Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.5.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.3.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDublin ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor William PownallBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck165' 6"Imperial Feet50.2943 
Length of Keel134' 4"Imperial Feet40.8462 
Breadth46' 8"Imperial Feet14.0547 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Burthen1,566 1094Tons BM 


3.1759Broadside Weight = 781 Imperial Pound ( 354.1835 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
26.8.1755550Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders

16.3.1759 - 11.11.1761Captain James Young (1717-1789) ADM 6/19/45BWAS-171411.11.1761 - 25.8.1762Captain Richard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/19/362BWAS-171425.8.1762 - 25.10.1763Captain John Luttrell (d.1829) ADM 6/19/433BWAS-171419.1.1775 - 5.2.1778Captain George Falconer (c.1725-1780) ADM 6/21/67BWAS-171417.7.1778 - 11.1778Lieutenant Thomas Cocks ADM 6/21/435BWAS-171427.11.1780 - 1782Lieutenant Henry Ashington (1729-1807)BWAS-17141782 - 4.1783Lieutenant Thomas CocksBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

25.8.1762 - 25.10.1763Commodore Richard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/19/432BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

23.3.1759 - 10.7.1761First Lieutenant James Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/19/48ODNB

Service History

20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
8.5.1760Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
13.8.1761Took the Privateer L'Anémone (14)
13.8.1761Took the Privateer La Sardoine (14)
11.9.1762Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
17.9.1762Took the Privateer L'Amarante (18)

Paid off

1.1765Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1765Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4506.5.9dBWAS-1714
2.1772Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1775Recommissioned as a guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1775Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £33916.0.2dBWAS-1714
2.1777fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3194.12.7dBWAS-1714

Laid up at Portsmouth

7.1778Commissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1714
7.1778Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison Ship BWAS-1714
11.1778Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1780fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1781Recommissioned as a Hospital ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1781Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Hospital Ship BWAS-1714
4.1783Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1714
17.8.1784Sold at Chatham for £650BWAS-1714


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