HMS King George

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HMS King George on the open sea

HMS King George

Rating: 3rd rate.

Class: Wenden-class ship of the line.

Date of Commission: November 12th 1721.

Current captain: Edward Southwick.

Guns: 72.

Crew: 650.

Status: In active service.

Notable Action

  • November 12th, 1721: Captain Edward Southwick took command over HMS King George after in was released at Turling Bay shipyards.
  • December 1st, 1721: When HMS King George sailed into Port Royal after the battle of St. John, Captain Southwick celebrated the ships first victory ´with his crew. 114 barrels of rum were consumed.
  • January 17th, 1722: HMS King George was asigned to black squadron under Commodore Bennet Cumberlands command in the attack on Jacqueme 21 French ships were sunk!
  • January 19th, 1722: HMS King George was detached to a squadron patrolling the Bartica area. The squadron was lead by Commodore Jessie Ashden (later by Lord Robert Middlemore) the Captains Navarre, Naseby and Hewitt were also part of the squadron. During the patrol many enemy vessels, were sunk or taken as prizes.

Port Battle History

Port Date Battle type Enemy Result
St.Johns 06.04.1722 Defence Brethren Victory
Carlos Harbour 25.03.1722 Attack Brethren Victory
Cabo Raphael 24.03.1722 Attack Brethren Victory
Vieux Fort 04.02.1722 Attack France Victory
Cayo de Marquis 23.01.1721 Attack France Victory
Bridgetown 20.01.1721 Defense France Victory
Jacqueme 17.01.1721 Attack France Victory
Bluefields 11.12.1721 Attack Spain Defeat
Belize 03.12.1721 Defense Spain Victory
St. Johns 01.12.1721 Defense France Victory