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
ConstructorJohn 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 - 27.9.1743CaptainHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/16/155BWAS-17143.10.1743 - 3.9.1744CaptainCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/16/221BWAS-17144.9.1744 - 20.2.1744/45CaptainThomas Somers ADM 6/17/26
Commission confirmed 23.11.1745
ADM 6/17
9.3.1744/45 - 23.6.1745CaptainRichard 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 - 25.3.1746CaptainWarwick 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 - 1.8.1748CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/17/78BWAS-17149.1.1748/49 - 1.5.1749CaptainEdward 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 - 8.1745CommodorePeter 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 LieutenantMathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 23.11.1738Second LieutenantRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 23.11.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Peters ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 4.10.1739Third Lt. & 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 Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/15/227ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 19.10.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Young (d.1741) ADM 6/15/339ADM 6/1520.10.1740 - 7.5.1741Second LieutenantRichard Young (d.1741)† ADM 6/16/353ADM 6/158.6.1741 - 30.10.1741First LieutenantRichard 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 ArmsJames Campbell (c.1714-?) ADM 6/16/165ADM 6/1628.10.1744 - 13.3.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames 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 LieutenantRichard 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 - 29.3.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam 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 - 25.4.1746First LieutenantRichard Manley (d.1759) 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 LieutenantIsaac 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 ArmsDavid Pryce (c.1718-?) 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 ArmsWilliam Norman ADM 6/17/109ADM 6/1814.11.1746 - 5.8.1748Second LieutenantWilliam Norman ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1714.11.1746 - 27.9.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAndrew Cook (1710-1777) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/171.8.1748 - 1.5.1749First LieutenantWilliam 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 LieutenantRichard 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

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.9.1740 - 29.5.1741MasterWilliam Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM107/33.10.1743 - 1743Midshipman ExtraThomas Somers ADM 6/16/222ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


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

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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