Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.8.1748BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.6.1752
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 24-Gunner
ConstructorEarlsman SparrowBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1.1777BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 0"Imperial Feet34.4424 
Length of Keel93' 4"Imperial Feet28.3803 
Breadth32' 1"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen511 294Tons BM 


1.5.1751Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1745160Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

3.6.1752 - 21.8.1754CaptainRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/18/36ODNB21.8.1754 - 6.6.1756CaptainCarr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/18/108BWAS-17146.6.1756 - 8.6.1756CaptainBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/18/350BWAS-171420.8.1756 - 1.2.1757CaptainMathew Moore (d.1787) ADM 6/18/302ADM 6/181.2.1757 - 5.8.1761CaptainBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/18/350ADM 6/185.8.1761 - 26.1.1763CaptainRobert Keeler (c.1735-c.1811) ADM 6/19/338BWAS-171426.3.1764 - 28.4.1765CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/20/18BWAS-171428.4.1765 - 19.6.1766CaptainPatrick Mouat (c.1712-1790) ADM 6/20/124
Issued by John Byron (1723-1786), East Indies
Commission confirmed 12.6.1766
19.6.1766 - 19.5.1768CaptainSamuel Wallis (1728-1795) ADM 6/20/124BWAS-171410.4.1770 - 23.3.1771CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/20/275B05123.3.1771 - 10.2.1772CaptainHenry Lloyd (d.1792) ADM 6/20/348
Issued by John Lindsay (1737-1788)
Commission confirmed 10.4.1772
10.2.1772 - 15.2.1772CaptainJames Shirley (c.1734-1777) ADM 6/20/512
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783)
Commission confirmed 26.8.1773
ADM 6/20
2.6.1772 - 7.7.1774CaptainGideon Johnstone (1739-1788) ADM 6/21/92
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), East Indies
Commission confirmed 19.5.1775
12.7.1774 - 22.2.1776CaptainJohn Clark (c.1712-1789) ADM 6/21/258
Issued by Sir Robert Harland (1st Baronet of Sproughton) (c.1715-1783), East Indies
Commission confirmed 8.2.1777
22.2.1776 - 24.9.1776CaptainJames Pigot (d.1822) ADM 6/21/211
Issued by Sir Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies
Commission confirmed 5.9.1776

1 Commissioned Officer

16.7.1766 - 19.5.1768Second LieutenantTobias Furneaux (1735-1781) ADM 6/20/128ref:676

3 Petty Officers

1764 - 1766MidshipmanCharles Clerke (1743-1779)ODNB7.1764 - 5.1768Master's MateJohn Gore (1729-1790)ODNB15.3.1776 - 16.9.1776MidshipmanHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)NAO

Service History

3.8.1748Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
1.5.1751Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £8545.0.6dBWAS-1714
1.5.1751Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.7.1752Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3327.12.2dBWAS-1714
10.1752Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
1757In home watersBWAS-1714
1757Took the Privateer Le Marquis de Barrail (12)
19.9.1757Took the Privateer Snow La Marquise de Cavalaire (12) off the coast of Scotland
23.11.1757Action of 23 November 1757
26.5.1758Action of 26 May 1758
1.8.1762Took the Privateer La Dunkerquoise (4)
12.1762Took the Merchantman Pinnace Le Duc d'Aiguillon (12)
1763Took the Privateer Le Mars (10)

Paid off

ADM 51
3.1764Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1764Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £7975.14.0dBWAS-1714
3.7.1764Sailed for the PacificBWAS-1714
6.1766Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1766Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1766Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £5946.13.8dBWAS-1714
21.8.1766Sailed for the PacificBWAS-1714
1.12.1767Arrived in BataviaW054
9.12.1767Sailed from BataviaW054

Paid off

9.1769Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1770Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £6938.18.4dBWAS-1714
5.8.1770Sailed for the East InidesBWAS-1714

Paid off

22.1.1777Breaking up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
W054Warships (Blog)Ron and Alexander van MaanenWeb Site

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Posted by Roger Hutchins on Saturday 4th of August 2018 14:11

Non-comm officers 1766-68 for Captain Samuel Wallis's circumnavigation of the globe, and discovery of Tahiti which thereby became the destination for Captain Cook, included Francis Pender (1747-1820) commissioned Lieutenant 2 June 1772 who went on to be Captain of Queen (98) at Trafalgar, and later Vice-Admiral.

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