Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.11.1733BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.7.1765BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,067 7794Tons BM 


1.7.1736Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers

16.5.1738 - 13.4.1739CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/15/117BWAS-171413.4.1739 - 20.6.1739CaptainThomas Trevor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1521.6.1739 - 11.7.1739CaptainSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/15/190BWAS-171416.7.1739 - 15.9.1740CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758) ADM 6/15/202BWAS-171417.9.1740 - 12.8.1742CaptainCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/16/331BWAS-171425.1.1742/43 - 31.3.1748CaptainThe Hon. John Hamilton (1713/14-1755) ADM 6/16/139BWAS-171431.7.1746 - 5.6.1747CaptainJoseph Knight (c.1708-1775)BWAS-17145.6.1747 - 30.8.1748CaptainHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/17/233BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 17.10.1753CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/18/54BWAS-171417.10.1753 - 19.5.1756CaptainWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/18/81BWAS-17149.4.1756 - 30.6.1756CaptainRobert Hughes (c.1716-1774)BWAS-171419.5.1756 - 13.4.1757CaptainJohn Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/18/267BWAS-171413.4.1757 - 8.4.1760CaptainArthur Forrest (c.1716-1770) ADM 6/19/177
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 26.6.1760
ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer

11.7.1739 - 1740Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-1714

14 Commissioned Officers

16.5.1738 - 17.8.1738Second LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/118ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 12.4.1739First LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 12.4.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Chadwick (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1513.4.1739 - 25.9.1740First LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1513.4.1739 - 20.6.1739Second LieutenantPeter Fox (c.1711-?) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1513.4.1739 - 12.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Peters ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/153.11.1739 - 26.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/336ADM 6/1527.7.1740 - 25.9.1740Second LieutenantJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/15/336ADM 6/1526.9.1740 - 25.1.1740/41First LieutenantJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 6/16/336ADM 6/1526.1.1741/42 - 8.7.1742Second LieutenantFrancis Stewart ADM 6/16/58
Commission confirmed 24.5.1742
ADM 6/16
28.1.1742/43 - 3.12.1745First LieutenantRobert Hay (c.1710-1747) ADM 6/16/141ADM 6/1628.1.1742/43 - 3.12.1745Second LieutenantJohn Bray (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/141ADM 6/164.12.1745 - 20.4.1746First LieutenantJohn Bray (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/29ADM 6/1721.4.1746 - 30.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Bond (c.1718-1748) ADM 6/17/93ADM 6/17

Service History

1.8.1736Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £16248.0.3dBWAS-1714
8.1739Off Cape St VincentBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.1740To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1.1741Action of January 7 1741
7.1741Completed repairsBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago
1742In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
6.1742Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1742/43Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14966.13.3dBWAS-1714
13.3.1744/45Took the Privateer La Comtesse de la Riviere (22)
7.1745In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
1746In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
30.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
2.1751Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1752Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3660.6.6dBWAS-1714
1.1753Recommissioned as a guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
11.5.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1757At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.7.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
21.10.1757Forrest's Action
25.11.1757Raid on Leogane BayBWAS-1714
1759Home to pay offBWAS-1714
24.12.1759Took the Mars (32) and her convoy of eight armed vesselsB051
22.4.1760Paid offADM 51
12.2.1765Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
6.7.1765Break up completed at Portsmouth for £07.19.9 3/4dBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) 

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