Duke

7508
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Duke' (1710) (90)
Ordered25.9.1733BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down25.5.1734BWAS-1714
Launched28.4.1739BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up13.8.1769BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck166' 2"Imperial Feet50.5976 
Length of Keel134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Breadth47' 9"Imperial Feet14.3583 
Depth in Hold19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Burthen1,625 1494Tons BM 

Armament


6.1741Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1740/41 - 8.6.1741CaptainCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/15/367ADM 6/159.6.1741 - 26.9.1741CaptainSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 6/15/426BWAS-171427.9.1741 - 7.4.1743CaptainAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/15/461BWAS-17148.4.1743 - 6.12.1743CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/16/167BWAS-171410.12.1743 - 29.5.1745CaptainThomas Trevor (d.1745) ADM 6/16/248BWAS-171430.5.1745 - 13.4.1746CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/486BWAS-171414.4.1746 - 20.5.1747CaptainJohn Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/17/87BWAS-171420.5.1747 - 21.7.1747CaptainWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/17/226BWAS-171421.7.1747 - 29.12.1747CaptainJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/17/251ADM 6/1712.1.1747/48 - 22.6.1748CaptainJohn Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/17/308BWAS-171423.9.1755 - 15.6.1756CaptainGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/18/195BWAS-171415.6.1756 - 17.11.1756CaptainSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/18/279BWAS-171417.11.1756 - 10.1.1759CaptainThomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/18/326BWAS-171410.1.1759 - 30.5.1759CaptainPatrick Baird (1700-1761) ADM 6/19/21ADM 6/1930.5.1759 - 21.10.1762CaptainSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/19/68BWAS-17141.11.1762 - 19.2.1763CaptainThomas Warwick (c.1721-1775) ADM 6/19/447BWAS-1714

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.12.1743 - 8.1744Vice-AdmiralSir Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744)BWAS-17149.1744 - 1745Vice-AdmiralJames Stewart (c.1678-1757)BWAS-171417.11.1756 - 29.9.1758Rear-Admiral of the WhiteHenry Harrison (d.1759)BWAS-171429.9.1758 - 1758CommodoreSir Peircy Brett (c.1710-1781)BWAS-17141.11.1762 - 19.2.1763Vice-Admiral of the BluePhilip Durell (1707-1766)BWAS-1714

22 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1740/41 - 6.9.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMathew Squire (d.1745) ADM 6/15/368ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 23.8.1743First LieutenantFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 6/15/403ADM 6/157.9.1741 - 25.11.1742Third LieutenantRobert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/16/451ADM 6/157.9.1741 - 25.11.1742Fifth LieutenantMathew Squire (d.1745) ADM 6/16/451ADM 6/1530.9.1741 - 23.8.1743Second LieutenantGeorge Grant ADM 6/15/462ADM 6/1526.11.1742 - 16.12.1743Fourth LieutenantMathew Squire (d.1745) ADM 6/16/119ADM 6/1626.11.1742 - 16.12.1743Fifth LieutenantJohn Selden ADM 6/16/119ADM 6/1624.8.1743 - 16.12.1743First LieutenantGeorge Grant ADM 6/16/212ADM 6/1617.12.1743 - 18.3.1743/44Third LieutenantMathew Squire (d.1745) ADM 6/16/251ADM 6/1617.12.1743 - 18.3.1743/44Fourth LieutenantJohn Selden ADM 6/16/251ADM 6/1617.12.1743 - 18.3.1743/44Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/251ADM 6/1619.3.1743/44 - 13.7.1744Second LieutenantMathew Squire (d.1745) ADM 6/16/280ADM 6/1619.3.1743/44 - 6.6.1744Third LieutenantJohn Selden ADM 6/16/280ADM 6/1619.3.1743/44 - 22.3.1743/44Fifth LieutenantGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/280ADM 6/1623.3.1743/44 - 7.1.1744/45Fourth LieutenantGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/281ADM 6/168.1.1744/45 - 7.5.1745Third LieutenantGeorge Hamilton (d.1745) ADM 6/16/417ADM 6/1619.6.1745 - 28.11.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Orrok (c.1721-c.1763) ADM 6/16/496ADM 6/1629.11.1745 - 28.4.1746Fifth LieutenantJames Orrok (c.1721-c.1763) ADM 6/17/28ADM 6/1729.11.1745 - 2.4.1748Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Atkinson (d.1782) ADM 6/17/28ADM 6/1714.2.1746/47 - 22.6.1748Third LieutenantHenry Christian ADM 6/17/200ADM 6/1718.3.1746/47 - 2.4.1748Fifth LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/208ADM 6/172.4.1748 - 5.5.1748Fourth LieutenantJames Cooke (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/340ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1748 - 19.7.1748PurserJonas Botting (c.1691-1760) ADM 6/17/369ADM 6/17

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.6.1741 - 14.2.1744/45MidshipmanChristopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/556ADM107/317.11.1741 - 5.5.1743Master's MateGeorge Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM107/37.2.1747/48 - 22.6.1748MidshipmanWalter Griffith (1727-1779) ADM 107/4/304ref:676

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.10.1741 - 16.11.1741Able SeamanGeorge Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1.6.1739Completed at a first cost of £31,382.12.6dBWAS-1714
22.6.1748

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 106
1758With Anson's fleetBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1759With Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1761Harbour service at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1762Harbour service at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
19.2.1763Paid offADM 51
18.5.1769SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.6.1769Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
13.8.1769Break up completed for £473.12.9dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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