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Devonshire

7604
Nominal Guns66BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Devonshire' (1745) (80) 1745-1747
British 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Launched4.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 80-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
John HollandBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1726-1752
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.10.1772BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck161' 2"Imperial Feet49.0736 
Length of Keel130' 4"Imperial Feet39.6274 
Breadth46' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet14.0399 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,470 8894Tons BM 

Armament


4.1747Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6.1756Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1747520 BWAS-1714
12.1748140As a guardshipBWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.12.1747 - 25.11.1748Captain
Thomas SturtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1753
ADM 6/17/305
BWAS-1714
25.11.1748 - 20.11.1752Captain
Merrick de l'AngleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1752
ADM 6/17/412
BWAS-1714
31.3.1756 - 5.5.1757Captain
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
ADM 6/18/249
BWAS-1714
5.5.1757 - 5.3.1760Captain
William GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1765
ADM 6/18/394
BWAS-1714
5.3.1760 - 27.4.1762Captain
George DarbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1788
ADM 6/19/143
BWAS-1714
27.4.1762 - 2.7.1762Captain
Richard BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1792
ADM 6/19/404
ODNB
2.7.1762 - 29.7.1762Captain
Richard CarteretBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1763
Transfered ADM 6/19/477
BWAS-1714
8.9.1762 - 13.5.1763Captain
Matthew BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1789
ADM 6/19/506
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 6.6.1763
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1747 - 6.1747Rear-Admiral of the White
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
BWAS-1714
27.9.1747 - 11.1747Rear-Admiral of the White
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
Transfered
ODNB
1748 - 12.1748Vice-Admiral of the Red
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1747 - 23.12.1747First Lieutenant
Samuel SpencerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1757
ADM 6/17/231
ADM 6/19
23.12.1747 - 1.12.1748Third Lieutenant
Samuel SpencerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1757
ADM 6/17/301
ADM 6/17
23.12.1747 - 20.11.1752Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William HackmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1741
ADM 6/17/301
ADM 6/17
1.12.1748 - 1.7.1752Third Lieutenant
Louis LasinbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1752
ADM 6/17/415
ADM 6/17
1.7.1752 - 20.11.1752Third Lieutenant
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 6/18/40
ADM 6/18
29.7.1752 - 20.11.1752Second Lieutenant
Broderick HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1784
ADM 6/18/41
ADM 6/18
8.6.1757 - 3.11.1758Third Lieutenant
Smith ChildBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1810
Transfered ADM 6/18/408
ref:944

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.4.1756 - 10.3.1757Midshipman
Henry HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 107/4/414
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
22.11.1748Ordered reduced to a guardshipBWAS-1714
12.1748Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
20.11.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.7.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1756Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1756RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1756Refitted as a 70 gun Third Rate
6.1756Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £28304.19.6dBWAS-1714
29.6.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
28.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
1759In operations against QuebecBWAS-1714
25.4.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Arrived at MartiniqueBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
10.2.1762Left MartiniqueBWAS-1714
6.1762Present at the operations against HavanaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
13.5.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714

 

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