Princess Amelia

Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down15.8.1751BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.5.1757
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
ConstructorIsrael Pownoll (d.1779)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 0"Imperial Feet50.292 
Length of Keel133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold20' 0"Imperial Feet6.096 
Draught Forward12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,579 3994Tons BM 


3.1757Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

14 Commanding Officers

2.5.1757 - 30.5.1757CaptainRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/18/391ADM 6/1830.5.1757 - 18.6.1757CaptainEdward Pratten (c.1715-1763) ADM 6/18/404ADM 6/1818.6.1757 - 19.10.1757CaptainSamuel Graves (1713-1787) ADM 6/18/412BWAS-171419.10.1757 - 6.1.1758CaptainPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/18/446BWAS-17146.1.1758 - 6.4.1761CaptainJohn Bray (d.1795) ADM 6/18/467BWAS-17146.4.1761 - 22.6.1762CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/19/306BWAS-171422.6.1762 - 23.1.1763CaptainLord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/19/418BWAS-171424.1.1771 - 31.5.1773CaptainSamuel Marshall (1741-1795) ADM 6/20/343BWAS-171431.5.1773 - 24.9.1773CaptainAndrew Barkley (c.1737-1790) ADM 6/20/530
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 23.11.1773
26.12.1776 - 3.12.1778CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/21/245B0513.12.1778 - 1.10.1779CaptainGeorge Robinson Walters (c.1742-1789) ADM 6/21/482BWAS-17141.10.1779 - 5.8.1781CaptainJohn Macartney (c.1730-1781)† ADM 6/22/31BWAS-171415.8.1781 - 10.7.1782CaptainBilly Douglas (d.1817) ADM 6/22/325BWAS-171410.7.1782 - 16.4.1783CaptainJohn Reynolds (d.1793) ADM 6/22/494BWAS-1714

6 Flag Officers

6.1757 - 10.1757Rear-Admiral of the BlueThomas Brodrick (1704-1769)BWAS-17148.7.1758 - 1760Rear-Admiral of the BluePhilip Durell (1707-1766)BWAS-17147.1762Rear-Admiral of the BlueLord Edward Augustus (Duke of York and Albany) (1738/39-1767)BWAS-17141.1771 - 1773Vice-Admiral of the RedSir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792)BWAS-17141778Admiral of the WhiteSir Thomas Pye (1713-1785)BWAS-17141782 - 1783Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (c.1724-1812)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

9.1762 - 23.1.1763MidshipmanWilliam Peere Williams (1740/41-1832)EWIKI

Service History

16.5.1757Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £45062.12.7dBWAS-1714
9.1757In Rochforte expeditionBWAS-1714
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
23.1.1763Paid offADM 51
6.1764Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1765Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £13363.3.10dBWAS-1714
4.1771fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £9347.11.7dBWAS-1714
3.6.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

11.1776Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1777Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1779Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1780fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
20.10.1782Battle of Cape Spartel

Paid off

4.1788Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1788Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1788Delivered to officers of the customs and deleted from the listBWAS-1714
24.3.1818Arrived at Sheerness from Sandgate creekBWAS-1714
11.6.1818Sold to Mr Snook for £2,610BWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1782/091782/12Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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