Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down24.6.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.5.1742
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


23.5.1742Broadside 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 = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

24.5.1742 - 15.8.1744CaptainGeorge Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/16/57BWAS-171416.8.1744 - 28.5.1745CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/17/121
Commission confirmed 30.6.1746
28.5.1745 - 1745CaptainGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/17/430
Commission confirmed 10.1.1748/49
5.1755 - 1757CaptainFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786)BWAS-17141757 - 1760CaptainJohn Storr (d.1783)BWAS-17148.1761 - 1763CaptainEdward Vernon (1723-1794)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

1.6.1742 - 19.10.1744Second LieutenantJohn Williams ADM 6/16/63ADM 6/1631.12.1742 - 27.8.1743Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Jermy (1711-1751) ADM 3/17/357
Commission confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17
27.8.1743 - 18.8.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry John Philips ADM 6/17/297
Commission confirmed 14.12.1747
ADM 6/17
18.8.1744 - 14.4.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Brydges ADM 6/17/90
Commission confirmed 15.4.1746
ADM 6/17
20.10.1744 - 18.5.1746Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Mathews (d.1775) ADM 3/17/360
Commission confirmed 31.5.1748
ADM 6/17
12.1.1745/46 - 21.4.1747First LieutenantThomas Christian (d.1748) ADM 6/17/125
Commission confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History

3.7.1742Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £24549.11.8dBWAS-1714
1743Destroyed the San Isidoro (70) at AjaccioBWAS-1714
2.3.1742/43Sinking of the San Isidoro
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1.1750Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1752Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £17251.10.2dBWAS-1714
3.1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
13.11.1755Present at the destruction of the Esperance (70 en-flute)BWAS-1714
6.4.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
17.5.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
28.2.1758Osborne's Action
28.2.1758Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line L'Orphee (64)
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
5.1760Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1761Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £21543.6.1dBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1764Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1764Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2595.18.10dBWAS-1714
1782Employed as a church ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
16.3.1787Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
24.5.1787Sold at Chatham for £570BWAS-1714


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