Blandford

7498
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1719BWAS-1714
Launched13.2.1719/20BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.2.1719/20
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.10.1742BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 3"Imperial Feet26.5285 
Breadth28' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen375 1894Tons BM 

Armament


13.2.1719/20Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1719/20 - 25.11.1724CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/12/193BWAS-17144.5.1727 - 3.10.1727CaptainGeorge Protheroe ADM 6/13/142BWAS-17143.10.1727 - 2.8.1732CaptainGeorge Protheroe ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/137.5.1733 - 13.12.1740CaptainGeorge Burrish (d.1770) ADM 6/15/144BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1719/20 - 11.4.1720LieutenantWilliam Pooley ADM 6/12/194ADM 6/1212.4.1720 - 25.11.1724LieutenantRichard Stevens ADM 6/12/202ADM 6/1211.5.1727 - 3.10.1727LieutenantPeter Jacob Des Tombe (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/133.10.1727 - 2.8.1732LieutenantPeter Jacob Des Tombe (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1323.11.1733 - 30.12.1734LieutenantSamuel Marshall (d.1768) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1430.12.1734 - 5.1.1735/36LieutenantRobert Roundtree ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/146.1.1735/36 - 10.2.1739/40LieutenantHenry Dennis (d.1757) ADM 6/15/2ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.2.1741/42 - 15.6.1742CoxswainCharles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 107/3/513ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.5.1733 - 1733VolunteerCarr Scrope (d.1762) ADM 6/14/144ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
1720Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
13.2.1719/20building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3041.11.3dBWAS-1714
13.2.1719/20Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.3.1719/20Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4810.0.8dBWAS-1714
1721Sailed to CarolinaBWAS-1714
1722In CarolinaBWAS-1714
1723In CarolinaBWAS-1714
1724In CarolinaBWAS-1714
25.11.1724Paid offADM 51
1728In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1730Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1714
2.8.1732

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1732Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1733Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1872.1.9dBWAS-1714
5.1733Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
1734Sailed to the Portugese coastBWAS-1714
1735In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1738At GeorgiaBWAS-1714
1739At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1740At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.9.1740Sailed home with dispatchesBWAS-1714
12.1740SurveyedBWAS-1714
13.12.1740Paid offADM 51
19.10.1742Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
28.10.1742Sold for £222BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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