Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Namur' (1729) (90)
Keel Laid Down3.1744/45BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.12.1745BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,566 8994Tons BM 


1746Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

5 Commanding Officers

14.9.1745 - 7.9.1747CaptainFrancis Geary (1709-1796) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/162.12.1745 - 30.5.1746CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) ADM 6/17/28BWAS-171431.5.1746 - 3.9.1746CaptainRobert Wellard (d.1776) ADM 6/17/109BWAS-17144.9.1746 - 15.7.1747CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) ADM 6/17/149BWAS-171417.7.1747 - 13.4.1749CaptainSamuel Marshall (c.1711-1768) ADM 6/17/247BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

15.7.1747 - 13.4.1749Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

4.12.1745 - 22.8.1747Third LieutenantFrederick Breton (d.1747) ADM 6/17/29ADM 6/174.12.1745 - 13.4.1749Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Balfour (d.1750) ADM 6/17/29ADM 6/17

Service History

1.1746Completed rebuild and repair at Chatham at a cost of £30,892.6.6dBWAS-1714
8.1746Joined Anson's fleetBWAS-1714
4.8.1746Took the 56-gun ship Mercure armed en-fluteBWAS-1714
11.1746Took the St Malo privateer Intrepide (20)BWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
8.1747Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1748At the seige of PondicherryBWAS-1714
13.4.1749Wrecked in a hurricane at Fort St David (Madras), there were only 26 survivors. Marshall and Boscawen were both ashoreBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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