Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.11.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.9.1748
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Poole (d.1751)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Poole (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck113' 0"Imperial Feet34.4424 
Length of Keel93' 4"Imperial Feet28.3803 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen508 3494Tons BM 


9.1748Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1748160 BWAS-1714

15 Commanding Officers

16.9.1748 - 17.10.1753CaptainWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/17/384BWAS-171417.10.1753 - 5.6.1754CaptainRichard Spry (1715-1775) ADM 6/18/81BWAS-17145.6.1754 - 20.12.1757CaptainMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 6/18/103BWAS-171416.10.1758 - 7.12.1758CaptainChristopher Codrington (c.1729-1772) ADM 6/18/548ADM 6/187.12.1758 - 19.11.1759CaptainJohn Rushworth (d.1779) ADM 6/19/11BWAS-171419.11.1759 - 14.5.1762CaptainThomas Shirley (1733-1814) ADM 6/19/113BWAS-171424.5.1762 - 1763CaptainLord Francis Reynolds (1739-1808) ADM 6/19/412BWAS-171411.4.1763 - 28.4.1763CaptainJohn Reynolds (d.1788) ADM 6/19/481ADM 6/1928.4.1763 - 2.1768CaptainThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780) ADM 6/19/489BWAS-171411.9.1770 - 9.10.1773CaptainThomas Lynn (d.1781) ADM 6/20/290BWAS-17149.10.1773 - 7.1774CaptainPatrick Fotheringham (c.1739-1784) ADM 6/20/521BWAS-171430.3.1776 - 1.3.1779CaptainRichard Pearson (1730/31-1806) ADM 6/21/173BWAS-17145.3.1779 - 20.6.1780CaptainJohn Stanhope (d.1800) ADM 6/21/519BWAS-171420.6.1780 - 1783CaptainCharles Chamberlayne (d.1810) ADM 6/22/144BWAS-17141783 - 11.1783CaptainJames Cotes (d.1802)BWAS-1714

Service History

13.8.1748building at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £9686.1.6dBWAS-1714
13.8.1748Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.11.1748Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1748Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1753Sailed for Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
13.7.1754Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1714
9.1757Home to pay offBWAS-1714
2.1758Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1758Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6494.12.9dBWAS-1714
9.7.1759Sailed to America with a convoyBWAS-1714
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
20.7.1763Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
2.1768Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1768Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1769Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5656.9.11dBWAS-1714
9.1770Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1770Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.2.1771Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1774Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1775Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1776Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £12002.16.6dBWAS-1714
26.6.1778Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
4.1780Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £2223.6.9dBWAS-1714
23.8.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.8.1781Took the Privateer Schooner Greyhound (8)
2.1.1782Took the Privateer Brig Fair American (16)
12.3.1782Took the Privateer Ship Admiral Zoutman (8) Twenty five leagues from the Capes of Delaware
2.12.1783Sold at Deptford for £780BWAS-1714


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