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HBMS Burford (1757)

Page history last edited by Cy 11 years, 2 months ago

Burford, 68 Guns

Nationality British
Ordered 1754/01/15 B057
Laid Down 1754/10/30 B057
Named 1754/06/13 B057
Launched 1757/00/00 B057
Shipyard Chatham DY B057
Design Class Burford Class (1753)
Master Shipbuilder John Lock B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1785/03/31 B057
Fate Sold B057

B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 162' 1" Imperial Feet 49.4
Length of Keel 134' 0" Imperial Feet 40.84
Breadth 44' 81/2" Imperial Feet 13.63
Depth in Hold 19' 83/4" Imperial Feet 6.01
Burthen 1,42439/94 Tons BM

1757 B057 Broadside Weight = 731
Lower Gun Deck 26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1753 520 Design Complement  

Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1757/04 1758 Captain James Young B057
1758 1763/05 Captain James Gambier B057
1763/05 1765 Captain James Logie B057
1765 1768 Captain Sir Francis Samuel Drake B057
1769 1770/03 Captain John Reynolds B057
1776/10 1777 Captain George Bowyer B057
1778/06 1778/10 Captain Taylor Penny B057
1778/10 1784/07 Captain Peter Rainier B057

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1757/07/15 Completed at Chatham DY at a cost of £38,118.8.8d ,including fitting B057
1758/11/12 Sailed for North America B057
1759/01 At Martinique B057
1759/02 At Guadeloupe B057
1759/11/20 Present at the Battle of Quiberon Bay  
1761 At Belle Isle B057
1762 At Basque Roads B057
1763 fitting at Plymouth DY at a cost of £6,398.9.9d ,as a guardship B057
1763/05 Commissioned as a guardship at Plymouth B057
1764/04 fitting at Plymouth DY ,for troops B057
1764/04/07 Sailed for the West Indies with troops B057
1765 Guardship at Plymouth B057
1767/03/03 Surveyed B057
1768/02 fitting at Plymouth DY ,for troops B057
1769/11 Began middling repair at Plymouth DY B057
1770/03 Paid off B057
1772/02 Completed middling repair at a cost of £11,317.6.2d B057
1776/10 Recommissioned B057
1778/03 Began fitting at Portsmouth DY B057
1778/06 Recommissioned B057
1778/11 Completed fitting at a cost of £11,393.9.7d ,for the East Indies B057
1779/03/07 Sailed for the East Indies B057
1780/12/08 Destruction of shipping at Mangalore B057
1782/02/17 Present at the Battle of Sadras  
1782/04/12 Present at the Battle of Providien  
1782/07/06 Present at 2nd Battle of Negapatam  
1782/09/03 Present at the Battle of Trincomalee  
1783/06/20 Present at 2nd Battle of Cuddalore  
1784/07/03 Arrived at Woolwich from the East Indies B057
1785/03/31 Sold at Woolwich for £1,320 B057

Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1759/11/20 Battle of Quiberon Bay
1782/02/17 Battle of Sadras
1782/04/12 Battle of Providien
1782/07/06 2nd Battle of Negapatam
1782/09/03 Battle of Trincomalee
1783/06/20 2nd Battle of Cuddalore

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield

Last Updated :2009/11/13 at 09:44:05 by Cy

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