Nominal Guns70
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned19.4.1726
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner
Constructor Richard Stacey
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1752


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 10"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,146 4894Tons BM 


19.7.1722Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

19.4.1726 - 1.4.1729CaptainThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41) ADM 6/14/111BWAS-17142.4.1729 - 18.5.1731CaptainSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) Transfered ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171428.1.1733/34 - 30.4.1737Captain Philip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/14/160BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 9.7.1739Captain Ellis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/15/133BWAS-171410.7.1739 - 13.1.1740/41Captain Thomas Watson (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/15/198BWAS-17142.12.1741 - 2.11.1741Captain Edmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/15/486BWAS-171414.1.1741/42 - 2.7.1742Captain Thomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/16/33
Confirmed 23.3.1741/42
3.7.1742 - 23.2.1742/43Captain Franklyn Lushington (d.1742/43)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/72BWAS-171422.2.1742/43 - 18.4.1743Captain Edward Smith (d.1743)BWAS-17142.6.1743 - 31.7.1744Captain Richard Watkins (d.1770) Transfered ADM 6/16/206
Confirmed 8.8.1743
1.8.1744 - 19.8.1744Captain John Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/16/456BWAS-171419.8.1744 - 25.11.1748Captain Edmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/17/434
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
ADM 6/17

2 Flag Officers

1726 - 1727Vice-Admiral of the Blue Edward Hopson (1671-1728) ADM 107/1/257BWAS-171424.7.1739 - 1741Vice-Admiral of the Blue Edward Vernon (1684-1757)BWAS-1714

42 Commissioned Officers

19.4.1726 - 1.4.1729First Lieutenant Alexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/15/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 7.10.1727Second Lieutenant William Douglas (d.1741) ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 7.10.1727Third Lieutenant Roach Faulknor (1697-c.1763) ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 27.5.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/15/111ODNB20.7.1726 - 6.12.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/13/204
Confirmed 14.5.1728
ADM 6/13
17.5.1727 - 25.7.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Ellis (d.1742) Transfered ADM 6/13/203
Confirmed 1.5.1728
ADM 6/13
8.10.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant Thomas Lake (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/14/204
Confirmed 14.5.1728
ADM 6/13
2.4.1729 - 7.7.1730First Lieutenant Humphrey Haycocke Transfered ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 4.5.1730Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Wyndham (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 24.7.1729Second Lieutenant William Boutflower (d.1733) Transfered ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 19.5.1731Third Lieutenant Edward Chaloner (1689-1766) Transfered ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1425.7.1729 - 5.5.1730Second Lieutenant Scroop Lyon (d.1757) Transfered ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/1428.1.1733/34 - 25.3.1734First Lieutenant Gilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/1428.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant Francis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Third Lieutenant Francis Withers (d.c.1751) Transfered ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 11.3.1733/34Third Lieutenant Abraham Gould (d.1764) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 20.5.1735Third Lieutenant Edward Spragge (d.1757) ADM 6/14/176ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 19.5.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Hugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) ADM 6/14/175ADM 6/1426.3.1734 - 4.5.1735First Lieutenant James Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 19.5.1735First Lieutenant William Dandridge (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 30.4.1737First Lieutenant Abraham Gould (d.1764) ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 16.5.1738Second Lieutenant Edward Spragge (d.1757) Transfered ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 13.7.1738Third Lieutenant Hugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) Transfered ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1420.5.1735 - 22.2.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Macky (d.1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/15/212ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 1.7.1739First Lieutenant William Clarke Transfered ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 12.7.1739Second Lieutenant John Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lieutenant Richard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1515.8.1738 - 29.12.1740First Lieutenant Francis Percival ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 13.8.1739Third Lieutenant Richard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 10.2.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Ward (c.1713-1766) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1513.7.1739 - 10.2.1739/40Second Lieutenant Charles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/15/202ADM 6/153.7.1742 - 20.11.1743First Lieutenant Magnus Goddard (c.1713-1744) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/163.7.1742 - 20.11.1743Second Lieutenant William Mawman (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/163.7.1742 - 21.6.1743Third Lieutenant George Hamilton (c.1725-1745) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/163.7.1742 - 15.12.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Leighton More (d.c.1745) ADM 6/16/72ADM 6/1618.9.1744 - 16.12.1745Second Lieutenant Thomas Fraser (c.1718-1775) Transfered ADM 6/17/179
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.12.1746
ADM 6/17
2.8.1745 - 17.12.1745Third Lieutenant George Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/17/400
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
17.12.1745 - 3.9.1747Second Lieutenant George Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/17/400
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
3.9.1747 - 9.12.1747Second Lieutenant William Dumaresque (c.1720-1813) Transfered ADM 6/17/403
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.11.1748
ADM 6/17
9.12.1747 - 9.1.1747/48Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Harmood (c.1713-bef.1773) ADM 6/17/401
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
9.1.1747/48 - 25.11.1748Third Lieutenant James Harmood (c.1713-bef.1773) ADM 6/17/401
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
8.7.1748 - 15.11.1748Second Lieutenant William Yonge (c.1724-?) Transfered ADM 6/17/400
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers

23.12.1729 - 21.7.1730Midshipman Peter Robertson (c.1711-1747) Transfered ADM 107/3/299ADM 107/322.5.1735 - 30.4.1737Midshipman Daniel Rainier (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/519ADM 107/32.1740 - 25.8.1740Midshipman Edward Hughes (1720-1794)ODNB13.9.1744 - 12.7.1745Master's Mate John Green (d.1750) ADM 6/8/185ADM 6/86

2 Crewmen

19.6.1731 - 29.1.1731/32Able Seaman John Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM 107/330.1.1731/32 - 16.3.1731/32Ordinary Seaman John Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM 107/3

Service History

11.1710Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.8.1722Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £13463.13.6dBWAS-1714
1726In the StraitsBWAS-1714
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
1729Preparing for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736In the TagusBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1737Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1738Home watersBWAS-1714
6.1738Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8298.11.4dBWAS-1714
6.12.1738Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
6.1739fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.7.1739Sailed for Finisterre and the West IndiesBWAS-1714
21.11.1739Present at Porto BelloBWAS-1714
21.11.1739Attack on Puerto Bello
3.1739/40Operations against CartagenaBWAS-1714
2.11.1741Paid offADM 51
9.1742Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17747.10.11dBWAS-1714
18.2.1742/43Assault on La Guayra, losing 24 killed, 50 wounded and the Captain mortally woundedBWAS-1714
4.1743At Porto CabelloBWAS-1714
8.1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1748Sailed home to pay offBWAS-1714
25.11.1748Paid offADM 51


27.9.1752Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
10.1752Break up completed at Chatham DY for £235.8.0dBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies Edward Vernon (1684-1757) 

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