Assistance

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Assistance' (1699) (50)
Ordered15.6.1710BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.6.1710BWAS-1714
Acquired15.6.1710BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.2.1713BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London B065
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Samuel MillerB065
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild27.4.1720BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck132' 1 ½"Imperial Feet40.2463 
Length of Keel108' 11"Imperial Feet32.9216 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 0 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen709 6594Tons BM 

Armament


2.1713Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.3.1714/15 - 14.10.1717Captain Edward Vernon (1684-1757): on board from 4.3.1714/15 ADM 6/12/30BWAS-171411.3.1718/19 - 14.1.1719/20Captain Edward Holland (d.1735/36): on board from 21.3.1718/19 ADM 3/12/158BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1714/15 - 21.10.1717First Lieutenant James Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 21.10.1717Second Lieutenant Samuel Vaughan ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 18.1.1719/20First Lieutenant James Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 18.1.1719/20Second Lieutenant Ralph Archbold ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
25.11.1713 - 21.10.1717Midshipman Extra Henry Rossington ADM 6/12/72ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.3.1714/15 - 25.1.1715/16Midshipman Curtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 107/3/39ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1715Commissioned for Norris's fleet to the BalticBWAS-1714
1716Took the Ambassador to Turkey in the Winter of 1716/17
21.10.1717

Paid off

ADM33
1719Commissioned for Norris's fleet to the BalticBWAS-1714
31.1.1719/20

Paid off

ADM33
27.4.1720

Break up completed at Woolwich to rebuild

BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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