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Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
British Sixth Rate ship 'Aldborough' (1706) (20) 1706-1727
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Keel Laid Down29.3.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.3.1727/28BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up31.3.1742BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen374 9094Tons BM 


21.10.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

15.3.1727/28 - 29.8.1728Captain
Edward BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1747
Transfered ADM 6/14/199
30.8.1728 - 18.7.1734Captain
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
18.4.1735 - 8.5.1735Captain
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
ADM 6/15/208
ADM 6/14
8.5.1735 - 7.6.1737Captain
Nicholas RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1744
ADM 6/15/211
1.8.1738 - 15.12.1741Captain
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
ADM 6/16/445
Confirmed 26.8.1741

5 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1727/28 - 28.8.1728Lieutenant
Richard PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1735
Transfered ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
18.4.1735 - 22.8.1735Lieutenant
James GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1739
ADM 6/14/208
ADM 6/14
22.8.1735 - 12.12.1735Lieutenant
William AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1735
ADM 6/14/219
ADM 6/14
2.12.1735 - 7.6.1737Lieutenant
Ashby UttingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1743
ADM 6/15/226
ADM 6/14
8.2.1740/41 - 15.12.1741Lieutenant
Philip Manning ColumbineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1746
ADM 6/15/445
Confirmed 26.8.1741
ADM 6/15

Service History

21.10.1727building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4657.13.2dBWAS-1714
21.10.1727Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1727/28Commissioned for surveying the West IndiesBWAS-1714
12.3.1727/28Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2804.12.10dBWAS-1714

Paid off at Deptford

ADM 51
1735Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1735Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
6.1735Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5417.3.6dBWAS-1714
1736Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1737small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £259.18.2dBWAS-1714
8.1737Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1737Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
12.1737Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1546.0.1dBWAS-1714
8.1738Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.1738Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
15.12.1741Paid offADM 51
17.12.1741Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
31.3.1742Break up completed at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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