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Neptune

91
Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.8.1724BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down19.1.1724/25BWAS-1714
Launched15.10.1730BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Razeed21.11.1749BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Second Rate ship of the line 'Neptune' (1749) (90) 1749-1784
British 90 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1750 Renamed "Torbay"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,572 4694Tons BM 

Armament


2.1741Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

21.11.1749Broadside Weight = 740 Imperial Pound ( 335.59 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1730750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1740/41 - 15.11.1741Captain
Thomas WhorwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1741
ADM 6/15/373
BWAS-1714
16.11.1741 - 15.5.1743Captain
John LovettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1747
ADM 6/15/478
BWAS-1714
16.5.1743 - 10.6.1743Captain
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1778
ADM 6/16/457
Confirmed 19.3.1744/45
ADM 6/16
11.6.1743 - 18.3.1743/44Captain
George StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1753
Transfered ADM 6/16/495
Confirmed 18.6.1745
BWAS-1714
19.3.1743/44 - 27.5.1745Captain
Merrick de l'AngleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1752
ADM 6/17/6
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 30.9.1745
BWAS-1714
27.5.1745 - 3.8.1745Captain
Arthur GardinerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1758
Transfered ADM 6/17/196
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.2.1746/47
BWAS-1714
3.8.1745 - 25.5.1746Captain
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
ADM 6/17/37
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.3.1745/46
ODNB

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.11.1741 - 12.3.1741/42Commodore
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
BWAS-1714
13.3.1741/42 - 8.1744Rear-Admiral of the White
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
BWAS-1714
8.1744 - 10.1745Vice-Admiral of the Blue
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Second Lieutenant
Nathaniel RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1741
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
2.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Fifth Lieutenant
Louis LasinbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1752
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
13.3.1740/41 - 1.8.1745First Lieutenant
Francis ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1745
ADM 6/15/398
ADM 6/15
20.3.1740/41 - 1.8.1745Second Lieutenant
John CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1736
ADM 6/15/401
ADM 6/15
27.3.1741 - 18.3.1743/44Fourth Lieutenant
Louis LasinbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1752
Transfered ADM 6/15/403
ADM 6/15
11.12.1741 - 23.9.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John LempriereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
ADM 6/16/472
ADM 6/16
24.9.1742 - 18.3.1743/44Fifth Lieutenant
John LempriereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/472
ADM 6/16
25.9.1742 - 31.12.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John JermyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
Transfered ADM 3/17/357
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17
18.1.1743/44 - 19.3.1743/44Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
Transfered ADM 6/17/200
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 14.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
19.3.1743/44 - 8.11.1744Fifth Lieutenant
Lionel DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1752
ADM 6/17/208
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 16.3.1746/47
ADM 6/17
8.11.1744 - 25.11.1744Fourth Lieutenant
Lionel DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1752
Transfered ADM 6/17/208
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 16.3.1746/47
ADM 6/17
8.11.1744 - 14.1.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1780
ADM 6/17/117
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
14.1.1744/45 - 25.5.1745Fifth Lieutenant
Hugh ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1748
ADM 6/17/126
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.7.1746
ADM 6/17
24.2.1744/45 - 24.3.1744/45Second Lieutenant
Richard KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1780
ADM 6/17/117
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
25.3.1745 - 3.4.1745First Lieutenant
Richard KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1780
ADM 6/17/117
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 18.6.1746
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 25.5.1746First Lieutenant
John WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1761
ADM 6/17/28
Confirmed 28.11.1745
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 25.5.1746Second Lieutenant
John BallettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1746
ADM 6/17/16
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 2.11.1745
ADM 6/17
3.8.1745 - 25.5.1746Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1770
ADM 6/17/26
Confirmed 23.11.1745
ADM 6/17
8.2.1745/46 - 25.5.1746Third Lieutenant
Somerset MasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1746
ADM 6/17/59
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1730Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £32117.18.11dBWAS-1714
10.1740Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1741Commissioned for the first timeBWAS-1714
4.1741Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6538.6.6dBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
20.9.1745Brought a convoy into Plymouth.ODNB
1.1746Docked to undergo repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
25.5.1746Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
30.1.1746/47Ordered to be cut down to a third rate 74BWAS-1714
21.11.1749Re-rated as a 74-gun Third RateBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tony Willoughby on Tuesday 1st of August 2017 14:16

I wonder if you could let me know who were the captains/commanders of the Dragon, the Neptune, the Torbay and the Revenge at the battle of Toulon. I had hoped that they would be respectively Watson,Stepney, Stepney and Berkeley, but your records show 1745 for the dates for each of them.

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