Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.6.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn OkillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Privateer ship 'Liverpool' (1756) (22)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 3"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Length of Keel100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen681 4894Tons BM 


19.7.1741Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

19.2.1740/41 - 15.7.1744CaptainThomas Swanton (d.1744) ADM 6/15/382BWAS-171413.9.1744 - 13.2.1744/45CaptainJohn Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/17/36
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 30.12.1745
ADM 6/17
3.2.1744/45 - 10.7.1749CaptainGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 6/17/482
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 12.7.1749

6 Commissioned Officers

21.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41First LieutenantMagnus Goddard (d.1744) ADM 6/15/385ADM 6/1510.8.1742 - 19.9.1743First LieutenantRichard Southwell ADM 6/16/84ADM 6/1613.12.1742 - 18.9.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Dennis (d.c.1746) ADM 6/16/123ADM 6/1619.9.1743 - 15.7.1744Second LieutenantJohn Dennis (d.c.1746) ADM 6/16/219ADM 6/1614.9.1744 - bef.21.4.1746First LieutenantJohn Dennis (d.c.1746)PROB1129.9.1744 - 1.12.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBenjamin Morrett (d.1754) ADM 6/17/309
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 13.1.1747/48
ADM 6/17

Service History

7.1741Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
19.7.1741building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £6102.0.0dBWAS-1714
1743Sailed to meet the East Indies shipsBWAS-1714
15.7.1744Paid offADM 51
2.1745Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.7.1749Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 106
14.9.1756Sold for £494 at WoolwichBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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