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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.8.1745BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1745BWAS-1714
Launched22.12.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.9.1745BWAS-1714
Home PortVoronez
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Constructor
and Hogben SedgerBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater11.8.1773BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Breadth41' 2 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Draught Forward11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Draught Aft14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen1,063 2094Tons BM 

Armament


2.1749Broadside 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
1752350EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1745 - 23.11.1747Captain
George ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1762
ADM 6/16/546
ADM 6/16
23.11.1747 - 20.12.1748Captain
William GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1765
ADM 6/17/285
BWAS-1793
21.12.1748 - 9.12.1749Captain
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
ADM 6/17/426
BWAS-1793
9.12.1749 - 2.3.1749/50Captain
Arthur ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1750
ADM 6/17/506
ADM 6/17
2.3.1749/50 - 22.7.1752Captain
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
Transfered ADM 6/17/513
ADM 6/17
29.7.1752 - 24.5.1753Captain
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1753
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/41
BWAS-1793
27.12.1753 - 29.3.1754Captain
Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/18/103
ADM 6/18
19.9.1755 - 25.11.1755Captain
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
Transfered ADM 6/18/195
ADM 6/18
25.11.1755 - 5.5.1758Captain
John WellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1770
ADM 6/18/215
BWAS-1793
6.6.1758 - 30.6.1760Captain
David EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1780
ADM 6/19/169
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 27.5.1760
BWAS-1793
21.11.1760 - 17.11.1762Captain
William NortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1779
Transfered ADM 6/19/209
BWAS-1793
17.11.1762 - 31.8.1763Captain
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1772
ADM 6/19/450
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.12.1748 - bef.30.3.1754Second Lieutenant
Jospeh CarewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1754
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/426
ADM 6/17
16.1.1762 - 31.8.1763Second Lieutenant
Rowland PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1768
ADM 6/19/380
ADM 6/19

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1783 - 9.1784Midshipman
John ChildBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1802
ADM 106/1286/483
ADM 106
6.1785 - 21.8.1786Midshipman
John ChildBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1802
ADM 106/1286/483
ADM 106

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.11.1762 - bef.31.8.1763Able Seaman
James KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1784
E-WIKI
1763 - bef.31.8.1763Unknown
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
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Service History


DateEventSource
22.12.1745building at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £13676.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.12.1745Began Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.11.1748

Ordered to be completed as a guard ship

BWAS-1714
20.12.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
2.1749

Commissioned as a guard ship at Plymouth

BWAS-1714
26.2.1748/49Completed Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5762.14.0dBWAS-1714
12.1752Sailed for Anamaboc on the West Coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1753Home to pay offBWAS-1714
29.3.1754Paid offADM 33
9.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.5.1756Sailed for Africa and then to JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.9.1758Palmier vs Assistance
4.1759At JamaicaBWAS-1714
28.4.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.6.1760

Paid off

ADM 51
3.10.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1760RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1760Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1761Convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1714
2.1761Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £11052.12.3dBWAS-1714
25.2.1762Sailed to meet East Indies shipsBWAS-1714
20.11.1762Sailed for African and West Indian tradeBWAS-1714
31.8.1763Paid offADM 51
6.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1770fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £485.16.5dBWAS-1714
8.1771Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
11.8.1773Sold at Portsmouth for £640BWAS-1714

 

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