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Worcester

7445
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.2.1732/33BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.11.1733BWAS-1714
Launched20.12.1735BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.5.1738BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.9.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 4"Imperial Feet35.3632 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,061 4994Tons BM 

Armament


20.1735Broadside 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

1743Broadside 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
1733400Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1738 - 13.7.1738Captain
The Hon. William HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/116
ADM 6/15
14.7.1738 - 4.6.1741Captain
Perry MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1757
Transfered ADM 6/16/131
BWAS-1714
6.6.1741 - 7.2.1740/41Captain
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
Transfered ADM 6/16/163
Confirmed 30.3.1743
BWAS-1714
27.10.1743 - 13.2.1744/45Captain
Matthew MichelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/233
BWAS-1714
14.2.1744/45 - 13.4.1746Captain
John BentleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
Transfered ADM 6/17/36
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 30.12.1745
ADM 6/17
15.7.1745 - 27.12.1748Captain
Thomas AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1755
ADM 6/17/421
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1738 - 1741First Lieutenant
William MetcalfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1741
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
16.5.1738 - 13.7.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard RidgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1741
ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
14.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
ADM 6/15/131
ADM 6/15
26.7.1738 - 18.2.1740/41Second Lieutenant
Charles WimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1757
Transfered ADM 6/15/133
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 18.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/180
ADM 6/15
8.6.1741 - 27.8.1742Second Lieutenant
Charles GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/259
Confirmed 14.1.1743/44
ADM 6/16
13.6.1741 - 12.1.1743/44Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/143
Confirmed 1.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
27.7.1745 - 8.2.1745/46Second Lieutenant
Thomas BurnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
ADM 6/17/106
Confirmed 17.5.1746
ADM 6/18

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.9.1745 - 4.12.1746Midshipman
Thomas RoddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1755
ADM 107/4/102
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1738Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
24.6.1738Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15532.1.10dBWAS-1714
24.6.1738Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3595.17.0dBWAS-1714
21.11.1739At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
21.11.1739Attack on Puerto Bello
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
7.1741Operations against Santiago
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
1743Refitted as a 58 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
2.1743Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1743Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15800.7.8dBWAS-1714
9.1745Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
25.3.1747Action of March 25 1747
8.3.1747/48Attack on Port LouisBWAS-1714
5.4.1748Attack on SantiagoBWAS-1714
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
27.12.1748Paid offADM 51
19.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.9.1765Broken up at Portsmouth for £341.19.10 1/2dBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
 
 

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