Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.9.1733BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.2.1736/37BWAS-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

3 Commanding Officers

14.4.1740 - 15.6.1740First Captain Thomas Whitney (d.1741)BWAS-171414.4.1740 - 15.6.1744Second Captain Samuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/275BWAS-171416.6.1744 - 5.10.1744Captain Samuel Faulknor (d.1744)† ADM 6/16/323ADM 6/16

2 Flag Officers

14.4.1740 - 21.7.1740Admiral of the FleetSir John Norris (1670-1749)ref:5911.6.1744 - 5.10.1744Admiral of the WhiteSir John Balchen (1669/70-1744)BWAS-1714

21 Commissioned Officers

14.4.1740 - 11.6.1741Third Lieutenant Thomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/275ADM 6/1514.4.1740 - 11.6.1741Fifth Lieutenant Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/275ADM 6/1524.7.1740 - 4.8.1740Lieutenant Thomas Pye (1713-1785)ref:55419.2.1740/41 - 11.6.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Andrew Jelfe (d.1765) ADM 6/15/383ADM 6/1512.6.1741 - 13.9.1741Second Lieutenant Thomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/427ADM 6/1512.6.1741 - 20.9.1741Fourth Lieutenant Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/427ADM 6/1521.9.1741 - 11.3.1741/42Second Lieutenant Merrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/459ADM 6/1521.9.1741 - 15.3.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John 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 Lieutenant William Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/16/29ADM 6/1616.3.1741/42 - 10.5.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Arthur Hamley ADM 6/16/29ADM 6/1613.7.1742 - 7.2.1743/44Third Lieutenant John Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/16/75ADM 6/1613.7.1742 - 7.2.1743/44Fourth Lieutenant William Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/16/75ADM 6/168.2.1743/44 - 28.3.1745First Lieutenant John Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/16/270ADM 6/168.2.1743/44 - 14.6.1744Second Lieutenant William Holmes (d.1748) ADM 6/16/270ADM 6/1610.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Fifth Lieutenant Henry Hemmington (d.c.1744)† ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1613.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Second Lieutenant James Beranger (1721-1744)† ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1613.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Third Lieutenant Magnus Goddard (c.1713-1744)† ADM 6/16/338ADM 6/1621.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Fourth Lieutenant Francis Mohun (d.1744) ADM 6/16/344ADM 6/1621.7.1744 - 5.10.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Loughton (d.1744) ADM 6/16/344ADM 6/1615.9.1744 - 5.10.1744First LieutenantThe Hon. William Hamilton (1721/22-1744)E-WIKI

2 Warrant Officers

1739 - 18.6.1739Boatswain Henry Hodgshon (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/151744 - 25.4.1744Master Edward 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


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