Prince Frederick

Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Prince Frederick' (1714) (70)
Keel Laid Down12.1736BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 2"Imperial Feet37.1879 
Breadth43' 5"Imperial Feet13.1487 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,224 6494Tons BM 


3.1739/40Broadside 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

1755Broadside 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
1733480Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers

28.2.1739/40 - 15.9.1740CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/15/250BWAS-171416.9.1740 - 24.3.1740/41CaptainAubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41)† ADM 6/15/331BWAS-171425.3.1741 - 22.6.1742CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) ADM 6/16/109
Commission confirmed 18.10.1742
2.2.1742/43 - 30.4.1744CaptainCurtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/16/143BWAS-171430.4.1744 - 15.4.1748CaptainHarry Norris (d.1764) ADM 6/16/303BWAS-171415.4.1748 - 10.9.1748CaptainWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760) ADM 6/17/384BWAS-171410.9.1748 - 6.12.1748CaptainHarry Norris (d.1764) ADM 6/17/383ADM 6/1712.4.1755 - 12.5.1757CaptainJervis Henry Porter (c.1717-1763) ADM 6/18/154BWAS-171412.5.1757 - 6.1.1758CaptainWilliam Harman (c.1719-1766) ADM 6/18/397BWAS-17146.1.1758 - 31.7.1758CaptainRobert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/18/467BWAS-17141.8.1758 - 17.11.1760CaptainRobert Routh (c.1724-1760) ADM 6/19/149
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 24.3.1760
17.11.1760 - 12.3.1763CaptainJervis Maplesden (c.1705-1781) ADM 6/19/208BWAS-1714

16 Commissioned Officers

4.3.1739/40 - 7.5.1740First LieutenantRobert Allen (c.1675-1752) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 7.5.1740Second LieutenantEdward Dovey ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 17.3.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Williams ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/158.5.1740 - 1.2.1740/41First LieutenantEdward Dovey ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/158.5.1740 - 18.7.1740Second LieutenantLord Montague Bertie (c.1713-1753) ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/158.5.1740 - 30.6.1740Third LieutenantRobert Hughes (c.1716-1774) ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/1530.6.1740 - 29.9.1740Third LieutenantHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/15/304ADM 6/1530.9.1740 - 8.6.1741Third LieutenantRichard Jasper (d.1761) ADM 6/16/340ADM 6/1513.6.1742 - 24.6.1742Second LieutenantCharles Upton (d.1749) ADM 6/16/56ADM 6/162.2.1742/43 - 29.4.1744Second LieutenantJames Beranger (1721-1744) ADM 6/16/143ADM 6/162.2.1742/43 - 14.3.1743/44Third LieutenantNathaniel Stephens (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/143ADM 6/162.2.1742/43 - 30.3.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Dillon (d.1744) ADM 6/16/143ADM 6/1630.4.1744 - 6.12.1744First LieutenantRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/303ADM 6/1613.11.1745 - 18.2.1746/47Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Mills (d.1747) ADM 6/17/21ADM 6/175.5.1746 - 7.3.1747/48Second LieutenantHenry Rose (d.c.1754) ADM 6/17/100ADM 6/177.3.1747/48 - 6.12.1748Third LieutenantRobert Stewart ADM 6/17/328ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

4.11.1742 - 22.3.1742/43MasterRichard Hinde (c.1682-c.1762) ADM 107/3/511ADM107/3

Service History

11.6.1740Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £23378.16.5dBWAS-1714
23.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1.1741Action of January 7 1741
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
1742At JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1742In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
10.1742Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1743Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6161.6.11dBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1745In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
9.7.1745Took the Privateer La Madonna la Porteria
20.7.1745Took the Privateer Le Jupiter
1746In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
7.2.1745/46Took the Privateer La Fortuné (22) after 8 hours of chace .BG
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
1.1751Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1752Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16284.12.11dBWAS-1714
1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
29.6.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
29.1.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
9.1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
1760With the Western SquadronBWAS-1714
1761Off BrestBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
1762Blockade of the Basque RoadsBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1764Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1764Refitted as a Unrated
7.1764Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1730.18.11dBWAS-1714


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