Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.8.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.10.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorEarlsman SparrowBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 3 ½"Imperial Feet34.4551 
Length of Keel93' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet28.3528 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Burthen518 6394Tons BM 


1747Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg) 
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 3-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1747160Establishment for a 24 gun ship

9 Commanding Officers

1.10.1747 - 16.9.1748CaptainWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/17/271ADM 6/1727.12.1748 - 21.3.1748/49CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/17/427ADM 6/1721.3.1748/49 - 18.7.1755CaptainRobert Duff (1721-1787) ADM 6/17/450BWAS-171418.7.1755 - 24.11.1756CaptainWilliam Pettigrew (d.1756)† ADM 6/18/181BWAS-17142.12.1756 - 25.3.1758CaptainGeorge Legge (d.1760) ADM 6/18/330BWAS-171425.3.1758 - 29.3.1758CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800) ADM 6/19/347BWAS-17147.7.1758 - 11.9.1759CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/19/283
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 19.2.1760
ADM 6/19
11.9.1759 - 1.1.1760CaptainRichard Collins (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/20/85
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 7.8.1765
1.1.1760 - 1.1.1761CaptainThomas Daniel (c.1730-1761)† ADM 6/20/61
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 1.12.1764

2 Commissioned Officers

17.10.1747 - 17.1.1748/49LieutenantGeorge Stancombe (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/276ADM 6/1721.3.1748/49 - 1.4.1750LieutenantHenry Smith (c.1723-c.1757) ADM 6/17/451ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

26.11.1747 - 22.10.1748MasterJohn Valentine (c.1725-1761) ADM 107/5/19ADM 107/5

Service History

26.8.1746Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
21.1.1746/47Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4445.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.1.1746/47Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.1747Commissioned for Warren's fleetBWAS-1714
29.2.1747/48Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3540.10.3dBWAS-1714
5.1749Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1752Home to pay offBWAS-1714
3.11.1752Surveyed, no action takenBWAS-1714
6.1754Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.8.1754Ordered to be repaired by the Admiralty BoardBWAS-1714
2.1.1755Ordered to be repaired by the Admiralty BoardBWAS-1714
6.1755Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7331.4.5dBWAS-1714
7.1755Recommissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
4.4.1757Sailed for East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
1.1.1761Foundered in a Cyclone off PondicherryBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Lost in a Cyclone off Pondicherry


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Paul Fields on Sunday 5th of July 2015 22:30

I'd remove 3 of the Extra length of Keel lines, the extra Gundeck line, and change the 11 feet Burthen to Depth, keeping the other Burthen that is in Tons.

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