Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPhilemon EwerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.721 
Length of Keel122' 8 ½"Imperial Feet37.1983 
Breadth42' 10"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,197 4894Tons BM 


10.10.1747Broadside 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
1745420Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

2.11.1747 - 26.8.1748CaptainAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) ADM 6/17/280BWAS-171423.9.1748 - 17.11.1752CaptainJustinian Nutt (c.1704-1758) ADM 6/17/385BWAS-171410.1.1753 - 4.2.1755CaptainCharles Holmes (1711-1761) ADM 6/18/52BWAS-17144.2.1755 - 6.1.1758CaptainRobert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-171415.2.1759 - 1.11.1762CaptainMatthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/19/36BWAS-17141.11.1762 - 29.3.1763CaptainJohn Albert Bentinck (1737-1775) ADM 6/19/447ADM 6/19

2 Commissioned Officers

2.9.1747 - 23.12.1747Second LieutenantGeorge Sellers (d.1748) ADM 6/17/264ADM 6/1710.1.1753 - 10.1.1754Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Wallis (1728-1795) ADM 6/18/52ADM 6/18

Service History

10.10.1747Completed at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £16971.15.0dBWAS-1714
10.10.1747Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1.1747/48Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1245.12.10dBWAS-1714
22.11.1748Ordered reduced to a guard shipBWAS-1714
1749Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
17.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1.1753Recommissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1754fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
22.4.1755Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
27.4.1756Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1757Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1758Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £19302.19.4dBWAS-1714
6.9.1760Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
25.6.1773Sold at Portsmouth for £800BWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) 

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