Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Norfolk' (1693) (80)
Keel Laid Down6.2.1717/18BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 80 gun 2-DeckersB028
Designed byJohn TippettsB028
ConstructorWilliam PoddBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.6.1749BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel128' 2"Imperial Feet39.0162 
Breadth45' 2 ½"Imperial Feet13.7287 
Depth in Hold18' 2"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,393 594Tons BM 


21.9.1728Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719520Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

19.5.1731 - 14.5.1734CaptainJohn Roberts (d.1744/45) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-171414.5.1734 - 2.4.1736CaptainSt John Charlton (d.1742) ADM 6/15/187BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 3.12.1738CaptainThomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 6/15/133BWAS-171430.8.1739 - 21.9.1742CaptainThomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1521.9.1742 - 19.8.1744CaptainJohn Forbes (1714-1796) ADM 6/17/11
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.10.1745
19.8.1744 - 11.12.1747CaptainThomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 6/17/327
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.3.1747/48

1 Flag Officer

7.1731 - 1731Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 107/3/131TRN3

26 Commissioned Officers

19.5.1731 - 1.4.1734First LieutenantGeorge Cundett (d.1741) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.1.1731/32Third LieutenantWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.11.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Smith ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1421.5.1731 - 12.11.1733Second LieutenantThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/14/79ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 22.2.1733/34Third LieutenantThomas Mogg (d.1756) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 22.11.1733Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1413.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Drake ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 23.5.1734Second LieutenantJohn Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 1.3.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Drake ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 5.3.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Pitman (d.1746) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 23.5.1734Third LieutenantWilliam Drake ADM 6/14/177ADM 6/1424.5.1734 - 2.4.1736First LieutenantJohn Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/15/188ADM 6/1424.5.1734 - 2.4.1736Second LieutenantWilliam Drake ADM 6/15/188ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 3.12.1738First LieutenantRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 3.12.1738Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Kinkaid (d.1753) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - bef.12.2.1740/41Third LieutenantIngram Kniblo (d.c.1741) ADM 6/16/216ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 5.5.1742First LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/16/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 24.2.1741/42Second LieutenantEdward Norris ADM 6/16/255ADM 6/1525.2.1741/42 - 7.9.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Brodie (d.1750) ADM 6/16/20ADM 6/1624.9.1742 - 27.8.1743Third LieutenantPhilip Toms ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/1628.8.1743 - 19.8.1744Second LieutenantPhilip Toms ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/1620.8.1744 - 18.7.1745Third LieutenantJohn Gardiner (c.1714-1782) ADM 6/17/292
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 7.12.1747
ADM 6/17
8.9.1744 - 18.7.1745Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Hodges (d.1772) ADM 6/17/203
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 24.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
27.6.1746 - 9.11.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBrooke Kelsall (d.c.1754) ADM 6/17/324
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 25.2.1747/48
ADM 6/17
9.11.1746 - 24.4.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Ernle (c.1720-?) ADM 3/17/363
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 13.6.1748
ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers

19.6.1731 - 11.10.1731MidshipmanSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/322.4.1734 - 2.6.1734MidshipmanWilliam Coard (c.1713-1758) ADM 107/3/334ADM107/318.8.1739 - 30.11.1739MidshipmanChristopher Lobb (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/556ADM107/31741 - 24.6.1743MidshipmanThomas Graves (1725-1802)ref:676

1 Crewman

12.10.1731 - 30.7.1732Able SeamanSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/3

Service History

1730Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1731Fitted for the Mediterranean, but not sentBWAS-1714
1731Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £19679.17.9dBWAS-1714
1731Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3886.3.7dBWAS-1714
9.1731Reduced to a guardshipBWAS-1714
7.1732Ordered for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
8.1732Reduced to a guardshipBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
3.1735/36Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1736Completed middling repair at a cost of £8799.12.2dBWAS-1714
1737Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
3.12.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
1740Off FerrolBWAS-1714
1741Present at the operations against CartagenaBWAS-1714
1743Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1744Battle of Toulon
11.12.1747Paid offADM 51


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