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Trident

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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured14.10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.5.1755BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor
Joseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1778
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1755 - 23.9.1755Captain
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1756
Transfered ADM 6/18/160
BWAS-1714
23.9.1755 - 3.10.1756Captain
Philip DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1769
Transfered ADM 6/18/195
BWAS-1714
28.11.1756 - 1.2.1757Captain
John Bladen TinkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1765
ADM 6/18/372
Issued by
Edward HawkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745

Confirmed 21.3.1757
BWAS-1714
1.2.1757 - 4.4.1757Captain
Charles WrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1774
ADM 6/18/350
ADM 6/18
4.4.1757 - 9.12.1758Captain
Andrew JelfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1759
ADM 6/18/379
BWAS-1714
24.11.1760 - 13.12.1762Captain
Benjamin CliveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1762
ADM 6/19/211
BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
26.4.1757 - 1757Unknown
James LiddelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
ADM 36/4799/2
ADM 36

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) 1756-1757
French 14 Gun
Privateer

5.5.1757Took the Privateer
Le Difficile (8) 1756-1757
French 8 Gun
Privateer

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

 

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