Trident

7206
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Trident' (1742) (64)
Captured14.10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.5.1755
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold15.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Length of Keel123' 7"Imperial Feet37.4981 
Breadth43' 9"Imperial Feet13.1826 
Depth in Hold19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Burthen1,258 2194Tons BM 

Armament


5.1755Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1.12.1755Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1755520 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1755 - 23.9.1755CaptainGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/18/160BWAS-171423.9.1755 - 3.10.1756CaptainPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/18/195BWAS-171428.11.1756 - 1.2.1757CaptainJohn Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767) ADM 6/18/372
Issued by Edward Hawkes (d.c.1745)
Commission confirmed 21.3.1757
BWAS-1714
1.2.1757 - 4.4.1757CaptainCharles Wray (d.1773) ADM 6/18/350ADM 6/184.4.1757 - 9.12.1758CaptainAndrew Jelfe (d.1765) ADM 6/18/379BWAS-171424.11.1760 - 13.12.1762CaptainBenjamin Clive (d.1764) ADM 6/19/211BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1747Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
30.9.1748Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10064.15.8dBWAS-1714
25.11.1748Ordered to be surveyedBWAS-1714
28.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.11.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6624.2.0dBWAS-1714
6.4.1756Sailed for the Mediterranean with ByngBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
3.5.1757Took the Privateer L'Ardencourt (14)
5.5.1757Took the Privateer Le Difficile (8)
29.6.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
13.12.1762Paid offADM 51
8.1.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.3.1763Sold at Chatham for £790BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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