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Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.5.1726BWAS-1714
Named13.5.1729BWAS-1714
Acquired17.7.1729BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.7.1729BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold12.7.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen594 5594Tons BM 

Armament


17.7.1729Broadside 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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1729 - 9.5.1731Captain
Philip VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
ADM 6/14/32
BWAS-1714
10.5.1731 - 7.9.1731Captain
Robert FytcheBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
ADM 6/14/74
BWAS-1714
6.4.1732 - 18.4.1732Captain
John WingateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1732
ADM 6/14/104
ADM 6/14
18.4.1732 - 13.12.1736Captain
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1753
Transfered
BWAS-1714
25.12.1736 - 12.1.1737/38Captain
Thomas TrefusisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1748
ADM 6/15/48
BWAS-1714
13.1.1737/38 - 29.12.1740Captain
William KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/94
BWAS-1714
19.5.1741 - 15.10.1741Captain
Thomas LimeburnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1750
Transfered ADM 6/16/217
Confirmed 14.9.1743
ADM 6/16

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1729 - 7.9.1731First Lieutenant
Richard OrchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1732
ADM 6/14/33
ADM 6/14
22.7.1729 - 7.9.1731Second Lieutenant
Russell WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1738
ADM 6/14/32
ADM 6/14
22.7.1729 - 7.9.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1740
ADM 6/14/33
ADM 6/14
6.4.1732 - 23.12.1737First Lieutenant
Isaac PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1737
Transfered ADM 6/15/104
ADM 6/14
6.4.1732 - 23.5.1734Second Lieutenant
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1741
Transfered ADM 6/14/104
ADM 6/14
24.5.1734 - 11.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George RosbeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/188
ADM 6/14
12.5.1737 - 16.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Bosville WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/66
ADM 6/15
16.5.1737 - 18.1.1737/38Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1745
ADM 6/15/68
ADM 6/15
24.12.1737 - 22.5.1741First Lieutenant
Ormond ThomsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/90
ADM 6/15
19.1.1737/38 - 24.1.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert PerchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1745
ADM 6/15/94
ADM 6/15
25.2.1739/40 - 13.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
Transfered ADM 6/15/462
Confirmed 28.9.1741
ADM 6/15
30.5.1741 - 16.10.1741First Lieutenant
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/468
Confirmed 16.10.1741
ADM 6/15
30.5.1741 - 15.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James SimpsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/489
Confirmed 4.9.1741
ADM 6/15

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1730/31 - 16.12.1730Chaplain
Walter RobinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731
ADM 6/14/70
ADM 6/14
1735 - 5.1.1735/36Carpenter
George WalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1735-1739
ADM 6/15/2
ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1729Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1731Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
1.1732Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
3.1731/32Laid upBWAS-1714
3.1731/32Completed small repair at a cost of £1288.13.7dBWAS-1714
4.1732Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
16.12.1732Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
1733Service on the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1734Service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1735Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1736Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
8.1737Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
8.1737fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2119.17.8dBWAS-1714
1738Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1739In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1740In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1741Returned homeBWAS-1714
17.11.1741Ordered to be broken up and a new ship builtBWAS-1714
16.6.1744Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
12.7.1744Sold for £607BWAS-1714

 

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