Vanguard

7284
Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.10.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1745BWAS-1714
Named27.3.1748BWAS-1714
Launched16.4.1748BWAS-1714
First Commissioned31.3.1748
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 68-Gunner
ConstructorPhilemon EwerBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold13.4.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck160' 0"Imperial Feet48.768 
Length of Keel130' 9 ½"Imperial Feet39.6367 
Breadth45' 2"Imperial Feet13.7262 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,419 2394Tons BM 

Armament


16.4.1748Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745520Design Complement
3.1747/48140As a guardshipBWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1748 - 12.11.1751CaptainThe Hon. John Hamilton (1713/14-1755) ADM 6/17/339BWAS-171412.11.1751 - 18.11.1752CaptainHyde Parker (1713/14-1783) ADM 6/18/16BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 17.10.1753CaptainFrederick Rogers (d.1775) ADM 6/18/54BWAS-171417.10.1753 - 5.4.1757CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/18/81BWAS-17145.4.1757 - 21.9.1757CaptainThomas Knackston (1710-1788) ADM 6/18/380ADM 6/1821.9.1757 - 13.8.1760CaptainRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/18/439BWAS-171413.8.1760 - 7.4.1762CaptainMark Robinson (1722-1799) ADM 6/19/189ADM 6/196.11.1762 - 18.1.1763CaptainFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 6/19/449ADM 6/1818.1.1763 - 3.1764CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/20/29
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 24.5.1764
ADM 6/20

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.8.1760 - 20.10.1762CommodoreRobert Swanton (d.1765)BWAS-171421.10.1762 - 1764Rear-Admiral of the BlueRobert Swanton (d.1765)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1748 - 26.7.1748Second LieutenantJohn Bray (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/339ADM 6/1731.3.1748 - 26.7.1748Third LieutenantRobert Tilliard (d.1753) ADM 6/17/339ADM 6/1726.7.1748 - 2.6.1749Second LieutenantRobert Tilliard (d.1753) ADM 6/17/370ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1752 - 10.3.1751/52BoatswainBenjamin Hall ADM 6/18/27ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1747/48Commissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
18.4.1748Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.7.1748Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £23331.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.7.1748Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7448.5.9dBWAS-1714
4.1752Sailed to Minorca with troopsBWAS-1714
18.11.1752Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1.1753Recommissioned as guardship for PlymouthBWAS-1714
1754Sailed to Minorca with troopsBWAS-1714
1755In North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.1757Completed fitting at a cost of £12775.4.4dBWAS-1714
9.1757RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1757Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
8.4.1758Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1758The Seige of Louisburg
9.1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
10.3.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.5.1760Destruction of the Pomone (36) and L'Atalante (32) in the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
18.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1762At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
3.1762At GrenadaBWAS-1714
3.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.4.1774Sold at Portsmouth for £895BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
 

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