Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1725BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen374 4994Tons BM 


8.8.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers

8.8.1727 - 29.7.1728CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/13/148ODNB26.7.1728 - 11.5.1732CaptainJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-171412.5.1732 - 7.11.1734CaptainHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/14/107BWAS-17148.11.1734 - 16.10.1735CaptainJohn Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/15/197B05117.10.1735 - 22.5.1739CaptainRichard Norris ADM 6/15/65
Commission confirmed 11.5.1737
18.7.1740 - 10.6.1741CaptainCharles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/15/312BWAS-171411.6.1741 - 23.5.1742CaptainGeorge Cockburne (c.1717-1770) ADM 6/16/246BWAS-171424.5.1742 - 3.10.1742CaptainThorpe Fowke (d.1784) ADM 6/16/57BWAS-171416.1.1743/44 - 6.7.1744CaptainRichard Chadwick (d.1748) ADM 6/16/260BWAS-17147.7.1744 - 1.10.1744CaptainRichard Collins (d.1779) ADM 6/16/355ADM 6/1617.11.1744 - 19.9.1745CaptainConingsby Norbury (d.1786) ADM 6/13/375BWAS-171419.9.1745 - 10.11.1746CaptainJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/17/1BWAS-171411.11.1746 - 1.9.1748CaptainFrederick Hyde (d.1763) ADM 6/17/172BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

8.8.1727 - 29.7.1728LieutenantThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/13/148ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 11.5.1732LieutenantEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/1312.5.1732 - 22.11.1733LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/14/107ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 17.6.1734LieutenantEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1418.6.1734 - 17.4.1735LieutenantFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/191ADM 6/1418.4.1735 - 11.6.1735LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/14/208ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

31.8.1742 - 24.2.1743MasterRobert Lambert (c.1706-1767) ADM 107/4/50ADM 107/4

Service History

8.8.1727building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1732Secret service dutyBWAS-1714
1733Sailed to MarylandBWAS-1714
1734Sailed to the Barbary coastBWAS-1714
1735Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
3.1734/35Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1735Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1181.10.4dBWAS-1714
1736Commissioned for the TagusBWAS-1714
1737At The Mediterranean Sea BWAS-1714
1738At The Mediterranean Sea BWAS-1714
30.5.1739Paid offADM 51
5.1740Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1740Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4296.5.5dBWAS-1714
12.1743Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1744Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2371.1.5dBWAS-1714
10.1747Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1748Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2167.18.8dBWAS-1714
1.9.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106



Ordered to be sold



BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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Posted by Gregorio Alburquerque Ros on Saturday 20th of April 2019 18:56

This frigate, under the command of Captain Thorpe Fowke, was sent in 1742 to bring Admiral Edward Vernon back to England.

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