Torbay

7171
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1715/16BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.7.1716BWAS-1714
Acquired23.5.1719BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1721
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1721 - 1726CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/13/9BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 1736CaptainFrancis Percy (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/155BWAS-171428.2.1739/40 - 26.9.1740CaptainChristopher Parker (d.1765) ADM 6/15/250BWAS-171427.9.1740 - 18.3.1743/44CaptainJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/336BWAS-171419.3.1743/44 - 11.1.1744/45CaptainGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/17/63
Commission confirmed 13.2.1745/46
BWAS-1714
12.1.1744/45 - 1.1.1745/46CaptainWilliam Farmor (d.1758) ADM 6/17/54
Commission confirmed 4.2.1744/45
ADM 6/17
9.3.1744/45 - 10.1745CaptainCharles Wager Purvis (d.1772) ADM 6/17/42
Commission confirmed 10.1.1745/46
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1726Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-1714

28 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26First LieutenantJohn Browning ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/1310.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26Second LieutenantWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Third LieutenantThomas Wilcocks (d.1741) ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Wye ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 1723Third LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723)† ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 31.1.1725/26Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 1726First LieutenantWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 1726Second LieutenantWilliam Elford ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727Third LieutenantCurtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 23.6.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Boulton (d.1728) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/1324.6.1727 - 18.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 22.11.1733First LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/14/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Third LieutenantGeorge Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 1.4.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/202
Commission confirmed 26.4.1728
ADM 6/13
23.11.1733 - 1.1.1733/34First LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/142.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34First LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/14/159ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 14.8.1738First LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 27.7.1738Second LieutenantWilliam Clarke ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/148.2.1733/34 - 15.5.1738Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Philpot (d.1742) ADM 6/15/163ADM 6/144.3.1739/40 - 11.4.1742First LieutenantPatrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/16/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Second LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Goodwin (d.1741) ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/1510.4.1740 - bef.1.8.1741Third LieutenantJames Goodwin (d.1741) ADM 6/16/273ADM 6/1512.4.1742 - 30.3.1743Third LieutenantWilliam Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/45ADM 6/1631.5.1743 - 1.1.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBenjamin Wells ADM 6/16/485
Commission confirmed 29.5.1745
ADM 6/16
3.6.1743 - 18.3.1743/44First LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.1746) ADM 6/17/15
Commission confirmed 30.10.1745
ADM 6/17
22.1.1744/45 - 1745Third LieutenantSwift Brackley (1712-1746) ADM 6/17/27
Commission confirmed 25.11.1745
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1740 - 1.5.1740MasterJohn Cock ADM 6/15/285ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.2.1721/22 - 21.4.1722MidshipmanRobert Shorting (d.1734) ADM 107/3/121ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1721 - 3.4.1724VolunteerJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44)ODNB16.7.1736Captain's ServantHenry Parr (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/510ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
5.6.1719Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £17488.13.8dBWAS-1714
1720Fitted at Chatham DY for the Straits, but did not proceedBWAS-1714
1721First commissionedBWAS-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 BWAS-1714
1726In the BalticBWAS-1714
1726Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
1733Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1734RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1734Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736Paid off early in the yearBWAS-1714
10.1737Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1739RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1739Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard 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
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.1745Sailed home to pay offBWAS-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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/13 ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
 

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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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