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Ludlow Castle

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.6.1743BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner (1741)BWAS-1714
James TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1746
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up15.6.1771BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.4207 
Length of Keel103' 8"Imperial Feet31.4621 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen724 5694Tons BM 


31.7.1744Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

11.1762Broadside Weight = 192 Imperial Pound ( 87.072 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement
11.1762180 BWAS-1714

13 Ship Commanders

4.8.1744 - 2.12.1745Captain
George Brydges RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
Transfered ADM 6/16/350
4.9.1744 - 8.3.1744/45Commander
Richard TiddemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1750
ADM 6/17/16
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
11.3.1744/45 - 24.12.1746Commander
George TindallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1763
Transfered ADM 6/17/150
Issued by
Charles KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 6.9.1746
ADM 6/17
3.12.1745 - 7.10.1746Captain
William BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1746
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/29
14.4.1747 - 18.2.1748/49Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
ADM 6/17/455
Issued by
Edward LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 14.4.1749
23.9.1755 - 4.6.1756Captain
Thomas SaumarezBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1760
Transfered ADM 6/18/195
ADM 6/18
25.6.1756 - 12.5.1759Captain
Edward ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1778
ADM 6/18/286
12.5.1759 - 16.1.1760Captain
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1805
ADM 6/19/183
Issued by
John MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1778
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 22.7.1760
12.4.1762 - 24.5.1762Captain
Lord Francis ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1787
ADM 6/19/400
ADM 6/19
24.5.1762 - 13.1.1763Captain
Thomas HallumBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
ADM 6/19/412
13.1.1763 - 8.2.1763Captain
Charles AntrobusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1766
ADM 6/19/460
ADM 6/19
8.2.1763 - 18.7.1764Captain
Nathaniel BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1780
ADM 6/19/463
10.1.1771 - 6.1771Captain
Anthony HuntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/20/333
ADM 6/20

3 Commissioned Officers

2.10.1744 - 19.5.1745First Lieutenant
Richard BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/367
ADM 6/16
15.4.1745 - 28.2.1745/46Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James RobsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/507
Confirmed 11.7.1745
ADM 6/16
18.2.1745/46 - 19.5.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Walter StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1785
ADM 6/17/65
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

1744 - 23.1.1745/46Midshipman
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
ADM 107/3/53

Service History

31.7.1744building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £7508.5.0dBWAS-1714
9.10.1744Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5033.4.8dBWAS-1714
5.1745Sailed with a Portguese convoyBWAS-1714
1746West coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1747In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
18.2.1748/49Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
6.1751Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1753Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6567.8.11dBWAS-1714
17.5.1757Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1714
2.10.1758Sailed with troops for VirginiaBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
16.1.1760Paid offADM 51
8.1760Surveyed as needing a middling repairBWAS-1714
4.1762Began cut down at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.5.1762Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
11.1762Completed cut down at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £10021.11.0dBWAS-1714
1763Sailed to Africa and the West IndiesBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1764Surveyed but not repairedBWAS-1714

The Portsmouth Officers report that having docked the Ludlow Castle to fit her for service, they find much of her eaten by worm and the frame is rotten, so she will require a large repair and suggest she should be taken to pieces where she now lies

Portsmouth Dockyard
15.6.1771Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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