Warwick

7385
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.3.1726/27BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.4.1730BWAS-1714
Launched25.10.1733BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.2.1733/34BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured11.3.1756BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Warwick' (1756) (60)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen962 7994Tons BM 

Armament


1733Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400EstablishmentBWAS-1714

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1733/34 - 19.7.1736CaptainEdward Brookes (d.1738) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171413.6.1739 - 2.6.1743CaptainJohn Toller (d.1747) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-17143.6.1743 - 13.7.1745CaptainTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/16/465
Commission confirmed 16.4.1745
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 12.9.1747CaptainRobert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/16/544BWAS-171412.9.1747 - 3.11.1747CaptainGeorge Darby (c.1720-1790) ADM 6/17/471
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 23.6.1749
ADM 6/17
3.11.1747 - 29.1.1747/48CaptainPolycarpus Taylor (d.1780) ADM 6/17/514
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 23.3.1749/50
ADM 6/17
29.1.1747/48 - 17.2.1748/49CaptainThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/17/449BWAS-171411.3.1755 - 11.3.1756CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/18/145BWAS-1714

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.2.1733/34 - 3.11.1734First LieutenantRobert Prosser (d.1738) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 28.4.1734Second LieutenantCaesar Blount (d.1749) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 29.4.1734Third LieutenantEssex Holcombe (c.1708-1770) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1429.4.1734 - 21.4.1735Second LieutenantEssex Holcombe (c.1708-1770) ADM 6/14/184ADM 6/1429.4.1734 - 17.4.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Bradston (1708-1742) ADM 6/14/184ADM 6/144.11.1734 - 18.4.1735First LieutenantJames Gascoigne (d.1763) ADM 6/14/196ADM 6/1421.4.1735 - 14.6.1736First LieutenantEssex Holcombe (c.1708-1770) ADM 6/15/209ADM 6/1421.4.1735 - 13.6.1735Second LieutenantEdward Bradston (1708-1742) ADM 6/15/209ADM 6/1413.6.1739 - 11.7.1739Second LieutenantThomas Bury (d.1748) ADM 6/15/186ADM 6/1512.7.1739 - 29.8.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Bury (d.1748) ADM 6/15/201ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 28.8.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsStephen Pollington ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1529.8.1740 - 23.6.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGiles Richard Vanbrugh (d.1745/46) ADM 6/15/489ADM 6/1524.6.1741 - 2.6.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Russell (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/57
Issued by Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746)
Commission confirmed 6.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
3.6.1743 - 22.1.1743/44Second LieutenantThomas Noel (c.1718-1756) ADM 6/17/66
Commission confirmed 21.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
26.1.1745/46 - 22.1.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn King (d.1748) ADM 6/17/198
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 9.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
24.1.1746/47 - 29.1.1747/48Second LieutenantJames Balfour (c.1718-1754) ADM 6/17/193ADM 6/173.11.1747 - 23.12.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Taylor (1721-1797) ADM 6/17/462
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 12.5.1749
ADM 6/17
16.4.1748 - 17.2.1748/49Second LieutenantThomas Moody (d.1807) ADM 6/18/11
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 28.8.1751
ADM 6/18

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.3.1738/39 - 17.8.1739MidshipmanChristopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/556ADM107/322.9.1751 - 2.9.1752Master's MateWilliam Crowley (c.1724-1767) ADM 107/4/240ADM 107/4

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
20.10.1738 - 14.3.1738/39Able SeamanChristopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/556ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1734Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
27.8.1734Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11891.7.4dBWAS-1714
27.8.1734Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3110.19.2dBWAS-1714
1735With Norris's fleet off the TagusBWAS-1714
19.7.1736

Paid off

ADM 51
6.1739RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1740In Haddock's fleet in the Mediterranean until 1744BWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.1744Sailed for EnglandBWAS-1714
8.1745Started a repair at WoolwichBWAS-1714
1.1747RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1746/47Completed repairBWAS-1714
15.7.1747Encounter with the Glorioso (70) off the AzoresBWAS-1714
15.7.1747Warwick vs Glorioso
8.3.1747/48In the attack on Port LouisBWAS-1714
5.4.1748At SantiagoBWAS-1714
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
17.2.1748/49Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
25.4.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
14.7.1751SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1751small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3414.7.6dBWAS-1714
3.1755Recommissioned and sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.3.1756Capture of the Warwick
24.1.1761Retaken by Minerva (32) and broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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