Nominal Guns68BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.8.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.10.1770BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBurford ClassBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1783BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 0"Imperial Feet49.3776 
Length of Keel134' 6"Imperial Feet40.8477 
Breadth44' 8"Imperial Feet13.462 
Depth in Hold19' 8"Imperial Feet5.8138 
Draught Forward11' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Aft17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,426 8794Tons BM 


31.5.1766Broadside Weight = 731 Imperial Pound ( 331.5085 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1753520Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders

20.10.1770 - 21.10.1773Captain Thomas Burnett (1724-1783) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-171421.10.1773 - 17.10.1776Captain Broderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) ADM 6/20/524BWAS-171417.10.1776 - 10.8.1779Captain Herbert Sawyer (c.1731-1798) ADM 6/21/221BWAS-171410.8.1779 - 17.11.1780Captain Charles Cotton (1753-1812) ADM 6/22/71
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), North America
Confirmed 28.12.1779

Service History

10.1770Commissioned for the Falklands disputeBWAS-1714
1771Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.3.1771Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £29205.5.6dBWAS-1714
8.3.1771Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10541.1.1dBWAS-1714
3.6.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1772Returned homeBWAS-1714
1773Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
4.1773fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
22.6.1773Took part in the Spithead reviewBWAS-1714
1774Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
23.10.1774Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.12.1774Arrived in BostonNDARI
3.1776Returned homeBWAS-1714
1777Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
24.5.1778Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
6.7.1779Battle of Grenada
17.11.1780Paid offADM 34


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775 Samuel Graves (1713-1787) 

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Posted by David Clark on Wednesday 25th of September 2019 20:02

1771 to 1772 voyage to Jamaica, my Four X great grandfather Rev John Sampson was Boynes

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