Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down28.10.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.7.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor John BuxtonBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 0 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel92' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet28.048 
Breadth32' 3 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen512 2294Tons BM 


8.7.1742Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1745Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

3.7.1742 - 24.12.1744Captain John Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/16/72BWAS-171424.12.1744 - 20.11.1746Captain John Bowdler (c.1709-1754) Transfered ADM 6/17/278
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 28.10.1747
20.11.1746 - 8.11.1748Captain Charles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/17/407
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.11.1748

1 Commissioned Officer

27.8.1743 - 5.3.1744/45Lieutenant John Jermy (c.1711-1751) Transfered ADM 3/17/357
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Confirmed 18.5.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History

8.7.1742building at Deptford - London at a cost of £3984.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.7.1742Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.8.1742Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3382.13.8dBWAS-1714
9.6.1744Took the Merchantman La Ferme (18) in the Mediterranean en route from Martinique
1745Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
4.1.1744/45Took the Privateer Le Saint Esprit
2.1746Took the Ship Le Marseille in the Mediterranean
9.1746In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
19.10.1746Took the Privateer La Marie Françoise
26.10.1746Took the Privateer La Dauphine

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106
3.1.1748/49Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
2.2.1748/49Sold at Deptford for £302 and used as a privateerBWAS-1714


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