Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1723BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.4.1724BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 3"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth28' 5"Imperial Feet8.5503 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen377 9094Tons BM 


18.12.1723Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

3.4.1724 - 29.8.1728CaptainMathew Norris (1705-1738) ADM 6/13/67BWAS-171430.8.1728 - 12.8.1732CaptainMathew Norris (1705-1738) ADM 6/14/218ADM 6/1312.1.1732/33 - 25.1.1732/33CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/14/133BWAS-171426.1.1732/33 - 19.4.1735CaptainCharles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/14/133BWAS-171412.1.1735/36 - 23.5.1742CaptainCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/16/4BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers

3.4.1724 - 6.5.1728LieutenantRichard Dove (d.1734) ADM 6/13/67ADM 6/1313.9.1728 - 25.11.1729LieutenantWilliam Fielding (d.1773) ADM 6/14/220ADM 6/1325.11.1729 - 12.8.1732LieutenantWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/14/42ADM 6/1412.1.1732/33 - 4.11.1733LieutenantNathaniel Orris (d.1749) ADM 6/14/133ADM 6/145.11.1733 - 27.3.1735LieutenantCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1428.3.1735 - 19.4.1735LieutenantArthur Trevor (d.1744) ADM 6/14/207ADM 6/1412.1.1735/36 - 11.3.1741/42LieutenantJohn Hume (d.1759) ADM 6/15/4ADM 6/15

1 Crewman

24.2.1732/33 - 12.5.1735Able SeamanJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 107/3/384ADM107/3

Service History

18.12.1723building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3362.15.8dBWAS-1714
18.12.1723Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1724Commissioned for New YorkBWAS-1714
21.5.1724Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2475.9.1dBWAS-1714
1728Ordered homeBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1730Sailed to South CarolinaBWAS-1714

Paid off

1734In NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1735Sailed to RussiaBWAS-1714
6.1735Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1735/36Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4915.13.3dBWAS-1714
1741Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
24.8.1741A replacment ship was orderedBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
16.6.1744Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
12.7.1744Sold for £518BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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