Woolwich

7442
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.4.1746BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1746BWAS-1714
Named9.5.1747BWAS-1714
Launched7.3.1748/49BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.5.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorMoody JanverinBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold30.12.1762BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 4"Imperial Feet40.5415 
Length of Keel108' 6"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Breadth37' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet11.2967 
Depth in Hold16' 0 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen825 1694Tons BM 

Armament


7.3.1748/49Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1745280Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.5.1755 - 29.1.1759CaptainPeter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 6/18/168BWAS-171429.1.1759 - 29.5.1760CaptainDaniel Dering (c.1734-1760)† ADM 6/19/78
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 11.7.1759
BWAS-1714
1.7.1760 - 1.7.1762CaptainWilliam Bayne (1730-1782) ADM 6/19/178BWAS-17141.7.1762 - 29.11.1762CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/19/465
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 18.2.1763
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
7.3.1748/49building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £12349.3.11dBWAS-1714
2.4.1749Sailed from the builder's yardBWAS-1714
5.12.1756Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759At Martinique and GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
1760In the DownsBWAS-1714
6.10.1760Sailed for Africa and the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
7.2.1762Took the Privateer La Dame Auguste At Martinique
22.10.1762SurveyedBWAS-1714
29.11.1762Paid offADM 51
30.12.1762

Sold for £1,000

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 26th of April 2014 16:24

The Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 32 1762 p. 446
Thursday 9, Commodore Sir James Douglas, in the Centurian, with the Woolwich and Falkland, arrived in the Downs with part of the fleet from Jamaica and the Leeward Islands. Captain O'Brien of the Woolwich, in a letter to Mr. Cleveland, has these remarkable words. I am sorry I have occasion to say it, but since I have been in the service, and this is the 13th convoy I have been with this war, I never saw masters of merchant ships behave so ill, with the greatest disregard to signals and his Majesty's colours; and with the assistance of the Crescent and Falkland, we could not keep them in order, nor did they ever obey a signal that was not repeated more than once, and the gunners experience will show how great has been the consumption of powder.

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