Bedford -> 1767 Bedford Hulk

7492
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.10.1736BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.4.1737BWAS-1714
Launched9.3.1740/41BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.3.1740/41
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold24.5.1787BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 10 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel121' 6Imperial Feet36.8881 
Breadth43' 7 ½"Imperial Feet13.1191 
Depth in Hold17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,229 8994Tons BM 

Armament


3.1740/41Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1755Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1740/41 - 12.1.1743/44CaptainJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/15/392BWAS-171412.1.1743/44 - 22.1.1747/48CaptainThe Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769) ADM 6/17/298
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.12.1747
BWAS-1714
26.3.1755 - 15.2.1757CaptainJames Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/18/149BWAS-171415.2.1757 - 17.12.1759CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/18/356BWAS-17145.3.1760 - 26.9.1761CaptainJohn Lockhart (1721-1790) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-171414.5.1762 - 20.12.1762CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1724-1766) ADM 6/19/409BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1740/41 - 11.6.1744First LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/15/392ADM 6/156.3.1740/41 - 27.8.1743Third LieutenantPaul Lovelace (c.1711-1757) ADM 6/15/393ADM 6/1530.6.1741 - 10.9.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoshua Wybourne ADM 6/15/446
Commission confirmed 27.8.1741
ADM 6/15
11.9.1742 - 27.8.1743Third LieutenantJoshua Wybourne ADM 6/16/418
Commission confirmed 9.1.1743/44
ADM 6/16
28.8.1743 - 27.3.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Faulknor (d.c.1749) ADM 6/17/169
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 1.11.1746
ADM 6/17
21.10.1745 - 20.8.1747First LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.bef.1760) ADM 6/17/331
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 14.3.1747/48
ADM 6/17
12.9.1747 - 22.1.1747/48Third LieutenantRobert Tilliard (d.1753) ADM 6/17/292
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 7.12.1747
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1770 - 15.10.1770PurserRobert Hunter ADM 6/20/300ADM 6/20

Service History


DateEventSource
24.5.1741Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £26581.12.9dBWAS-1714
1742Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1747

Returned home from the Mediterranean

BWAS-1714
22.1.1747/48

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham

ADM 106
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
6.1749Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
28.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1749/50Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11365.16.8dBWAS-1714
1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
3.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
15.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.7.1757Arrived in North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
23.2.1758Sailed for LouisburgBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
9.1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
17.12.1759Paid offADM 51
3.2.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.3.1761Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Comète (30)
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
25.5.1761Sailed as convoy escort to PortugalBWAS-1714
9.1761Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
26.9.1761Paid offADM 51
7.1762Refitting at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.1762Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7430.1.10dBWAS-1714
20.12.1762

Paid off

BWAS-1714
17.1.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1767Renamed Bedford HulkBWAS-1603
11.1767Refitted as a Unrated Hulk BWAS-1714
17.7.1783Paid offADM 51
24.5.1787Sold for £415BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
 

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Posted by Brian on Friday 15th of January 2016 16:25

1761 - His Majesty's ship the Bedford of 64 guns, commanded by Captain Deane, has taken and sent into Plymouth the Comete, French frigate of war, of 32 guns and 250 men, which the Bedford fell in with on the 16th inst. 30 leagues S. W. from Ushant, and, after a chase of 9 hours, took her. She sailed from Brest on the 9th inst.

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