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7565
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.6.1718BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down4.7.1718BWAS-1603
Launched15.8.1721BWAS-1603
First Commissioned15.3.1721/22BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1603
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1702-1742
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Sunk as Breakwater9.1749BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 5"Imperial Feet40.8469 
Length of Keel109' 8"Imperial Feet33.2458 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen756 094Tons BM 

Armament


15.8.1721Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719280Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 31.10.1722Captain
Coningsby NorburyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
ADM 6/13/31
BWAS-1603
1.11.1722 - 31.12.1722Captain
Tyrwit CyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1745
ADM 6/13/45
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 31.12.1726Captain
Thomas WhitneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1740
ADM 6/13/96
BWAS-1603
4.1.1727/28 - 1.12.1729Captain
Henry FowkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1729
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/13/183
BWAS-1603
31.12.1729 - 30.6.1730Captain
Edward BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
ADM 6/14/55
Confirmed 10.7.1730
BWAS-1603
23.2.1737/38 - 23.2.1738/39Captain
Philip VanbrughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1753
ADM 6/15/96
BWAS-1603
24.2.1738/39 - 1.12.1741Captain
Edmund StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1755
Transfered ADM 6/15/186
Confirmed 13.6.1739
BWAS-1603
2.12.1741 - 31.3.1743Captain
The Hon. George TownshendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1765
ADM 6/15/486
BWAS-1603
1.4.1744 - 31.8.1744Captain
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1754
BWAS-1603
18.8.1744 - 2.1.1745/46Captain
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
Transfered ADM 6/17/221
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.5.1747
BWAS-1603
2.1.1745/46 - 13.6.1746Captain
The Hon. William FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1749
ADM 6/17/53
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
13.6.1746 - 15.1.1747/48Captain
Abel SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1749
ADM 6/17/116
BWAS-1603

24 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 31.12.1722First Lieutenant
John StanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1740
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 17.7.1722Second Lieutenant
Arthur TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1735
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 31.12.1722Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1747
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
18.7.1722 - 24.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant
William GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
Transfered ADM 6/13/42
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 15.1.1726/27First Lieutenant
James RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1728
Transfered ADM 6/13/97
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 15.1.1726/27Second Lieutenant
Richard SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1736
ADM 6/13/97
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 20.12.1726Third Lieutenant
John WingateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1732
ADM 6/13/97
ADM 6/13
20.12.1726 - 19.6.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
ADM 6/13/128
ADM 6/13
16.1.1726/27 - 3.1.1727/28First Lieutenant
Richard SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1736
ADM 6/13/131
ADM 6/13
16.1.1726/27 - 15.1.1727/28Second Lieutenant
Edward NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
ADM 6/13/131
ADM 6/13
19.6.1727 - 16.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
Transfered ADM 6/13/148
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 30.6.1730First Lieutenant
Edward NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 30.6.1730Second Lieutenant
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
16.1.1727/28 - 30.6.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward DoveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1741
ADM 6/14/188
ADM 6/13
23.2.1737/38 - 14.4.1738First Lieutenant
Bradwarden ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/96
ADM 6/15
23.2.1737/38Second Lieutenant
James MackyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1744
ADM 6/15/96
ADM 6/15
24.2.1737/38 - 23.4.1738First Lieutenant
James MackyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1744
ADM 6/15/186
Confirmed 13.6.1739
ADM 6/15
24.4.1738 - 23.6.1739First Lieutenant
Edward PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/16/109
ADM 6/15
4.3.1739/40 - 11.3.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Penhallow CumingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1759
ADM 6/16/256
ADM 6/15
12.3.1741/42 - 18.9.1744Second Lieutenant
Penhallow CumingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1759
ADM 6/16/27
ADM 6/16
27.3.1742 - 3.10.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
ADM 6/16/27
ADM 6/16
18.9.1744 - 15.1.1747/48Second Lieutenant
John BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1748
ADM 6/17/327
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.3.1747/48
ADM 6/17
3.10.1745 - 8.6.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
ADM 6/17/67
ADM 6/17
9.6.1746 - 15.1.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William SkyesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1752
ADM 6/17/114
ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
26.6.1728 - 16.10.1730Midshipman Ordinary
George Charles DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1749
Transfered ADM 107/3/307
ADM 107/3
16.9.1738 - 4.10.1739Master's Mate
James GoodwinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1741
ADM 107/3/347
ADM 107/3
23.1.1741/42 - 11.3.1742/43Midshipman
Thomas BurnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
Transfered
ref:898
25.3.1743 - 20.8.1744Midshipman
Thomas BurnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1782
ref:898

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1720/21 - 12.1721Volunteer
James CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
ODNB
20.2.1737/38 - 9.7.1739Able Seaman
Francis DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1770
Transfered ADM 107/3/455
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1721Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7347.0.4dBWAS-1603
1722Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
31.12.1722Paid offADM 51
1726In the BalticBWAS-1603
1727In the BalticBWAS-1603
22.8.1727

The captain, Thomas Whitney, and the 1st and 2nd lieutenants had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
1728Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603
6.1730Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
30.6.1730Paid offADM 51
12.1730Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2655.4.7dBWAS-1603
5.1734Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
7.1734Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1000.19.8dBWAS-1603
1738Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
7.1739Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
4.1740refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
5.1740Off AfricaBWAS-1603
1741Off AfricaBWAS-1603
1742Sailed with a convoy to TurkeyBWAS-1603
3.1742/43Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
6.1743Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6089.11.4dBWAS-1603
2.1746Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
4.1746Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3979.14.1dBWAS-1603
15.1.1747/48

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 51
11.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1603
18.11.1748SurveyedBWAS-1603
29.3.1749Ordered to be fitted as a breakwater by the Navy BoardBWAS-1603
28.5.1749Sailed form Woolwich to SheernessBWAS-1603
9.1749Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1603
15.9.1761Navy board order her raised and broken upBWAS-1603
5.1762Raised and broken upBWAS-1603

 

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