Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Lyme' (1695) (32)
Keel Laid Down2.1720BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.5.1721BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth - Devon BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1739BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 3"Imperial Feet26.5285 
Breadth28' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen375 8094Tons BM 


8.11.1720Broadside 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

30.5.1721 - 16.7.1727CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/13/12BWAS-17145.10.1727 - 5.9.1731CaptainThomas Marwood (d.1731)† ADM 6/13/170BWAS-17146.9.1731 - 6.6.1732CaptainCharles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/14/109
Commission confirmed 29.5.1732
12.6.1732 - 7.5.1734CaptainFrancis Dansays (d.1754) ADM 6/14/110BWAS-17147.5.1734 - 6.9.1737CaptainCharles Fanshawe (d.1757) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

5.10.1727 - 6.6.1732LieutenantCharles Mason (d.1747) ADM 6/14/1700ADM 6/1312.6.1732 - 6.9.1737LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/110ADM 6/14

1 Crewman

6.1721 - 6.1726Able SeamanCharles Knowles (1704-1777)ODNB

Service History

8.11.1720building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4725.12.7dBWAS-1714
8.11.1720Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.7.1721Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £350.6.5dBWAS-1714
16.7.1727Paid offADM 51
8.1727Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1727Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3275.8.9dBWAS-1714
1730Returned homeBWAS-1714
6.1730Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1730Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1541.9.10dBWAS-1714
1731Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1732Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth ADM 106
7.1732Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1714
1735In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1736In home watersBWAS-1714
30.9.1737Paid offADM 51
1.1739Break up completed at DeptfordBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
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
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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