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7314
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named12.1739BWAS-1714
Purchased12.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.3.1739/40BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck83' 0"Imperial Feet25.2984 
Length of Keel65' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet19.8311 
Breadth23' 11"Imperial Feet7.0189 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen199 9394Tons BM 

Armament


5.1740Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.174045 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1739/40 - 14.6.1741CommanderEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/16/252BWAS-171415.6.1741 - 11.9.1741CommanderOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/81
Commission confirmed 29.7.1742
ADM 6/16
12.9.1741 - 5.2.1741/42CommanderPhilip Durell (1707-1766)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.3.1739/40 - 14.6.1741LieutenantJohn Badcock ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/1513.2.1741/42 - 1742LieutenantThomas Bradley (d.1743) ADM 6/16/119
Commission confirmed 26.11.1742
ADM 6/16

Service History


DateEventSource
12.9.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £799.19.1dBWAS-1714
19.9.1739Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.5.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2472.17.1dBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
7.1742Returned homeBWAS-1714
14.10.1742Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1714
Mercantile Worcester purchased form Mr Garroway

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
 

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