Berwick

7494
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1740BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
Launched13.6.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.6.1743
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1760BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel125' 9"Imperial Feet38.1091 
Breadth43' 9"Imperial Feet13.1826 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,280 2694Tons BM 

Armament


13.6.1743Broadside 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

1756Broadside 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
22.11.1748140As a guardshipBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1743 - 2.8.1745CaptainEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781) ADM 6/16/188ODNB29.11.1745 - 31.12.1747CaptainThomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/17/171
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 8.11.1746
BWAS-1714
18.3.1747/48 - 29.7.1748CaptainJames Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/17/334BWAS-17141.12.1748 - 14.11.1752CaptainHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 16.5.1753CaptainCharles Catford (d.1756) ADM 6/18/53BWAS-171430.6.1756 - 29.9.1758CaptainRobert Hughes (d.1774) ADM 6/18/287BWAS-171429.9.1758 - 5.8.1760CaptainWilliam Harman (c.1719-1766) ADM 6/18/541BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1743 - 28.3.1745First LieutenantJohn Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/16/188ADM 6/1618.3.1743/44 - 7.7.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/1
Commission confirmed 19.9.1745
ADM 6/17
29.3.1745 - 2.8.1745First LieutenantWilliam Long (c.1704-1778) ADM 6/17/26
Commission confirmed 23.11.1745
ADM 6/17
28.3.1746 - 2.9.1747Third LieutenantJohn Faulknor (d.c.1749) ADM 6/17/169
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 1.11.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
26.7.1743Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £27146.0.11dBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
29.7.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
12.1748Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
14.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1756Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
6.1756Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1756Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £8774.7.7dBWAS-1714
9.12.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.4.1757Action of 5th April 1757
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
28.2.1758Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line L'Orphee (64) BWAS-1714
12.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadelopeBWAS-1714
25.7.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.8.1760

Paid off

BWAS-1714
16.8.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1760Broken up at Chatham for £962.18.10dBWAS-1714

 

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