Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.8.1744
ShipyardKingston upon Hull BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 9"Imperial Feet38.4136 
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen709 8294Tons BM 


14.8.1744Broadside 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
1741250Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

27.8.1744 - 3.11.1747CaptainPolycarpus Taylor (d.1780) ADM 6/16/356BWAS-17143.11.1747 - 29.1.1747/48CaptainThomas Innes (d.1749/50) ADM 6/17/449
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 14.3.1748/49
ADM 6/17
29.1.1747/48 - 27.6.1748CaptainFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/17/446
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 7.3.1748/49

3 Commissioned Officers

29.8.1744 - 19.4.1745Second LieutenantRobert Middleton (d.1753) ADM 6/16/358ADM 6/1629.8.1744 - 27.6.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Kirkpatrick (d.1753) ADM 6/16/357ADM 6/1620.4.1745 - 27.6.1748First LieutenantRobert Middleton (d.1753) ADM 6/16/467ADM 6/16

Service History

11.1745Convoy to AmericaBWAS-1714
1746At LouisburgBWAS-1714
1747At LouisburgBWAS-1714
1748Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
27.6.1748Wrecked near Cape FloridaBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
17461746British Fleet at LouisbourgIsaac Townsend (1684-1765)


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

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