Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down17.11.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1.1759
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTemple Class
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 11"Imperial Feet48.4636 
Length of Keel131' 11"Imperial Feet39.9296 
Breadth45' 1 ½"Imperial Feet13.7287 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,428 7694Tons BM 


3.11.1758Broadside 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
1756520Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

10.1.1759 - 22.2.1760CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/19/21BWAS-171422.2.1760 - 14.5.1762CaptainLucius O'Brien (d.1771) ADM 6/19/138BWAS-171414.3.1762 - 29.6.1762CaptainJulian Legge (d.1762)† ADM 6/19/555
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 13.12.1763
29.6.1762 - 10.9.1762CaptainChaloner Ogle (d.1814) ADM 6/19/527
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792)
Commission confirmed 18.8.1763
ADM 6/19
10.9.1762 - 18.12.1762CaptainThomas Collingwood (d.1780)BWAS-1714

Service History

11.1758Began fitting at Kingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
11.3.1759Completed at Kingston upon Hull at a cost of £22393.9.6dBWAS-1714
11.3.1759Completed fitting at Kingston upon Hull at a cost of £6847.6.4dBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
26.3.1760Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1762At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
10.1762Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
18.12.1762Foundered from leaks off Cape Clear during voyage homeBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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