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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Named21.8.1747BWAS-1714
Captured3.5.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1.1747/48BWAS-1714
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
Designed by
Pierre MorineauFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
Constructor
Pierre MorineauFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked19.2.1758BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 3"Imperial Feet52.1219 
Length of Keel139' 0 ½"Imperial Feet42.3799 
Breadth49' 3"Imperial Feet14.9437 
Depth in Hold21' 3"Imperial Feet6.477 
Burthen1,793 8594Tons BM 

Armament


1.1748Broadside Weight = 790 Imperial Pound ( 358.265 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

12.1755Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1748650 BWAS-1714
4.1748700 BWAS-1714
22.11.1748140as a guardshipBWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1747/48 - 30.8.1748Captain
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
ADM 6/17/309
BWAS-1714
30.8.1748 - 7.2.1752Captain
John BentleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
Transfered
ADM 106
16.1.1753 - 16.5.1753Captain
Robert PettBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1720-1738
Transfered ADM 6/18/53
ADM 6/18
8.1.1756 - 30.6.1756Captain
Charles ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1763
ADM 6/18/226
BWAS-1714
30.6.1756 - 21.12.1756Captain
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1780
: on board from 7.8.1756 Transfered ADM 6/18/287
BWAS-1714
11.11.1756 - 26.4.1757Captain
Stephen ColbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
Transfered ADM 6/18/322
ADM 6/18
26.4.1757 - 19.2.1758Captain
John BentleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1770
ADM 6/18/390
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1747/48 - 12.8.1748Vice-Admiral of the White
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
BWAS-1714
8.1.1756 - 8.1756Vice-Admiral of the White
The Hon. Edward BoscawenBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Administrator
Marine
Service 1726-1759
BWAS-1714
7.1757Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
ADM 107/1/204
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1753 - 16.5.1753Third Lieutenant
Samuel HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1790
Transfered ADM 6/18/53
ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
14.8.1747Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
19.8.1747Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £23738.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.8.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
21.8.1747Registered and namedBWAS-1714
2.1748Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12849.8.5dBWAS-1714
22.11.1748Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1749Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
16.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
8.1753Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
20.11.1753SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1756Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £29792.14.9d
2.5.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
7.1757Flagship at HalifaxBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
19.2.1758Wrecked on the Dean Sand off PortsmouthBWAS-1714

 

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