Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1729/12/12BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1734/03
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-Gunner
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 7"Imperial Feet35.6721 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen951 2794Tons BM 


1732/08/22Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1752/06Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1734/03 - 1734/04CaptainThomas DaversBWAS-17141734/04 - 1737CaptainJames CornewallBWAS-17141738 - 1738/12/04CaptainSamuel MeadBWAS-17141739CaptainJohn YeoBWAS-17141740 - 1741CaptainChristopher PocklingtonBWAS-17141741 - 1743CaptainSavage MostynBWAS-17141744CaptainEdward PrattenBWAS-17141744 - 1746/04/30CaptainCurtis BarnetBWAS-17141745 - 1746/04CaptainJohn MooreBWAS-17141747/06 - 1750/04/15CaptainThomas LakeBWAS-17141752/06 - 1755CaptainGeorge EdgcumbeBWAS-17141756 - 1756/09CaptainJohn AmherstBWAS-17141756/09 - 1757CaptainJames GilchristBWAS-17141758/01 - 1760CaptainJohn HollwallBWAS-17141761/09 - 1763CaptainDudley DiggesBWAS-17141764 - 1764/05CaptainWilliam PastonBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1752 - 1756/04/27LieutenantPaul Henry OurryTNC1752/06/03 - 1756/11/10LieutenantThomas BaillieODNB1761 - 1761/09LieutenantPeter DebatPROB11

Petty Officers

1738/09/24 - 1739/01/11MidshipmanRobert FarmarADM107/31744/05 - 1745/02/25MidshipmanRobert Carkettref:10591764MidshipmanJohn Williamsonref:676

Service History

1732/09/23Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £12985.0.4dBWAS-1714
1732/09/26Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
1736/07Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1736/12Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £1523.16.0dBWAS-1714
1738In home watersBWAS-1714
1738/12/04Paid offBWAS-1714
1740Off UshantBWAS-1714
1740/05/23Took the Privateer Brig San Sebastian y las Animas (12) off Ushant
1740/10/26Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1741/03/04Operations against Cartagena
1742/09/28Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen
1743Cruise to the AzoresBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1744/04/30Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1744/05/26Took the Privateer L'Aimable Maria
1745/01/24Straits of Banca
1746/04Returned homeBWAS-1714
1746/10Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1747/08Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £13410.0.0dBWAS-1714
1747/11Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1748/07At Port St DavidBWAS-1714
1751/01Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1752/06Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
1752/07Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £17872.2.4dBWAS-1714
1752/09/05Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca
1757/12Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1758/02Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £10995.10.6dBWAS-1714
1758/06At St Malom then Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
1759In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1759/07/03Bombardment of Le Havre
1759/07/03Took the Privateer Madame Barail (14)
1759/07/03Took the Privateer Madame Durat (16)
1761/06Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1761/09Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6511.13.3dBWAS-1714
1761/11/28Sailed for Jamaica, performing a trial of John Harrison's Naval ChronometerBWAS-1714
1762/06/06Operations against Havanna
1764/05Paid offBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
PROB11 PROB 11: Will Registers Document
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ref:1059 Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ref:676 More than Nelson Web Site

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