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 Ship Commander

24.10.1746 - 4.8.1748Captain Robert Duff (1721-1787)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

24.10.1746 - 4.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Hughes (c.1733-1787) ADM 6/17/166ADM 6/1715.3.1747/48 - 4.8.1748Second Lieutenant Jeremiah 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

Sheerness Officers. In caulking the bottom of the Anglesea, have found so much worm damage that it will be necessary to shift all of the main and false keel with a large part of the bottom. Have never observed worm to be found at Sheerness before, which has not been in any way prejudicial to the bottoms of ships until the last year and a half, this hulk being the first.

ADM 106
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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