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Boyne

7503
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.7.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1.1735/36BWAS-1714
Launched28.5.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.8.1739BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 80-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up16.3.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel127' 2"Imperial Feet38.7115 
Breadth45' 5"Imperial Feet13.7414 
Depth in Hold18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Burthen1,389 9094Tons BM 

Armament


28.5.1739Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733600Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1739 - 11.1.1740/41Captain
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
ADM 6/15/209
BWAS-1714
12.1.1740/41 - 7.6.1741Captain
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
Transfered ADM 6/15/469
BWAS-1714
8.6.1741 - 2.5.1743Captain
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/236
Confirmed 7.11.1743
BWAS-1714
16.8.1743 - 18.9.1743Captain
William DilkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1745
ADM 6/16/210
ADM 6/16
19.9.1743 - 11.12.1743Captain
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1758
ADM 6/16/220
ADM 6/16
12.12.1743 - 8.11.1744Captain
Rowland FrogmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1743
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/248
BWAS-1714
8.11.1744 - 8.2.1745/46Captain
James LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1761
ADM 6/17/132
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 25.7.1746
BWAS-1714
9.2.1745/46 - 20.11.1746Captain
Thomas AllisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
ADM 6/17/139
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.8.1746
ADM 6/17
20.11.1746 - 14.3.1746/47Captain
John BowdlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
Transfered ADM 3/17/346
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.4.1748
ADM 6/17
14.3.1746/47 - 30.3.1747Captain
Thomas LathamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1759
ADM 6/17/392
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 21.10.1748
BWAS-1714
30.3.1747 - 10.11.1748Captain
Cotton DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1752
ADM 3/17/362
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.6.1748
BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1740 - 9.1740Admiral of the Fleet
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
BWAS-1714
12.1.1740/41 - 6.1741Commodore
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
BWAS-1714
6.1741 - 11.1742Vice-Admiral of the White
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
BWAS-1714
9.1747Vice-Admiral of the Blue
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
BWAS-1714

