Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.10.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John Parke & John GorrilBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater8.1764BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 1"Imperial Feet38.4058 
Length of Keel102' 3"Imperial Feet31.1277 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold15' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen714 6594Tons BM 


3.12.1746Broadside 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
1741250Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

24.10.1746 - 4.8.1748CaptainRobert Duff (1721-1787)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

24.10.1746 - 4.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Hughes (c.1733-1787) ADM 6/17/166ADM 6/1715.3.1747/48 - 4.8.1748Second LieutenantJeremiah Walton ADM 6/17/331ADM 6/17

Service History

3.12.1746Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.2.1746/47Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmino BWAS-1714
26.5.1747Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1023.6.6dBWAS-1714
27.11.1747Took the Privateer L'Extravagant (8) San SebastianBWAS-1714
25.5.1748Took the Privateer La Méduse BWAS-1714
4.8.1748Paid offADM 51
1760Took the Privateer Le Victor (24) BWAS-1714
1.1760Refitted as a Unrated Storeship
17.7.1761Took the Ship of the Line L'Achille (64) BWAS-1714
31.8.1764Order by the Navy Board to be sunk as a breakwaterBWAS-1714
26.9.1764Sunk as a breakwater at Mounts Cove, PlymouthBWAS-1714


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