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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2011, 21:54:11 »
Royal Navy Ships, built Woolwich Pt 2 1700-1760.

Woolwich Ropehouse stood in what is now Beresford Street. It was the sole supplier of rope to the Royal Navy from 1573 to 1756.
In 1750, 400 men and women were employed. By 1756, when rope making had been transferred to the dockyards there were only 27 people working there.

Woolwich built ships 1700-1760.
1700    HMS Kingfisher                  4th rate             Built by Fisher Harding.
1700    HMS Monmouth  (rebuild)       66 guns.
1701           Royal Sovereign                  100 guns.
1702           Tartar                            32 guns.
                  Woolwich (r)                        50 guns.
1703           Garland                         44 guns.
1704           Swift                                  12 guns.
1705           Drake                           14 guns.                    John Poulter.
                  Resolution                          70 guns.
1706           Chichester (r)                 80 guns.
                  Elizabeth                            70 guns.                   Richard Stscey.
1707           Falmouth                       50 guns.                   Richard Stacey.
                  Flamborough                      24 guns.                   Richard Stacey.
                  Gosport                         44 guns.                   Richard Stacey.
1708           Sweepstakes                       32 guns.
1709           Royal Anne Galley          42 guns                     Richard Stacey.
1710           Devonshire                         80 guns.
1711           Ormonde                      54 guns.                    Jacob Acworth.          Renamed Dragon, 1715.
                  Blandford                           20 guns.
                  Happy   snow-sloop        14 guns.
                  Hind                                  20 guns.
1712           Greyhound                     24 guns.                   Jacob Acworth.
                  Ipswich (r)                          70 guns.
1713           Royal Oak (r)                 70 guns.
1715           Cambridge (r)                     80 guns.
                  Royal George                 100 guns.
1716           Panther (r)                         54 guns.              John Hayward,
                  Dartmouth (r)                                                     John Hayward.
1717           Guernsey                                                      John Hayward
1718           Weymouth (r)                48 guns.                        John Hayward.
1719           Britannia                            100 guns.
                  Torbay (r)                      80 guns.
1720           Shoreham (r)                      20 guns.
1721           Ferret                            4 guns.                     John Hayward.
                  Northumberland (r)              70 guns.
                  Superb (r)                      64 guns.
                  Leopard (r)                         54 guns.              John Hayward.
                  Argyll                                                                 John Hayward.
                  Weazle                          8 guns.
1723           Ludlow Castle (r)                 42 guns.
                  Stirling Castle (r)            70 guns.
1724           Rose (r)                             20 guns.
1725           Assistance (r)                 50 guns.                   John Hayward.
                  Grafton (r)                          70 guns.
1726           Lark (r)                         42 guns.
1727           Phoenix (r)   fireship            8 guns
1729           Falmouth                                                      John Hayward.
1730           Neptune (r)                    90 guns.
                  Salamander  bomb             6 guns                  John Hayward.
1731           Grampus           snow     16 guns.                          John Hayward.
1731           Somerset                           80 guns.
                  Princess Caroline (r)        80 guns.
1732           Bonetta                             14 guns       sloop.        
                  New Castle                                                    John Hayward.
                  Royal Louise                  32 guns.
1733           Pembroke                          60 guns.               John Hayward.
                  Roebuck (r)                   42 guns.
1735           Rippon (r)                          60 guns.
                  Alderney                        8 guns.
1736           Dragon                              60 guns.               John Hayward.
                  Superb                          60 guns.
1739           Cumberland (r)                   66 guns.
                  Suffolk (r)                     64 guns.
1740           Essex (r)                            64 guns.
1741           Antelope (r)                   54 guns.                   John Hayward.
                  Dartmouth (r)                     48 guns.                     John Hayward.
1742           Winsor                          60 guns.
1743           Captain                              70 guns.
                  Northumberland             70 guns.                    John Holland.
1745           Devonshire                         74 guns.
                  Windsor (r)                    60 guns.
1746           Bristol  (r)                          50 guns.               John Holland.
1749           Lancaster                      66 guns.
                  Orford                               70 guns.
1750           Savage                         8 guns                      Thomas Fellowes.
1751           Dolphin                              24 guns.
1752           Falmouth                      50 guns.            Cost of hull 19,974,  4 shillings  and 8 pence.     Adam Hayes.
                  Ranger        sloop               8 guns.         Coh   2,381,   3s,  3d.

