Colchester

7572
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1718BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down1.4.1719BWAS-1603
Acquired26.10.1721BWAS-1603
First Commissioned15.3.1721/22
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1742BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel109' 8"Imperial Feet33.2458 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen756 094Tons BM 

Armament


26.10.1721Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 1.12.1727CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/13/31B05124.7.1739 - 23.11.1740CaptainRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/15/206BWAS-160324.11.1741 - 10.12.1741CaptainSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) ADM 6/16/360BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 18.11.1727First LieutenantJames Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 1.12.1727Second LieutenantJohn Forrester (d.1737) ADM 6/15/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 25.9.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1325.9.1727 - 1.12.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Herbert (d.1752) ADM 6/15/174
Commission confirmed 11.11.1727
ADM 6/13
24.7.1739 - 20.11.1740First LieutenantGeorge Tocketts ADM 6/15/206ADM 6/1524.7.1739 - 13.8.1739Second LieutenantJames Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/15/206ADM 6/1524.7.1739 - 20.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Mohun (d.1744) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1514.8.1739 - 26.3.1741Second LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/1521.1.1740/41 - 19.4.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Randell (c.1705-1764) ADM 6/15/371ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 19.4.1741Second LieutenantJohn Rankin ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/1520.4.1741 - 2.11.1741Second LieutenantDavid Hogg (d.1742) ADM 6/15/412ADM 6/1521.4.1741 - 11.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Dennis (d.c.1746) ADM 6/15/412ADM 6/154.11.1741 - 10.12.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhineas Seymour ADM 6/16/474ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.2.1721/22 - 17.3.1726/27Midshipman OrdinaryJohn Webb ADM 107/3/187ADM107/318.3.1726/27 - 7.9.1727MidshipmanJohn Webb ADM 107/3/187ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1722Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
1724Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1725In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1726In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1.12.1727

Home and paid off

BWAS-1603
1740Sailed to South CarolinaBWAS-1603
1741Sailed to meet East India shipsBWAS-1603
10.12.1741Paid offADM 51
9.1742Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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