Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down28.2.1761BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.9.1763BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSaint Albans ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
Constructor and Wells StantonBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk in Action23.10.1777BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck159' 0"Imperial Feet48.4632 
Length of Keel130' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet39.6335 
Breadth44' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet13.4176 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,381 3394Tons BM 


24.10.1763Broadside Weight = 600 Imperial Pound ( 272.1 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
13.1.1761500Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

6.9.1763 - 24.10.1766Captain Matthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/19/534BWAS-171424.10.1766 - 26.10.1769Captain John Evans (1717-1794) ADM 6/20/141BWAS-171426.10.1769 - 9.1.1770Captain Christopher Hill (c.1716-1778) ADM 6/20/259BWAS-17149.1.1770 - 23.10.1770Commodore Christopher Hill (c.1716-1778) ADM 6/20/266ADM 6/2023.10.1770 - 7.11.1770Captain Thomas Evans (d.1775) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-17141.11.1773 - 29.10.1776CaptainSir Richard Bickerton (1727-1792) ADM 6/20/525ODNB29.10.1776 - 23.10.1777CaptainLord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808) ADM 6/21/225BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

1774 - 10.1.1774Surgeon Edward Wood ADM 6/21/4ADM 6/218.1.1777 - 22.10.1777Carpenter Abraham SugdenADM29-1

Service History

13.7.1763Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £21440.0.4dBWAS-1714
12.8.1763Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3552.5.5dBWAS-1714
10.1763fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4335.17.2dBWAS-1714
70.1763Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1764Guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1765Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1766Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1767Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1768Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1769Guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
10.1770fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4652.14.4dBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1772Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1773Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16356.6.11dBWAS-1714
8.1776Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2713.6.4dBWAS-1714
2.1777Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1777Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1310.5.8dBWAS-1714
28.3.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
23.10.1777Grounded in the Delaware River and set on fire by shore batteriesBWAS-1714


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