Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Sérieux' (1740) (64)
First Commissioned21.11.1747BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Constructor Joseph-Marie-Blaise Coulomb (1728-1803)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.8.1765BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Length of Keel124' 11 ½"Imperial Feet37.8079 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold19' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen1,286 7694Tons BM 


11.1747Broadside Weight = 510 Imperial Pound ( 231.285 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1747470 BWAS-1714
11.1748140as a guardshipBWAS-1714
6.1757420 BWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders

21.11.1747 - 22.11.1752Captain William Parry (c.1705-1779) ADM 6/17/285BWAS-171423.9.1755 - 4.4.1757Captain James Young (1717-1789) Transfered ADM 6/18/195BWAS-171420.8.1756 - 18.6.1757Captain Edward Hughes (1720-1794) ADM 6/18/302ADM 6/1818.6.1757 - 10.10.1759Captain Edward Pratten (c.1715-1763) ADM 6/18/412BWAS-171410.10.1759 - 17.11.1760Captain Jervis Maplesden (c.1705-1781) Transfered ADM 6/19/101BWAS-171421.11.1760 - 30.6.1761Captain Stephen Colby (c.1720-1779) ADM 6/19/209ADM 6/1930.6.1761 - 3.8.1763Captain John Hale (c.1718-1791) ADM 6/19/325BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

1.12.1748 - 22.11.1752First Lieutenant George Hill (c.1708-1766) ADM 6/17/416ADM 6/1722.4.1752 - 22.11.1752Third Lieutenant James Sandilands ADM 6/18/31ADM 6/18

2 Petty Officers

6.6.1757 - 19.10.1758Midshipman Cuthbert Baines (1743-1810)ref:9801758 - 26.4.1758Midshipman George Vandeput (d.1800) Transfered ADM 36/4801/55ADM 36

7 Crewmen

18.7.1757 - 24.10.1757Captain's Servant Cuthbert Baines (1743-1810)ref:98024.10.1757 - 6.6.1758Landman Cuthbert Baines (1743-1810)ref:9801758 - 7.8.1758Unknown William Emmerson Transfered ADM 36/4801/118ADM 361758 - 11.8.1758Unknown George Ellison Transfered ADM 36/4801/119ADM 361758 - 11.8.1758Unknown William Fowles Transfered ADM 36/4801/119ADM 361758 - 11.8.1758Unknown Peter Frazer Transfered ADM 36/4801/119ADM 361758 - 11.8.1758Unknown James Stuart Transfered ADM 36/4801/119ADM 36

Service History

20.5.1747Sureveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
19.8.1747Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.8.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1747/48Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10348.15.10dBWAS-1714
1749Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1750Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1751Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1752Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.4.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Battle of Minorca
4.1757Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
18.6.1757Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
8.1757Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8842.0.4dBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
16.2.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
14.8.1761Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.8.1765Break up completed at Chatham for £644.10.2dBWAS-1714


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