Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Belliqueux' (1756) (64)
First Commissioned26.4.1759BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassSphinx ClassNNF-1715
ConstructorPierre SalinocNNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up16.9.1772BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck157' 10 ½"Imperial Feet47.8663 
Length of Keel128' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet39.0366 
Breadth44' 10 ½"Imperial Feet13.4239 
Depth in Hold19' 10 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen1,371 8094Tons BM 


4.1759Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1759500 BWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers

26.4.1759 - 5.3.1760CaptainThomas Saumarez (1720-1766): on board from 1.5.1759 ADM 6/19/60BWAS-17145.3.1760 - 13.8.1763CaptainRichard Edwards (1715-1795) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer

3.6.1761 - 13.8.1763MidshipmanJoseph FurserLPC

1 Crewman

15.5.1761 - 3.6.1763Able SeamanJoseph FurserLPC

Service History

3.1759Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.4.1759Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £15326.16.4dBWAS-1714
9.1759Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £13006.7.7dBWAS-1714
4.4.1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1761Returned homeBWAS-1714
2.2.1762Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.1763Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
16.9.1772Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
LPCLieutenant's Passing Certificate Document

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