     Thomas Miltons plan of 1753 shows Woolwich Dockyard with one double dock, a single dock and 5 slipways.
     Total area was around twenty acres, with a river frontage of 1,500ft. The landside was enclosed by a high wall, but there were no land fortifications.

1754    HMS Dunkirt                          60 guns.                 Coh  20,379,  4s  8d.
                  Happy      Sloop                  8 guns.
1755           Squirrel                         20 guns.                  Coh  7,272,  2s  5d.
1756           Royal George                      100 guns            Coh   54,661,  2s  10d.
                             The Royal George sunk in August 1782 with the loss of some 900 people.
1757           Princess Amelia              80 guns                   Coh  37,562,  2s,  8d.
                  Boreas                               28 guns.
                  Trent                             28 guns.
1758           Rippon                              60 guns.
1759           Mars                             74 guns.
1760           Thunderer                          74 guns.             Coh 33,044,  7s   2d.

            The building of the Thunderer is covered in detail in 'Building the Wooden Fighting Ship' by James Dodds and James Moore.
            Chatham publishing 1984.   ISBN 1 86176 229 1. 255mm x255mm. Heavily illustrated with black and white drawings, photos.
            Describes in detail the building of a 74 gun third rate ship of 1760, from the timber trade and purchase of stores to the launching and fitting out.
            Sample pages @http://modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1286

Ordinary Officers, Woolwich, 1759.
 For more details see above book.
Clerk of the cheque; James B Morn.  Quarterley wage, 37  10s  0d
Storekeeper; Hezekiah Hargood.                            Qw, 37  10s  0d
Master attendant;  Walter Taylor                      Qw  37  10s  0d
Master shipwright;  Isral Pownoll                             Qw  37  10s  0d
Clerk to the survey;  Ezekial Pomeroy               Qw  37  10s  0d
Master shipwrights assistant;  George White             Qw  20  0s  0d
Master caulker and second assistant to master shipwright;  James Mooringe    Qw  20  0s  0d
Boatswain;  Richard Dutton                              Qw  17  10s  0d
Purveyor;  George Goldsworth                                 Qw  15  0s  0d
Surgeon;  Jeremiah Fitcher                              Qw   25  0s  0d
Master mastmaker;  Isaac Weeks                           Qw  11  11s  0d
Master boatbuilder;  Richard Luallett                 Qw  11  11s  0d
Master joiner;  Andrew Doe                                     Qw  9  12s  6d
Master house carpenter;  Mathew Ellery             Qw  9  12s  0d
Master bricklayer;  Martin Smith                              Qw   9  12s  6d
Master sailmaker;  Joseph Pratt                       Qw  11  11s  0d
Mastersmith;  Joseph Rippington                            Qw   10   19s  0d
Porter;  Hezekiah Woodall                               Qw  6  5s  0d
     As keeper of the plugs                                            2  5s  0d
Ratkiller;  John Edwards                                  Qw  1  0s  0d
Keeper of the clock;  Simeon Hill                            Qw  15s  0d
There were also clerks, nightwatchmen and skeleton crews.

  
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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2011, 21:45:09 »
Royal Navy Ships, built Woolwich 1513-1869. Pt 1 1513-1699.

1512    Dockyard established by Henry Vlll.
            Henry Vlll built around 40 warships of over 50 tons, but where they were built is largely unknown.
1513    Henri Grace a Dieu, aka the Great Harry,   1,500 tons. First ship built at woolwich.
1515    Great Galley, built at Greenwich.

            Edward Vl, reigned 1547-53, built 6 ships of 60-300 tons, probably on the Thames.
            
            Mary l, 1553-58.
            Mary built 3 ships of 600 tons, probaly on the Thames.
            Woolwich Dockyard expenditure between 1 Jan 1557-31 Dec 1558, 4,048.

            Elizabeth l, 1558-1603.
            In the early days of her reign Woolwich employed 125 people.
1564    White Bear  912 tons        40 guns.
1586    Charles         pinnace         16 guns.
           Vanguard    561 tons        36 guns.