40 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.8.1739 - 29.6.1740First Lieutenant
William CareyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/210
ADM 6/15
14.8.1739 - 29.8.1739Third Lieutenant
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/210
ADM 6/15
14.8.1739 - 29.8.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard BullivantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1739
ADM 6/15/210
ADM 6/15
31.8.1739 - 29.2.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1749
ADM 6/15/217
ADM 6/15
4.9.1739 - 7.4.1740Second Lieutenant
Charles MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1740
ADM 6/15/219
ADM 6/15
1.3.1739/40 - 3.3.1739/40Third Lieutenant
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1749
Transfered ADM 6/15/252
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 8.4.1740Third Lieutenant
Arthur VaughanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1756
ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 7.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Francis VilliersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740
ADM 6/15/255
ADM 6/15
8.4.1740 - 29.6.1740Third Lieutenant
Francis VilliersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740
ADM 6/15/272
ADM 6/15
8.4.1740 - 5.8.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James RootsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1724-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/272
ADM 6/15
30.6.1740 - 28.8.1740First Lieutenant
Thomas GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1740
ADM 6/15/303
ADM 6/15
30.6.1740 - 1.9.1740Second Lieutenant
Alexander StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1740
ADM 6/15/303
ADM 6/15
2.9.1740 - 26.9.1740First Lieutenant
Alexander StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/328
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 6.10.1740Second Lieutenant
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
Transfered ADM 6/15/337
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 6.10.1740Third Lieutenant
Thomas KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1775
ADM 6/15/337
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 5.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John NovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1743
ADM 6/15/337
ADM 6/15
6.10.1740Third Lieutenant
John NovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1743
ADM 6/15/348
ADM 6/15
6.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1762
ADM 6/15/348
ADM 6/15
7.10.1740 - 29.3.1741Second Lieutenant
John NovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1743
ADM 6/15/248
ADM 6/15
7.10.1740 - 5.10.1741Third Lieutenant
John NealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1762
ADM 6/15/348
ADM 6/15
7.10.1740 - 7.6.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James WestonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/348
ADM 6/15
30.3.1741 - 7.6.1741Second Lieutenant
Charles GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/259
Confirmed 14.1.1743/44
ADM 6/16
8.6.1741 - 15.10.1741Second Lieutenant
Thomas SturtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1753
ADM 6/17/202
Issued by
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 20.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
15.10.1741 - 25.2.1741/42First Lieutenant
Edmund BeavorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1744
ADM 6/16/266
Confirmed 31.1.1743/44
ADM 6/16
23.8.1742 - 23.8.1743Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
ADM 6/16/371
Confirmed 15.10.1744
ADM 6/16
14.10.1742 - 23.8.1743Third Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/16/176
ADM 6/16
16.8.1743 - 8.11.1743First Lieutenant
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/210
ADM 6/16
24.8.1743 - 30.8.1743Third Lieutenant
Benjamin AlmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/212
ADM 6/16
11.10.1743 - 6.9.1745Second Lieutenant
Stephen PollingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1745
ADM 6/16/228
ADM 6/16
9.11.1743 - 21.9.1744First Lieutenant
Jonathon RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1757
Transfered ADM 6/16/238
ADM 6/16
1.11.1744 - 16.2.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William OrseurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1769
Transfered ADM 6/17/417
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.12.1748
ADM 6/17
6.3.1744/45 - 29.3.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Frederick BretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
ADM 6/16/538
Confirmed 4.9.1745
ADM 6/16
3.11.1745 - 19.12.1745Third Lieutenant
Salkeld John ProctorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1759
ADM 6/17/126
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.7.1746
ADM 6/17
19.12.1745 - 6.5.1747Third Lieutenant
William CockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1748
Transfered ADM 3/17/361
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.6.1748
ADM 6/17
6.5.1747 - 20.8.1747First Lieutenant
John WheelockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1779
Transfered ADM 6/17/370
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 22.7.1748
ADM 6/17
19.8.1747 - 5.9.1747Second Lieutenant
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
ADM 6/17/426
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 27.12.1748
ADM 6/17
5.9.1747 - 9.1.1747/48First Lieutenant
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
ADM 6/17/426
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 27.12.1748
ADM 6/17
9.1.1747/48 - 10.11.1748First Lieutenant
Edmund TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
ADM 6/17/451
Issued by
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749

Confirmed 24.3.1748/49
ADM 6/17
9.1.1747/48 - 16.8.1748Third Lieutenant
Maurice SucklingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1778
ADM 6/17/395
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 28.10.1748
ADM 6/17
9.1.1747/48 - 5.8.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
Transfered ADM 6/17/457
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.4.1749
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1740Gunner
Robert ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1740
Superannuated ADM 106/922/28
ADM 106
1740 - 15.7.1740Surgeon
Jeffry SaltBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1740-1757
ADM 6/15/310
ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
7.9.1739Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £27310.13.6dBWAS-1714
5.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3874.18.6dBWAS-1714
26.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.1743Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1743Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9142.0.3dBWAS-1714
1744Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1748Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
28.1.1747/48SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.11.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
1750Converted to a prison shipBWAS-1714
1750Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
27.2.1761

His Majesty's ships Royal Anne, Saint George and Boyne are going to be made prison ships. The lease being out on Portchester Castle the prisoners are to be removed from thence on board the above ships.

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10.2.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
16.3.1763Break up completed at Portsmouth for £599.15.6dBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian on Sunday 31st of January 2016 21:28

Gentleman's Magazine 1744 - (Regarding in part the Boyne) For we have many ships that are called 60 and 50 gun ships that are built of very different proportions and strength; the one of which could support batteries of large cannon, which the others could not, and some had convenient stowage for large numbers of men, and quantities of provisions for them, which the others are defective in. So that the primary enquiry is to the roominess and strength of the ship, to know what batteries she can support; and then the numbers of men requisite are the secondary consideration. For in the 80 gun ship I was last in, the Boyne, her lower battery was 32 pounders, and the upper 12 and 9; and the apparent reason those upper batteries were not heavier, was, that the beams were so slight that the decks could not bear a heavier battery. The Boyne, the ship I mentioned was rebuilt in 1739 , as the Victory was in 1737, both under the same direction. etc..

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