Ludlow Castle -> 1744 Ludlow Castle Hulk

Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.2.1721/22BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 5"Imperial Feet30.9118 
Breadth33' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen594 8494Tons BM 


1.2.1723/24Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

1724 - 26.7.1728CaptainJohn St Loe (d.1757)BWAS-171426.7.1728 - 13.9.1729CaptainJoseph Lingen (d.1752) ADM 6/13/212BWAS-17141.4.1731 - 16.7.1733CaptainAubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41) ADM 6/14/71BWAS-171430.8.1739 - 12.11.1739CaptainJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-171413.11.1739 - 16.4.1741CaptainJames Cusack (d.1743) ADM 6/15/234BWAS-171417.4.1741 - 11.10.1741CaptainDaniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/16/168
Commission confirmed 8.4.1742
11.1.1741/42 - 2.10.1744CaptainCharles Steevens (1705-1761) ADM 6/16/354
Commission confirmed 22.8.1744
2.10.1744 - 3.9.1744CommanderThomas SomersBWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers

4.3.1723/24 - 13.4.1725First LieutenantWilliam Parry (d.1753) ADM 6/13/65ADM 6/134.3.1723/24 - 13.4.1724Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Smith (d.1756) ADM 6/13/65ADM 6/136.3.1723/24 - 12.4.1725Second LieutenantGeorge Cundett (d.1741) ADM 6/13/66ADM 6/1313.4.1725 - 25.7.1728First LieutenantGeorge Cundett (d.1741) ADM 6/13/87ADM 6/1313.4.1725 - 6.1.1727/28Second LieutenantWilliam Smith (d.1756) ADM 6/13/87ADM 6/1313.4.1725 - 21.3.1726/27Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Withers ADM 6/13/87ADM 6/1322.3.1726/27 - 31.7.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Arnold Langley (d.1737) ADM 6/13/138ADM 6/1330.3.1727 - 17.1.1727/28Second LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/13/138ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 21.2.1728/29First LieutenantJames Lloyd (d.1761) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 1.8.1728Second LieutenantJohn Watkins (d.1757) ADM 6/13/212ADM 6/131.8.1728 - 13.9.1729Second LieutenantGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/14/214ADM 6/131.8.1728 - 13.9.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Barber (d.1762) ADM 6/14/214ADM 6/131.4.1731 - 16.7.1733First LieutenantJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/141.4.1731 - 16.7.1733Second LieutenantNathaniel Rogers ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/141.4.1731 - 16.7.1733Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Allen ADM 6/15/71ADM 6/1430.8.1739 - 15.11.1739First LieutenantJames Master (d.bef.1746/47) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 19.9.1739Second LieutenantJames Kinkaid (d.1753) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1518.9.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Hay (c.1710-1747) ADM 6/15/222ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 25.2.1741/42Second LieutenantRobert Hay (c.1710-1747) ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 19.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Beale (c.1713-1753) ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer

9.4.1724 - 20.1.1726/27MidshipmanJames Fielding (d.bef.1734) ADM 107/3/168ADM107/3

1 Crewman

15.3.1728/29 - 20.5.1730Able SeamanPeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1745) ADM 107/3/356ADM107/3

Service History

1724Newfoundland convoy dutyBWAS-1714
7.1728Commissioned for Secret Service dutyBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
4.1731Recommissioned for BarbadosBWAS-1714
16.7.1733Paid offADM 51
6.1735Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1735Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1629.17.4dBWAS-1714
11.1740In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1744Renamed Ludlow Castle HulkBWAS-1714
1744Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
3.9.1744Paid offADM 51


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