Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater5.1742BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck85' 6"Imperial Feet25.9385 
Length of Keel63' 8 ½"Imperial Feet19.2151 
Breadth23' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet7.0295 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen192 6594Tons BM 


7.1739Broadside Weight = 26 Imperial Pound ( 11.7912 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
7.173945 BWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers

3.7.1739 - 10.2.1739/40CommanderRobert Henley ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/1511.2.1739/40 - 11.1.1740/41CommanderCharles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/15/469
Commission confirmed 22.10.1741
ADM 6/15
12.1.1740/41 - 5.6.1741CommanderHenry Dennis (d.1757) ADM 6/16/474
Commission confirmed 4.11.1741
ADM 6/15
6.6.1741 - 9.6.1741CommanderJohn James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/16/460
Commission confirmed 24.9.1741
ADM 6/15
10.6.1741 - 14.6.1741CommanderOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/81
Commission confirmed 29.7.1742
ADM 6/16
15.6.1741 - 12.9.1741CommanderEdward Guy (d.1741)† ADM 6/16/218ADM 6/1614.9.1741 - 1.12.1741CommanderThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/456ADM 6/15

2 Commissioned Officers

3.7.1739 - 12.6.1741LieutenantCharles Upton (d.1749) ADM 6/16/194ADM 6/1515.6.1741 - 11.12.1741LieutenantJohn Badcock ADM 6/16/165
Commission confirmed 3.10.1741
ADM 6/15

Service History

7.4.1739Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.6.1739Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £525.16.7dBWAS-1714
26.8.1739Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2464.4.9dBWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40Attack on Chagres
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
11.1741Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714

Paid off

5.1742Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £146.14.4dBWAS-1714
4.5.1742Ordered to be sunk as a breakwaterBWAS-1714
21.5.1742Sailed for SheernessBWAS-1714
7.1742Sunk at SheernessBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
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
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive

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