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-GunnerB028
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1721 - 26.4.1728Captain Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/13/9BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 3.4.1736Captain Francis Percy (c.1676-1740/41) ADM 6/14/155BWAS-171428.2.1739/40 - 26.9.1740Captain Christopher Parker (c.1682-1765) ADM 6/15/250BWAS-171427.9.1740 - 18.3.1743/44Captain John Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/336BWAS-171419.3.1743/44 - 11.1.1744/45Captain George Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/17/63
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 13.2.1745/46
BWAS-1714
12.1.1744/45 - 30.4.1745CaptainThe Hon. William Farmer (c.1722-1758) ADM 6/17/54
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.2.1744/45
ADM 6/17
9.3.1744/45 - 26.11.1745Captain Charles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/17/42
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
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 Lieutenant John Browning ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/1310.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant William Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Third Lieutenant Thomas Wilcocks (d.1741) ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Wye ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 1.2.1725/26Third Lieutenant Samuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 31.1.1725/26Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727First Lieutenant William Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 26.4.1728Second Lieutenant William Elford ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727Third Lieutenant Curtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - bef.23.6.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Boulton (d.1727) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/1324.6.1727 - 18.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 12.6.1728First Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/14/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Third Lieutenant George Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 1.4.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/202
Commission confirmed 26.4.1728
ADM 6/13
23.11.1733 - 1.1.1733/34First Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant Francis Percival ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/142.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34First Lieutenant Francis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/14/159ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.4.1736First Lieutenant Francis Percival ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.4.1736Second Lieutenant William Clarke ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/148.2.1733/34 - 3.4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Philpott ADM 6/15/163ADM 6/144.3.1739/40 - 11.4.1742First Lieutenant Patrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/16/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Second Lieutenant Crosby Westfield ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Goodwin (c.1709-1741) ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/1510.4.1740 - bef.1.8.1741Third Lieutenant James Goodwin (c.1709-1741) ADM 6/16/273ADM 6/1512.4.1742 - 30.3.1743Third Lieutenant William Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/45ADM 6/1631.5.1743 - 1.1.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Benjamin Wells ADM 6/16/485
Commission confirmed 29.5.1745
ADM 6/16
3.6.1743 - 18.3.1743/44First Lieutenant Leonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/17/15
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 30.10.1745
ADM 6/17
22.1.1744/45 - 26.11.1745Third Lieutenant Swift Brackley (1712-?) ADM 6/17/27
Commission confirmed 25.11.1745
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1740 - 1.5.1740Master John Cock ADM 6/15/285ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.2.1721/22 - 20.4.1722Midshipman Robert Shorting (d.1734) ADM 107/3/121ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1721 - 3.4.1724Volunteer James Cornewall (1698-1743/44)ODNB1735 - 3.4.1736Captain's Servant Henry Parr (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/510ADM 107/3

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
10.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
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 GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 
 

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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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