Assistance

7469
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-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructorand Hogben SedgerBWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1745 - 23.11.1747CaptainGeorge Elliott (c.1714-1795) ADM 6/16/546ADM 6/1623.11.1747 - 20.12.1748CaptainWilliam Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/17/285BWAS-179321.12.1748 - 9.12.1749CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/17/426BWAS-17939.12.1749 - 2.3.1749/50CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/506ADM 6/172.3.1749/50 - 22.7.1752CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/17/513ADM 6/1729.7.1752 - 5.1753CaptainGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/18/41BWAS-179327.12.1753 - 29.8.1754CaptainRichard Edwards (1715-1795) ADM 6/18/103ADM 6/1819.9.1755 - 25.11.1755CaptainJohn Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/18/195ADM 6/1825.11.1755 - 5.5.1758CaptainJohn Weller (c.1717-1772) ADM 6/18/215BWAS-17936.6.1758 - 30.6.1760CaptainDavid Edwards (c.1718-1781) ADM 6/19/169
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 27.5.1760
BWAS-1793
21.11.1760 - 17.11.1762CaptainWilliam Norton (d.c.1779) ADM 6/19/209BWAS-179317.11.1762 - 31.8.1763CaptainJames Smith (c.1725-1786) ADM 6/19/450BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.12.1748 - 1754Second LieutenantJospeh Carew (d.bef.1754) ADM 6/17/426ADM 6/17

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
19.11.1762 - 1763Able SeamanJames King (1750-1784)EWIKI1763UnknownRoger Curtis (1746-1816)ref:616

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
22.11.1748Ordered to be completed as a guard shipBWAS-1714
20.12.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
2.1749Commissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-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
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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