Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.2.1718/19BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.3.1719BWAS-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
Broken Up to Rebuild6.1741BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel86' 2"Imperial Feet26.2213 
Breadth28' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen371 1894Tons BM 


13.2.1719/20Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

30.3.1719 - 8.2.1719/20CaptainJohn Waldron (d.1721) ADM 6/12/170
Commission confirmed 18.5.1719
9.2.1719/20 - 18.4.1721CaptainJohn Waldron (d.1721) ADM 6/12/193ADM 6/1219.4.1721 - 1.7.1722CaptainJohn Cundett (d.1724)BWAS-17142.7.1722 - 4.12.1727CaptainPeter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/13/40BWAS-17145.12.1727 - 29.8.1728CaptainJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/14/2
Commission confirmed 8.10.1728
29.8.1728 - 18.12.1728CaptainEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/14/28
Commission confirmed 29.5.1729
20.6.1729 - 21.2.1733/34CaptainSir Yelverton Peyton (5th Baronet Peyton, of Isleham) (d.1748) ADM 6/14/30BWAS-171427.11.1732 - 19.3.1733/34CaptainJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44)BWAS-171427.3.1734 - 4.4.1740CaptainJohn Ambrose (d.1771) ADM 6/14/179BWAS-17144.4.1740 - 31.7.1740CaptainEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/16/289
Commission confirmed 11.4.1744
12.9.1740 - 13.11.1740CaptainGeorge Balchen (1717-1745) ADM 6/15/330ADM 6/15

5 Commissioned Officers

9.2.1719/20 - 3.4.1720LieutenantJames Robinson (d.c.1730) ADM 6/12/194ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 4.4.1726LieutenantEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1212.12.1727 - 18.12.1728LieutenantJennings Cotton (d.1729) ADM 6/14/202
Commission confirmed 30.4.1728
ADM 6/13
2.1.1728/29 - 10.4.1729LieutenantJames Cusack (d.1743) ADM 6/14/9ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 7.11.1732LieutenantGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/14/30ADM 6/14

Service History

1720Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
13.2.1719/20building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3211.13.5dBWAS-1714
13.2.1719/20Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
25.2.1719/20Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £265.6.11dBWAS-1714
3.1720/21fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.4.1721Retaken from the SpanishBWAS-1714
19.4.1721Taken by the Spanish off Cuba
1722At New YorkBWAS-1714
1723At New YorkBWAS-1714

Sent to Carolinas coast to hunt the pirate Edward Low. The battle was a success even if Low could escape.

1724At New YorkBWAS-1714
2.1725fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1725fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1726In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1727In the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1728Ordered home to pay offBWAS-1714
18.12.1728Paid offADM 51
1729Recommissioned for VirginiaBWAS-1714
2.1729Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1729Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3452.10.2dBWAS-1714
8.1732Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1733Commissioned for the Barbary coastBWAS-1714
1.1733Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2557.7.5dBWAS-1714
3.1733/34fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1735Sailed to the TagusBWAS-1714
1736Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1740Returned from the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.11.1740Paid offADM 51
12.2.1740/41Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
6.1741Break up completed at DeptfordBWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian on Friday 15th of January 2016 22:17

1739 - Capt. Ambrose in his Majesty's ship Greyhound meeting a Genoese ship from St. Anders, obliged her to bring to, and on searching her found 23 chests of silver (each 3080 pieces of eight)consigned to some merchants at Cadiz and supposed part of the Azogues treasure; he took them on board the Kings ship as a place of greater security, but paid the master the freight and gave him a receipt in full.

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