Trident7206
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Trident' (1742)
Captured1747/10/14BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1755/05
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
ConstructorJoseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sold1763/03/15BWAS-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

1755/05Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4British 9-Pounder
1755/12/01Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1755/05520BWAS-1714

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1755/051755/09CaptainGeorge MurrayBWAS-1714
17561756/07CaptainPhilip DurellBWAS-1714
1756/07/041757CaptainJohn Bladen TinkerBWAS-1714
17571759CaptainAndrew JelfeBWAS-1714
17591791CaptainJulian LeggeBWAS-1714
17611762CaptainBenjamin CliveBWAS-1714

Service History

DateEvent Source
1747/10/29Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1748/09/30Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £10064.15.8dBWAS-1714
1748/11/25Ordered to be surveyedBWAS-1714
1749/01/28SurveyedBWAS-1714
1750/08Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1750/11/08SurveyedBWAS-1714
1750/12Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6624.2.0dBWAS-1714
1756/04/06Sailed for the Mediterranean with ByngBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1757/05/03Took the Privateer L'Ardencourt  
1757/05/05Took the Privateer Le Difficile  
1757/06/29Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1759/02/14Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1761/06/04Expedition against Belle-Isle 
1763/01/08SurveyedBWAS-1714
1763/03/15Sold at Chatham for £790BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
 
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