Devonshire

7604
Nominal Guns66BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Devonshire' (1745) (80)
Launched4.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 80-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.12.1747 - 25.11.1748CaptainThomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/17/305BWAS-171425.11.1748 - 20.11.1752CaptainMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/17/412BWAS-171431.3.1756 - 5.5.1757CaptainJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/18/249BWAS-17145.5.1757 - 5.3.1760CaptainWilliam Gordon (1705-1769) ADM 6/18/394BWAS-17145.3.1760 - 27.4.1762CaptainGeorge Darby (c.1720-1790) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-171427.4.1762 - 2.7.1762CaptainRichard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/19/404ODNB2.7.1762 - 29.7.1762CaptainRichard Carteret (c.1716-1780) ADM 6/19/477BWAS-17148.9.1762 - 13.5.1763CaptainMatthew Barton (1716-1795) ADM 6/19/506
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 6.6.1763
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1747 - 6.1747Rear-Admiral of the WhitePeter Warren (1703-1752)BWAS-171427.9.1747 - 11.1747Rear-Admiral of the WhiteEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781)ODNB1748 - 12.1748Vice-Admiral of the Red Peter Warren (1703-1752)BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1747 - 23.12.1747First LieutenantSamuel Spencer (c.1717-1795) ADM 6/17/231ADM 6/1923.12.1747 - 1.12.1748Third LieutenantSamuel Spencer (c.1717-1795) ADM 6/17/301ADM 6/1723.12.1747 - 20.11.1752Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Hackman (d.1754) ADM 6/17/301ADM 6/171.12.1748 - 1.7.1752Third LieutenantLouis Lasinby (d.1754) ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/171.7.1752 - 20.11.1752Third LieutenantJohn Rawlinson ADM 6/18/40ADM 6/1829.7.1752 - 20.11.1752Second LieutenantBroderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/18/41ADM 6/188.6.1757 - 3.11.1758Third LieutenantSmith Child (1729-1813) ADM 6/18/408ref:944

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.4.1756 - 10.3.1757MidshipmanHenry Harvey (1737-1810) ADM 107/4/414ADM 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 - Chatham 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ref:944Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office Document
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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