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Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1739BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner (1706)BWAS-1714
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up28.8.1767BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 2"Imperial Feet37.1879 
Breadth43' 5"Imperial Feet13.1487 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,224 8694Tons BM 


6.9.1742Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1755Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders

7.9.1742 - 8.11.1743Captain
Charles WyndhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1747
ADM 6/16/95
9.11.1743 - 2.9.1748Captain
Henry HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1759
ADM 6/16/238
1.12.1748 - 31.5.1752Captain
George EdgcumbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/17/416
6.3.1755 - 25.6.1756Captain
Henry HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1759
ADM 6/18/143
25.6.1756 - 8.11.1756Captain
Alexander InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1786
Transfered ADM 6/18/286
8.11.1756 - 17.2.1757Captain
Washington ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
ADM 6/18/320
ADM 6/18
17.2.1757 - 28.2.1758Captain
Arthur GardinerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1758
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/358
29.3.1758 - 6.3.1760Captain
Augustus John HerveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1778
ADM 6/19/61
Issued by
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1765

Confirmed 26.4.1759
23.6.1760 - 9.1762Captain
John StorrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1780
ADM 6/19/176
9.1762 - 21.2.1763Captain
Charles SaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1806

8 Commissioned Officers

7.9.1742 - 10.11.1743First Lieutenant
Robert KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1743
ADM 6/16/95
ADM 6/16
7.9.1742 - 6.6.1744Second Lieutenant
Thomas FincherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1740
Transfered ADM 6/16/95
ADM 6/16
7.9.1742 - 16.9.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
The Hon. William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1755
ADM 6/16/95
ADM 6/16
15.6.1744 - 1.9.1746First Lieutenant
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
ADM 6/16/321
ADM 6/16
17.5.1746 - 21.8.1751Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James ChadsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1776
ADM 6/17/105
ADM 6/17
2.9.1746 - 19.1.1746/47First Lieutenant
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/17/149
ADM 6/17
31.5.1748 - 2.9.1748Third Lieutenant
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 3/17/359
ADM 6/17
1.12.1748 - 31.5.1752Second Lieutenant
John YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1758
ADM 6/17/416
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

John LillicrapBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1751-1761
ADM 106/1092/67
ADM 6/19

1 Crewman

1762 - 21.2.1763Captain's Servant
William BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1814

Service History

31.10.1742Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £26970.2.0dBWAS-1714
9.1743Commissioned for a cruise to the CanariesBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1744Escort to the Lisbon convoyBWAS-1714
26.3.1745Took the Frigate
La Panthère (20) 1744-1745
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate (Frégate Légère)

1746In the DownsBWAS-1714
19.1.1747Took the Ship
Le Maurepas (24) 1747-1747
French 24 Gun
Privateer Ship
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
21.3.1747/48Took the Privateer
Le Rostan (22) 1748-1748
French 22 Gun
near the Lizard then bearing N. E. distance 120 Leagues. losing 9 British seamen and 100 French seamen when the prize sunk
2.9.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106


3.1749/50Paid offBWAS-1714
1751Recommissioned as guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
31.5.1752Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
3.1755Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1756Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9116.8.10dBWAS-1714
17.1.1757Took the Privateer
Le Henry d'Amou (10) 1756-1757
French 10 Gun

15.5.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.11.1757Paid offADM 51
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
28.2.1758Took the Ship of the Line
Le Foudroyant (80) 1750-1758
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Mediterranean

10.1758Returned homeBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
7.1762fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
21.2.1763Paid offADM 51
28.8.1767Break up completed at Chatham for £453.14.6dBWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 9th of May 2012 20:13

Osborns squadron en route to the Mediterranean

Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 9th of May 2012 20:00

15 May 1757 Prince 90 Captain Clark Clayton, Ad Henry Osborn at Portsmouth, his Squadron include St George 90 cap Alexander Arthur Hood, Rear-Admiral Charles Saunders, Monmouth 70, Revenge 64, and Monarch 74 also to sail with the them en route for Lisbon are Greyhound and Deal Castle with a convoy and Ludlow Castle sailing to North America

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