Monarch

5436
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Monarque' (1747) (74)
Captured14.10.1747BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.12.1748
ShipyardBrest NNF-1715
Ship ClassSceptre Class
ConstructorJacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold25.11.1760BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 10"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel149' 10"Imperial Feet45.4152 
Breadth47' 2 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold20' 1 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,776 1794Tons BM 

Armament


1748Broadside Weight = 790 Imperial Pound ( 358.265 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1748650 BWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1748 - 25.4.1749CaptainJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/17/415BWAS-171425.4.1749 - 20.12.1750CaptainRobert Harland (c.1715-1783) ADM 6/17/459ADM 6/1720.12.1750 - 14.11.1752CaptainJohn Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/17/539ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 4.2.1755CaptainRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/18/53BWAS-17144.2.1755 - 16.12.1756CaptainAbraham North (c.1712-1781) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-171416.12.1755 - 16.4.1756CaptainWittewronge Taylor (c.1719-1760) ADM 6/18/219ADM 6/183.5.1756 - 4.4.1757CaptainGeorge Brydges Rodney (1719-1792) ADM 6/18/260BWAS-171427.1.1757 - 9.9.1758CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/18/349BWAS-17145.7.1759 - 6.10.1760CaptainLachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/19/76BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1755 - 5.1756Rear-Admiral of the BlueSavage Mostyn (1713-1757)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1748 - 23.1.1751/52Third LieutenantJames Brydges ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 6.2.1755Second LieutenantJohn Martin (c.1724-1775) ADM 6/18/53ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1748Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
30.9.1748Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £17555.16.8dBWAS-1714
12.1748Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.1748Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1748/49Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7789.13.11dBWAS-1714
1751Carried troops to MinorcaBWAS-1714
14.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1.1753Recommissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1754Carried troops to GibraltarBWAS-1714
17.5.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
28.2.1758Osborne's Action
9.9.1758Paid offADM 51
7.1759Recommissioned for harbour dutyBWAS-1714
6.10.1760

Paid off

BWAS-1714
24.10.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
25.11.1760Sold at Woolwich for £1,065BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/04/271755/11/04Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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