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Winchelsea

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Winchelsey
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.8.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down22.9.1739BWAS-1714
Launched3.5.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.4.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert CarterBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured10.10.1758BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck105' 10"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel87' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet26.5271 
Breadth30' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold9' 7"Imperial Feet2.921 
Burthen440 7994Tons BM 

Armament


3.5.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement
1745160 BWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1740 - 12.10.1740Captain
Savage MostynBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/15/281
BWAS-1714
12.10.1740 - 3.6.1743Captain
Essex HolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1756
Transfered ADM 6/15/350
BWAS-1714
13.11.1742 - 2.1.1743/44Captain
Merrick de l'AngleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1752
Transfered ADM 6/16/483
Confirmed 25.5.1745
BWAS-1714
3.1.1743/44 - 1.9.1745Captain
William MarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1762
ADM 6/16/441
Confirmed 13.2.1744/45
BWAS-1714
2.9.1745 - 2.7.1748Captain
Henry DyveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1770
ADM 6/16/537
ADM 6/16
16.1.1751/52 - 6.5.1753Captain
Francis William DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1787
ADM 6/18/22
BWAS-1714
7.10.1755 - 10.10.1758Captain
John HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1779
: on board from aft.18.11.1755 ADM 6/18/198
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1740 - bef.23.3.1741/42Lieutenant
George RosbeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/281
ADM 6/15
22.9.1744 - 19.3.1744/45Lieutenant
Jonathon RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1757
ADM 6/16/418
ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.3.1740 - 22.9.1740Master
William ShackerlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1776
Transfered ADM 107/3/497
ADM 107/3

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.3.1740Master's Mate
William ShackerlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1776
ADM 107/3/497
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
3.5.1740building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
3.5.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.6.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3050.4.7dBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
6.1.1744/45Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
4.1745Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1745Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5034.17.4dBWAS-1714
19.11.1746Took the Frigate
La Subtile (20) 1741-1746
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate (Frégate Légère)

6.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
6.9.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1749Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1749Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £788.18.0dBWAS-1714
12.1751Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.1752Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3241.11.2dBWAS-1714
6.5.1753Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
6.1754Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1754Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3695.14.6dBWAS-1714
11.1756RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
10.10.1758Taken by
Le Bizarre (64) 1751-1782
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Ireland

10.10.1758Taken by
La Mignonne (16) 1757-1759
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
off Ireland

27.10.1758RetakenBWAS-1714
8.7.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1761Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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