Winchelsea

7423
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-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor Robert Carter (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1740 - 12.10.1740Captain Savage Mostyn (1713-1757) ADM 6/15/281BWAS-171412.10.1740 - 3.6.1743Captain Essex Holcombe (c.1708-1770) ADM 6/15/350BWAS-171413.11.1742 - 2.1.1743/44Captain Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/483
Confirmed 25.5.1745
BWAS-1714
3.1.1743/44 - 1.9.1745Captain William Marsh (d.1765) ADM 6/16/441
Confirmed 13.2.1744/45
BWAS-1714
2.9.1745 - 2.7.1748Captain Henry Dyve (d.1779) ADM 6/16/537ADM 6/1616.1.1751/52 - 6.5.1753Captain Francis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/18/22BWAS-17147.10.1755 - 10.10.1758Captain John Hale (c.1718-1791): on board from aft.18.11.1755 ADM 6/18/198BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.4.1740 - bef.23.3.1741/42Lieutenant George Rosbee (d.c.1742) ADM 6/15/281ADM 6/1522.9.1744 - 19.3.1744/45Lieutenant Jonathon Russell ADM 6/16/418ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
29.3.1740 - 22.9.1740Master William Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM 107/3

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.3.1740Master's Mate William Shackerly (c.1710-1777) ADM 107/3/497ADM 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
10.2.1742/43Battle 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 Frégate Légère La Subtile (20)
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) off Ireland
10.10.1758Taken by La Mignonne (16) off Ireland
27.10.1758RetakenBWAS-1714
8.7.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1761Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 1st of December 2020 17:23CyFrench Privateer ship 'Le Tigre' (1745) (26)
Tuesday 1st of December 2020 15:24Michael ContrattoFrench Privateer ship 'Le Tigre' (1745) (26)
Monday 30th of November 2020 21:53Hubertus WinterFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'L'Unité' (1794) (32)
Monday 23rd of November 2020 11:32CyBritish First Rate screw ship of the line 'Royal George' (1853) (120)
Monday 23rd of November 2020 10:17David HannamBritish First Rate screw ship of the line 'Royal George' (1853) (120)