Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Monmouth' (1718) (70)
Keel Laid Down12.1739BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers

7.9.1742 - 8.11.1743CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/95BWAS-17149.11.1743 - 2.9.1748CaptainHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/16/238BWAS-17141.12.1748 - 31.5.1752CaptainGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/17/416BWAS-17146.3.1755 - 25.6.1756CaptainHenry Harrison (d.1759) ADM 6/18/143BWAS-171425.6.1756 - 8.11.1756CaptainAlexander Innes (c.1713-1786) ADM 6/18/286B0518.11.1756 - 17.2.1757CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/18/320ADM 6/1817.2.1757 - 28.2.1758CaptainArthur Gardiner (c.1716-1758)† ADM 6/18/358BWAS-171429.3.1758 - 6.3.1760CaptainAugustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/19/61
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 26.4.1759
23.6.1760 - 9.1762CaptainJohn Storr (c.1709-1783) ADM 6/19/176BWAS-17149.1762 - 21.2.1763CaptainCharles Saxton (c.1732-c.1808)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

7.9.1742 - 6.6.1744Second LieutenantThomas Fincher (d.1749) ADM 6/16/95ADM 6/167.9.1742 - 16.9.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. William Hamilton (1721/22-1744) ADM 6/16/95ADM 6/1615.6.1744 - 1.9.1746First LieutenantGeorge Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 6/16/321ADM 6/162.9.1746 - 19.1.1746/47First LieutenantWilliam Cleland (d.bef.1749) ADM 6/17/149ADM 6/1731.5.1748 - 2.9.1748Third LieutenantJohn Rawlinson ADM 3/17/359ADM 6/171.12.1748 - 31.5.1752Second LieutenantJohn Young (c.1717-?) ADM 6/17/416ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

1751PurserJohn Lillicrap (d.bef.1761) ADM 106/1092/67ADM 6/19

1 Crewman

1762 - 21.2.1763Captain's ServantWilliam Bligh (1754-1817)ref:616

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 Frégate Légère La Panthère (20)
1746In the DownsBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
19.1.1747/48Took the Ship Maurepas (24)
21.3.1747/48Took the Privateer Le Rostan (22) near the Lizard then bearing N. E. distance 120 Leagues. losing 9 British seamen and 100 French seamen when the prize sunkBG
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 Henry d'Amon
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) 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


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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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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