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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down20.10.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.3.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship ClassDrake Class (1740)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1744
& Whetstone GrevillBritish
Ship Builder
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigSnowBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1747BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck84' 5"Imperial Feet25.635 
Length of Keel68' 8 ½"Imperial Feet20.7391 
Breadth23' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet7.0295 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen205 7694Tons BM 


10.3.1740/41Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.3.1740/4180Design ComplementBWAS-1714

6 Ship Commanders

13.3.1740/41 - 12.6.1742Commander
William Henry BruceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1741
† ADM 6/15/398
9.8.1742 - 7.4.1743Commander
James OsbornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1752
ADM 6/16/84
ADM 6/16
8.4.1743 - 9.3.1744/45Commander
Arthur ForrestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1770
ADM 6/16/167
ADM 6/16
30.5.1744 - 25.8.1745Commander
Samuel MaistersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1750
ADM 6/16/313
26.8.1745 - 4.3.1745/46Commander
Washington ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
ADM 6/16/534
ADM 6/16
5.3.1745/46 - 11.11.1746Commander
Frederick HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1748
ADM 6/17/70

5 Commissioned Officers

23.10.1744 - 6.3.1744/45Lieutenant
Edward HawkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1745
ADM 6/16/385
ADM 6/16
7.3.1744/45 - 2.9.1745Lieutenant
Robert GideonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1771
ADM 6/16/452
ADM 6/16
3.9.1745 - 16.9.1745Lieutenant
Robert LockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1746
ADM 6/16/537
ADM 6/16
17.9.1745 - 24.1.1745/46Lieutenant
Thomas MorseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1751
ADM 6/16/545
ADM 6/16
25.1.1745/46 - 20.2.1746/47Lieutenant
Boswell LyonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
ADM 6/17/49
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

5.1746 - 1.12.1746Midshipman
Alexander Arthur HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
ADM 107/3/53

Service History

20.10.1740Began building at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
10.3.1740/41Completed building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £1550.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.3.1740/41Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.4.1741Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1505.11.11dBWAS-1714
5.1741Commissioned for the Iceland fisheryBWAS-1714
1742Sailed to South CarolinaBWAS-1714
6.1742Commssioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
4.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1744Recommissioned for the Thames EstuaryBWAS-1714
6.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1735.9.7dBWAS-1714
1745In the Irish SeaBWAS-1714
20.2.1747Paid offADM 51
10.1747Breaking up completed to DeptfordBWAS-1714
6.10.1747Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


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