Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.4.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.11.1760BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBellona ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAdam Hayes (d.1785)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 0"Imperial Feet51.2064 
Length of Keel137' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet41.764 
Breadth46' 10 ½"Imperial Feet14.0335 
Depth in Hold19' 9"Imperial Feet5.8166 
Draught Forward12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Aft17' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,612 1494Tons BM 


27.10.1760Broadside 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
31.1.1758550Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

28.11.1760 - 2.3.1763CaptainJoshua Rowley (1734-1790) ADM 6/19/213BWAS-171421.10.1763 - 12.10.1766CaptainRobert Hathorn (c.1719-1789) ADM 6/19/546BWAS-171412.10.1766 - 15.11.1769CaptainJonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/20/143BWAS-171415.11.1769 - 26.5.1770CaptainJohn Carter Allen (1724-1800) ADM 6/20/260ADM 6/209.7.1778 - 23.10.1780CaptainRobert Simonton (c.1737-1768) ADM 6/21/431BWAS-17142.1.1782 - 1.3.1782CaptainWilliam Stevens (c.1736-1782)BWAS-17141.3.1782 - 30.4.1782CommanderDunbar Maclellan (d.1782)BWAS-171430.4.1782 - 6.7.1782CaptainDunbar Maclellan (d.1782)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

9.7.1778 - 15.11.1783Rear-Admiral of the Blue Edward Hughes (1720-1794)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

21.1.1779 - 1780LieutenantJohn Cooke (1762-1805)EWIKI1782 - 12.4.1782LieutenantGeorge Pigot Alms (d.1782)ODNB

1 Warrant Officer

1770 - 31.1.1770PurserPeter Butt ADM 6/20/269ADM 6/20

2 Petty Officers

12.1778 - 11.1.1782Master's MateWilliam Robert Broughton (1762-1821)ref:6161781 - 1.2.1783MidshipmanThe Hon. Henry Curzon (1765-1846)NBD1849

Service History


19.12.1760Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £39802.6.0dBWAS-1714
1762Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1763Recommissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1764Carried troops to AmericaBWAS-1714
4.1764fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1768Ran onto a rock in Cork harbourBWAS-1714
2.1768fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1770Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714

Paid off

1.1772Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £23222.16.3dBWAS-1714
11.1778fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5941.11.6dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
8.12.1780Destruction of shipping at mangaloreBWAS-1714
17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
1783coppering at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1714
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
7.11.1783Bilged and sank in Tellicherry Roads, BombayBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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