Torrington

7820
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.5.1726BWAS-1714
Named13.5.1729BWAS-1714
Acquired17.7.1729BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.7.1729
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1729 - 9.5.1731CaptainPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/14/32BWAS-171410.5.1731 - 9.1.1731/32CaptainRobert Fytche (d.1740) ADM 6/14/74BWAS-17146.4.1732 - 18.4.1732CaptainJohn Wingate (d.1760) ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1418.4.1732 - 16.12.1732CaptainWilliam Parry (d.1753)BWAS-171425.12.1736 - 12.1.1737/38CaptainThomas Trefusis (1687-1754) ADM 6/15/48BWAS-171413.1.1737/38 - 29.12.1740CaptainWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/15/94BWAS-171419.5.1741 - 15.10.1741CaptainThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/16/217
Commission confirmed 14.9.1743
ADM 6/16

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1729 - 5.4.1732First LieutenantRichard Orchard (d.1732) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/1422.7.1729 - 5.4.1732Second LieutenantRussell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/14/32ADM 6/1422.7.1729 - 5.4.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/146.4.1732 - 16.12.1732First LieutenantIsaac Power ADM 6/15/104ADM 6/146.4.1732 - 16.12.1732Second LieutenantWilliam Carter (d.1743) ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1424.5.1734 - 11.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Rosbee (d.c.1742) ADM 6/15/188ADM 6/1412.5.1737 - 16.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBosville Williams (d.bef.1757) ADM 6/15/66ADM 6/1516.5.1737 - 18.1.1737/38Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/15/68ADM 6/1524.12.1737 - 22.5.1741First LieutenantOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/90ADM 6/1519.1.1737/38 - 24.1.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Perchard (d.c.1746) ADM 6/15/94ADM 6/1525.2.1739/40 - 13.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 6/15/462
Commission confirmed 28.9.1741
ADM 6/15
30.5.1741 - 16.10.1741First LieutenantBowles Seymour (d.1747) ADM 6/15/468
Commission confirmed 16.10.1741
ADM 6/15
30.5.1741 - 15.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Simpson (d.1750) ADM 6/15/489
Commission confirmed 4.9.1741
ADM 6/15

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.3.1730/31 - 16.12.1730ChaplainWalter Robins ADM 6/14/70ADM 6/141735 - 5.1.1735/36CarpenterGeorge Wales ADM 6/15/2ADM 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 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


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
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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