Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Montagu' (1698) (60)
Keel Laid Down13.5.1714BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-GunnerB028
Designed by J BattBWAS-1603
Constructor John NaishBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up19.9.1749BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck144' 3"Imperial Feet43.8929 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen920 494Tons BM 


26.7.1716Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
18.4.1706365Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

26.2.1716/17 - 13.3.1717/18Captain George Purvis (1680-1740/41) ADM 6/12/92BWAS-160314.3.1717/18 - 10.1.1720/21Captain Thomas Beverley (d.1721) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-160322.2.1733/34 - 12.2.1735/36Captain John Hildesley (d.1771) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-160319.2.1739/40 - 28.7.1740Captain Thomas Trefusis (1687-1754) Transfered ADM 6/15/249BWAS-160329.7.1740 - 24.7.1745Captain William Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/15/316BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers

26.2.1716/17 - 21.4.1718First Lieutenant Joseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/92ADM 6/1226.2.1716/17 - 3.9.1717Second Lieutenant Duncomb Drake (c.1695-1734) ADM 6/12/92ADM 6/124.9.1717 - 9.1.1717/18First Lieutenant Duncomb Drake (c.1695-1734) Transfered ADM 6/12/107
Confirmed 22.11.1717
ADM 6/12
4.9.1717 - 16.3.1717/18Second Lieutenant Henry Robinson (d.c.1727) Transfered ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 10.1.1720/21First Lieutenant Edward Wye ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 2.10.1719Second Lieutenant George Anson (1697-1762) Transfered ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1224.4.1720 - 10.1.1720/21Second Lieutenant Matthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 6/12/228ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 10.1.1720/21Third Lieutenant John Fenwick (d.1744) ADM 6/12/228
Confirmed 3.1.1720/21
ADM 6/12
23.2.1733/34 - 9.6.1735First Lieutenant George Cox ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 10.6.1735Second Lieutenant John Opie (d.1758) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 13.12.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Crookshanks (1708-1795) Transfered ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1413.12.1734 - 10.6.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/14/198ADM 6/1410.6.1735 - 12.2.1735/36First Lieutenant John Opie (d.1758) ADM 6/15/214ADM 6/1410.6.1735 - 12.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant Robert Erskine (d.1766) ADM 6/15/214ADM 6/1410.6.1735 - 12.2.1735/36Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Tuson Stace (d.bef.1740) ADM 6/15/214ADM 6/144.3.1739/40 - 27.5.1741Second Lieutenant George Langdon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/256ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 27.5.1741Third Lieutenant Samuel Pitchford (c.1721-1756) ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/1528.5.1741 - 2.2.1741/42Second Lieutenant Samuel Pitchford (c.1721-1756) Transfered ADM 6/16/120
Confirmed 30.11.1742
ADM 6/16
28.5.1741 - 5.2.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Tell ADM 6/16/498ADM 6/166.2.1741/42 - 2.6.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Durell ADM 6/16/502
Confirmed 29.6.1745
ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer

15.11.1740 - 3.11.1742Master Richard Hinde (c.1682-c.1762) Transfered ADM 107/3/511ADM 107/3

1 Crewman

30.7.1737 - 25.8.1738Lieutenant's Servant Charles Claus (c.1720-1749) Transfered ADM 107/3/513ADM 107/3

Service History

7.1716Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11190.14.2dBWAS-1603
1717Commissioned for George Byng (1st Viscount Torrington of Devon) (1663/64-1732/33) fleet in the BalticBWAS-1603
1718Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1718small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4244.9.7dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
10.1.1720/21Paid offADM 51
6.1721middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3393.2.3dBWAS-1603
1734Recommissioned for Home watersBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1739Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
5.1740Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11812.8.1dBWAS-1603
8.1740To the West Indies with Sir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) fleetBWAS-1603
3.1740/41In operations against CartagenaBWAS-1603
7.1741In operations against SantiagoBWAS-1603
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
1743At JamaicaBWAS-1603
20.10.1744Cast ashore in hurricane, but salvedBWAS-1603
6.1745Arrived homeBWAS-1603
24.7.1745Paid offADM 51
19.9.1749Break up completed at Portsmouth for £383.17.0 1/2dBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Monday 19th of April 2021 08:27regisFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Mars' (1740) (64)
Sunday 18th of April 2021 05:03Albert ParkerFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Elisabeth' (1722)
Sunday 18th of April 2021 04:45Albert ParkerFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Mars' (1740) (64)
Sunday 18th of April 2021 03:21Albert ParkerBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Deptford' (1732) (60)
Friday 16th of April 2021 22:46Adam William Scott