Torrington

7820
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 StaceyBWAS-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 Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/14/32BWAS-171410.5.1731 - 7.9.1731Captain Robert Fytche (d.1740) ADM 6/14/74BWAS-17146.4.1732 - 18.4.1732Captain John Wingate (d.1760) ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1418.4.1732 - 13.12.1736Captain William Parry (d.1753) TransferedBWAS-171425.12.1736 - 12.1.1737/38Captain Thomas Trefusis (1687-1754) ADM 6/15/48BWAS-171413.1.1737/38 - 29.12.1740Captain William Knight (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/15/94BWAS-171419.5.1741 - 15.10.1741Captain Thomas Limeburner (d.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 Orchard (d.1732) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/1422.7.1729 - 7.9.1731Second Lieutenant Russell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/14/32ADM 6/1422.7.1729 - 7.9.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/146.4.1732 - 23.12.1737First Lieutenant Isaac Power (d.1745) Transfered ADM 6/15/104ADM 6/146.4.1732 - 23.5.1734Second Lieutenant William Carter (d.c.1741) Transfered ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1424.5.1734 - 11.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Rosbee (c.1711-c.1742) Transfered ADM 6/15/188ADM 6/1412.5.1737 - 16.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Bosville Williams (c.1692-bef.1757) Transfered ADM 6/15/66ADM 6/1516.5.1737 - 18.1.1737/38Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/15/68ADM 6/1524.12.1737 - 22.5.1741First Lieutenant Ormond Thomson (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/16/90ADM 6/1519.1.1737/38 - 24.1.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Perchard (c.1712-c.1746) ADM 6/15/94ADM 6/1525.2.1739/40 - 13.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Ireland (c.1718-1750) Transfered ADM 6/15/462
Confirmed 28.9.1741
ADM 6/15
30.5.1741 - 16.10.1741First Lieutenant Bowles Seymour (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/15/468
Confirmed 16.10.1741
ADM 6/15
30.5.1741 - 15.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Simpson (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/15/489
Confirmed 4.9.1741
ADM 6/15

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1730/31 - 16.12.1730Chaplain Walter Robins ADM 6/14/70ADM 6/141735 - 5.1.1735/36Carpenter George 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 - 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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