Barfleur

7487
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.1713BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.12.1713BWAS-1714
Launched27.6.1716BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.7.1716
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Razeed1755BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Barfleur' (1755) (80)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck163' 0"Imperial Feet49.6824 
Length of Keel131' 9"Imperial Feet39.9362 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,564 5494Tons BM 

Armament


1716Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1717680EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.7.1716 - 10.9.1716CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/12/75ADM 6/1216.2.1716/17 - 5.7.1717CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/12/90BWAS-17146.7.1717 - 26.7.1717CaptainThomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 27.7.1717
ADM 6/12
15.3.1717/18 - 12.7.1716Second CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 17.11.1720CaptainGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/12/120BWAS-171429.1.1740/41 - 4.6.1741CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/15/373ADM 6/155.6.1741 - 6.12.1743CaptainWilliam Rowley (1690-1768) ADM 6/15/425BWAS-17143.1.1743/44 - 18.3.1743/44CaptainMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/16/524
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 8.8.1745
BWAS-1714
19.3.1743/44 - 14.2.1744/45CaptainJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/16/496
Commission confirmed 19.6.1745
BWAS-1714
14.2.1744/45 - 22.7.1745CaptainMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/16/498
Commission confirmed 21.6.1745
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 13.10.1747CaptainSheldrake Laton (d.1776) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/1613.10.1747 - 7.6.1748CaptainJohn Orme (1686-1764) ADM 6/17/273BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1717 - 1719AdmiralSir George Byng (1st Baronet of Wrotham in the County of Kent) (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-17147.12.1743 - 1744Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Rowley (1690-1768)ODNB

45 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1716/17 - 5.7.1717First LieutenantGeorge Protheroe ADM 6/12/89ADM 6/1214.2.1716/17 - 15.3.1717/18Second LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/89ADM 6/1214.2.1716/17 - 5.7.1717Third LieutenantJohn Cundett (d.1724) ADM 6/12/89ADM 6/1214.2.1716/17 - 6.7.1717Fourth LieutenantMathew Consett (d.1749) ADM 6/12/89ADM 6/1222.2.1716/17 - 6.7.1717Fifth LieutenantRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/126.7.1717 - 16.1.1717/18First LieutenantYelverton Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 29.7.1717
ADM 6/12
6.7.1717 - 28.1.1717/18Third LieutenantJohn Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 26.7.1717
ADM 6/12
7.7.1717 - 8.1.1717/18Fourth LieutenantHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 29.7.1717
ADM 6/12
7.7.1717 - 21.11.1717Fifth LieutenantCharles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 26.7.1717
ADM 6/12
15.3.1717/18 - 25.3.1718First LieutenantGeorge Protheroe ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 26.3.1718Second LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 25.3.1718Third LieutenantMathew Consett (d.1749) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 26.3.1718Fourth LieutenantRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1220.3.1717/18 - 25.3.1718Fifth LieutenantTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/123ADM 6/1226.3.1718 - 17.11.1720First LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/125ADM 6/1226.3.1718 - 17.11.1720Second LieutenantMathew Consett (d.1749) ADM 6/12/125ADM 6/1226.3.1718 - 2.10.1719Third LieutenantRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/16/125ADM 6/1226.3.1718 - 27.11.1720Fourth LieutenantTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/125ADM 6/1226.3.1718 - 11.7.1720Fifth LieutenantYelverton Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/12/125ADM 6/122.10.1719 - 17.11.1720LieutenantGeorge Anson (1697-1762)NMM13.5.1720 - 11.7.1720Sixth LieutenantThe Hon. James Cornwallis (1701-1727) ADM 6/12/230
Commission confirmed 9.1.1720/21
ADM 6/12
12.7.1720 - 3.12.1721Fifth LieutenantThe Hon. James Cornwallis (1701-1727) ADM 6/12/230
Commission confirmed 9.1.1720/21
ADM 6/12
12.7.1720 - 23.1.1725/26Sixth LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/12/219
Commission confirmed 26.11.1720
ADM 6/12
2.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741First LieutenantJohn Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Second LieutenantEdward Dovey ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Third LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 28.5.1741Fifth LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 3.4.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Stone ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 28.5.1741Second LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/403ADM 6/1529.5.1741 - 28.1.1744/45First LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/424ADM 6/1529.5.1741 - 21.2.1743/44Third LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/15/424ADM 6/1529.5.1741 - 4.10.1742Fourth LieutenantGeorge Stone ADM 6/15/424ADM 6/1529.5.1741 - 4.10.1742Fifth LieutenantThomas Oakley (d.1769) ADM 6/15/424ADM 6/152.2.1741/42 - 25.9.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Jermy (1711-1751) ADM 6/16/522
Issued by Richard Lestock (1678/79-1748), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 3.8.1745
ADM 6/16
17.3.1742/43 - 30.6.1745Fourth LieutenantFrederick Booth (d.1751) ADM 6/16/503
Commission confirmed 1.7.1745
ADM 6/16
22.2.1743/44 - 5.3.1743/44Second LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/16/437ADM 6/166.3.1743/44 - 19.3.1743/44Fifth LieutenantLionel Daniel (d.1752) ADM 6/17/208
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 16.3.1746/47
ADM 6/17
19.3.1743/44 - 28.1.1744/45First LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.1746) ADM 6/17/47
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 22.1.1745/46
ADM 6/17
19.3.1743/44 - 29.1.1744/45Third LieutenantLouis Lasinby (d.1754) ADM 6/16/471
Commission confirmed 24.4.1745
ADM 6/16
19.3.1743/44 - 11.3.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 6/17/200
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 14.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
19.3.1743/44 - 25.5.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Lempriere ADM 6/16/472ADM 6/1629.1.1744/45 - 22.7.1745Third LieutenantJames Hamilton (d.1747) ADM 6/17/392
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
ADM 6/17
9.10.1747 - 7.6.1748Second LieutenantLouis Lasinby (d.1754) ADM 6/17/273ADM 6/179.10.1747 - 7.6.1748Fifth LieutenantEdward Leighton (d.1750) ADM 6/17/273ADM 6/179.10.1747 - 7.6.1748Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Lambert (d.1767) ADM 6/17/273ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1717 - 5.3.1716/17MasterJames Young (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/12/94ADM 6/12

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
21.2.1718/19 - 29.3.1721Lieutenant's ServantGeorge Cunning ADM 107/3/159ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
4.9.1716

Completed at a cost of £23,956.12.9d including fitting, plus and additional £1,891.3.5d for further fitting

BWAS-1714
1717Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
3.1717/18Fitted for the Mediterranean at Chatahm at a cost of £1,032.17.1dBWAS-1714
15.6.1718Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
17.11.1720Paid offADM 51
11.1721Started a small repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
2.1722Completed small repair at a cost of 3,426.3.9dBWAS-1714
9.1738Started a middling repairBWAS-1714
10.1739Completed repair at a cost of £176,621.3.9d (Seems too high, probably £16,621 or £17,621)BWAS-1714
10.1741For Norris's fleetBWAS-1714
1742In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1743In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
7.1745Started Great repair and refit at ChathamBWAS-1714
22.7.1745

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1747Completed repair at a cost of £23,374.0.7dBWAS-1714
7.6.1748

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
29.1.1749

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
1755Reduced to an 80-gun Third RateBWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1717/03/301717/11/15British Baltic Fleet 1717Sir George Byng (1st Baronet of Wrotham in the County of Kent) (1663/64-1732/33)
 

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