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HBMS Canterbury (1744)

Page history last edited by Cy 15 years, 3 months ago


Canterbury, 60 Guns



Nationality British
Previously Canterbury
Ordered 1741/03/05 B057
Laid Down 1742/03/01 B057
Launched 1744/02/05 B057
Shipyard Plymouth DY B057
Master Shipbuilder Thomas Fellowes B057
Rate Fourth Rate  
Type Ship of the Line  
Out Service 1770/07/15 B057
Fate Broken Up B057


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 147' 0" Imperial Feet 44.81
Length of Keel 118' 9" Imperial Feet 36.2
Breadth 42' 0" Imperial Feet 12.8
Depth in Hold 18' 1" Imperial Feet 5.51
Burthen 1,117 Tons BM  


1745/01 B057 Broadside Weight = 474
Lower Gun Deck 24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1745/01 420 Establishment B057


Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1746 1746 Commodore Charles Knowles B057
1747 1749 Rear-Admiral Charles Knowles B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1745/01 1747/09 Post Captain Daniel Hore B057
1747/09 1748/03 Post Captain Robert Erskine B057
1748/03 1748/07 Post Captain David Brodie B057
1748/07 1749 Post Captain Edward Clarke B057
1757/12 1762 Lieutenant William Mainwaring B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1745/01 Commissioned for the Western squadron B057
1745/04/20 Completed at a cost of 23,299.11.7d including fitting B057
1746/05 To Louisbourg B057
1747/05 To Louisbourg B057
1747/11 Returned to England B057
1748/03 At Jamaica B057
1748/03/08 In attack on Port Louis B057
1748/04/05 In attack on Santiago B057
1749/08/11 Surveyed B057
1756 Hulk at Plymouth B057
1757/04/21 Ordered to be fitted as a hospital, but the conversoin was never undertaken B057
1757/12 Recommissioned at Plymouth B057
1764/11/27 Surveyed B057
1770/07/15 Break up completed at Portsmouth for £260.18.6d B057


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1748/10/01 Battle of Havana  


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 :2009/02/17 at 20:03:11 by Cy

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