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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.12.1758BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.5.1759BWAS-1714
Named14.11.1759BWAS-1714
Launched1.8.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned9.1761
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEssex Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Perry (1713-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up15.7.1774BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel129' 6"Imperial Feet39.3245 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,353 8194Tons BM 

Armament


1761Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1761500EstabalishmentBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.8.1761 - 2.5.1763CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/19/338BWAS-17145.12.1763 - 14.12.1763CaptainWilliam Norton (d.c.1779) ADM 6/19/553ADM 6/1914.12.1763 - 6.9.1764CaptainHenry Marsh (d.1772) ADM 6/19/555ADM 6/196.9.1764 - 30.11.1765CaptainThe Hon. John Leveson Gower (1740-1792) ADM 6/20/49BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1761Completed at a cost of £21742.10.9dBWAS-1714
9.1761Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1763Returned homeBWAS-1714
2.5.1763

Paid off

ADM 51
12.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1764Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
30.11.1765

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
15.7.1774Sold for £900 to be broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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