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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.2.1721/22BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.3.1721/22BWAS-1714
Launched19.9.1724BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.5.1726BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner (1719)BWAS-1714
Constructor
John HaywardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1701-1742
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1744BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 10"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth41' 7"Imperial Feet12.6746 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,129 7494Tons BM 

Armament


19.9.1724Broadside 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


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1726 - 17.11.1727Captain
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
Transfered ADM 6/13/113
BWAS-1714
18.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Captain
Thomas DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1739
ADM 6/13/194
Confirmed 19.2.1727/28
BWAS-1714
26.7.1728 - 19.2.1728/29Captain
Coningsby NorburyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
ADM 6/14/211
BWAS-1714
20.2.1728/29 - 23.1.1731/32Captain
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
Transfered ADM 6/14/14
BWAS-1714
23.11.1733 - 6.5.1734Captain
Tancred RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1741
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
7.5.1734 - 31.3.1736Captain
William DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1744
ADM 6/15/186
BWAS-1714
15.5.1738 - 11.7.1739Captain
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1739
ADM 6/15/116
BWAS-1714
12.7.1739 - 8.10.1740Captain
Thomas DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1739
Transfered ADM 6/15/199
BWAS-1714
29.10.1740 - 16.11.1740Captain
John TowryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1749
Transfered ADM 6/15/354
ADM 6/15
16.11.1740 - 7.12.1743Captain
Cornelius MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1748
Transfered
BWAS-1714
28.12.1743 - 19.2.1743/44Captain
John SimcoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
Transfered ADM 6/17/152
Confirmed 16.9.1746
BWAS-1714
19.2.1743/44 - 15.9.1744Captain
Thorpe FowkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1760
ADM 6/16/356
Confirmed 27.8.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1726 - 9.4.1728Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
BWAS-1714

38 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.5.1726 - 27.12.1726First Lieutenant
John RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1729
ADM 6/13/113
ADM 6/13
6.5.1726 - 25.7.1728Second Lieutenant
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/13/113
ADM 6/13
6.5.1726 - 6.11.1727Third Lieutenant
James ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
ADM 6/13/113
ADM 6/13
6.5.1726 - 29.12.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
David MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1727
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/13/113
ADM 6/13
28.12.1726 - 17.11.1727First Lieutenant
John StanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1740
Transfered ADM 6/13/129
ADM 6/13
28.3.1727 - 6.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Joseph CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
ADM 6/13/196
Confirmed 27.2.1727/28
ADM 6/13
7.11.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Third Lieutenant
Joseph CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
Transfered ADM 6/14/196
ADM 6/13
7.11.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Duncan ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1729
ADM 6/14/196
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 22.11.1733First Lieutenant
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/14/211
ADM 6/13
9.2.1728/29 - 21.2.1728/29Third Lieutenant
George BurrishBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 6/14/11
ADM 6/14
9.2.1728/29 - 7.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Jennings CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1731
ADM 6/14/11
ADM 6/14
22.2.1728/29 - 22.11.1733Second Lieutenant
George WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1746
ADM 6/14/16
ADM 6/14
22.2.1728/29 - 7.5.1731Third Lieutenant
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1734
ADM 6/14/16
ADM 6/14
8.5.1731 - 23.1.1731/32Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/74
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 17.6.1734First Lieutenant
George BealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
23.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant
William MetcalfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1741
ADM 6/14/155
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 31.3.1736Second Lieutenant
Thomas ElliotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1759
ADM 6/15/162
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 31.3.1736Third Lieutenant
William MetcalfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1741
ADM 6/15/162
ADM 6/14
18.6.1734 - 31.3.1736First Lieutenant
William EllerkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
ADM 6/15/191
ADM 6/14
15.5.1738 - 2.7.1739First Lieutenant
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/15/116
ADM 6/15
16.5.1738 - 24.6.1739Second Lieutenant
James PeersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1741
ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
16.5.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lieutenant
Edmund BeavorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1744
ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
16.5.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward BradstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1742
ADM 6/15/118
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Third Lieutenant
Edmund BeavorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1744
ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 13.9.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Rowland CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1739
Transfered ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
25.6.1739 - 6.12.1739Second Lieutenant
Thomas WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1745
ADM 6/15/191
ADM 6/15
7.12.1739 - 26.9.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John NovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1743
Transfered ADM 6/15/239
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 12.10.1740First Lieutenant
Alexander StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/337
ADM 6/15
13.10.1740 - 24.11.1740First Lieutenant
William ParkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1744
ADM 6/15/350
ADM 6/15
13.10.1740 - 24.11.1740Second Lieutenant
John HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/15/350
ADM 6/15
13.10.1740 - 24.11.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard JenkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1740
ADM 6/15/350
ADM 6/15
21.11.1740 - 24.11.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Charles BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1748
ADM 6/15/359
ADM 6/15
25.11.1740 - 3.1.1743/44First Lieutenant
John HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/15/360
ADM 6/15
25.11.1740 - 1743Second Lieutenant
Richard JenkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1740
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/360
ADM 6/15
25.11.1740 - 4.7.1743Third Lieutenant
Charles BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1748
ADM 6/15/360
ADM 6/15
4.1.1743/44 - 15.9.1744First Lieutenant
Ambrose CramerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1744
ADM 6/16/356
Confirmed 27.8.1744
ADM 6/16
4.1.1743/44 - 16.3.1743/44Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1758
ADM 6/17/496
Issued by
Sir Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749

Confirmed 21.9.1749
ADM 6/17
16.3.1743/44 - 15.9.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Matthew WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1754
ADM 6/16/356
ADM 6/16

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.9.1726 - 25.6.1728Volunteer-per-order
George Charles DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1749
Transfered ADM 107/3/307
ADM 107/3
26.10.1726 - 1.8.1728Volunteer-per-order
Stephen PollingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1745
Transfered ADM 107/3/345
ADM 107/3
23.10.1732 - 4.7.1733Midshipman
John CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1741
ADM 107/3/315
ADM 107/3
28.10.1736 - 8.12.1738Midshipman
Samuel CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.12.1730 - 18.6.1731Ordinary Seaman
John CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1741
ADM 107/3/315
ADM 107/3
4.8.1731 - 25.9.1732Captain's Servant
Samuel CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3
17.3.1731/32 - 22.10.1732Able Seaman
John CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1741
ADM 107/3/315
ADM 107/3
26.9.1732 - 30.3.1733Able Seaman
Samuel CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1748
ADM 107/3/358
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1726Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16499.7.1dBWAS-1714
10.1726Sailed to the StraitsBWAS-1714
1727Off the coast of SpainBWAS-1714
1728Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1730Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1732small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1372.12.0dBWAS-1714
1734Recommissioned for the TagusBWAS-1714
1736small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2407.7.7dBWAS-1714
31.3.1736

Paid off

BWAS-1714
29.11.1738Reduced to a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-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) 1730-1740
Spanish 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
off Cape Finisterre

7.1740Off FerrolBWAS-1714
1741Convoy escort to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago until October 1741BWAS-1714
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
1744At Jamaica and then home to pay offBWAS-1714
15.9.1744Paid offADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of Gibraltar
Sir Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
 
 

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