Bideford

7496
Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Bideford' (1712) (24)
Ordered23.3.1726/27BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1727BWAS-1714
Launched2.10.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.10.1727B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupB028
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Foundered18.3.1735/36B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen371 4594Tons BM 

Armament


1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1727140EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.10.1727 - 23.9.1730CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/14/170BWAS-171426.1.1730/31 - 25.8.1734CaptainCurtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/14/65SOTON26.8.1734 - 18.3.1735/36CaptainMathew Consett (d.1749) ADM 6/14/193BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.10.1727 - 23.9.1730LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1326.1.1730/31 - 21.8.1735LieutenantWilliam Ackworth (d.1734) ADM 6/14/65ADM 6/1429.8.1735 - 18.3.1735/36LieutenantJohn Hyde (d.1753) ADM 6/15/220ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.7.1733 - 8.9.1733MidshipmanRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
20.9.1730 - 7.7.1733Able SeamanRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1727Commissioned for VirginiaBWAS-1714
2.10.1727rebuilding at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6886.12.4dBWAS-1714
23.9.1730

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1731Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1734In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1735In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1714
18.3.1735/36Foundered though a leak off Flamborough HeadBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
SOTONShips of the Old NavyMichael PhilipsWeb Site
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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