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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered21.9.1722BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down9.1722BWAS-1714
Launched25.11.1725BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner (1706)B028
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' 10"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 8"Imperial Feet37.1948 
Breadth41' 8"Imperial Feet12.7 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,132 7394Tons BM 

Armament


25.11.1725Broadside 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

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.1.1725/26 - 3.4.1726Captain
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
4.4.1726 - 19.6.1727Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1746
ADM 6/13/109
BWAS-1714
19.6.1727 - 2.6.1728Captain
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
Transfered ADM 6/13/153
Confirmed 22.8.1727
BWAS-1714
3.6.1728 - 26.7.1728Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1747
ADM 6/14/207
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 24.12.1731Captain
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
ADM 6/14/211
BWAS-1714
1.1.1731/32 - 26.3.1734Captain
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/14
27.3.1734 - 13.4.1736Captain
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746
ADM 6/14/180
BWAS-1714
13.4.1738 - 9.8.1739Captain
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
ADM 6/15/106
BWAS-1714
10.8.1739 - 10.10.1739Captain
Thomas DaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1746
ADM 6/15/209
BWAS-1714
12.10.1739 - 6.9.1740Captain
John HildesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1747
ADM 6/15/228
BWAS-1714
6.9.1740 - 5.2.1741/42Captain
James RycaultBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1758
ADM 6/15/329
BWAS-1714
6.2.1741/42 - 13.7.1743Captain
Edward AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1743
BWAS-1714
13.7.1743 - 25.9.1744Captain
William LawsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1748
ADM 6/16/441
Confirmed 13.2.1744/45
ADM 6/16

58 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1733/34First Lieutenant
John StruttBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1740
ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 20.4.1727Second Lieutenant
James FalconerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1727
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 11.4.1726Third Lieutenant
John WeargBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1726
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 28.7.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Isaac SunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1737
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
12.4.1726 - 28.7.1726Third Lieutenant
John Arnold LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1737
ADM 6/13/110
ADM 6/13
29.7.1726 - 19.4.1727Third Lieutenant
Isaac SunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1737
ADM 6/13/125
Confirmed 14.11.1726
ADM 6/13
20.4.1727 - 25.7.1728First Lieutenant
Samuel FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1744
Transfered ADM 6/13/140
ADM 6/13
20.4.1727 - 25.7.1728Second Lieutenant
Isaac SunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1737
ADM 6/13/140
ADM 6/13
20.4.1727 - 25.7.1728Third Lieutenant
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1754
Transfered ADM 6/13/140
ADM 6/13
20.4.1727 - 8.2.1728/29Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas PellattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1742
ADM 6/14/140
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 1.4.1729First Lieutenant
George DundasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1733
ADM 6/14/211
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 8.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant
William EllisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1743
ADM 6/14/211
ADM 6/13
9.2.1728/29 - 24.12.1731Second Lieutenant
John NevisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1736
ADM 6/14/11
ADM 6/14
9.2.1728/29 - 25.5.1730Third Lieutenant
Thomas LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1740
Transfered ADM 6/14/11
ADM 6/14
9.2.1728/29 - 9.5.1731Fourth Lieutenant
William EllisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1743
ADM 6/14/11
ADM 6/14
2.4.1729 - 24.12.1731First Lieutenant
Thomas CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1746
ADM 6/14/20
ADM 6/14
8.5.1731 - 24.12.1731Third Lieutenant
Samuel GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1745
ADM 6/14/74
ADM 6/14
10.5.1731 - 25.10.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Franklyn LushingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1735
ADM 6/14/74
ADM 6/14
26.10.1731 - 24.12.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. William LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1732
ADM 6/14/100
Confirmed 1.2.1731/32
ADM 6/14
1.1.1731/32 - 4.5.1735First Lieutenant
John NevisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1736
Transfered ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/14
1.1.1731/32 - 13.6.1732Second Lieutenant
Samuel GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1745
ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/14
14.6.1732 - 4.9.1732Second Lieutenant
Edmund StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1755
ADM 6/14/111
ADM 6/14
14.6.1732 - 31.1.1733/34Third Lieutenant
Thomas DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1752
Transfered ADM 6/14/111
ADM 6/14
14.6.1732 - 4.9.1732Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Samuel GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1745
Transfered ADM 6/14/111
ADM 6/14
5.9.1732 - 4.5.1735Second Lieutenant
Edmund StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1755
ADM 6/14/121
ADM 6/14
31.1.1733/34 - 4.5.1735Third Lieutenant
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/14/163
ADM 6/14
5.5.1735 - 13.4.1736Second Lieutenant
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/14
5.5.1735 - 13.6.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James PetersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1739
ADM 6/15/211
ADM 6/14
14.6.1735 - 16.10.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Lord Augustus FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/16
Confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
3.3.1735/36 - 13.4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Lord Augustus FitzroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1741
ADM 6/15/16
Confirmed 13.4.1736
ADM 6/15
13.4.1738 - 2.10.1740First Lieutenant
John James GachesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/106
ADM 6/15
13.4.1738 - 24.8.1740Second Lieutenant
John FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1741
ADM 6/15/106
ADM 6/15
13.4.1738 - 6.6.1739Third Lieutenant
Joseph SoanesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1747
ADM 6/15/106
ADM 6/15
13.4.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1749
ADM 6/15/106
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 22.7.1739Third Lieutenant
Joseph SoanesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
7.6.1739 - 15.7.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Alexander StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1740
Transfered ADM 6/15/180
ADM 6/15
23.7.1739 - 15.11.1739Third Lieutenant
Arthur CrockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1741
ADM 6/15/207
ADM 6/15
31.8.1739 - 15.11.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Peregrine BradshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1746
ADM 6/15/218
ADM 6/15
16.11.1739 - 1.4.1740Third Lieutenant
Peregrine BradshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1746
Transfered ADM 6/15/236
ADM 6/15
5.12.1739 - 2.10.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Hugh LytteltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/15/239
ADM 6/15
3.10.1740 - 20.11.1740Second Lieutenant
John CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1736
ADM 6/15/347
ADM 6/15
3.10.1740 - 11.12.1740Third Lieutenant
Hugh LytteltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
ADM 6/15/347
ADM 6/15
3.10.1740 - 11.12.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry BassettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1744
ADM 6/15/347
ADM 6/15
22.11.1740 - 5.12.1740First Lieutenant
John CockburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1736
ADM 6/15/359
ADM 6/15
22.11.1740 - 5.12.1740Second Lieutenant
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1749
ADM 6/15/359
ADM 6/15
6.12.1740 - 5.12.1740First Lieutenant
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1749
ADM 6/15/361
ADM 6/15
12.12.1740 - 9.8.1741Second Lieutenant
Hugh LytteltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/362
ADM 6/15
12.12.1740 - 12.4.1741Third Lieutenant
Henry BassettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1744
Transfered ADM 6/15/362
ADM 6/15
12.12.1740 - bef.25.5.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William BaconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1741
Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/362
ADM 6/15
25.5.1741 - 25.6.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William Williams Jun.British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
ADM 6/16/514
Confirmed 19.7.1745
ADM 6/16
26.6.1741 - 24.9.1743Third Lieutenant
William Williams Jun.British
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/514
Confirmed 19.7.1745
ADM 6/16
26.6.1741 - 10.8.1741Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Coll McDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1754
ADM 6/15/22
Confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
11.8.1741 - 23.10.1741Third Lieutenant
Coll McDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1754
Transfered ADM 6/15/22
Confirmed 1.3.1741/42
ADM 6/15
9.2.1741/42 - 28.10.1742Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Philip De LamotteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1747
ADM 6/16/422
Confirmed 12.1.1744/45
ADM 6/16
12.7.1742 - 1.8.1743First Lieutenant
Richard FarishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/16/281
Confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16
25.7.1743 - 27.12.1743Third Lieutenant
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/454
Confirmed 13.3.1744/45
ADM 6/16
25.7.1743 - 1.8.1743Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Benjamin MarlowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1794
Transfered ADM 6/17/162
Confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17
10.4.1744 - 25.9.1744Third Lieutenant
Richard BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1748
ADM 6/16/361
Confirmed 11.9.1744
ADM 6/16

