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Vigilant

7325
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured19.5.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.5.1745BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest Dockyard - Brest NNF-1715
Ship ClassSaint Michel Class (1739)NNF-1715
Designed by
Jean-Marie HelieFrench
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Jacques-Luc CoulombFrench
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1728-1768
NNF-1715
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold11.12.1759BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck153' 9"Imperial Feet46.6387 
Length of Keel130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth43' 8"Imperial Feet13.1741 
Depth in Hold18' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,318 4894Tons BM 

Armament


1747Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1745420 BWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.5.1745 - 23.9.1747Captain
James DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/17/222
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 1.5.1747
BWAS-1714
23.9.1747 - 1.3.1748/49Captain
William LisleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1754
ADM 6/17/269
BWAS-1714
1.3.1748/49 - 6.6.1752Captain
John RowzierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1752
ADM 6/18/37
Issued by
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759

Confirmed 10.6.1752
ADM 6/18

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1746 - 1747Rear-Admiral of the White
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
BWAS-1714
1751 - 26.1.1751/52Commodore
William LisleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1754
† ADM 107/3/65
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.7.1745 - 4.3.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Bon GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1752
ADM 6/17/222
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 1.5.1747
ADM 6/17
30.9.1745 - 4.3.1745/46First Lieutenant
Nicholas CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1746
ADM 6/17/264
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 29.8.1747
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 16.10.1747First Lieutenant
Bon GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1752
ADM 6/17/222
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 1.5.1747
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 16.10.1747Second Lieutenant
Thomas CobbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1757
ADM 6/17/225
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 15.5.1747
ADM 6/17
4.3.1745/46 - 15.10.1747Third Lieutenant
Robert CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1754
ADM 6/17/228
Issued by
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 26.5.1747
ADM 6/17
16.10.1747 - 1748Second Lieutenant
Thomas ComptonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1748
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/275
ADM 6/17
16.10.1747 - 6.6.1752Third Lieutenant
Bon GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1752
ADM 6/17/275
ADM 6/17
16.10.1747 - 7.11.1751Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1754
ADM 6/17/275
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
19.7.1747 - 12.11.1747Able Seaman
John ArcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1763
ADM 107/4/168
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
20.5.1745Commissioned at LouisbourgBWAS-1714
30.4.1747Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
10.6.1747Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15185.2.0dBWAS-1714
10.6.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
28.9.1747Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9754.0.6dBWAS-1714
1752Returned homeBWAS-1714
6.6.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/18
29.6.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.10.1759SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.11.1759Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
11.12.1759Sold at Chatham for £810BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1746
 
 

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Posted by Nick Serpell on Monday 6th of April 2020 14:32

Walter Serpell from Menheniot Cornwall. According to his Admin papers he was a mariner who died while serving on HMS Vigilant in July 1747 . Cause of death not recorded.

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