Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.8.1719BWAS-1603
First Commissioned14.3.1721/22
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1740BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 6"Imperial Feet40.8477 
Length of Keel109' 10"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen762 2594Tons BM 


1721Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719280Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

15.3.1721/22 - 4.9.1728CaptainHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/132.4.1729 - 22.12.1729CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-160322.2.1733/34 - 16.10.1735CaptainPeter Warren (1703-1752) ADM 6/15/166ref:56917.10.1735 - 4.10.1736CaptainJohn Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/15/70
Commission confirmed 6.6.1737
5.10.1736 - 12.3.1736/37CaptainWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/15/54
Commission confirmed 30.3.1737
ADM 6/15
12.3.1736/37 - 3.5.1737CaptainThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) ADM 6/15/61BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

1728 - 8.5.1728Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEdward Hopson (1671-1728)BWAS-1603

18 Commissioned Officers

15.3.1721/22 - 10.7.1722First LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 22.3.1723/24Second LieutenantThe Hon. James Cornwallis (1701-1727) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 21.6.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsNathaniel Orris (d.1749) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1310.7.1722 - 13.2.1725/26First LieutenantRichard Herbert (d.1740) ADM 6/13/41ADM 6/1323.3.1723/24 - 31.7.1726Second LieutenantMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 6/13/67ADM 6/1314.2.1725/26 - 26.10.1726First LieutenantHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/13/103ADM 6/131.8.1726 - 26.10.1726Second LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/13/217
Commission confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13
27.10.1726 - 22.12.1727First LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/13/217
Commission confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13
23.12.1727 - 4.9.1728First LieutenantJohn Draper (d.1743) ADM 6/14/219
Commission confirmed 5.9.1728
ADM 6/13
3.4.1729 - 22.12.1729First LieutenantCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/143.4.1729 - 25.11.1729Second LieutenantWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/149.6.1729 - 25.11.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Ambrose (d.1771) ADM 6/14/30ADM 6/1425.11.1729 - 22.12.1729Second LieutenantJohn Ambrose (d.1771) ADM 6/14/42ADM 6/1425.11.1729 - 22.12.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781) ADM 6/14/42DB01523.2.1733/34 - 3.5.1737First LieutenantSolomon Gideon (d.1756) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 20.8.1734Second LieutenantPeter Jacob Des Tombe (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1419.3.1733/34 - 26.3.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Gosling (d.1746) ADM 6/15/177ADM 6/1426.3.1737 - 3.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Williams ADM 6/15/61
Commission confirmed 27.4.1737
ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer

24.2.1723/24 - 25.4.1726Midshipman ExtraPalmes Bravel (d.1727) ADM 6/13/65ADM 6/13

Service History

18.4.1721Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8140.0.4dBWAS-1603
1722Home watersBWAS-1603
1723Home watersBWAS-1603
1724Sailed to the African coastBWAS-1603
1725Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
11.1725fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
1726At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
3.1725/26fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1727At Porto BelloBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
22.12.1729Paid offADM 51
11.1730Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
2.1731Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13634.18.1dBWAS-1603
1734In the TagusBWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1740Completed breaking up at PlymouthBWAS-1603


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ref:569Biografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
DB015The life of Edward Lord HawkeMontagu BurrowsDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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