/17/226
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Commission confirmed 12.5.1747
ADM 6/17
13.3.1744/45 - 19.6.1745First Lieutenant Richard Farish ADM 6/17/198
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 11.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
13.3.1744/45 - 29.9.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Lloyd (1725-1796) ADM 6/17/183
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 26.12.1746
ADM 6/17
30.9.1745 - 26.4.1746First Lieutenant Richard Manley (d.1759): on board from 10.10.1745 ADM 6/17/95
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 25.4.1746
ADM 6/17
30.9.1745 - 13.11.1746Second Lieutenant Isaac Florimond Ourry (1721-1773) ADM 6/17/175
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 22.11.1746
ADM 6/17
30.9.1745 - 25.5.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms David Pryce (c.1718-?): on board from 3.10.1745 ADM 6/17/40
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 7.1.1745/46
ADM 6/17
30.5.1746 - 13.11.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Norman (c.1720-?) ADM 6/17/109ADM 6/1814.11.1746 - 5.8.1748Second Lieutenant William Norman (c.1720-?) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1714.11.1746 - 27.9.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Andrew Cook (1710-1777) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/171.8.1748 - 1.5.1749First Lieutenant William Perkins (c.1724-1793) ADM 6/17/461
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 12.5.1749
ADM 6/17
5.8.1748 - 1.5.1749Second Lieutenant Richard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/17/457
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.9.1740 - 29.5.1741Master William Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM 107/329.5.1741 - 8.5.1742Master Edward Ham (c.1715-1748) ADM 107/3/486ADM 107/33.10.1743 - 1743Midshipman Extra Thomas Somers ADM 6/16/222ADM 6/16

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1740 - 30.10.1740Midshipman Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779)ODNB15.3.1742/43 - 30.9.1743Master's Mate James Puddicombe (c.1719-?) ADM 107/4/186ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
10.9.1736Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19320.6.6dBWAS-1714
23.11.1738Paid offADM 51
1739In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1741To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.5.1742

Paid off

ADM 51
12.1742Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1743Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6849.11.5dBWAS-1714
5.1745At LouisburgBWAS-1714
19.5.1745Took the Ship of the Line Le Vigilant (64)
9.1746Operations against LorientBWAS-1714
1747In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.5.1749Pay record starting ??.??.???? for a period of ? months, ? weeks & ? days for a value of £?.0.0d. ADM 51
4.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.10.1749

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
15.11.1755Reported as unfitBWAS-1714
30.6.1757Sailed from ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1757Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-1714

 

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