Adventure

7451
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.2.1724/25BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down20.11.1724BWAS-1714
Acquired4.6.1726BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1.1727/28
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-Gunner
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1741BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 6"Imperial Feet37.8016 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 3"Imperial Feet10.0838 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen597 8094Tons BM 

Armament


4.6.1726Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1727/28 - 5.3.1732/33CaptainLord Robert MacCarthy (Viscount Muskerry) (1685-1769) ADM 6/14/185BWAS-171423.5.1739 - 14.3.1739/40CaptainRichard Norris ADM 6/15/176BWAS-171415.3.1739/40 - bef.6.1741CaptainLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/262ADM 6/15

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1727/28 - 17.1.1727/28First LieutenantNathaniel Cooper ADM 6/13/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 24.10.1728Second LieutenantRobert Shorting (d.1734) ADM 6/13/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 24.10.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/13/185ADM 6/1318.1.1727/28 - 19.6.1729First LieutenantScroop Lyon (d.1757) ADM 6/14/189ADM 6/1325.10.1728 - 11.6.1729Second LieutenantSomerset Master (d.1747) ADM 6/14/4ADM 6/1425.10.1728 - 19.6.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/14/4ADM 6/1412.6.1729 - 5.4.1732Second LieutenantWilliam Carter (d.1743) ADM 6/14/30ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 22.2.1733/34First LieutenantRichard Dove (d.1734) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1424.8.1730 - 15.12.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDaniel Cheap ADM 6/14/83
Commission confirmed 28.6.1731
ADM 6/14
25.5.1739 - 4.7.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/176ADM 6/155.7.1739 - 14.3.1739/40Second LieutenantRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/195ADM 6/1522.3.1739/40 - 29.6.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/15/266ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1738 - 12.4.1738CarpenterGabriel Acworth (d.1769) ADM 6/15/108ADM 6/15

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.12.1726 - 27.3.1727Able SeamanJohn Atkinson (d.1782) ADM 107/3/211ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1724Began rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.6.1726Completed rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8188.11.3dBWAS-1714
1728Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to the African coastBWAS-1714
1730Service on the African coastBWAS-1714
1731Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1731Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1732Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3530.13.7dBWAS-1714
1739Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.1739Returned home and laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
7.1740Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
7.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £457.9.0dBWAS-1714
28.5.1741Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
6.1741Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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