Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned16.1.1740/41
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 1 ½"Imperial Feet37.8079 
Length of Keel101' 5"Imperial Feet30.9118 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen689 4294Tons BM 


7.1.1740/41Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

16.1.1740/41 - 1742CaptainNathaniel Watson (d.1766) ADM 6/15/370BWAS-17141742 - 12.1.1743/44CaptainRichard Hughes (1708-1779)BWAS-171413.1.1743/44 - 5.3.1743/44CaptainJohn Watkins (d.1757) ADM 6/16/492
Commission confirmed 11.6.1745
9.1744 - 27.5.1745CaptainGiles Richard Vanbrugh (d.1745/46)BWAS-171428.5.1745 - 1.10.1746CaptainLionel Daniel (d.1752) ADM 6/17/191BWAS-17141.10.1746 - 7.11.1748CaptainArthur Gardiner (c.1716-1758) ADM 6/17/407
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.11.1748

10 Commissioned Officers

10.1.1740/41 - 1.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Crosse (d.1747) ADM 6/15/368ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 20.2.1740/41Second LieutenantThomas Crosse (d.1747) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 30.9.1741First LieutenantThomas Crosse (d.1747) ADM 6/15/389ADM 6/1521.2.1740/41 - 10.5.1741Second LieutenantRichard Brown (c.1718-1756) ADM 6/15/389ADM 6/1511.5.1741 - 6.4.1742Second LieutenantFrancis Saunders ADM 6/16/416ADM 6/1525.9.1743 - 6.3.1743/44First LieutenantJohn Donkley (c.1713-1758) ADM 6/17/278
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 29.10.1747
ADM 6/17
21.4.1744 - 8.7.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Tilliard (d.1753) ADM 6/16/518
Commission confirmed 25.7.1745
ADM 6/16
10.9.1744 - 7.11.1748First LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/17/401
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.11.1748
ADM 6/17
16.2.1744/45 - 11.11.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Orseur ADM 6/17/407
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17
11.11.1747 - 7.11.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Kyd (d.1793) ADM 6/17/407
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History

24.1.1739/40Began buildingBWAS-1714
7.1.1740/41Completed building at a cost of £7119.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.1.1740/41Began Completed at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.4.1741Completed Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3677.18.4dBWAS-1714
24.7.1741Action of 1741-07-24
1742In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1742At NaplesBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
2.1745Took the Merchantman Ship La Ferme in the Mediterranean
7.11.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
6.1.1748/49Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
13.4.1749Sold for £421BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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