Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Modeste' (1759) (64)
First Commissioned19.4.1760
ShipyardToulon NNF-1715
ConstructorNoel PometNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1800BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 6"Imperial Feet48.161 
Length of Keel129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Breadth44' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet13.4303 
Depth in Hold19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Burthen1,357 4794Tons BM 


4.1760Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1760500 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers

19.4.1760 - 17.11.1760CaptainHenry Speke (d.1760)† ADM 6/19/159BWAS-171420.2.1761 - 5.10.1761CaptainThe Hon. Robert Boyle (1736-1780) ADM 6/19/284ADM 6/195.10.1761 - 11.11.1761CaptainMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 6/19/354ADM 6/1927.4.1762 - 14.3.1764CaptainJohn Hollwall (d.1775) ADM 6/19/404BWAS-17148.1.1771 - 9.4.1771CaptainJoseph Peyton (1725-1804) ADM 6/20/332ADM 6/209.4.1771 - 16.10.1772CaptainJohn Wheelock (d.1779) ADM 6/20/365BWAS-1714

Service History

15.12.1759Began a two day survey at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.1.1760Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £17068.18.1dBWAS-1714
6.1760Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1760Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £8535.19.9dBWAS-1714
17.7.1761Action of 17 July 1761
17.7.1761Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Bouffonne (32) off CadizEWIKI
18.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1766Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1768Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £18703.13.11dBWAS-1714
1.1771Commissioned as a guard shipBWAS-1714
3.6.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1778Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1778Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
8.1778Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site

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