Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down26.1.1740/41BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardLimehouse B028
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed bySurveyors TheB028
ConstructorEdward SnelgroveBWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 1"Imperial Feet32.9216 
Length of Keel88' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet26.8319 
Breadth30' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold10' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen450 6494Tons BM 


9.1741Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

16.9.1741 - 9.2.1741/42CaptainRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/16/457ADM 6/1510.2.1741/42 - 17.4.1742CaptainFrancis Parry (d.1742)† ADM 6/16/12BWAS-160310.5.1742 - 24.6.1743CaptainPhilip Carteret (d.1748) ADM 6/16/53BWAS-160325.6.1743 - 14.10.1744CaptainWilliam Boys (1700-1774) ADM 6/16/194BWAS-160311.12.1744 - 8.2.1744/45CaptainAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) ADM 6/16/401ADM 6/169.2.1744/45 - 30.6.1745CaptainPeter Denis (1713-1778) ADM 6/16/438BWAS-160312.4.1745 - 2.2.1745/46CaptainHugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/16/463ADM 6/1612.11.1745 - 9.7.1747CaptainThomas Noel (d.1756) ADM 6/17/19BWAS-16039.7.1747 - 30.9.1751CaptainRobert Roddam (1719-1808) ADM 6/17/242BWAS-160324.6.1755 - 17.1.1757CaptainNicholas Vincent (c.1723-1809) ADM 6/18/176BWAS-160317.1.1757 - 31.3.1758CaptainThomas Harrison (1725-1768) ADM 6/18/345BWAS-160320.4.1758 - 12.11.1759CaptainJames Logie (d.1779) ADM 6/18/503BWAS-160312.11.1759 - 21.10.1762CaptainThomas Francis (d.1762)† ADM 6/19/111BWAS-160322.10.1762 - 15.7.1763CaptainPatrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/19/467
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792)
Commission confirmed 3.3.1763
11.7.1765 - 2.2.1768CaptainFrancis Grant (1730-1803) ADM 6/20/81ADM 6/20

1 Commissioned Officer

18.5.1748 - 30.9.1751LieutenantJohn How (d.1758) ADM 3/17/357ADM 6/17

Service History

19.9.1741building at Limehouse at a cost of £3717.7.6dBWAS-1714
19.9.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.11.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3176.5.10dBWAS-1714
1742Off LisbonBWAS-1714
23.5.1743Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de Misericordia off Lisbon
1744Off the African coastBWAS-1714
14.10.1744Paid offADM 51
11.1744Wooden sheathing reported as badly worm-eatenBWAS-1714
4.1745Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
11.1745Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1566.12.2dBWAS-1714
1.5.1746Action of 1746-05-01
1749At New YorkBWAS-1714
1750At New YorkBWAS-1714
1751At New YorkBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1755Began fitting at Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1755Completed fitting at Deptford at a cost of £2437.14.9dBWAS-1714
1756Off the south coast of IrelandBWAS-1714
1.5.1758Sailed with a convoy for GibraltarBWAS-1714
12.1761Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
3.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
15.10.1763Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1765Sheathed at AntiguaBWAS-1714
1767Sheathed at AntiguaBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
17.2.1768Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.4.1768Sold for £220BWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1754/091754/09/16Convoy for the King from HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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