Flamborough

7663
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Flamborough' (1707) (24)
Ordered27.4.1727BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down29.3.1727BWAS-1714
Launched21.10.1727BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1.1727/28BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassFlamborough ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold10.1.1748/49BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Merchant ship 'Flying Flamborough' (1749)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck105' 11"Imperial Feet32.0091 
Length of Keel87' 10 ½"Imperial Feet26.5303 
Breadth28' 5"Imperial Feet8.5503 
Depth in Hold9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Burthen377 4194Tons BM 

Armament


21.10.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1.1727/28 - 8.10.1731CaptainThomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/14/183BWAS-171424.11.1731 - 6.12.1731CaptainJoseph Lawes (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/92ADM 6/147.12.1731 - 23.12.1732CaptainEdward Bennett (d.1732)† ADM 6/14/93BWAS-171424.12.1732 - 19.3.1733/34CaptainWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/195
Commission confirmed 4.10.1734
BWAS-1714
20.3.1733/34 - 5.9.1735CaptainEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781) ADM 6/14/219
Commission confirmed 26.8.1735
DB015
28.2.1737/38 - 24.8.1741CaptainVincent Pearce (d.1745) ADM 6/15/97BWAS-171425.8.1741 - 21.10.1741CaptainSheldrake Laton (c.1711-1776) ADM 6/15/445ADM 6/1522.10.1741 - 16.12.1745CaptainJoseph Hamar (c.1712-1773) ADM 6/15/470BWAS-171417.12.1745 - 2.4.1746CaptainJoseph Hamar (c.1712-1773) ADM 6/17/33ADM 6/173.4.1746 - 5.12.1747CaptainJervis Henry Porter (c.1717-1763) ADM 6/17/84BWAS-17145.12.1747 - 20.4.1748CaptainJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/17/291BWAS-171420.4.1748 - 23.4.1748CaptainJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 3/17/346ADM 6/1723.4.1748 - 3.8.1748CaptainEdward Keller (d.1750) ADM 3/17/347ADM 6/17

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1.1727/28 - 8.10.1731LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/14/183ADM 6/1324.11.1731 - 26.9.1732LieutenantEdmund Hopkins (d.1737) ADM 6/15/92ADM 6/1430.6.1733 - 5.9.1735LieutenantBartholomew Candler (1707-1740) ADM 6/14/222
Commission confirmed 18.9.1735
ADM 6/14
28.2.1737/38 - 16.9.1740LieutenantRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/15/97ADM 6/1517.9.1740 - 9.12.1741LieutenantGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/15/441
Commission confirmed 6.8.1741
ADM 6/15

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.3.1733/34 - 14.2.1735/36MidshipmanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/315.2.1735/36 - 22.4.1736MidshipmanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/323.4.1736 - 23.2.1736/37Master's MateJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/3

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1732 - 24.12.1732LieutenantEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781)DB015

Service History


DateEventSource
21.10.1727building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3438.4.1dBWAS-1714
1728

Commissioned for Ireland

BWAS-1714
8.10.1731

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1731

Recommissioned for Jamaica

BWAS-1714
5.9.1735Paid offADM 51
9.1737Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1738

Recommissioned for New York

BWAS-1714
5.1738Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2953.17.5dBWAS-1714
4.1740Georgia operationsBWAS-1714
4.1740Attack on St. Augustine
1.1746Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1746

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
5.1746Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4624.7.3dBWAS-1714
12.6.1746Took the Privateer Le Chasseur in the North Sea
6.7.1747Took the Privateer Le Roi David (8) in the North Sea and carried into TinmouthBG
10.7.1747Took the Privateer Le Louis Quinzieme (4) in the North Sea and carried into TinmouthBG
22.10.1747Took the Privateer L'Alexandre (4) in the North Sea and carried into TinmouthBG
2.12.1747Took the Privateer Le Ricaud (6) in the North Sea and carried into TinmouthBG
3.1747/48Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1748Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1202.8.11dBWAS-1714
3.8.1748Paid offADM 51
18.11.1748

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
9.12.1748

Ordered to be sold

BWAS-1714
10.1.1748/49

Sold at Woolwich for £331

BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
DB015The life of Edward Lord HawkeMontagu BurrowsDigital Book
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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