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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.5.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1756BWAS-1714
Named16.7.1756BWAS-1714
Launched28.3.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas BucknallBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1728-1772
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1810BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck166' 6"Imperial Feet50.5991 
Length of Keel135' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet41.1671 
Breadth46' 8"Imperial Feet14.0547 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen1,574 2094Tons BM 

Armament


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
2.1759550EstablishmentBWAS-1714

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1759 - 4.5.1761Captain
George EdgcumbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/19/38
BWAS-1714
4.5.1761 - 22.6.1762Captain
William FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1763
Transfered
BWAS-1714
22.6.1762 - 25.12.1762Captain
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/19/418
BWAS-1714
6.10.1763 - 24.10.1766Captain
Paul Henry OurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1773
ADM 6/19/543
BWAS-1714
24.10.1766 - 1.11.1769Captain
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1805
ADM 6/20/140
BWAS-1714
1.11.1769 - 20.5.1771Captain
Nicholas VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1805
ADM 6/20/259
BWAS-1714
10.11.1780 - 23.7.1781Captain
James HawkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1784
ADM 6/22/196
BWAS-1714
23.7.1781 - 19.5.1782Captain
Charles WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1782
Transfered ADM 6/22/365
Issued by
George JohnstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1787
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 16.11.1781
BWAS-1714
19.5.1782 - 7.7.1782Captain
Henry NewcomeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1797
ADM 6/23/22
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 29.1.1783
BWAS-1714
7.7.1782 - 4.9.1782Captain
William ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1796
Transfered ADM 6/23/224
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 18.6.1784
ADM 6/23
4.9.1782 - 8.6.1784Captain
Theophilius JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1825
ADM 6/23/250
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 11.11.1784
BWAS-1714
5.10.1787 - 25.2.1788Captain
Thomas ByardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1799
Transfered ADM 6/23/424
ADM 6/23
6.1793 - 10.1802Lieutenant
John ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
BWAS-1714
24.12.1805 - 6.1807Lieutenant
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
8.1806 - 1809Lieutenant
Mathew Bowles AltBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1809
BWAS-1714
1809 - 1810Lieutenant
John Hindes SparkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1762 - 25.12.1762Vice-Admiral of the White
Sir Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1762
ADM 107/1/204
BWAS-1714
8.1782 - 6.1784Commodore
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1805
BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1759 - 20.8.1759Second Lieutenant
Edward LowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1796
ADM 6/19/38
ref:849
21.2.1759 - 20.8.1759Third Lieutenant
Essex BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1798
ADM 6/19/38
ref:849
20.8.1759 - 6.9.1762First Lieutenant
Edward LowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1796
Transfered ADM 6/19/88
ref:849
20.8.1759 - 25.12.1762Second Lieutenant
Essex BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1798
ADM 6/19/88
ref:849
25.6.1761 - 21.6.1762Fourth Lieutenant
William ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1786
ADM 6/19/324
ref:849
6.9.1762 - 25.12.1762First Lieutenant
Henry I'AnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1767
ADM 6/19/435
ADM 6/19
29.9.1770 - 20.5.1771Fifth Lieutenant
James GestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1771
ADM 6/20/295
ADM 6/20
7.9.1783 - 8.9.1783Sixth Lieutenant
James HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1801
ADM 6/23/287
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 24.6.1785
ADM 6/23
8.9.1783 - 8.6.1784Fifth Lieutenant
James HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1801
ADM 6/23/287
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 24.6.1785
ADM 6/23
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1790
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Thomas EylesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1806 - 17.2.1808Master
Alexander PyperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1808
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.5.1759 - 2.7.1760Master's Mate
William AlnwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1783
ADM 107/5/261
ADM 107/5

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
2.5.1783 - 12.5.1784Captain's Servant
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
NAO
6.5.1808 - 18081st Class Volunteer
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1759First commissionedBWAS-1714
5.5.1759Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £33093.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
24.11.1760Took the French privateer FortuneBWAS-1714
24.11.1760Took the Privateer
La Fortuné (6) 1760-1760
French 6 Gun
Privateer

29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
2.4.1761Took the  
3.4.1761Took the East Indiaman
Le Bertin (64) 1760-1761
French 64 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
off Cadiz

25.12.1762

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1763Recommissioned as guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.1763Fitted as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.1769Began fitting as a troop shipBWAS-1714
2.1769Completed fitting as a troop shipBWAS-1714
20.5.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1776Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1780Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £37416.4.7dBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
8.6.1784Paid offADM 51
7.1784fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1787fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2597.7.1dBWAS-1714
10.1787Recommissioned as receiving ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
8.4.1788

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1792Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
12.1792fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
13.5.1798Paid offADM 51
15.5.1800Renamed RochesterBWAS-1714
10.1802In ordinaryBWAS-1714
8.1806Commissioned as a prison shipBWAS-1714
7.1810Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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