Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1.1753BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.3.1757
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas BucknallBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1793BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck156' 0"Imperial Feet47.5488 
Length of Keel128' 7"Imperial Feet39.0208 
Breadth42' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,222 894Tons BM 


2.6.1757Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers

23.3.1757 - 14.5.1759CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759)† ADM 6/18/372BWAS-171415.5.1759 - 2.1764CaptainJohn Wheelock (d.1779) ADM 6/19/270
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Commission confirmed 27.1.1760
14.3.1769 - 7.8.1771CaptainPhilip Durell (c.1734-1772) ADM 6/20/231BWAS-17147.8.1771 - 3.1772CaptainFrancis Banks (c.1730-1777) ADM 6/20/437
Issued by Charles Proby (d.1799), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 3.4.1772
ADM 6/20
30.5.1776 - 23.8.1777LieutenantJahleel Brenton (1729-1802)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

3.1769 - 1772CommodoreCharles Proby (d.1799)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

10.3.1761 - 2.1764Second LieutenantThomas Towers ADM 6/19/289ADM 6/19

1 Warrant Officer

10.1757 - 10.1759MasterJames Cook (1728-1779)WCV

27 Crewmen

1759Able SeamanGeorge Harris (d.1760)ref:12571759Able SeamanNicholas Georgeref:12571759Able SeamanJosiah Scadderref:12571759Able SeamanNicholas Coggeshallref:12571759Able SeamanStephen Tobyref:12571759Able SeamanEdward Murphyref:12571759Able SeamanWilliam Sansonref:12571759Able SeamanChristopher Houseref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanBenjamin Smithref:12571759 - 1760Ordinary SeamanTunis Tunisonref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanAntonio Pallouref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanJohn Simesref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanBenjamin Trowbridgeref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanAndrew Nelsonref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanJames Cobbref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanSamuel Stanleyref:12571759 - 1760Ordinary SeamanJohn Marshref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanJames Ruddyref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanThomas Carneyref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanJohn Smithref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanJohn Johnsonref:12571759 - 1760Ordinary SeamanSamuel Wingoodref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanKenulle Renholtref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanBenjamin Andrewsref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanIsrael Smithref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanIsaac Wilburref:12571759 - 1760Able SeamanJohn Pottsref:1257

Service History

18.6.1757Completed at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £24734.10.4dBWAS-1714
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
1760In North AmericaBWAS-1714
30.3.1761Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1762At the blockade of Cap FrancoisBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
1763In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.1764Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1766Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1768Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £17614.8.9dBWAS-1714
15.7.1769Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1772Paid offBWAS-1714
1776Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
3.1776Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
3.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1776Recommissioned as a hospital ship at HalifaxBWAS-1714
7.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1793Broken up at HalifaxBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
WCVPages on captains Cook & VancouverJohn RobsonWeb Site
ref:1257A List of Rhode Island soldiers & sailors in the old French & Indian war, 1755-1762Howard M ChapinBook

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