Nominal Guns66BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Lancaster' (1722) (80)
Keel Laid Down4.2.1743/44BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 80-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.8.1773BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck161' 0"Imperial Feet49.0728 
Length of Keel130' 10"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth46' 1"Imperial Feet14.025 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,477 8594Imperial Feet0.023 


4.1755Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

6 Ship Commanders

4.2.1755 - 18.12.1755CaptainThe Hon. John Hamilton (1713/14-1755)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/128BWAS-17141.1.1756 - 22.3.1756Captain John Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/18/224BWAS-171422.3.1756 - 31.7.1758Captain George Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/18/245BWAS-171431.7.1758 - 19.8.1761Captain Robert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/19/341
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Confirmed 11.8.1761
ADM 6/19
2.1762 - 22.2.1762Captain Maurice Suckling (1726-1778)BWAS-171422.2.1762 - 13.1.1763Captain James Sayer (1721-1777) ADM 6/19/388BWAS-1714

Service History

1749Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £30963.19.7dBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
28.5.1757Took the Ship La Saxonne (16) off Bordeaux
9.6.1757Took the Ship Le Comte de Gramont (36) off Bordeaux
8.1757Took the Sloop Le Merlin (10)
20.1.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
1761Sailed homeBWAS-1714
8.1761Began Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
19.8.1761Paid offADM 51
3.1762Completed Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15341.7.1dBWAS-1714
13.1.1763Paid offADM 51
10.8.1773Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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