Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down14.1.1733/34BWAS-1714
First Commissioned30.8.1739
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Cumberland' (1748) (66)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel127' 8"Imperial Feet38.7171 
Breadth45' 5"Imperial Feet13.7414 
Depth in Hold18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Burthen1,400 6794Tons BM 


1740Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

11.1748Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1748140As a Guard ShipBWAS-1714
1754540Establishment of a 66-gun shipBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

30.8.1739 - 1741CaptainJames Stewart (d.1757) ADM 6/15/216BWAS-17141741 - 1743CaptainHarry Norris (d.1764)BWAS-171425.3.1741 - 12.6.1741CommanderRichard Haddock (d.1749)ODNB1743 - 1744CaptainPeter Lawrence (d.1758)BWAS-17141744 - 7.1745CaptainWilliam Burnaby (1710-1776)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1741 - 3.1744/45Rear-AdmiralSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750)BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers

30.8.1739 - 9.4.1740First LieutenantJames Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 29.11.1739Third LieutenantRichard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 29.11.1739Second LieutenantRowland Cotton (d.1739) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/1530.11.1739 - 18.12.1739Second LieutenantRichard Bullivant (d.1740) ADM 6/15/237ADM 6/1530.11.1739 - 5.8.1740Third LieutenantJohn Brown (d.1755) ADM 6/15/237ADM 6/1519.12.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantPatrick O'Hara (d.1744) ADM 6/15/241ADM 6/1510.4.1740 - 26.9.1740First LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/274ADM 6/156.8.1740 - 12.10.1741Third LieutenantJames Roots ADM 6/15/319ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 1740First LieutenantEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/15/337ADM 6/15

Service History

2.12.1739Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £30944.0.1dBWAS-1714
26.10.1740Sailed for the West Indies with Ogle. Disabled in a Gale but repaired at Lisbon.BWAS-1714
3.1740/41At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
7.1741Start of the operations around SantiagoBWAS-1714
10.1741End of the operations around SantiagoBWAS-1714
7.1745Left Jamaica for home and to pay offBWAS-1714
6.1746Started repair and reduction to a 2 1/2 deck 66-gun third rateBWAS-1714
6.1746Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1748Refitted as a 66 gun Third Rate Ship of the Line
10.1748Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £27351.17.3dBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Cost of rebuild was £30,966.0.1d including fitting


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive

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