Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1740/06/24BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248
Length of Keel124' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.7984
Breadth43' 7"Imperial Feet13.1657
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143
Burthen1,257 8894Tons BM


1742/05/23Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4British 6-Pounder
1755Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement 


1742/051745CaptainGeorge BerkeleyBWAS-1714
17451745/03CaptainWilliam DilkeBWAS-1714
1745/031745/03CaptainGeorge MurrayBWAS-1714
1745/031747CaptainWilliam DilkeBWAS-1714
1755/051757CaptainFrederick CornewallBWAS-1714
17571760CaptainJohn StorrBWAS-1714
1761/081763CaptainEdward VernonBWAS-1714

Service History

DateEvent Source
1742/07/03Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £24549.11.8dBWAS-1714
1743Destroyed the San Isidoro (70) at AjaccioBWAS-1714
1743/03/02Sinking of the San Isidoro 
1744/02/11Battle of Toulon 
1750/01Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1752/05Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £17251.10.2dBWAS-1714
1755/03Re-classed as a 64 gun Third Rate 
1755/11/13Present at the destruction of the Esperance (70 en-flute)BWAS-1714
1756/04/06Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca 
1757/05/17Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1758/02/28Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line L'Orphee  
1758/02/28Osborne's Action 
1759/11/20Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1760/05Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1761/09Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £21543.6.1dBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1764/06Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1764/08Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2595.18.10dBWAS-1714
1782Employed as a church ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1787/03/16Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
1787/05/24Sold at Chatham for £570BWAS-1714


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