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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned19.8.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-Gunner (1745)BWAS-1714
Richard HeatherBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 0"Imperial Feet40.5384 
Length of Keel108' 10"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth37' 6"Imperial Feet11.2994 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen814 794Tons BM 


26.9.1747Broadside 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

4 Ship Commanders

19.8.1747 - 12.11.1748Captain
Andrew JelfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1759
ADM 6/17/260
30.1.1748/49 - 12.5.1749Captain
Edward PrattenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1759
ADM 6/17/435
ADM 6/17
12.5.1749 - 13.11.1752Captain
Lionel DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1752
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/463
14.11.1752 - 24.4.1753Captain
Carr ScropeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1762
ADM 6/18/71
Issued by
Thomas CoatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1762
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.6.1753
ADM 6/18

3 Commissioned Officers

25.8.1747 - 12.11.1748Second Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1757
ADM 6/17/261
ADM 6/17
30.1.1748/49 - 11.9.1751Second Lieutenant
John SpillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1753
ADM 6/17/435
ADM 6/17
11.9.1751 - 24.4.1753Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John SpillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1753
ADM 6/18/12
ADM 6/18

Service History

8.1741Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1741Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2653.16.4dBWAS-1714
2.10.1747Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.11.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
6.1749Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1752Sailed to Africa and on to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
24.4.1753Wrecked on a rock near the NeedlesBWAS-1714


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