Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.9.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.5.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor James TaylorBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 6 ½"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel87' 5 ⅞"Imperial Feet26.5398 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen447 1794Tons BM 


17.5.1740Broadside 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
1733140Design Complement
1745160 BWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers

12.5.1740 - 17.7.1740Captain Thomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/290BWAS-171418.7.1740 - 9.2.1741/42CaptainLord Montague Bertie (c.1713-1753) ADM 6/15/312BWAS-17145.2.1741/42 - 28.12.1742Captain John Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/16/10BWAS-171429.12.1742 - 11.10.1743Captain George Dawnay (d.1766) ADM 6/16/130BWAS-171412.10.1743 - 7.6.1745Captain Charles Catford (d.1756) ADM 6/16/229BWAS-17147.6.1745 - 28.4.1747Captain Richard Tyrrell (1691-1766) ADM 6/17/512
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 27.2.1749/50
28.4.1747 - 15.9.1747Commander James Buchan (c.1720-1747)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

3.10.1743 - 15.9.1747Lieutenant Charles Hawkins (c.1721-1747)† ADM 6/16/224ADM 6/16

Service History

17.5.1740building at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
17.5.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
10.7.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3173.0.2dBWAS-1714
1741In the Western ApproachesBWAS-1714
2.1742In the North SeaBWAS-1714
3.1741/42In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
4.7.1742Took the Privateer Aguila
10.1743Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
13.4.1746Took the Corvette La Saxonne (16) in the leeward Islands?
15.9.1747Lost en-route home from AntiguaBWAS-1714


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

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 14:41Christopher Heathcote Richard Pickersgill (d.1779)
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 07:59martin rigbyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Somerset' (1748) (68)
Tuesday 22nd of September 2020 07:46martin rigbyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dreadnought' (1742) (60)
Monday 21st of September 2020 07:33Dr Ann Henderson Robert Fitzhugh Hassard (c.1750-1782)
Saturday 19th of September 2020 21:11D.Hall William Gordon