Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.3.1723/24BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.4.1729
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1758BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 6"Imperial Feet40.8477 
Length of Keel109' 10"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen767 6694Tons BM 


1727Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers

2.4.1729 - 18.5.1731CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-17141736 - 8.11.1736CaptainWilliam Swale (d.1736)BWAS-171426.4.1737 - 27.7.1738CaptainCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/15/61ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 11.6.1739CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/15/117ODNB12.6.1739 - 16.6.1740CaptainJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/15/183BWAS-17141741 - 1742CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44)BWAS-17149.1741 - 1744CaptainHarry Powlett (1720-1794)BWAS-17141.1747 - 1748CaptainSmith Callis (d.1761)BWAS-17141748 - 6.1749CaptainEdmund Toll (d.1767)BWAS-17144.1755 - 1.1757CaptainCharles Stevens (1705-1761)ODNB7.1755 - 5.1757CaptainWilliam Harman (d.1766)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1756 - 5.1757Vice-AdmiralThomas Smith (d.1762)BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

4.4.1729 - 25.4.1737First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/15/21ADM 6/144.4.1729 - 18.5.1731Second LieutenantRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/144.4.1729 - 9.5.1731Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/1413.2.1735/36 - 25.4.1737Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsCharles Wager Purvis (d.1772) ADM 6/15/7ADM 6/1526.4.1737 - 27.2.1737/38First LieutenantRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/15/60ADM 6/1526.4.1737 - 15.5.1738Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/15/61ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 17.8.1738First LieutenantAndrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 1738Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 1738First LieutenantThomas Strachy (d.1740) ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1521.3.1738/39 - 1741Third Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsEdward Edmonds ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer

1737MidshipmanThomas Frankland (1718-1781)ODNB

Service History

7.1727Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.1731Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1731Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1424.5.6dBWAS-1714
5.1737Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1737Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1383.5.10dBWAS-1714
9.8.1739Took the Privateer Santa Rosalia In the Mediterranean
13.6.1742At St TropezBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
24.7.1744Took the Privateer La Notre Dame de Grace
10.1744Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
8.1745Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1747Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £15890.11.7dBWAS-1714
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
11.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1751Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3279.14.5dBWAS-1714
1756Flagship in the DownsBWAS-1714
5.1757Paid offBWAS-1714
21.8.1758Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
21.8.1758Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
10.1758Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive

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