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HBMF Launceston (1711)

Page history last edited by Cy 10 years, 6 months ago

Launceston, 40 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1710/07/29 B164
Named 1711/10/02 B028
Launched 1711/10/17 B164
Shipyard Portsmouth DY B028
Design Class 1706 Establishment 42-Gunner (1706)
Master Shipbuilder Richard Stacey B164
Rate Fifth Rate
Type Frigate
Out Service 1728/07/16 B028
Fate Broken Up to Rebuild B028
Becomes Princess Louisa

Dimensions
B164   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 118' 0" Imperial Feet 35.97
Length of Keel 97' 61/2" Imperial Feet 29.73
Breadth 32' 2" Imperial Feet 9.8
Depth in Hold 13' 6" Imperial Feet 4.11
Burthen 53679/94 Tons BM

Armament
1710/08/29 B164 Broadside Weight = 150
Lower Gun Deck 20 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck 20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1706 190 Design Complement  

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1710/08 1714/09 Post Captain Edward Storey B164
1715/10 1718/12 Post Captain Philip Vanbrugh B164
1718/12 1720/03 Post Captain Samuel Atkins B164

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1711 In the Mediterranean until 1713 B164
1711/12/02 Present at the capture of Toulouse (60) off Minorca B164
1714/09 Paid off B164
1715/09 "prepared for service" B164
1715/10 Recommissioned B164
1716 In the Baltic B164
1717 On the Lisbon convoy B164
1717 On the Lisbon convoy and then into the Mediterranean B164
1718/08/11 Present at the Battle of Cape Passaro  
1720/03 Paid off B164
1723/05/02 Surveyed B164
1729/07 Renamed Torrington B164
1740 Hulked B164

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1718/08/11 Battle of Cape Passaro

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B164 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge

Last Updated :2009/07/14 at 15:05:20 by Cy

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