Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.12.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60 Gunner - modified
ConstructorJohn Poole (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater1.9.1773BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 8"Imperial Feet12.7 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,076 5794Tons BM 


17.8.1745Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733420Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

16.7.1745 - 8.9.1746CaptainLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/16/511BWAS-17939.9.1746 - 14.10.1747CaptainPhilip Saumarez (1710-1747)† ADM 6/17/151BWAS-179329.12.1747 - 30.9.1748CaptainRobert Harland (d.1783) ADM 6/17/303BWAS-179331.7.1754 - 8.1759CaptainSamuel Marshall (d.1768) ADM 6/18/106BWAS-17938.1759 - 1760CaptainJohn Lendrick (d.1780)BWAS-17931760 - 3.1762CaptainSamuel Marshall (d.1768)BWAS-17933.1762 - 10.9.1762CaptainThomas Collingwood (d.1780)BWAS-179310.9.1762 - 1762CaptainChaloner Ogle (d.1814) ADM 6/19/527
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 18.8.1763
ADM 6/19

1 Crewman

1754 - 1755Captain's ServantSamuel Marshall (1741-1795)ref:676

Service History

17.8.1745Began Completed at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.9.1745Completed Completed at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £21972.16.7dBWAS-1714
1746In the Downs, then the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
11.10.1746Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Mars (64) off Cape clear
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre


31.1.1747/48Action of 1748/01/31
31.1.1747/48Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Magnanime (74) in the SoundingsBG
12.10.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
5.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £827.15.10dBWAS-1714
6.1754fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
22.4.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
15.4.1756Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1757In North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1758The Seige of Louisburg
1760In the ChannelBWAS-1714
9.1761Royal escortBWAS-1714
18.10.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
7.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
1.9.1773Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714

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


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ref:676More than Nelson Web Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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