Barfleur

7490
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Barfleur' (1716) (90)
Launched1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1783BWAS-1714

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 

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1755 - 12.6.1756CaptainLord Harry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/18/125ODNB12.6.1756 - 26.4.1757CaptainJohn Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/18/279ADM 6/1826.4.1757 - 19.10.1757CaptainStephen Colby (c.1720-1779) ADM 6/18/390ADM 6/1819.10.1757 - 9.1.1759CaptainSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/18/446ADM 6/184.9.1759 - 16.12.1760CaptainJohn Fortescue (c.1722-1808): on board from 11.9.1759 ADM 6/19/92ADM 6/19

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1795 - 1799MidshipmanDyer BondNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
9.1.1759Paid offADM 51
16.12.1760Paid offADM 51
1764HulkedBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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