            James l,  1603-1625.
1608    Anne Royal  (rebuilt)   originally the Ark Royal.
1610    Prince Royal                                                 55 guns.    first 3 deck ship.
1612    Merhonour   (rebuilt)           946 tons          40 guns.
1613    Defiance  (rebuilt)                  700 tons           40 guns.

            Charles l,  1625-1649.
1629    Rainbow  (rebuilt)                                     40 guns,          sunk as breakwater at Sheerness 1680.
1637    Sovereign of the Seas             1,522 tons       100 guns.        designed by Phineas pett.
1616    Destiny,   built for Sir Walter Raleigh.
1632    Charles                                                   46 guns.
1634    Unicorn                             767 tons              46 guns.
1635    Leopard                              516 tons        34 guns.
1636    Greyhound          Pinnace    126 tons.                                Phineas Pett.  
           Roebuck               Pinnace    90 tons.                                   Phineas Pett.
1640    Goldern Lion (rebuilt)                                38 guns.

     English Civil War,  Commonwealth and Protectorate. 1642-1660.
1646    Adventure     510 tons               34 guns.  Built for Parliament.       Peter Pett 1.
           Nonsuch      34 guns.                                      Built for Parliament.
1647    Phoenix       556 tons                38 guns.  Built for Parliament.       Peter Pett 1.
           Tyger         608 tons                      38 guns.     Built for Parliament.
1650    Speaker      50 guns            renamed Mary 1660.
1651    Antelope     828 tons                 56 guns.
           Worcester                                     48 guns      renamed Dunkirt 1660.
1654    Montage   (rebuilt)
1654    Sureswift   (rebuilt)
1655    Naseby                                         80 guns      Renamed Royal Charles 1660.
            Captured by Dutch June 1667, stern piece on display in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

            Charles ll,   1660-1685.
1661                Anne              yacht
1662                Charles       royal yacht        6 guns.
1666         HMS Greenwich                       54 guns                   Christoper Pett.
1664                Royal Katherine                 84 guns.
1670                Andrew                           96 guns     wrecked 1760.
1673                Bonetta                             4 guns.                 Phineus Pett.
1675                Woolwich                        54 guns.                      Phineas Pett lll
1676                Charles Gallery                   32 guns.
1677                Charlotte     royal yacht     8 guns.
1678                Captain                             70 guns.               Thomas Shish.
1679                Burford                          70 guns.
                       Grafton                              70 guns               Thomas Shish.
                       Henrietta   yacht               8 guns
1687                Deptford                            50 guns                Thomas Shish? Joseph Lawrence?
                       Duke                             90 guns
1691                Chester                             50 guns.               Joseph Lawrence.
1692                Breda                            70 guns.
1693                Spy                                   6 guns                     Joseph Lawrence.
                       Portland                         48 guns                   Joseph Lawrence.
                       Queen (rebuilt)                 100 guns   Ex Royal Charles, rebuilt again 1715, Woolwich, renamed Royal George.
1695                Defiance                        64 guns                   Joseph Lawrence.
                       Lincoln                             48 guns                     Joseph Lawrence.
1697                Namur                           90 guns                   Joseph Lawrence.
1698                Advice (rebuilt)   4th rate                                Fisher Harding.
                       Bedford                         70 guns.                       Fisher Harding.
                       Montagu                          60 guns.                Fisher Harding.
1699                Bonaventure       4th rate                                   Fisher Harding.


    
  


  
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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 21:08:20 »
Medway, the private shipyards.

Sun.  Built by Matthew Baker, first ship built at Chatham.

Josiah & Thomas Brindley, Greaves & Nicholson, John King, John Pelham and Wilson & Co are included in the Frindsbury link above.

J Heniker, Chatham, position of yard unknown.
1758  HMS Panther,     4th rate,       60 guns.        Broken up 1813.
1759         Thunder,       bomb ship,     8 guns,         sold in 1774.
1763         Exeter,       3rd rate,       64 guns,        unserviceable by 1794.
1773         Siren,           6th rate          28 guns,       wrecked 1777.
1774         Isis,                              50 guns,        broken up 1810.

