Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.9.1748BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1755
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorSir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.2.1772BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 0 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel122' 8 ½"Imperial Feet37.1983 
Breadth42' 10"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,197 4894Tons BM 


18.2.1752Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers

4.2.1755 - 17.11.1756CaptainThomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-171417.11.1756 - 17.1.1757CaptainSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/18/326ADM 6/1817.1.1757 - 7.7.1758CaptainNicholas Vincent (c.1723-1809) ADM 6/18/345ADM 6/187.7.1758 - 3.3.1759CaptainJohn Stukley Somerset (d.1805) ADM 6/19/418
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 17.6.1762
3.3.1759 - 18.2.1761CaptainSir William Baird (5th Baronet of Saughton Hall) (c.1727-1771)BWAS-171418.2.1761 - 19.7.1765CaptainRichard Collins (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/20/102
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 15.1.1766
ADM 6/20
10.1.1771CaptainAlexander Irvine (c.1716-1795) ADM 6/20/333ADM 6/20

Service History

1755Sailed to America with BoscawenBWAS-1714
6.4.1755Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £14201.16.6dBWAS-1714
20.9.1755Took the Merchant Frigate L'Astrée (12)
13.11.1755Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line L'Espérance (74)
10.3.1757Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
6.6.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
1765Sailed for homeBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.2.1772Break up completed at Chatham for £396.15.11dBWAS-1714


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