Nominal Guns44
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down24.12.1739
First Commissioned5.3.1740/41
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
Ship Class1733 Establishment 44-Gunner
Constructor Thomas West
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 1"Imperial Feet37.7963 
Length of Keel100' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Breadth35' 8"Imperial Feet10.7086 
Depth in Hold14' 5"Imperial Feet4.299 
Burthen688 394Tons BM 


7.3.1740/41Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733250Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders

5.3.1740/41 - 13.5.1742Captain Thomas Philpott Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/392ADM 6/154.9.1744 - 18.10.1745Captain Samuel Goddard (d.1762) ADM 6/17/9
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 15.10.1745
17.12.1745 - 3.6.1746Captain Charles Catford (d.1756) ADM 6/17/33BWAS-17144.6.1746 - 20.4.1749Captain Robert Man (1721-1783) ADM 6/17/111BWAS-171424.7.1755 - 10.1.1759Captain James Kirk (c.1721-1787) Transfered ADM 6/18/182BWAS-171410.1.1759 - 16.6.1761Captain Walter Stirling (1718-1786) Transfered ADM 6/19/21ADM 6/1916.6.1761 - 15.3.1763Captain Archibald Millar (d.1766) ADM 6/19/323BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

6.3.1740/41 - bef.1.9.1741Second Lieutenant John Morehead (1714-1741) Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/393ADM 6/156.3.1740/41 - 1.9.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Mulso (1722/23-1741) ADM 6/15/393ADM 6/152.9.1741 - 1741Second Lieutenant Charles Mulso (1722/23-1741)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/448ADM 6/152.9.1741 - 11.10.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Dennis Every (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/16/448ADM 6/1512.12.1741 - 27.10.1742Second Lieutenant Dennis Every (c.1710-1777) ADM 6/16/6
Confirmed 22.1.1741/42
ADM 6/16
28.10.1742 - 21.6.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Oaker (c.1720-c.1745) ADM 6/16/112ADM 6/1622.6.1743 - 14.5.1745First Lieutenant Richard Matthews (d.1760) Transfered ADM 6/17/225
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 14.5.1747
ADM 6/17
2.3.1744/45 - 18.10.1745Second Lieutenant William Cock (d.1757) ADM 6/17/10
Issued by Peter Warren (1703-1752), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 15.10.1745
ADM 6/17
7.1.1761 - 7.7.1762Third Lieutenant Thomas Whitehurst (c.1730-1766) ADM 6/19/227ADM 6/197.7.1762 - 15.3.1763Second Lieutenant Thomas Whitehurst (c.1730-1766) ADM 6/19/422ADM 6/19

Service History

24.12.1739rebuilding at Deptford - London at a cost of £7119.0.0dBWAS-1714
1741In the Western ApproachesBWAS-1714
7.3.1740/41Began Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.5.1741Completed Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4305.0.0dBWAS-1714
1743Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1744In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

12.1745Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1746Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £10550.10.9dBWAS-1714
1747In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1748In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard

ADM 106
1.1751Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1751Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3305.16.5dBWAS-1714
1.1756Sailed for BostonBWAS-1714
19.10.1756Took the Privateer L'Emmanuel
15.11.1756Took the Privateer Le Machault
3.1757Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
28.4.1759Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1714
21.11.1759Arrived homeBWAS-1714
1.4.1760Took the Privateer La Providence (4) in the ChannelBG
2.5.1760Took the Privateer Le Téméraire
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
1762In the Basque RoadsBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.4.1763Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
3.5.1763Sold for £530BWAS-1714


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