America -> 1756 Boston

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.4.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.5.1748BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth - New Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorNathaniel MesserveBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck139' 1"Imperial Feet42.3679 
Length of Keel114' 2"Imperial Feet34.7508 
Breadth37' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen863 4694Tons BM 


1749Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1745280Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

7.5.1748 - 29.11.1750CaptainHenry Barnsley (c.1715-1757) ADM 3/17/351BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

9.5.1748 - 29.11.1750First LieutenantWilliam Smith (c.1714-?) ADM 3/17/352ADM 6/1717.5.1748 - 5.5.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Gardiner ADM 3/17/356ADM 6/17

Service History

4.4.1749building at a cost of £7330.10.11dBWAS-1714
29.11.1750Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
14.5.1751Surveyed but not repairedB066
13.4.1756Renamed BostonBWAS-1714
13.9.1757Sold at Chatham for £367B066


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
B066The Ship of the Line - Volume IIBrian LaveryBook

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