Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.2.1721/22BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.4.1726BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater4.1756BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,128 3994Tons BM 


1726Broadside 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

1756Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

9 Commanding Officers

19.4.1726 - 23.11.1726CaptainHercules Baker (1683-1744) ADM 6/13/111BWAS-171424.11.1726 - 6.6.1729CaptainDigby Dent (c.1680-1737) ADM 6/14/125BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 11.1735CaptainTyrwit Cyley (d.1751) ADM 6/14/155BWAS-17141735 - 18.3.1737/38CaptainJoseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38)BWAS-171414.7.1738 - 27.4.1741CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/15/131BWAS-171428.4.1741 - 15.4.1743CaptainJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/15/413BWAS-171423.5.1744 - 1.10.1744CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/310BWAS-17142.10.1744 - 10.5.1747CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/16/367BWAS-171411.5.1747 - 29.12.1748CaptainCharles Holmes (1711-1761)BWAS-1714

42 Commissioned Officers

19.4.1726 - 19.12.1726First LieutenantWilliam Mason (c.1665-1742) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 6.6.1729Second LieutenantDavid Warren (d.c.1730) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 6.6.1729Third LieutenantJohn Hughes ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/135.10.1726 - 19.6.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAndrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/14/122
Commission confirmed 27.10.1726
ADM 6/13
20.12.1726 - 6.6.1729First LieutenantJoshua Paine (d.1748) ADM 6/13/128ADM 6/1323.11.1733 - 31.3.1734First LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantAndrew Stevens (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 31.5.1735Second LieutenantJohn Watkins (d.1757) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 29.3.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Cooke (d.1762) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1430.3.1734 - 7.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsIngram Kniblo (d.c.1741) ADM 6/16/180ADM 6/141.4.1734 - 14.3.1737/38First LieutenantJohn Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/15/181ADM 6/141.4.1734 - 1.5.1738Third LieutenantAndrew Stevens (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/15/181ADM 6/1431.5.1735 - 23.3.1737/38Second LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/1414.7.1738 - 3.1.1739/40First LieutenantRowland Frogmere (d.1744) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 12.4.1739Third LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/1514.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) ADM 6/15/131ADM 6/157.6.1739 - 15.7.1739Third LieutenantHugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) ADM 6/15/180ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 3.9.1739Third LieutenantCharles Mason (d.1747) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 25.7.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 5.12.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsLisle Rowe ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/156.12.1739 - 3.1.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRoger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/154.1.1739/40 - 27.9.1740First LieutenantAbraham Duncomb (d.c.1778) ADM 6/15/243ADM 6/154.1.1739/40 - 26.9.1740Third LieutenantRoger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/15/243ADM 6/158.7.1740 - 26.9.1740Second LieutenantHugh Forbes (c.1709-1750) ADM 6/15/307ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 15.1.1740/41Third LieutenantJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 15.1.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 22.1.1740/41Second LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/370ADM 6/1516.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41Third LieutenantWilliam Ambrose (d.1743) ADM 6/15/370ADM 6/1523.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41First LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/372ADM 6/1523.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41Second LieutenantFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/15/372ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 24.3.1740/41First LieutenantFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 1743Second LieutenantWilliam Ambrose (d.1743)† ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 15.4.1743First LieutenantFrancis Mohun (d.1744) ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/1529.4.1742 - 2.1.1742/43Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Beaumont (d.1746) ADM 6/16/102
Commission confirmed 25.9.1742
ADM 6/16
8.9.1742 - 4.10.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/109
Commission confirmed 31.5.1746
ADM 6/18
7.6.1744 - 9.9.1744First LieutenantThomas Fincher (c.1717-1749) ADM 6/16/318ADM 6/167.6.1744 - 31.10.1745Second LieutenantJohn Selden ADM 6/16/318ADM 6/169.9.1745 - 10.5.1747Third LieutenantRowland Pritchett ADM 6/17/434
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 27.1.1748/49
ADM 6/17
11.11.1745 - 10.5.1747First LieutenantNathaniel Davis (d.1765) ADM 6/17/438
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 3.2.1748/49
11.11.1745 - 10.5.1747Second LieutenantMichael Hinde ADM 6/17/473
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 3.7.1749
ADM 6/17
14.4.1748 - 29.12.1748Third LieutenantJohn Bowerbank (c.1725-1777) ADM 6/17/534
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 26.10.1750
ADM 6/17
21.12.1748 - 29.12.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Wilkie ADM 6/17/421ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers

15.4.1726 - 6.6.1729MidshipmanGeorge Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/36.7.1726 - 20.9.1729MidshipmanGeorge Rawlings (c.1710-?) ADM 107/3/296ADM107/3

Service History

1726Completed in the spring at a cost of £14,917.12.6d to build, plus £1,057.11.0d for fittingBWAS-1714
1726Commissioned for Jenning's fleetBWAS-1714
10.1726To the StraitsBWAS-1714
12.1726Fitted at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
8.1730Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
10.1730Completed small repair at a cost of £5,253.5.9dBWAS-1714
1734Fitted as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.1735Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1738Started repair and refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1738Completed repair and refit at a cost of £2,088.7.9dBWAS-1714
12.1738Reduced to a guardshipBWAS-1714
23.7.1739Sailed with Vernon's squadronBWAS-1714
8.1739Off FinisterreBWAS-1714
8.4.1740Capture of the Princesa
8.4.1740Took the Ship of the Line Princesa (70) off Cape Finisterre
7.1740With Norris' fleet of Ferrol until SeptemberBWAS-1714
7.1741With Norris' fleetBWAS-1714
1742In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1742/43Strated a great repair and refit at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1744Recommissioned for Medley's squadron in the WinterBWAS-1714
6.1744Completed repair and refit at a cost of £15,066.10.4dBWAS-1714
8.1745Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1746Engaged in Mitchel's encounter with ConflansBWAS-1714
3.8.1746Action of August 3 1746
25.3.1747Action of March 25 1747
26.3.1747Encounter with Dubois de la Motte's squadron off Cape NicholasBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
8.3.1747/48Involved in the attack on Port LouisBWAS-1714
5.4.1748At SantiagoBWAS-1714
9.4.1748Battle of Santiago de Cuba
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
29.12.1748Paid offADM 51
15.11.1755Reported as unfitBWAS-1714
1756Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
2.4.1756Order sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-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 indiesEdward Vernon (1684-1757) 

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Posted by Albert Parker on Thursday 14th of November 2019 05:17

At the Battle of Havana, October 1/12, 1748, Lennox had only 56 guns mounted. I have not been able to find out what was removed, presumably because of weakness of the hull, or when (i.e., whether before or after the attack on Port St. Louis). Usually, the heaviest guns were kept if the ship could carry them; if not, they would be replaced by lighter guns (in this case, 24s by 18s) *if they were available,* which might not have been the case at Jamaica. A minimum removal would be 14 × 6-pounders.

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