Dartmouth

7594
Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.10.1736
Keel Laid Down19.10.1736
Acquired22.4.1741
First Commissioned25.3.1741
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn Hayward
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk in Action7.10.1747

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel108' 2"Imperial Feet32.9248 
Breadth38' 7"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen856 4894Tons BM 

Armament


22.4.1741Broadside 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
1733300Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.3.1741 - 15.4.1741CaptainCharles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/15/403ADM 6/1516.4.1741 - 3.6.1743CaptainTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/15/411BWAS-17143.6.1743 - 8.11.1744CaptainEssex Holcombe (d.1770) ADM 6/17/405
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 11.11.1748
BWAS-1714
11.1744 - 1745CaptainJ BuwellerBWAS-17148.11.1744 - 24.12.1744CaptainJohn Bowdler (d.1754) ADM 6/17/278
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768)
Commission confirmed 28.10.1747
ADM 6/17
24.12.1744 - 28.12.1745CaptainJohn Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/17/164
Commission confirmed 18.10.1746
BWAS-1714
7.1746 - 7.10.1747CaptainJames Hamilton (d.1747)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1743 - 4.11.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Russell (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/57
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 6.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
15.3.1743/44 - 28.5.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Jones (d.1780) ADM 6/17/227
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 20.5.1747
ADM 6/17
29.4.1744 - 23.12.1746Second LieutenantJohn Russell (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/57
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 6.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
2.11.1746 - 1746First LieutenantEdward Ham (d.1748) ADM 6/17/227
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747)
Commission confirmed 19.5.1747
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
25.6.1741Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £18835.19.10dBWAS-1714
7.10.1747Dartmouth vs Glorioso


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
 

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