Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned4.5.1725
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-Gunner
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1741BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen606 8994Tons BM 


13.4.1724Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

4.5.1725 - 10.1.1727/28CaptainRichard Thomas Girlington (d.1743) ADM 6/13/88BWAS-171411.1.1727/28 - 1.4.1729CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/14/185BWAS-17142.4.1729 - 22.12.1731CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 12.7.1737CaptainJohn Forrester (d.1737)† ADM 6/14/166BWAS-171412.7.1737 - 2.1.1737/38CommanderHarcourt MastersBWAS-17143.1.1737/38 - 8.6.1738CaptainHarcourt Masters ADM 6/15/92BWAS-17149.6.1738 - 11.8.1738CaptainDigby Dent (1710-1761) ADM 6/16/65
Commission confirmed 8.6.1742
11.8.1738 - 14.8.1739CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/236
Commission confirmed 16.11.1739
ADM 6/15

19 Commissioned Officers

4.5.1725 - 10.1.1726/27First LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/13/88ADM 6/134.5.1725 - 24.1.1725/26Second LieutenantJames Falconer (d.1743) ADM 6/13/88ADM 6/134.5.1725 - 10.1.1726/27Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. George Feilding (d.c.1731) ADM 6/13/88ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 1.4.1729First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 10.4.1729Second LieutenantRobert Fytche (d.1740) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 21.11.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1322.11.1728 - 3.4.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/18ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 22.12.1731First LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 24.5.1731Second LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 22.12.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1425.5.1731 - 22.12.1731Second LieutenantMathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/14/80ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 17.3.1733/34First LieutenantEdy Rumsey (d.1736) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 12.3.1733/34Second LieutenantEdward Gregory (d.1743) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 12.3.1733/34Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 23.7.1739Second LieutenantJohn Watson ADM 6/15/177ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 20.4.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Moray (d.c.1739) ADM 6/15/175ADM 6/1418.3.1733/34 - 6.6.1737First LieutenantFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/15/176ADM 6/146.8.1737 - 21.7.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhilip Saumarez (1710-1747) ADM 6/15/213
Commission confirmed 22.8.1739
ADM 6/15
12.7.1739 - 8.8.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Powlett (c.1714-?) ADM 6/15/199ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer

4.5.1725 - 23.1.1725/26Midshipman ExtraRobert Godfrey (c.1726-1726) ADM 6/13/89ADM 6/13

2 Petty Officers

2.6.1725 - 12.7.1727MidshipmanEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781)ODNB9.1736 - 7.1738MidshipmanEdward Hughes (1720-1794)ODNB

Service History

13.4.1724building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7468.9.6dBWAS-1714
13.4.1724Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1725Commissioned for Guinea and the West IndiesBWAS-1714
5.1725Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £619.2.2dBWAS-1714
1728Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1730Sailed to Gibraltar and SaleeBWAS-1714
1731In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
22.12.1731Paid offADM 51
1.1732small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £854.1.11dBWAS-1714
14.8.1739Paid offADM 51
10.6.1740Surveyed and ordered hulkedBWAS-1714
10.6.1741Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. 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
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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