Tilbury

7160
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.12.1726BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.3.1731BWAS-1714
Acquired2.6.1733BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorJohn Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Burnt22.9.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 2"Imperial Feet43.8924 
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth39' 2"Imperial Feet11.8928 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen962 7994Tons BM 

Armament


2.6.1733Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36CaptainThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171415.8.1738 - 7.12.1738CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/15/142BWAS-171430.8.1739 - 1.5.1741CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/152.5.1741 - 19.11.1741CaptainDigby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/16/163
Commission confirmed 29.3.1743
B051
19.11.1741 - 22.9.1742CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36First LieutenantJoseph Short (c.1675-1770) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36Second LieutenantCharles Polkinhorne (d.1746) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 16.2.1735/36Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Sutton (d.c.1738) ADM 6/15/170ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 7.12.1738Second LieutenantRobert Kerr (d.1764) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 26.5.1740First LieutenantThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1530.9.1740 - 23.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoseph Veale (bef.1718-bef.1783) ADM 6/16/140
Commission confirmed 28.3.1743
ADM 6/16
24.2.1740/41 - 22.9.1742Second LieutenantJoseph Veale (bef.1718-bef.1783) ADM 6/16/140
Commission confirmed 28.1.1742/43
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.10.1740 - 20.5.1741Volunteer-per-orderMark Milbanke (1724-1805) ADM 107/3/514ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1734Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.4.1734Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £14485.19.0dBWAS-1714
25.4.1734Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1148.6.4dBWAS-1714
16.2.1735/36Paid offADM 51
7.12.1738Paid offADM 51
1740Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.9.1740Joined Vernon's squadronBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
22.9.1742Burnt by accident off San DomingoBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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