Muddle, Gillingham, just to east of Chatham Dockyard.
1781  HMS Deptford,      12 guns.
1808         Opossum, Cherokee class 8x18 pdr carronades, 2x6 pdr long guns. Sold 1819.

Charles Ross and Mrs Mary Ross, Acorn Wharf shipyard Rochester.
  Just downstream of Rochester bridge. Charles Ross died in 1808 and his widow carried on the ship yard until she died in 1814. The yard then passed to her son-in-law John Foord.
1795  HMS Albatros,         16 guns,       sold in 1807.
1805         Martial, gunbrig,   14 guns,      sold in 1836.
                Resistance,     38 guns,       broken up 1858.
1806         Spartan,              38 guns,      broken up 1822.
1810         Vigo,              74 guns,       broken up 1867.
1811         Stirling Castle,     74 guns,       hulk in 1839.
1812         Epervier,         18 guns.
                Thistle,       gun brig, 12 guns,   broken up 1823.
1813         Eridanus,        36 guns.
                Tanais,               38 guns,     built of fir, broken up 1819.
                Confiance,      Cruizer class,   18 guns, wrecked 1822.
1814         Fury,          bomb ship,          lost 1825.

Sedger and Hogben, Chatham.
1747  HMS Assistance,  4th rate,  50 guns, sunk as breakwater 1773.

Thomas Seward, Rochester.
1758  HMS Maidstone,  28 guns, broken up Sheerness, July 1794.

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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 21:33:49 »
Royal Navy ships built Sandwich. Kent. Private shipyards.         
Launched
1782 HMS Falcon     14 guns     brig-sloop.
               Otter         14      brig-sloop, fireship?
1783        Weazle    14            brig-sloop.
1784        Ferret        12      brig-sloop.
1796        Hound     16                                Built by Hills.
1806        Recruit       18      Cruizer class         Andrew hills.
               Satellite   16                                Hills.
1807        Royalist     18      Cruizer class          Hills.
1808        Castilian  18            Cruizer class
               Arachne     18
1812        Hasty 12                                     Hills.
               Manly brig                                      Thomas hills.
1813        Argus 18
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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 21:21:03 »
Royal ships built Smallhythe, Kent.

Smallhythe. Shipyard in Southwest Kent on the river Rother and close to the East Sussex border. In use 1300-1550.
Ships built here to royal commision include-
Marie              1410        Henry lV     100 ton boat.
Jesus              1416-17   Henry V     1000 tons, one of the largest ships built in medieval England.
George                           Henry V      120 tons.    Ballinger (type of ship.)
Great Gailyon  1546        Henry Vlll   300 tons. Last large vessel to be built at Smallhythe.
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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 21:46:13 »
Royal Navy Ships, built Kent, models.

Talking of model ships..........
HMS Fly,  built Sheerness 1776, lost off Newfoundland 1802.
If anyone has a bit of time/space/money (the current price is around 300+), there is a 1/64 scale model kit of
HMS Fly available.
For a review see http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=475
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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 21:38:09 »
Royal Navy Ships, built Frindsbury 1785-1814.

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/frindsbury
Contains a list of RN ships built at Frindsbury 1785-1814 including HMS Bellerophon of Battle of the Nile/Trafalgar/
surrender of Napoleon fame.
Also a part list of Thames barges built after the shipbuilders were closed.
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Re: Royal Navy Ships, Kent Built, 1300-1966.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 22:28:58 »
Royal Navy Ships, built Chatham, Deptford and Sheerness.

A list of ships built at Chatham, Deptford and Sheerness is available on the Sheerness/sheppey/penney pages at...
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~penney
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 21:03:52 »
1745."The PEMBROKE, lately rebuilt and rigged at Chatham, in falling down the river to take in her guns at Blackstakes, was overset by a sudden squall of wind, and sunk, and near 100 of her men, 7 officers, and many women lost.
http://www.ageofnelson.org/michaelphillips/index.html
A large database detailing the Royal Naval ships and many officers c1750-1840.
Will be of much help to anyone researching ships launched at Chatham and Sheerness.
Click on the heading for homepage that also includes a forum.
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