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1736 - 8.11.1736Purser
Thomas PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1736-1739
ADM 6/15/41
ADM 6/15
13.4.1756 - 17.2.1757Master
John StottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1772
ADM 107/4/410
ADM 107/4

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.4.1724 - 2.6.1726Volunteer-per-order
Richard MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1732
Transfered ADM 107/3/209
ADM 107/3
9.11.1730 - 28.6.1731Midshipman
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
31.3.1734 - 13.4.1736Master's Mate
Samuel PitchfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1747
ADM 107/3/303
ADM 107/3
10.5.1735 - 13.4.1736Midshipman
Richard KingsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1741
ADM 107/3/329
ADM 107/3

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.8.1728 - 3.5.1729Ordinary Seaman
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
4.5.1729 - 8.11.1730Able Seaman
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
29.6.1731 - 24.12.1731Able Seaman
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
4.10.1733 - 11.2.1733/34Able Seaman
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
Transfered ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
30.12.1733 - 1.5.1734Captain's Servant
Francis DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1770
Transfered ADM 107/3/455
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1726Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
1.2.1725/26Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19883.0.0dBWAS-1714
1727In the BalticBWAS-1714
6.1727At Copenhagenref:569
22.8.1727

All commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
10.1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714
6.1728Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
24.12.1731Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
5.1732Sailed to BlackstakesBWAS-1714
8.1732Guardship at WoolwichBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3033.8.11dBWAS-1714
13.4.1736Paid offADM 51
1738Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
2.12.1738Guard shipBWAS-1714
1740Escorted convoy to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1741Start of operations against SantiagoBWAS-1714
1742At JamaicaBWAS-1714
25.9.1744Paid offADM 51

 

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