Trident

7206
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Trident' (1742) (64)
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 Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1755/12/01Broadside 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
1755/05520 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1755/05 - 1755/09CaptainGeorge MurrayBWAS-17141756 - 1756/07CaptainPhilip DurellBWAS-17141756/07/04 - 1757CaptainJohn Bladen TinkerBWAS-17141757 - 1759CaptainAndrew JelfeBWAS-17141759 - 1791CaptainJulian LeggeBWAS-17141761 - 1762CaptainBenjamin CliveBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
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 (14)
1757/05/05Took the Privateer Le Difficile (8)
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
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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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