Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned7.6.1731BWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1745BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,128 3094Tons BM 


13.4.1731Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

7.6.1731 - 20.7.1736CaptainCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/14/81BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 10.10.1739CaptainFrancis Percy (d.1740/41) ADM 6/15/133BWAS-171411.10.1739 - 2.3.1739/40CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/15/228ADM 6/1525.3.1740 - 10.7.1740CaptainEllis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/15/267BWAS-171411.7.1740 - 26.9.1740CaptainJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/307BWAS-171427.9.1740 - 16.11.1740CaptainCornelius Mitchell (d.1749) ADM 6/15/336BWAS-171417.11.1740 - 19.1.1744/45CaptainJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/15/358BWAS-171414.9.1745 - 10.1745CaptainThomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/16

39 Commissioned Officers

7.6.1731 - 4.9.1732First LieutenantWilliam Carey (d.1742) ADM 6/14/81ADM 6/147.6.1731 - 4.9.1732Second LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/14/81ADM 6/147.6.1731 - 14.6.1732Third LieutenantThomas Dove (d.1767) ADM 6/14/81ADM 6/147.6.1731 - 13.6.1732Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJacob Cornwall ADM 6/14/81ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 30.1.1733/34Third LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 4.9.1732Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJacob Cornwall ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/145.9.1732 - 22.2.1733/34First LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/14/121ADM 6/145.9.1732 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantJacob Cornwall ADM 6/14/121ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 7.1.1734/35Second LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Third LieutenantWilliam Nisbett ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 1.3.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJacob Cornwall ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 23.12.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Brown ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/144.3.1733/34 - 7.1.1734/35First LieutenantRichard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1413.4.1734 - 20.7.1736Third LieutenantJacob Cornwall ADM 6/15/182ADM 6/1420.12.1734 - 24.8.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Hubbard (d.1737) ADM 6/15/200ADM 6/148.1.1734/35 - 20.7.1736First LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/15/202ADM 6/148.1.1734/35 - 7.8.1735Second LieutenantJohn Thomas (d.1735)† ADM 6/14/202ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 15.7.1739First LieutenantGeorge Rawlings ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 15.7.1739Second LieutenantThomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 3.7.1739Third LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 6.6.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/133ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 3.3.1739/40First LieutenantThomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 13.9.1739Second LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.1746) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 13.9.1739Third LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1516.7.1739 - 29.8.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/204ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 13.9.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantAlexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Third LieutenantJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 4.3.1739/40Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Matthews (d.1760) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 2.6.1743First LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.1746) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 25.3.1740Second LieutenantJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 26.3.1740Third LieutenantRichard Matthews (d.1760) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 26.5.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Balfour (d.1750) ADM 6/15/255ADM 6/1526.3.1740 - 19.6.1740Second LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/267ADM 6/1527.5.1740 - 20.11.1740Third LieutenantCharles Balfour (d.1750) ADM 6/15/294ADM 6/1527.5.1740 - 20.11.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Beranger (1720-1744) ADM 6/15/294ADM 6/1520.6.1740 - 21.11.1740Second LieutenantThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/15/302ADM 6/1521.11.1740 - 21.12.1740Third LieutenantJames Beranger (1720-1744) ADM 6/15/359ADM 6/156.3.1743/44 - 23.5.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Gambier (1723-1789) ADM 6/17/5
Commission confirmed 24.9.1745
ADM 6/17

1 Crewman

31.3.1733 - 18.9.1733Able SeamanSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3

Service History

2.5.1731Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £19439.17.4dBWAS-1714
1.1732Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
7.1732Ordered for Channel serviceBWAS-1714
8.1732Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
30.7.1733Sailed for BlackstakesBWAS-1714
14.12.1733Ordered for Channel ServiceBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714

Paid off

1737small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
1738In home watersBWAS-1714
1740Ordered sheathed and fitted for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
31.10.1740Damaged in a gale and returned to SpitheadBWAS-1714
23.1.1740/41Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.1744Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
19.1.1745Paid offADM33
28.10.1745Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive

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