Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship of the line 'Portsmouth' (1707) (42)
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 Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Commanding Officers

1736/11/02 - 1739/11CaptainAugustus FitzroyBWAS-17141739/11/16 - 1743/02CaptainEdward SmithBWAS-17141743/02/14 - 1743/03CommanderRichard WatkinsBWAS-17141743/03 - 1745CaptainPhilip DurellBWAS-17141745/06 - 1748/10CaptainRichard TiddemanBWAS-17141748/10 - 1750/05CaptainJohn LloydBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

1744Second LieutenantBenjamin ElmyADM 106in

Petty Officers

1739/04/05 - 1740/07/07MidshipmanWilliam CookADM107/3


1738/03/03 - 1738/10/17Captain's ServantWilliam CookADM107/31738/10/17 - 1739/04/05Able SeamanWilliam CookADM107/3

Service History

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 (64)
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
ADM 106in ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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