Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Magnanime' (1744) (74)
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1715
Designed byBlaise Geslain (d.1748)NNF-1715
ConstructorBlaise Geslain (d.1748)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1775BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck173' 7"Imperial Feet52.7328 
Length of Keel140' 7 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Breadth49' 4 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Depth in Hold21' 7"Imperial Feet6.5786 
Burthen1,823 4594Tons BM 


1756Broadside Weight = 880 Imperial Pound ( 399.08 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1756650 BWAS-1714

6 Commanding Officers

16.4.1756 - 3.6.1757CaptainWittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760) ADM 6/18/257BWAS-17143.6.1757 - 13.6.1757CaptainSamuel Spencer (c.1717-1795) ADM 6/18/406ref:89813.6.1757 - 1.6.1758CaptainRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/18/409BWAS-17141.6.1758 - 16.3.1759CaptainJervis Henry Porter (c.1717-1763)SCHOMB28.1.1762 - 22.6.1762CaptainCharles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808) ADM 6/19/382BWAS-171422.6.1762 - 14.1.1763CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/19/418BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

5.1756 - 7.1757Rear-Admiral of the BlueSavage Mostyn (1713-1757)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

22.6.1762 - 14.1.1763First LieutenantDavid Collins (c.1734-1787) ADM 6/19/419ADM 6/19

1 Petty Officer

8.1759 - 9.1762MidshipmanWilliam Peere Williams (1740/41-1832)EWIKI

Service History

26.7.1749Purchased at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1750Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1756Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £27542.8.1dBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
23.9.1757Sailed on the Rochefort expeditionBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
14.1.1763Paid offADM 51
4.1775Broken up at Plymouth for £524.19.7dBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ref:898The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
SCHOMBNaval chronology; or, An historical summary of naval & maritime eventsIsaac SchombergDigital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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