Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned8.3.1708/9B028
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
Constructor John LockB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel97' 6"Imperial Feet29.5874 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen531 694Tons BM 


24.4.1709Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

8.3.1708/9 - 20.11.1713Captain Nicholas Smith (c.1671-1721): on board from 29.4.1709 ADM 6/10/41BWAS-160311.3.1718/19 - 26.9.1720Captain Mungo Herdman (d.1727/28)BWAS-160324.12.1720 - 15.10.1724Captain John Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/12/266BWAS-160327.7.1728 - 26.5.1730Captain William Smith (d.1756) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1326.5.1730 - 15.9.1731Captain William Smith (d.1756) ADM 6/14/51ADM 6/1413.12.1745 - 20.5.1748Lieutenant John Badcock (d.1751) ADM 6/17/31ADM 6/17

17 Commissioned Officers

10.3.1708/9 - 31.7.1712Lieutenant Mathew Consett (d.1749) ADM 6/10/41ADM 6/101.8.1712 - 20.11.1713Lieutenant Isaac Power (d.1745) ADM 6/11/274ADM 6/1111.3.1718/19 - 26.9.1720First Lieutenant Edmund Bedford (d.c.1727) Transfered ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 10.1.1719/20Second Lieutenant Robert Whitley Transfered ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 26.9.1720Second Lieutenant Richard Adams (d.1723) Transfered ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1224.12.1720 - 3.12.1721First Lieutenant Thomas Wilcocks (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/12/226ADM 6/1224.12.1720 - 15.10.1724Second Lieutenant Edward Bennett (d.bef.1732) ADM 6/12/226ADM 6/1224.12.1720 - 15.11.1721Third Lieutenant Richard Waddon Transfered ADM 6/12/226ADM 6/125.4.1722 - 15.10.1724Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Berkeley (d.1727) ADM 6/13/33ADM 6/1329.7.1728 - 25.5.1730First Lieutenant John Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1329.7.1728 - 11.5.1729Second Lieutenant Edward Herbert (d.1752) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1329.7.1728 - 25.5.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Thomas (d.1735) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1326.5.1730 - 15.9.1731First Lieutenant John Best (d.1751) ADM 6/14/51ADM 6/1426.5.1730 - 15.9.1731Second Lieutenant George Burrish (d.1770) ADM 6/14/51ADM 6/1426.5.1730 - 18.5.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Lake (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/14/51ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 15.9.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Leonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/15/77ADM 6/141.3.1744/45 - 20.5.1748Lieutenant Simon Turner ADM 6/17/131
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 22.7.1746
ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers

15.5.1731 - 15.9.1731Midshipman William Powlett (c.1714-?) ADM 107/3/312ADM 107/317.7.1732 - 24.1.1732/33Midshipman Ordinary William Powlett (c.1714-?) ADM 107/3/312ADM 107/3

Service History

3.1704/5Began large repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
3.1708/9Commissioned for VirginiaBWAS-1603
2.1712Took two merchantmen and the Loire (36)BWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1715Completed large repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £4645.9.1dBWAS-1603
5.1718Began large repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
1719Recommissioned for Home watersBWAS-1603
3.1718/19Completed large repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £5764.8.3dBWAS-1603
10.5.1719Bombardment of Donan Castle
21.9.1719Expedition to Vigo
3.1720/21Fitted for Virginia and recommissionedBWAS-1603

Paid off

4.1727Began large repair at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1603
9.1728Completed large repair at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £4123.12.2dBWAS-1603
31.10.1731Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
4.1732Underwent a small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1603
8.2.1739/40Ordered hulked at PlymouthBWAS-1603
1742Surveyed and designated to be soldBWAS-1603
9.1745Began refitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1603
4.9.1745Ordered fitted as a Hospital shipBWAS-1603
10.1745Recommissioned as a Hospital ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
10.1745Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship BWAS-1714
10.1745Completed refitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £809.8.8dBWAS-1603
1747At PlymouthBWAS-1603
20.5.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
3.1.1748/49Order to be soldBWAS-1603
3.4.1749Sold for £280BWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
29.4.1711-9.10.1711British Fleet For North AmericaSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) 

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