Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down16.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.4.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn BuxtonBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 8"Imperial Feet32.3427 
Length of Keel87' 11 ⅛"Imperial Feet26.5208 
Breadth30' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet9.1472 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen440 1894Tons BM 


1.5.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

24.4.1740 - 3.11.1740CaptainHarcourt Masters ADM 6/15/281BWAS-17144.11.1740 - 12.11.1742CaptainRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/16/357BWAS-171413.11.1742 - 17.4.1744CaptainRobert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/16/117BWAS-171418.4.1744 - 14.11.1745CaptainEdmund Beavor (c.1702-1745)† ADM 6/16/296BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

21.7.1743 - 1743LieutenantPeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1746) ADM 6/16/199ADM 6/16

Service History

1.5.1740building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
1.5.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.6.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2974.10.5dBWAS-1714
11.1740Off LisbonBWAS-1714
11.1742Off the CanariesBWAS-1714
2.2.1742/43Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Humildade
19.2.1742/43Took the Privateer Sancta Justa Rufina
14.3.1743/44Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de la Esclavitud
4.1744In the North SeaBWAS-1714
10.5.1745Took the Privateer Le Bien Aimé Louis (14) about 4 leagues off Flamborough HeadBG
40.10.1745Foundered with all hands in a gale off Dunbar. She was carrying some Scottish rebel prisoners at the timeBWAS-1714


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