British Third Rate ship of the line 'Cornwall' (1726)
    

Cornwall

7576
Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.1.1721/22BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down27.3.1823BWAS-1714
Launched17.10.1726BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.1.1726/27
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-Gunner
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up16.7.1761BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel128' 2"Imperial Feet39.0162 
Breadth44' 6"Imperial Feet13.4493 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,350Tons BM 

Armament


1727Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1714
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
1722520EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1726/27 - 25.7.1728CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/13/131BWAS-171426.7.1728 - 11.4.1729CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171412.4.1729 - 14.10.1729CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1757) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1414.10.1729 - 28.4.1730CaptainGeorge Purvis (1680-1748) ADM 6/14/37ADM 6/1429.4.1730 - 19.5.1731CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1757) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 4.1.1731/32CaptainGeorge Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 4.1736CaptainCharles Vanbrugh (1680-1740) ADM 6/14/155BWAS-17148.10.1742 - 13.6.1743CaptainMiles Stapleton (d.1750) ADM 6/16/106ADM 6/1624.6.1743 - 19.12.1743CaptainJohn Hildesley (d.1771) ADM 6/16/194BWAS-171420.12.1743 - 29.5.1744CaptainCharles Holmes (1711-1761) ADM 6/16/251BWAS-17147.7.1744 - 29.10.1748CaptainRichard Chadwick (d.1748) ADM 6/16/355BWAS-171429.10.1748 - 12.7.1749CaptainRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1727AdmiralSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-17141729 - 1730Vice-AdmiralSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-17141745 - 16.9.1746Vice-AdmiralThomas Davers (1689-1746)BWAS-17141748 - 7.1749Rear-Admiral of the RedCharles Knowles (1704-1777)BWAS-1714

35 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1726/27 - 16.9.1727First LieutenantJohn Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/13/131ADM 6/1316.1.1726/27 - 28.8.1727Second LieutenantJames Robinson (d.c.1730) ADM 6/13/131ADM 6/1316.1.1726/27 - 27.9.1727Third LieutenantJohn Onley (d.c.1742) ADM 6/13/131ADM 6/1316.1.1726/27 - 8.2.1728/29Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Roberts ADM 6/14/131ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 2.5.1729First LieutenantLuke Richardson (d.1739) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 8.2.1728/29Second LieutenantRichard Hughes (1708-1779) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 10.4.1729Second LieutenantJohn Ogilvie (d.1734) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/1411.2.1728/29 - 8.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Cornwall ADM 6/14/12ADM 6/1412.4.1729 - 28.4.1730Second LieutenantJames Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1412.4.1729 - 28.4.1730Third LieutenantJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1429.4.1730 - 7.2.1730/31Second LieutenantWilliam Swale (d.1736) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/148.2.1730/31 - 18.5.1731Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/67ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 19.5.1731Third LieutenantHenry Cornwall ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 18.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 4.1.1731/32Second LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 4.1.1731/32Third LieutenantCharles Smith ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 4.1.1731/32Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 4.1736First LieutenantGeorge Rawlings ADM 6/15/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Boddenham ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.2.1734/35Second LieutenantScroop Lyon (d.1757) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.2.1734/35Third LieutenantWilliam Ellis (d.1742) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.2.1734/35Fourth LieutenantWilliam Boddenham ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/144.2.1734/35 - 4.1736Second LieutenantWilliam Ellis (d.1742) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/144.2.1734/35 - 23.7.1735Third LieutenantWilliam Boddenham ADM 6/14/204ADM 6/1424.7.1735 - 4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1411.10.1742 - 25.5.1744First LieutenantPeregrine Bradshaw (d.1746) ADM 6/16/108ADM 6/1611.10.1742 - 13.4.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Rose (d.c.1754) ADM 6/16/108ADM 6/1614.4.1744 - 8.6.1744Second LieutenantHenry Rose (d.c.1754) ADM 6/16/292ADM 6/1626.5.1744 - 7.9.1747First LieutenantGeorge Grant ADM 6/16/311ADM 6/1626.8.1746 - 23.7.1748Third LieutenantThomas Gordon (d.1761) ADM 6/17/453
Issued by Thomas Davers (1689-1746)
Commission confirmed 4.4.1749
ADM 6/17
1.11.1748 - 27.11.1748First LieutenantJohn Russell (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/511
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777) at Barbados
Commission confirmed 2.2.1749/50
ADM 6/17
1.11.1748 - 23.1.1748/49Second LieutenantJohn Mitchell ADM 6/17/496
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777)
Commission confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
1.11.1748 - 22.1.1748/49Third LieutenantMichael Hinde ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777)
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
22.1.1748/49 - 12.7.1749Second LieutenantMichael Hinde ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777)
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
23.1.1748/49 - 12.7.1749Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Wilson (d.c.1751) ADM 6/17/485
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777)
Commission confirmed 26.7.1749
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1734 - 22.3.1733/34CarpenterThomas Sims ADM 6/14/178ADM 6/1410.1744 - 8.1745Midshipman ExtraWittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760)ref:1059

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1748 - 6.1748MidshipmanWilliam Locker (1731-1800)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1726Completed at a cost of £19,849.15.4d including fittingBWAS-1714
1727Commissioned as flagship for the BalticBWAS-1714
6.1728Guardship at the NoreBWAS-1714
1729To the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1730Guardship at DeptfordBWAS-1714
1731To the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1.1731/32Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
1734With Walton's squadronBWAS-1714
1735in Home watersBWAS-1714
4.1736

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1739Began a great repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
12.1741Completed great repair at a cost of £22,758.9.10dBWAS-1714
10.1742

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
18.11.1744Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
12.7.1749Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
19.9.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
9.1755Fitted to hold French prisoners untiol 1760/06BWAS-1714
9.6.1761SurveyedBWAS-1714
19.6.1761Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
16.7.1761Break up completed at Chatham for £882.5.1dBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/13 ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ref:1059 Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 106 ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 106 ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
 

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