Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.4.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.9.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBasilisk ClassBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel73' 11 ⅞"Imperial Feet22.2726 
Breadth26' 4"Imperial Feet7.9417 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen272 7994Tons BM 


25.10.1740Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1742Broadside Weight = 27 Imperial Pound ( 12.2448 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck8 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

2.1757Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
174060Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

27.9.1740 - 4.3.1740/41CommanderThomas Philpott ADM 6/15/338BWAS-17145.3.1740/41 - 9.1.1742/43CommanderChristopher Middleton (d.1770) ADM 6/16/392BWAS-171410.1.1742/43 - 11.2.1742/43CommanderEdward Spragge (d.1757) ADM 6/16/133ADM 6/1612.2.1742/43 - 17.11.1744CommanderConingsby Norbury (d.1786) ADM 6/16/149BWAS-171416.11.1744 - 11.11.1745CommanderThomas Noel (c.1718-1756) ADM 6/16/375BWAS-171412.11.1745 - 5.10.1746CommanderJohn Ferguson (c.1708-1767) ADM 6/17/19BWAS-17146.10.1746 - 13.9.1748CommanderJervis Maplesden (c.1705-1781) ADM 6/17/160BWAS-171415.11.1756 - 28.9.1758CommanderWilliam Williamson (c.1720-1771) ADM 6/18/325BWAS-171428.9.1758 - 9.7.1759CommanderJonathon Faulknor (c.1729-1795) ADM 6/18/541BWAS-17149.7.1759 - 12.7.1762CommanderJames Chaplen (c.1724-1766) ADM 6/19/76BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

27.9.1740 - 26.3.1741LieutenantJohn Rankin ADM 6/15/339ADM 6/151.2.1744/45 - 8.10.1746LieutenantJohn Dalrymple (c.1724-?) ADM 6/16/433ADM 6/16

Service History

23.4.1740Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
25.10.1740Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5197.9.10dBWAS-1714
25.10.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.11.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1742fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £3900.2.9dBWAS-1714
1.1743Recommissioned for the Iclandic FisheryBWAS-1714
1744In the North SeaBWAS-1714
10.1744Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1744Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1054.13.9dBWAS-1714
13.9.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106
9.1756Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1757Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5468.17.0dBWAS-1714
16.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.1758St Malo, Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
11.1759At QuiberonBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
1762In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

31.3.1763Sold at Portsmouth for £1,000BWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de GoréeAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) 

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