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 RatesB028
Designed by John TippettsBWAS-1603
Constructor Thomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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 - 22.11.1744Captain Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769) ADM 6/16/279BWAS-171423.11.1744 - 18.11.1746Captain Thomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/16/390BWAS-171419.11.1746 - 3.5.1750Captain Harry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/17/174BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


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

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.3.1744 - 15.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Graham (d.1745) ADM 6/16/283ADM 6/1616.6.1744 - 11.10.1745Second Lieutenant Charles Graham (d.1745) ADM 6/16/323ADM 6/1616.6.1744 - 11.10.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Jospeh Carew (c.1721-bef.1754) ADM 6/16/323ADM 6/1612.10.1745 - 27.1.1747/48Second Lieutenant Jospeh Carew (c.1721-bef.1754) ADM 6/17/9ADM 6/1716.2.1746/47 - 3.5.1750Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Whitton ADM 6/17/201ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1744/45 - 5.1746Midshipman Alexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 107/3/53ODNB

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 L'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 Ship of the Line Le Mars (64) off Cape Clear
2.2.1747Took the Frigate La Bellone (30) off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
3.5.1750Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard 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

 

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