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 Commissioned16.1.1726/27BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 - 27.8.1727CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/13/131BWAS-171426.7.1728 - 12.4.1729CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171412.4.1729 - 14.10.1729CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) 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 (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731CaptainGeorge Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 31.1.1735/36CaptainCharles 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 (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/16/355BWAS-171429.10.1748 - 12.7.1749CaptainRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1727 - 8.1727AdmiralSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-17141729 - 1730Vice-AdmiralSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-1714c.23.4.1745 - 16.9.1746Vice-AdmiralThomas Davers (1689-1746)† ADM 6/16/189BWAS-171412.5.1748 - 12.7.1749Rear-Admiral of the RedCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 107/2/182BWAS-1714

36 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1726/27 - 18.6.1727First 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 (Baronet ) (d.c.1741) ADM 6/14/67ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 19.5.1731Third LieutenantHenry Cornwall ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/148.5.1731 - 19.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/74ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Second LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Third LieutenantCharles Smith ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 31.1.1735/36First 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 - 4.2.1734/35Second 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 - 31.1.1735/36Second 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 - 31.1.1735/36Fourth 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 (c.1701-?) 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), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 4.4.1749
ADM 6/17
21.1.1747/48 - 9.4.1748LieutenantAlexander Bredner (c.1718-1748)TNC1.11.1748 - 27.11.1748First LieutenantJohn Russell (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/511
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
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), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
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), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
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), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
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), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 26.7.1749
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1734 - 22.3.1733/34CarpenterThomas Sims ADM 6/14/178ADM 6/146.12.1744 - 1.11.1748Midshipman ExtraWittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760)ref:1059

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
13.10.1746 - 9.7.1747MidshipmanJohn Archer (c.1723-1762) ADM 107/4/168ADM 107/410.7.1747 - 18.7.1747Master's MateJohn Archer (c.1723-1762) ADM 107/20/168ADM 107/413.7.1748 - 18.11.1748MidshipmanWilliam Locker (1731-1800) ADM 107/4/345ODNB

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.11.1744 - 25.12.1746Admiral's ServantThomas Symonds (c.1720-1792) ADM 107/4/220ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1726

Completed at a cost of £19,849.15.4d including fitting

BWAS-1714
1727Commissioned as flagship for the BalticBWAS-1714
27.8.1727Paid offADM 51
6.1728Guardship at the NoreBWAS-1714
1729To the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1730Guardship at DeptfordBWAS-1714
1731To the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
23.12.1731

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
1734With Walton's squadronBWAS-1714
1735in Home watersBWAS-1714
31.1.1735/36

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1739Began a great repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
12.1741

Completed great repair at a cost of £22,758.9.10d

BWAS-1714
10.1742

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
18.11.1744

Sailed for the West Indies

BWAS-1714
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
12.7.1749Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
19.9.1749

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
1755Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison Ship E-WIKI
9.1755

Fitted to hold French prisoners untiol 1760/06

BWAS-1714
12.9.1757

Lieutenant Le Febvre, Commander of the Cornwall prison ship at Chatham, reports she is leaky and makes 3' of water in 24 hours. Propose that she is docked as there are now no prisoners on her

ADM354
9.6.1761

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
19.6.1761

Ordered to be broken up

BWAS-1714
16.7.1761

Break up completed at Chatham for £882.5.1d

BWAS-1714

 

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