Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.12.1725BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.2.1730/31
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 5"Imperial Feet40.5422 
Length of Keel109' 8"Imperial Feet33.2458 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen755 8994Tons BM 


30.10.1726Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers

4.2.1730/31 - 17.4.1732CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/14/66BWAS-171418.4.1732 - 25.7.1736CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/15/105BWAS-171416.5.1738 - 24.9.1740CaptainHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/15/117BWAS-171424.9.1740 - 1744CaptainPeter Osborn (d.1753) ADM 6/15/335BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers

4.2.1730/31 - 2.6.1734First LieutenantJames Cusack (d.1743) ADM 6/14/66ADM 6/149.5.1732 - 6.6.1734Second LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/14/107ADM 6/147.6.1734 - 15.5.1738First LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/147.6.1734 - 8.12.1737Second LieutenantCharles Smith ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/147.6.1734 - 8.12.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Steevens (1705-1761) ADM 6/15/189ADM 6/1416.5.1738 - 12.10.1738First LieutenantRussell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 22.10.1739Second LieutenantSamuel Bridges (d.1739)† ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 8.3.1738/39Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/159.3.1738/39 - 13.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Janeway (d.1740) ADM 6/15/161ADM 6/1514.7.1740 - 1740First LieutenantMoses Peadle (d.1744) ADM 6/15/309ADM 6/158.11.1741 - 9.7.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 6/16/334
Commission confirmed 5.7.1744
ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer

1739 - 31.5.1739CarpenterRobert Kerby (d.bef.1743) ADM 6/15/178ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers

13.3.1730/31 - 1.7.1731Midshipman OrdinaryGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/313.2.1733/34 - 23.10.1736MidshipmanSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/3

3 Crewmen

4.2.1730/31 - 1732VolunteerCharles Hardy (1716-1780)ref:67621.12.1731 - 16.4.1732Able SeamanEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM107/331.7.1732 - 12.2.1733/34Able SeamanSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/3

Service History

23.12.1725Began rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
30.10.1726Completed rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7961.0.9dBWAS-1714
1731Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1732At NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1733Returned homeBWAS-1714
1734Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
26.7.1736Home and paid offBWAS-1714
8.1736Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1736Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1313.12.0dBWAS-1714
1739Off the African coastBWAS-1714
1740Off the African coastBWAS-1714
1741Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
6.1744Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
21.6.1744Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
2.1745Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2766.18.1dBWAS-1714
15.2.1744/45Arrived at KinsaleBWAS-1714
21.10.1748Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.11.1748Sold at Plymouth for £300BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
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