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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 - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
John HaywardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1701-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.2.1741/42 - 17.8.1744Captain
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/16
BWAS-1714
18.8.1744 - 1.10.1745Captain
Arthur ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1750
Transfered ADM 6/17/85
BWAS-1714
1.10.1745 - 6.2.1745/46Captain
Giles Richard VanbrughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1745
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/327
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.3.1747/48
BWAS-1714
7.2.1746/47 - 14.3.1746/47Captain
Matthew BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1789
Transfered ADM 6/17/252
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 27.7.1747
ADM 6/17
14.3.1746/47 - 6.11.1748Captain
John BowdlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
ADM 3/17/408
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.11.1748
ADM 6/17
21.5.1755 - 4.6.1756Captain
Clark GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1782
Transfered ADM 6/18/168
BWAS-1714
4.6.1756 - 10.4.1759Captain
Thomas SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1760
ADM 6/18/276
BWAS-1714
10.4.1759 - 14.5.1761Captain
James WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1759
† ADM 6/19/55
BWAS-1714
15.5.1761 - 4.4.1764Captain
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
ADM 6/19/315
BWAS-1714
21.2.1769 - 8.1.1771Captain
George GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1795
Transfered ADM 6/20/228
BWAS-1714
31.1.1774 - 7.9.1774Captain
Archibald DicksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1802
ADM 6/21/12
BWAS-1714
7.9.1774 - 28.7.1777Captain
William JuddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1778
ADM 6/21/47
BWAS-1714
7.9.1777 - 13.5.1778Captain
Charles Holmes EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1793
ADM 6/21/408
Issued by
Clark GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1782
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 18.5.1778
ADM 6/21
13.5.1778 - 20.5.1778Captain
Farmery EpworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1795
ADM 6/21/404
ADM 6/21

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1769 - 19.2.1771Commodore
John ByronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1780
ADM 6/20/227
BWAS-1714
31.1.1774 - 20.5.1778Rear-Admiral of the White
Clark GaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1782
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.9.1756 - 6.11.1756Third Lieutenant
Christopher RaperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1771
ADM 6/18/308
ADM 6/18
6.11.1756 - 30.4.1759Second Lieutenant
Christopher RaperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1771
Transfered ADM 6/18/319
ADM 6/18
31.1.1774 - 11.11.1776Second Lieutenant
Thomas CadoganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1782
ADM 6/21/12
ADM 6/21
1776 - 14.2.1776Acting Lieutenant
Francis L'MontaisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1780
NDARIV

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.8.1744 - 13.4.1745Midshipman
Rowland PritchettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1748
Transfered ADM 6/86/273
ADM 6/86
8.1.1756 - 3.7.1756Master's Mate
William LockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1742Commissioned for the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
16.5.1742Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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 - Sheerness 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 - Sheerness at a cost of £8357.8.0dBWAS-1714
2.1754Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1754Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness 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 ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
as a prisoner
TRN3
26.7.1756Arrived at SpitheadTRN3
14.5.1757l'Aquilon vs Antelope
24.5.1757Took the Privateer
L'Heureuse Union 1757-1757
French Privateer

3.11.1757Antelope vs Le Moras
3.11.1757Took the Privateer
Le Moras (22) 1757-1757
French 22 Gun
Privateer

11.4.1758Took the Privateer
La Marguerite 1758-1758
French Privateer

31.10.1758Antelope vs Belliqueux
31.10.1758Took the Ship of the Line
Le Belliqueux (64) 1756-1758
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

1759Blockade of Dunkirk 1759
10.5.1759Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
26.7.1759Took the Privateer
Le Hobereau 1759-1759
French Privateer
Mandal, Norway

5.4.1760Took the Privateer
La Villegenie (12) 1758-1760
French 12 Gun
Privateer
off the Lizard
BG
5.6.1762Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
29.11.1762Rescued the crew of the sinking
Marlborough (80) 1756-1762
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the North Atlantic
TRN3
15.5.1763Sailed for fishery protection dutyBWAS-1714
4.4.1764

Paid off

BWAS-1714
22.8.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1768Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1769RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1769Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £12372.8.10dBWAS-1714
4.6.1769Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
17.5.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
19.2.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.12.1771SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.1773Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1773Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1292.16.4dBWAS-1714
1.1774RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.5.1774Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.1778Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
20.5.1778Paid offADM 51
30.10.1783Sold at Woolwich for £530BWAS-1714

 

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