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Bideford

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Biddeford
Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Sixth Rate ship 'Bideford' (1712) (24) 1712-1727
British 24 Gun
6th Rate Ship
Ordered23.3.1726/27B028
Keel Laid Down2.1727B028
Launched2.10.1727B028
First Commissioned7.10.1727B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship ClassGibraltar Group (1710)B028
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1700-1705
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Foundered18.3.1736/37B028

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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.10.1727 - 23.9.1730Captain
Covill MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1741
ADM 6/14/170
BWAS-1714
26.1.1730/31 - 25.8.1734Captain
Curtis BarnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1756
Transfered ADM 6/14/65
SOTON
26.8.1734 - 18.3.1736/37Captain
Mathew ConsettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1737
ADM 6/14/193
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.10.1727 - 23.9.1730Lieutenant
Edward GuyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1742
ADM 6/14/170
ADM 6/13
26.1.1730/31 - 21.8.1735Lieutenant
William AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1735
Transfered ADM 6/14/65
ADM 6/14
29.8.1735 - 18.3.1736/37Lieutenant
John HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/15/220
ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.12.1732 - 5.2.1732/33Midshipman
Richard LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1741
Transfered ADM 107/3/320
ADM 107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
16.3.1729/30 - 10.12.1732Able Seaman
Richard LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1741
ADM 107/3/320
ADM 107/3

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
18.3.1737

Foundered though a leak off Flamborough Head

BWAS-1714

 

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