British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Antelope' (1742)
   

Antelope

7460
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1737/38BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down28.9.1738BWAS-1714
Launched27.1.1741/42BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold30.10.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 3"Imperial Feet40.8454 
Length of Keel108' 8"Imperial Feet32.9438 
Breadth38' 7"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen860 4494Tons BM 

Armament


27.1.1741/42Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1755Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733300Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1741/42 - 17.8.1744CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/16/16BWAS-171418.8.1744 - 1.10.1745CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/85BWAS-17141.10.1745 - 6.2.1745/46CaptainGiles Richard Vanbrugh (d.1745/46)† ADM 6/17/327
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 3.3.1747/48
BWAS-1714
7.2.1746/47 - 14.3.1746/47CaptainMatthew Barton (1716-1795) ADM 6/17/252
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 27.7.1747
ADM 6/17
14.3.1746/47 - 6.11.1748CaptainJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 3/17/408
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 18.11.1748
ADM 6/17
21.5.1755 - 4.6.1756CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/168BWAS-17144.6.1756 - 4.1757CaptainThomas Saumarez (1720-1766) ADM 6/18/276BWAS-17144.1757 - 7.1757CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)BWAS-17147.1757 - 1758CaptainThomas Saumarez (1720-1766)BWAS-17141759 - 14.5.1761CaptainJames Webb (d.1761)BWAS-171415.5.1761 - 6.1764CaptainThomas Graves (1725-1802)BWAS-17142.1769 - 2.1771CaptainGeorge Gayton (1724-1797)BWAS-171431.1.1774 - 1775CaptainArchibald Dickson (d.1803)BWAS-17141775 - 1778CaptainWilliam Judd (d.1783)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1769 - 2.1771CommodoreJohn Byron (1723-1786)BWAS-171431.1.1774 - 1775Rear-Admiral of the WhiteClark Gayton (1712-1787)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.9.1756 - 6.11.1756Third LieutenantChristopher Raper ADM 6/18/308ADM 6/186.11.1756 - 1756Second LieutenantChristopher Raper ADM 6/18/319ADM 6/181776 - 3.1776Acting LieutenantFrancis L'MontaisNDARIV

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1756 - 3.7.1756Master's MateWilliam Locker (1731-1800)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1742Commissioned for the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
16.5.1742Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £19977.16.10dBWAS-1714
1743In the SoundingsBWAS-1714
9.1743Off PortugalBWAS-1714
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1748Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.11.1748Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
28.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.2.1749/50SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1750Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £8357.8.0dBWAS-1714
2.1754Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1754Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £507.7.6dBWAS-1714
5.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
16.6.1756Left for the Mediterranean carrying orders for the supersession of the Admiral Byng and Rear-Admiral West.TRN3
3.7.1756Arrived at GibraltarTRN3
9.7.1756Left Gibraltar carrying Admiral The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) as a prisonerTRN3
26.7.1756Arrived at SpitheadTRN3
14.5.1757l'Aquilon vs Antelope
24.5.1757Took the Privateer L'Heureuse Union
3.11.1757Antelope vs Le Moras
3.11.1757Took the Privateer Le Moras (22)
11.4.1758Took the Privateer La Marguerite
31.10.1758Antelope vs Belliqueux
31.10.1758Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Belliqueux (64)
1759Blockade of Dunkirk 1759
10.5.1759Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
26.7.1759Took the Privateer Le Hobereau Mandal, Norway
5.4.1760Took the Privateer La Villegenie (12) off the LizardBG
5.6.1762Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
29.11.1762Rescued the crew of the sinking Marlborough (80) in the North AtlanticTRN3
15.5.1763Sailed for fishery protection dutyBWAS-1714
6.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
22.8.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1768Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1769RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1769Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £12372.8.10dBWAS-1714
4.6.1769Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
17.5.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
2.1771Paid offBWAS-1714
6.12.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1773Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1773Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1292.16.4dBWAS-1714
1.1774RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.5.1774Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.1778Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
30.10.1783Sold at Woolwich for £530BWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18 ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
NDARIV Naval Documents of the American Revolution Vol IVWilliam Bell Clark, EditorDigital Book
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 106 ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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