Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.6.1754BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.1.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBurford ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor Edward Allin (d.1795)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up3.1775BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 0"Imperial Feet49.3776 
Length of Keel134' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet40.8591 
Breadth44' 10"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Burthen1,436 7194Tons BM 


13.12.1757Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1753520Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

27.1.1758 - 21.2.1760Captain Peter Denis (c.1713-1778) ADM 6/18/478BWAS-171421.2.1760 - 7.5.1763Captain John Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/19/137ADM 6/1912.12.1763 - 12.12.1766Captain Robert Hughes (c.1716-1774) ADM 6/19/554BWAS-171412.12.1766 - 16.9.1767Captain John Hollwall (c.1723-1775) Transfered ADM 6/20/151BWAS-171416.9.1767 - 4.10.1769Captain Robert Alexander Lambert (1732-1801) ADM 6/20/180BWAS-17144.10.1769 - 29.5.1771Captain Michael Clements (1735-1797) ADM 6/20/256BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

5.3.1762 - 26.7.1762Acting Fourth Lieutenant George Robertson (c.1739-1791) ADM 6/19/490
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Confirmed 3.5.1763
ADM 6/19
26.7.1762 - 7.5.1763Second Lieutenant George Robertson (c.1739-1791) ADM 6/19/490
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775)
Confirmed 3.5.1763
ADM 6/19

2 Warrant Officers

1760Carpenter Andrew Anderson (d.bef.1779) Transfered ADM 6/19/184ADM 6/191761Carpenter Richard Randallref:1618

3 Petty Officers

14.9.1758 - 4.5.1759Midshipman Ordinary George Stainforth (c.1741-1810) ADM 107/5/352ADM 107/51759 - 2.1760Midshipman John Williamson (d.1798)ref:6765.5.1759 - 25.3.1760Midshipman George Stainforth (c.1741-1810) Transfered ADM 107/5/352ADM 107/5

1 Crewman

12.2.1758 - 13.9.1758Captain's Servant George Stainforth (c.1741-1810) ADM 107/5/352ADM 107/5

Service History

1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
29.4.1758Action of 29 April 1758
29.5.1758Took the Ship of the Line Le Raisonnable (64)
12.6.1758Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £21693.19.2dBWAS-1714
12.6.1758Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6728.9.3dBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
13.4.1760Sailed for LouisburgBWAS-1714
8.7.1760Action in Chaleur Bay
11.11.1761Took the Privateer Le Henri (12)
30.11.1761Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1763Recommissioned as a guardship at Portsmouth, remained as such until 1771BWAS-1714
12.12.1763Refitted as a Third Rate Guardship BWAS-1714
1764Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.1.1764Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5908.19.6dBWAS-1714
11.1768fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3733.1.3dBWAS-1714

Paid off

22.3.1775Broken up at Chatham for £427.1.1dBWAS-1714


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 15th of January 2021 16:52Jennifer Macdonell Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766)
Tuesday 12th of January 2021 22:54Thierry GUIHENEUFFrench Privateer 'Le Du Teillay' (1744) (18)
Tuesday 12th of January 2021 20:41Michael ContrattoBritish sloop 'Snake' (1776) (12)
Saturday 9th of January 2021 15:35Paul L PaceBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Port Mahon' (1740) (20)
Thursday 7th of January 2021 19:13terry scottBritish ship 'Prudent Mary' (1672) (6)