Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.5.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.9.1747
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCulloden Class
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


9.9.1747Broadside 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
9.1747600Design ComplementBWAS-1714
9.1747650Established complementBWAS-1714
11.1748140As a guardshipBWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers

7.9.1747 - 25.11.1748CaptainFrancis Geary (1709-1796) ADM 6/17/265BWAS-171425.11.1748 - 9.12.1749CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/412BWAS-17149.12.1749 - 2.3.1749/50CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/17/506ADM 6/172.3.1749/50 - 3.5.1750CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/513ADM 6/173.5.1750 - 22.7.1752CaptainCotton Dent (d.1761) ADM 6/17/517BWAS-171422.7.1752 - 15.11.1752CaptainMathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/18/41ADM 6/1810.1.1753 - 7.6.1756CaptainHenry Ward (d.1766) ADM 6/18/53BWAS-17147.6.1756 - 3.10.1756CaptainPolycarpus Taylor (d.1780) ADM 6/18/277ADM 6/1829.11.1756 - 1.6.1757CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
1.6.1757 - 21.8.1759CaptainSmith Callis (1709-1761) ADM 6/19/137
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.2.1760
20.8.1760 - 7.4.1763CaptainJohn Barker (d.1776) ADM 6/19/194
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 1.9.1760

1 Flag Officer

21.8.1759 - 1760Rear-Admiral of the BlueSmith Callis (1709-1761)BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers

7.9.1747 - 1.12.1748First LieutenantGeorge Grant ADM 6/17/265ADM 6/177.9.1747 - 1.12.1748Third LieutenantJames Gardner (c.1707-1755) ADM 6/17/265ADM 6/177.9.1747 - 22.7.1752Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Pratt ADM 6/17/265ADM 6/171.12.1748 - 23.6.1749Second LieutenantThomas Morse (d.1751) ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1723.6.1749 - 11.9.1751Third LieutenantThomas Morse (d.1751) ADM 6/17/471ADM 6/171.6.1757 - 6.8.1759Third LieutenantHugh Parry ADM 6/19/171
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 4.6.1760
ADM 6/19
6.8.1759 - 15.8.1760Second LieutenantHugh Parry ADM 6/19/171
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 4.6.1760
ADM 6/19
15.8.1760 - 18.7.1762First LieutenantHugh Parry ADM 6/19/190
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
ADM 6/19
18.7.1762 - 7.4.1763First LieutenantSamuel Wittewronge Clayton (1734-1795) ADM 6/19/477
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 6.4.1763
ADM 6/19

Service History

1.10.1747Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £34382.11.5dBWAS-1714
1749Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1750Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1751Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
15.11.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 6/18
12.1752Began fitting at Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1753Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
2.1753Completed fitting at Chatham at a cost of £6551.11.11dBWAS-1714
1754Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
19.1.1755Sailed for the Nore and then to join Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
6.4.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
5.4.1757Action of 5th April 1757
7.5.1759Attack on frigates at ToulonBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
7.9.1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
4.1762Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna

Paid off

29.6.1770Sold for £900BWAS-1714


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