Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.3.1742/43BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.11.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Thomas WestBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck147' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet44.812 
Length of Keel119' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet36.2776 
Breadth42' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold18' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,136 2894Tons BM 


12.10.1744Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741420Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

23.11.1744 - 16.3.1744/45CaptainLord George Forrester (d.1748) Dismissed ADM 6/16/390BWAS-171414.9.1745 - 20.3.1745/46Captain James Rentone (1702-1748) Transfered ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/1620.3.1745/46 - 3.5.1747Captain Thomas Grenville (1719-1747)† Discharged DeadBWAS-171420.5.1747 - 30.8.1748Captain John Bentley (1703-1772) ADM 6/17/226BWAS-171431.7.1754 - 20.5.1756Captain Thomas Andrews (d.1756)† ADM 6/18/106BWAS-171420.2.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain Patrick Baird (1700-1761) ADM 6/18/359
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.2.1757
23.5.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/19/126
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.1.1759
20.8.1756 - 31.8.1756Captain James Gambier (1723-1789) Transfered ADM 6/18/302BWAS-17141.2.1757 - 10.1.1759Captain Patrick Baird (1700-1761) Transfered ADM 6/18/350BWAS-171410.1.1759 - 30.5.1759Captain William Williamson (c.1720-1771) ADM 6/19/21BWAS-171430.5.1759 - 16.4.1761Captain Patrick Baird (1700-1761) ADM 6/19/68ADM 6/1916.4.1761 - 10.8.1763Captain George Mackenzie (d.1780) ADM 6/19/547
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761)
Confirmed 1.11.1763

3 Commissioned Officers

22.10.1744 - 25.5.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Ambrose Cramer (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/16/384ADM 6/1626.5.1746 - 4.6.1747First Lieutenant John Midwinter (c.1712-1753) ADM 6/17/143ADM 6/1726.5.1746 - 30.8.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Spiller (d.1754) ADM 6/17/143ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

1756 - 7.1756Coxswain William FosterTAGP

Service History

12.10.1744Completed at Deptford - London at a cost of £16423.17.6dBWAS-1714
12.10.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.1.1744/45Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6904.7.0dBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
30.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
9.1751Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.1751Completed small repair at a cost of £4616.7.6dBWAS-1714
12.6.1754Ordered to be fitted as a guard ship "in the room of the Bristol"BWAS-1714
22.4.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1755Action of 6-8 June 1755
8.6.1755Took the Ship of the Line Le Lys (64)
6.4.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Off Port Mahon , prior to the Battle of Minorca, took a French tartan carrying reinforcements for the French fleet.

20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
2.5.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
2.6.1760Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
28.5.1762Took the Unrated Marte (18)
28.5.1762Took the Frigate Venganza (26) in Mariel Bay, Cuba
6.6.1762Operations against Havana

Paid off

17.3.1766Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
10.4.1766Sold for £630BWAS-1714


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

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