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Torbay

7171
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1715/16BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.7.1716BWAS-1714
Acquired23.5.1719BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1721B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-Gunner (1706)B028
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1.1.1749/50B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck156' 8"Imperial Feet47.5524 
Length of Keel127' 4"Imperial Feet38.7134 
Breadth43' 9"Imperial Feet13.1826 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,296 3894Tons BM 

Armament


23.5.1719Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706520Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1721 - 26.4.1728Captain
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
ADM 6/13/9
BWAS-1714
23.11.1733 - 3.4.1736Captain
Francis PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1739
ADM 6/14/155
BWAS-1714
28.2.1739/40 - 26.9.1740Captain
Christopher ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
ADM 6/15/250
BWAS-1714
27.9.1740 - 18.3.1743/44Captain
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/336
BWAS-1714
19.3.1743/44 - 11.1.1744/45Captain
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1753
ADM 6/17/63
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 13.2.1745/46
BWAS-1714
12.1.1744/45 - 30.4.1745Captain
The Hon. William FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1749
Transfered ADM 6/17/54
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.2.1744/45
ADM 6/17
9.3.1744/45 - 26.11.1745Captain
Charles Wager PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1756
ADM 6/17/42
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 10.1.1745/46
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1726Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
BWAS-1714

28 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26First Lieutenant
John BrowningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1726
ADM 6/13/9
ADM 6/13
10.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant
William MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1729
Transfered ADM 6/13/9
ADM 6/13
4.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Third Lieutenant
Thomas WilcocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1723
Transfered ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
4.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward WyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1724
ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
1.6.1722 - 1.2.1725/26Third Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1726
ADM 6/13/38
ADM 6/13
1.6.1722 - 31.1.1725/26Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William BoutflowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1734
Transfered ADM 6/13/38
ADM 6/13
1.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727First Lieutenant
William MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1729
ADM 6/13/101
ADM 6/13
1.2.1725/26 - 26.4.1728Second Lieutenant
William ElfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1728
ADM 6/13/101
ADM 6/13
1.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727Third Lieutenant
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
ADM 6/13/101
ADM 6/13
1.2.1725/26 - bef.23.6.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles BoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1727
ADM 6/13/101
ADM 6/13
24.6.1727 - 18.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1733
ADM 6/13/203
Confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 12.6.1728First Lieutenant
John StanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1740
ADM 6/14/203
Confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Third Lieutenant
George DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1733
Transfered ADM 6/13/203
Confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 1.4.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James HutchinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1738
Transfered ADM 6/14/202
Confirmed 26.4.1728
ADM 6/13
23.11.1733 - 1.1.1733/34First Lieutenant
Richard SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1736
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant
Francis PercivalBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
2.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34First Lieutenant
Francis FarndaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1734
ADM 6/14/159
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 3.4.1736First Lieutenant
Francis PercivalBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/15/162
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 3.4.1736Second Lieutenant
William ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
ADM 6/15/162
ADM 6/14
8.2.1733/34 - 3.4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas PhilpottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1746
ADM 6/15/163
ADM 6/14
4.3.1739/40 - 11.4.1742First Lieutenant
Patrick O'HaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1762
ADM 6/16/254
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Second Lieutenant
Crosby WestfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
ADM 6/15/254
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James GoodwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
ADM 6/15/254
ADM 6/15
10.4.1740 - bef.1.8.1741Third Lieutenant
James GoodwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/273
ADM 6/15
12.4.1742 - 30.3.1743Third Lieutenant
William BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/45
ADM 6/16
31.5.1743 - 1.1.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Benjamin WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/485
Confirmed 29.5.1745
ADM 6/16
3.6.1743 - 18.3.1743/44First Lieutenant
Leonard BellamyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1746
Transfered ADM 6/17/15
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 30.10.1745
ADM 6/17
22.1.1744/45 - 26.11.1745Third Lieutenant
Swift BrackleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
ADM 6/17/27
Confirmed 25.11.1745
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1740 - 1.5.1740Master
John CockBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1747
ADM 6/15/285
ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.2.1721/22 - 20.4.1722Midshipman
Robert ShortingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1734
Transfered ADM 107/3/121
ADM 107/3

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1721 - 3.4.1724Volunteer
James CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
ODNB
3.8.1723 - 31.8.1723Surgeon's Servant
John DunkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1746
ADM 107/3/459
ADM 107/3
1.9.1723 - 7.2.1724/25Captain's Servant
John DunkleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1746
Transfered ADM 107/3/459
ADM 107/3
1735 - 3.4.1736Captain's Servant
Henry ParrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1743
ADM 107/3/510
ADM 107/3
23.12.1743 - 26.11.1745Able Seaman
John HawkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1761
ADM 107/4/414
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
5.6.1719Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £17488.13.8dBWAS-1714
1720Fitted at Chatham DY for the Straits, but did not proceedBWAS-1714
1721First commissioned as guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1722Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1723Guardship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
1724Guardship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
1725Guardship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
1725Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1726In the BalticBWAS-1714
1726Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
26.4.1728

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1733Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1734RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1734Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
7.4.1736

Paid off early in the year

BWAS-1714
10.1737Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1739RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1739Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £18088.1.1dBWAS-1714
10.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1740/41Present at the Caragena operationsBWAS-1714
1742Returned home early in the yearBWAS-1714
1743Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
26.11.1745

Sailed home to pay off

BWAS-1714
16.1.1747/48Order to be investigated as ot the feasability of her being reduced to a 66-gun shipBWAS-1714
19.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.9.1749Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
1.1.1749/50Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
 
 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 17:48

For October 1726 - We received the following news from Sir Charles Wager; From on board his Majesty's ship the Torbay, under the Island of Hanno on the coast of Sweden,, Oct. 4, O.S. Sir Charles Wager with the squadron of his Majesty's ships under his command sailed from the Bay of Revel the 20th past, the wind and weather being fair; but the wind shifted the following night, and we have had a variety of bad wind and weather ever since; however we have made a shift to beat down thus far, with very little damage to any of the ships. We put in here last night, the wind blowing hard westerly and we shall soon proceed to Copenhagen, and thence for England


Posted by Brian on Monday 30th of June 2014 04:25

The London Gazette
Publication date:11 March 1726
Admiralty Office, March 14
His Majesty's ship Torbay, Captain Nicholas Haddock Commander, sailed the 7th inst. from Spithead, with the Pool fire-ship and several vessels with ordnance and victualing stores for Gibraltar.

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