Princess Louisa

Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.1.1742/43BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.6.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCarter's Yard - Limehouse Hole BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Robert Carter (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up4.12.1766BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck148' 0"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Length of Keel119' 2 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Breadth42' 5 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,143 794Tons BM 


1.7.1744Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741420Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

29.6.1744 - 27.1.1744/45CaptainSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) ADM 6/16/330BWAS-171428.1.1744/45 - 13.3.1745/46Captain William Boys (1700-1774) ADM 6/16/431BWAS-171414.3.1745/46 - 25.1.1747/48Captain Charles Watson (1714-1757) ADM 6/17/71BWAS-171425.1.1747/48 - 2.7.1748Captain Arthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/314BWAS-171418.6.1755 - 5.6.1756Captain Thomas Noel (c.1718-1756)† ADM 6/18/175BWAS-17146.6.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain William Lloyd (1725-1796) ADM 6/18/350
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 1.2.1757
20.8.1756 - 2.2.1757Captain Julian Legge (d.1762) ADM 6/18/302ADM 6/182.2.1757 - 13.8.1759Captain William Lloyd (1725-1796) ADM 6/18/350ADM 6/1813.8.1759 - 28.4.1760Captain Robert Harland (c.1715-1783) ADM 6/19/164
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Commission confirmed 7.5.1760
7.6.1763 - 22.5.1764Captain Joseph Norwood (c.1725-1793) ADM 6/19/506BWAS-171422.5.1764 - 14.8.1766Captain John Bover (1714-1782) ADM 6/20/122
Issued by Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 2.6.1766

1 Flag Officer

6.1765 - 26.6.1766Rear-Admiral of the White Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

27.7.1744 - 10.2.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Michael Burges (c.1716-1746) ADM 6/16/347ADM 6/1628.1.1745/46 - 14.2.1746/47First Lieutenant Henry Christian ADM 6/17/49ADM 6/171.2.1747/48 - 5.8.1748Second Lieutenant Benjamin Neilson ADM 6/17/317ADM 6/17

Service History

1.7.1744Completed at Limehouse - London at a cost of £16423.17.6dBWAS-1714
1.7.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
20.8.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7034.12.10dBWAS-1714
1745Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
5.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
9.1748Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1749Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2485.1.7dBWAS-1714
10.9.1755Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay


28.4.1760Paid offADM 51
6.1762Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714


12.1762Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8851.18.10dBWAS-1714
23.9.1763Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
17.11.1766Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
4.12.1766Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714


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