Vestal

7308
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.5.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1756BWAS-1714
Named3.8.1756BWAS-1714
Launched17.6.1757BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.4.1757BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSouthampton ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.1775BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 4"Imperial Feet37.7994 
Length of Keel102' 1 ½"Imperial Feet31.1023 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen659 1194Tons BM 

Armament


17.6.1757Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1757 - 7.2.1758CaptainSir William Trelawny (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/18/408BWAS-17147.2.1758 - 1.5.1763CaptainSamuel Hood (1724-1816): on board from 8.3.1758 ADM 6/18/485BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.10.1758 - 12.2.1760Second LieutenantJohn Luttrell (d.1829) ADM 6/18/545ref:55912.2.1760 - 15.4.1762Second LieutenantReynell Michell (1732-1802) ADM 6/19/135ADM 6/1915.4.1762 - 1.5.1763First LieutenantReynell Michell (1732-1802) ADM 6/19/491ADM 6/19

Service History


DateEventSource
17.6.1757building at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £6280.14.3dBWAS-1714
17.8.1757fitting at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1714
21.2.1759Vestal vs Bellone
21.2.1759Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Bellone (32) in the Soundings
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
14.5.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.12.1760Took the Privateer La Marquise de Pilles
18.1.1761Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine
1.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1775Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
 

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