Cambridge

7559
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.9.1713BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down30.8.1713BWAS-1603
Acquired17.9.1715B028
First Commissioned28.2.1739/40
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-Gunner
ConstructorJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.2.1749/50B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck156' 1"Imperial Feet47.5493 
Length of Keel126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Breadth43' 8"Imperial Feet13.1741 
Depth in Hold17' 8 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,286 3394Tons BM 

Armament


1739Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706520Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1739/40 - 28.1.1739/40CaptainThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/15/250BWAS-160329.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41CaptainAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/15/373ADM 6/1525.3.1741 - 24.8.1741CaptainJoseph Lingen (d.1752) ADM 6/15/403BWAS-16031.9.1741 - 26.9.1741CaptainGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/15/447ADM 6/1527.9.1741 - 19.11.1741CaptainVincent Pearce (d.1745) ADM 6/15/461ADM 6/1520.11.1741 - 23.5.1742CaptainGeorge Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/16/482ADM 6/1524.5.1742 - 29.5.1745CaptainCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/16/57BWAS-160329.5.1745 - 21.11.1746CaptainLachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/17/194
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 24.1.1746/47
BWAS-1603

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.3.1739/40 - 12.3.1740/41First LieutenantFrancis Scott ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 11.3.1739/40Third LieutenantJacob Elton (d.1745) ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 11.3.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Fitzgerald (d.1742) ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/1512.3.1739/40 - 4.10.1741Second LieutenantJacob Elton (d.1745) ADM 6/15/260ADM 6/1512.3.1739/40 - 19.1.1740/41Third LieutenantRichard Fitzgerald (d.1742) ADM 6/15/260ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 4.10.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Frazier ADM 6/15/409ADM 6/155.10.1741 - 27.12.1741First LieutenantJacob Elton (d.1745) ADM 6/15/464ADM 6/155.10.1741 - 11.5.1742Third LieutenantJohn Frazier ADM 6/16/464ADM 6/1510.12.1741 - 11.3.1741/42Second LieutenantGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/15/486ADM 6/1512.5.1742 - 28.7.1742Second LieutenantJohn Frazier ADM 6/16/54ADM 6/162.6.1742 - 2.7.1742First LieutenantJames Strachan ADM 6/16/66ADM 6/161.3.1744/45 - 10.1.1745/46Third LieutenantWilliam Meldrum (d.1762) ADM 6/17/162
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
17.12.1745 - 10.1.1745/46Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Fraser (c.1718-1775) ADM 6/17/175
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 24.11.1746
ADM 6/17
11.1.1745/46 - 21.11.1746Second LieutenantWilliam Meldrum (d.1762) ADM 6/17/162
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
11.1.1745/46 - 21.11.1746Third LieutenantThomas Fraser (c.1718-1775) ADM 6/17/175
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 24.11.1746
ADM 6/17
11.1.1745/46 - 14.4.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Brydges ADM 6/17/172
Issued by James Townsend
Commission confirmed 11.11.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
1715In ordinary until 1739BWAS-1603
25.9.1715Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £17117.4.0dBWAS-1603
1725small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1312.0.0dBWAS-1603
1.1733Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
7.1734Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £11476.4.4dBWAS-1603
1742In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
21.11.1746Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
20.12.1746SurveyedBWAS-1603
9.1.1747/48Ordered that she be investigated to check her suitablitiy for reduction to a 66-gun shipBWAS-1603
29.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1603
14.9.1749Ordered to be broken up for £462.4.8dBWAS-1603
12.2.1749/50Breaking up completed at ChathamBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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