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Colchester

7572
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.12.1718BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down1.4.1719BWAS-1603
Acquired26.10.1721BWAS-1603
First Commissioned15.3.1721/22BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1603
Constructor
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1741
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 1.12.1727Captain
The Hon. George ClintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
ADM 6/13/31
B051
24.7.1739 - 13.10.1740Captain
Richard SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/206
BWAS-1603
24.11.1741 - 10.12.1741Captain
Sir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1745
ADM 6/16/360
BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1721/22 - 18.11.1727First Lieutenant
James HutchinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1738
Transfered ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 1.12.1727Second Lieutenant
John ForresterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1737
ADM 6/15/31
ADM 6/13
15.3.1721/22 - 25.9.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. Fitzroy Henry LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1748
ADM 6/13/31
ADM 6/13
25.9.1727 - 1.12.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1747
ADM 6/15/174
Confirmed 11.11.1727
ADM 6/13
24.7.1739 - 20.11.1740First Lieutenant
George TockettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1743
ADM 6/15/206
ADM 6/15
24.7.1739 - 13.8.1739Second Lieutenant
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/206
ADM 6/15
24.7.1739 - 20.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Francis MohunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1744
ADM 6/15/204
ADM 6/15
14.8.1739 - 26.3.1741Second Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1739
ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/15
21.1.1740/41 - 19.4.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James RandellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1763
ADM 6/15/371
ADM 6/15
27.3.1741 - 19.4.1741Second Lieutenant
John RankinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1748
ADM 6/15/404
ADM 6/15
20.4.1741 - 2.11.1741Second Lieutenant
David HoggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741
ADM 6/15/412
ADM 6/15
21.4.1741 - 11.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John DennisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1746
Transfered ADM 6/15/412
ADM 6/15
4.11.1741 - 10.12.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Phineas SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1796
ADM 6/16/474
ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.2.1721/22 - 17.3.1726/27Midshipman Ordinary
John WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1728
ADM 107/3/187
ADM 107/3
18.3.1726/27 - 7.9.1727Midshipman
John WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1728
Transfered ADM 107/3/187
ADM 107/3

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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
 
 

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