Bristol

7505
Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.11.1742
Keel Laid Down24.6.1743
Launched9.7.1746
First Commissioned2.7.1746
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner - modified
Designed byJohn Holland (d.1752)
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.1752)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up21.10.1768

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold16' 10"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen1,021 26,94Imperial Feet1.1938 

Armament


9.7.1746Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741300Design Complement
1749120as a guard shipBWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.7.1746 - 6.4.1748CaptainThe Hon. William Montague (1720-1757) ADM 6/17/122BWAS-17146.4.1748 - 13.9.1748CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 3/17/341ADM 6/1713.9.1748 - 23.9.1748CaptainFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/383ADM 6/1723.9.1748 - 13.6.1749CaptainThe Hon. William Montague (1720-1757) ADM 6/17/385ADM 6/1713.6.1749 - 5.12.1751CaptainJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/17/469BWAS-17145.12.1751 - 20.11.1752CaptainJulian Legge (d.1762) ADM 6/18/18BWAS-171430.1.1753 - 24.1.1754CaptainRobert Roddam (1719-1808) ADM 6/18/57BWAS-171424.1.1754 - 28.3.1754CaptainThomas Latham (c.1720-1762) ADM 6/18/88ADM 6/1828.3.1754 - 31.7.1754CaptainSamuel Marshall (c.1711-1768) ADM 6/18/95BWAS-17141.7.1755 - 29.1.1759CaptainLachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/18/177BWAS-171429.1.1759 - 12.5.1759CaptainPeter Parker (1715-1811) ADM 6/19/190
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 14.8.1760
BWAS-1714
12.5.1759 - 22.1.1760CaptainEdward Clark (c.1718-1764) ADM 6/19/220
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 16.12.1760
ADM 6/19

15 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1746 - 23.4.1748First LieutenantFrancis Wyatt (d.1777) ADM 6/17/122ADM 6/173.7.1746 - 5.7.1747Second LieutenantJohn Bagster (1720-1792) ADM 6/17/122ADM 6/1730.9.1746 - 15.4.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Mackie (d.1754) ADM 6/17/158ADM 6/1715.4.1748 - 23.4.1748Second LieutenantCharles Mackie (d.1754) ADM 3/17/345ADM 6/1723.4.1748 - 3.5.1748First LieutenantCharles Mackie (d.1754) ADM 3/17/348ADM 6/1723.4.1748 - 3.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLancelot Skynner (d.1760) ADM 3/17/348ADM 6/173.5.1748 - 21.10.1748First LieutenantJoshua Weldon ADM 3/17/349ADM 6/173.5.1748 - 25.10.1748Second LieutenantCharles Mackie (d.1754) ADM 3/17/349ADM 6/1725.10.1748 - 13.6.1751Second LieutenantJoshua Weldon ADM 6/17/393ADM 6/1725.10.1748 - 15.11.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Mackie (d.1754) ADM 6/17/393ADM 6/1715.11.1748 - 21.1.1751/52Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Yonge (c.1724-?) ADM 6/17/407ADM 6/1713.6.1751 - 29.7.1752First LieutenantJoshua Weldon ADM 6/18/6ADM 6/1813.6.1751 - 20.11.1752Second LieutenantHugh Parry: on board from 18.6.1751 ADM 6/18/6ADM 6/1821.1.1751/52 - 20.11.1752Third LieutenantWalker Farr (d.1756) ADM 6/18/22ref:55410.2.1753 - 15.1.1754Second LieutenantJeremiah Morganref:554

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1746Commissioned for cruisingBWAS-1714
16.8.1746Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £24287.11.11dBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
7.1.1747/48Took the Privateer La Notre Dame de Bon Voyage
22.11.1748Ordered reduced to a guard shipBWAS-1714
1749Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1750Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1751Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1752Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
20.11.1752Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth ADM 6/18
1753Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1754Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.6.1754SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.8.1754Paid offADM 51
1755fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
27.4.1756Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1757In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1758In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At QuadeloupeBWAS-1714
22.1.1760

Paid off

ADM 51
15.7.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.7.1768SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.8.1768Ordered to be broken up tor £217.12.0dBWAS-1714
21.10.1768Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:554ADM/L - Navy Board, Lieutenants' LogsAuthorityDocument
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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