Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.9.1733BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 9"Imperial Feet53.0383 
Length of Keel141' 7"Imperial Feet42.9811 
Breadth50' 6"Imperial Feet15.3924 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Burthen1,920 5694Tons BM 


1740Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

4 Commanding Officers

14.4.1740 - 8.1740First CaptainThomas Whitney (d.1741)BWAS-171414.4.1740 - 15.6.1744Second CaptainSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/275BWAS-17148.1740 - 12.1740CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748)BWAS-171416.6.1744 - 5.10.1744CaptainSamuel Faulknor (d.1744)† ADM 6/16/323ADM 6/16

2 Flag Officers

14.4.1740 - 22.7.1740Admiral of the FleetSir John Norris (1670-1749)ref:5911.6.1744 - 5.10.1744Admiral of the WhiteSir John Balchen (1669/70-1744)BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers

14.4.1740 - 11.6.1741Third LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/275ADM 6/1514.4.1740 - 11.6.1741Fifth LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/275ADM 6/1519.2.1740/41 - 11.6.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAndrew Jelfe (d.1765) ADM 6/15/383ADM 6/1512.6.1741 - 13.9.1741Second LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/427ADM 6/1512.6.1741 - 20.9.1741Fourth LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/427ADM 6/1521.9.1741 - 11.3.1741/42Second LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/459ADM 6/1521.9.1741 - 15.3.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/16/459ADM 6/1516.3.1741/42 - 12.7.1742Third LieutenantLord William Byron (5th Baron Byron) (1722-1798)ADM 6/1616.3.1741/42 - 12.7.1742Fifth LieutenantWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/16/29ADM 6/1616.3.1741/42 - 10.5.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsArthur Hamley ADM 6/16/29ADM 6/1613.7.1742 - 7.2.1743/44Third LieutenantJohn Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/16/75ADM 6/1613.7.1742 - 7.2.1743/44Fourth LieutenantWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/16/75ADM 6/161744 - 5.10.1744LieutenantThe Hon. William Hamilton (1721/22-1744)EWIKI8.2.1743/44 - 28.3.1745First LieutenantJohn Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/16/270ADM 6/168.2.1743/44 - 14.6.1744Second LieutenantWilliam Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/16/270ADM 6/1610.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Fifth LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744)† ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1613.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Second LieutenantJames Beranger (1720-1744)† ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1613.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Third LieutenantMagnus Goddard (d.1744)† ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1621.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Fourth LieutenantFrancis Mohun (d.1744) ADM 6/16/344ADM 6/1621.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Loughton (d.1744) ADM 6/16/344ADM 6/16

2 Warrant Officers

1739 - 18.6.1739BoatswainHenry Hodgshon (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/151744 - 25.4.1744MasterEdward Collingwood (1694-1779) ADM 6/16/302ADM 6/16

Service History

16.7.1740Damaged in collision with the Lion (60) , carrying away her head and bowspritBWAS-1714
8.1740Returned to PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1740Completed at a cost of £38,239.2.1d plus £12,652.14.2d for fitting as a flagshipBWAS-1714
17.2.1743/44In the DownsB098
23.5.1744Sent into Portsmouth Dockyard for caulking prior to being sent to the MediterraneanB098
28.7.1744Sailed to relieve French blockade of LisbonB098
14.9.1744Sailed form Cape Spartel bound for homeB098
5.10.1744Wrecked on the casquets (off Alderney) with the loss of all handsBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ref:5911295: The Year of the Galleys (Lecture Transcript)Dr Ian FrielWeb Site
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
B098The Navy in the War of 1739-48H. W. RichmondBook

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