Dreadnought

7618
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1719BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down30.6.1721BWAS-1714
Acquired11.3.1722/23BWAS-1714
First Commissioned26.7.1728BWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1748BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel118' 2"Imperial Feet35.9692 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen931 6294Tons BM 

Armament


11.3.1722/23Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement
1733400 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1728 - 19.2.1728/29CaptainChristopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171420.2.1728/29 - 6.1.1731/32CaptainAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/14/14BWAS-17148.11.1734 - 3.9.1737CaptainHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/15/197BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1731Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744)BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1728 - 6.1.1731/32First LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 21.2.1728/29Second LieutenantChristopher O'Brien (d.1729) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/1315.2.1732/33 - 25.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSandys Longden (d.1741) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1426.2.1732/33 - 31.1.1733/34First LieutenantElliott Smith (d.1774) ADM 6/14/136ADM 6/1426.2.1732/33 - 22.2.1733/34Second LieutenantSandys Longden (d.1741) ADM 6/14/136ADM 6/1426.2.1732/33 - 23.2.1733/34Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Marsh (d.1765) ADM 6/14/136ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 3.9.1737First LieutenantSandys Longden (d.1741) ADM 6/15/167ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 10.3.1736/37Second LieutenantWilliam Marsh (d.1765) ADM 6/15/167ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 3.9.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJeremiah Skinner ADM 6/14/167ADM 6/14

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1738 - 27.6.1738PurserWilliam Woodrow ADM 6/15/127ADM 6/1523.3.1742/43 - 12.1.1743/44MasterRichard Hinde (c.1682-c.1762) ADM 107/3/511ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.5.1731 - 4.6.1734Able SeamanJohn Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM107/31.1.1733/34 - 15.11.1734Able SeamanJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
11.3.1722/23Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12299.6.8dBWAS-1714
11.1728Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1731Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.1.1731/32Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham ADM 106
8.1732GuardshipBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736In the TagusBWAS-1714
1737Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.9.1737Paid offADM 51
11.1740SurveyedBWAS-1714
1742Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
1.7.1748Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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