Exeter

7630
Nominal Guns58BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Exeter' (1697) (60)
Ordered10.8.1739BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down27.10.1740BWAS-1714
Launched19.3.1743/44BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 60 gun 4th Rates
Designed byJohn TippettsBWAS-1603
ConstructorThomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up7.11.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,068 194Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1743/44Broadside Weight = 426 Imperial Pound ( 193.191 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733420Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1743/44 - 22.11.1744CaptainThomas Brodrick (1704-1769) ADM 6/16/279BWAS-171423.11.1744 - 18.11.1746CaptainThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/16/390BWAS-171419.11.1746 - 3.5.1750CaptainHarry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/17/174BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.8.1749 - 3.5.1750Vice-Admiral of the BlueThomas Griffin (1692-1771)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.3.1744 - 15.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Graham (d.1745) ADM 6/16/283ADM 6/1616.6.1744 - 11.10.1745Second LieutenantCharles Graham (d.1745) ADM 6/16/323ADM 6/1616.6.1744 - 11.10.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJospeh Carew (d.bef.1754) ADM 6/16/323ADM 6/1612.10.1745 - 27.1.1747/48Second LieutenantJospeh Carew (d.bef.1754) ADM 6/17/9ADM 6/1716.2.1746/47 - 3.5.1750Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Whitton ADM 6/17/201ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1744/45 - 5.1746MidshipmanAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
19.3.1743/44Began Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
26.5.1744Completed Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £17442.0.0dBWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
11.1745Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1745Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1641.14.8dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
29.9.1746Took the Privateer Hermine in the Bay of Biscay
1.10.1746Destroyed L'Ardent (64) in Quiberon Bay in company with Tavistock (10) and Poole (44) BWAS-1714
1.10.1746Action of 1746-10-01
11.10.1746Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Mars (64) off Cape Clear
13.2.1746/47Took the Privateer La Bellone (36) off Cape Clear
3.5.1750Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth ADM 106
9.8.1750SurveyedBWAS-1714
25.9.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.11.1755Reported as unfit for serviceBWAS-1714
7.11.1763Break up completed at Portsmouth for £336.16.2dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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