Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1745/05/23BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCulloden Class
ConstructorJohn HollandBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck161' 4 ½"Imperial Feet49.0855 
Length of Keel130' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.6335 
Breadth46' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet14.0303 
Depth in Hold19' 6 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen1,487 1894Tons BM 


1747/09/09Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1747/09600Design ComplementBWAS-1714
1747/09650Established complementBWAS-1714
1748/11140As a guardshipBWAS-1714

Commanding Officers

1747/09 - 1749CaptainFrancis GearyBWAS-17141749CaptainArthur ScottBWAS-17141750 - 1752/11CaptainCotton DentBWAS-17141753/01 - 1756/06CaptainHenry WardBWAS-17141756/06 - 1759/08/21CaptainSmith CallisBWAS-17141759/08/21 - 1760CaptainRichard BickertonBWAS-17141760 - 1763/03CaptainJohn BarkerBWAS-1714

Flag Officers

1759/08/21 - 1760Rear-Admiral of the BlueSmith CallisBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1746 - 1752LieutenantThomas BaillieODNB1760 - 1763LieutenantGeorge Philpotref:5541760 - 1763LieutenantAbraham Furneauxref:5541760/06/01 - 1762/07/17LieutenantHugh Parryref:5541761/03/04 - 1763/04/07LieutenantWilliam Mouldenref:5541761/10/14 - 1763LieutenantEdmund Bowerref:5541762/07 - 1763/04First LieutenantSamuel Wittewronge Claytonref:554

Service History

1747/10/01Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £34382.11.5dBWAS-1714
1749Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1750Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1751Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1752/11Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1714
1752/12Began fitting at Chatham BWAS-1714
1753/01Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1753/02Completed fitting at Chatham at a cost of £6551.11.11dBWAS-1714
1754Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1755/01/19Sailed for the Nore and then to join Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
1756/04/06Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca
1759/05/07Attack on frigates at ToulonBWAS-1714
1759/08/18Battle of Lagos Bay
1760/09/07Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1762/01/07Operations against Martinique
1762/04Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1762/06/06Operations against Havanna
1763/03Paid offBWAS-1714
1770/06/29Sold for £900BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:554 ADM/L - Navy Board, Lieutenants' LogsAuthorityDocument

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