Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Monarque' (1747) (74)
First Commissioned1.12.1748BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1715
Ship ClassSceptre ClassNNF-1715
Constructor Jacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


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

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

1 Flag Officer

4.2.1755 - 5.1756Rear-Admiral of the Blue Savage Mostyn (1713-1757) ADM 107/5/49BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

1.12.1748 - 23.1.1751/52Third Lieutenant James Brydges ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 6.2.1755Second Lieutenant John Martin (c.1724-1775) ADM 6/18/53ADM 6/18

Service History

7.1748Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
30.9.1748Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £17555.16.8dBWAS-1714
12.1748Commissioned as a guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
12.1748Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1748/49Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
9.9.1758Paid offADM 51
7.1759Recommissioned for harbour dutyBWAS-1714

Paid off

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


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) 

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