Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship of the line 'Portsmouth' (1707)
Keel Laid Down1734/10/14BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Broken Up1763/06/12BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952
Length of Keel100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053
Burthen678 894Tons BM


1736/11Broadside Weight = 207 Imperial Pound ( 93.8745 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2British 6-Pounder
1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource


1736/11/021739/11CaptainAugustus FitzroyBWAS-1714
1739/11/161743/02CaptainEdward SmithBWAS-1714
1743/02/141743/03CommanderRichard WatkinsBWAS-1714
1743/031745CaptainPhilip DurellBWAS-1714
1745/061748/10CaptainRichard TiddemanBWAS-1714
1748/101750/05CaptainJohn LloydBWAS-1714

Service History

DateEvent Source
1740/07Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
1742/04/12Action of 1742-04-12 
1743/02/18Attack on La Guayra 
1743/04/15Attack on Porto Cabello 
1743/09Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1744/04Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3180.12.1dBWAS-1714
1744/06Off DunkirkBWAS-1714
1745/03/20Expedition against Louisbourg 
1745/05Sailed with a New England convoyBWAS-1714
1745/05/19Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Vigilant  
1746/02With Byng's squadron in Scottish WatersBWAS-1714
1747/03Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1748/09Seige of Pondicherry 
1750/05Arrived at Spithead and paid offBWAS-1714
1763/06/12Broken up at Plymouth for £179BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook

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