Deal Castle

Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned4.5.1727BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 1"Imperial Feet32.313 
Length of Keel87' 10"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen375 594Tons BM 


6.4.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers

4.5.1727 - 10.8.1727CaptainTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/13/142BWAS-171411.8.1727 - 24.11.1727CaptainTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/13/149ADM 6/1325.11.1727 - 12.11.1731CaptainSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 6/14/175BWAS-171424.11.1731 - 1.3.1733/34CaptainDavid Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/14/92BWAS-17142.3.1733/34 - 8.8.1734CaptainRobert Shorting (d.1734)† ADM 6/14/197
Commission confirmed 13.11.1734
12.5.1734 - 23.8.1735CaptainWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/14/219
Commission confirmed 26.8.1735
13.6.1738 - 19.2.1740/41CaptainTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/15/123BWAS-171419.2.1740/41 - 27.12.1741CaptainThe Hon. John Hamilton (1713/14-1755) ADM 6/15/382BWAS-171428.12.1741 - 31.1.1742/43CaptainJacob Elton (c.1714-1745) ADM 6/16/491BWAS-17141.2.1742/43 - 3.9.1744CaptainSamuel Goddard (d.1762) ADM 6/16/142BWAS-17144.9.1744 - 21.2.1744/45CaptainRichard Tyrrell (1691-1766) 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
21.2.1744/45 - 12.12.1745CaptainThomas Somers ADM 6/17/26
Commission confirmed 23.11.1745

7 Commissioned Officers

4.5.1727 - 12.11.1731LieutenantFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 6/14/142ADM 6/1324.11.1731 - 16.12.1732LieutenantDavid Cheap (d.1752) ADM 6/14/92ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 29.7.1734LieutenantJames Broadley (d.1746) ADM 6/14/191
Commission confirmed 14.6.1734
ADM 6/14
12.6.1734 - 5.7.1734LieutenantRichard Norris ADM 6/14/203
Commission confirmed 27.1.1734/35
ADM 6/14
13.6.1738 - 26.2.1739/40LieutenantWilliam Brownjohn (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/15/123ADM 6/1530.1.1741/42 - 13.6.1743LieutenantWilliam Woodburn ADM 6/16/8ADM 6/1627.7.1744 - 3.9.1744LieutenantGeorge Tindall (d.1777) ADM 6/17/149
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 2.9.1746
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers

4.5.1727 - 17.2.1728/29Volunteer-per-orderJohn Brett (d.1785)ODNB4.5.1731 - 12.11.1731Volunteer-per-orderCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 6/14/73ADM 6/14

2 Crewmen

15.1.1729/30 - 8.7.1730Ordinary SeamanCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 107/3/222ADM107/38.7.1730 - 17.1.1730/31Volunteer-per-orderCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 107/3/222ADM107/3

Service History

6.4.1727building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3716.0.1dBWAS-1714
5.1727Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1737/38Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
7.1738Completed fitting at a cost of £4033.19.9dBWAS-1714
10.1739Sailed to HalifaxBWAS-1714
1740Off theTagusBWAS-1714
5.1741Sailed with a convoy to LisbonBWAS-1714
2.1742In the Western approachesBWAS-1714
7.7.1742At VigoBWAS-1714
2.1743Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
23.2.1743/44Took the Privateer Le Bien Aimé (18)
16.5.1745Took the Privateer La Fidèle
16.5.1745Took the Privateer La Providence

Paid off

ADM 51
2.8.1746Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
14.8.1746Sold for £191 at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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