Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.3.1723/24BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.4.1729BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

10 Ship Commanders

2.4.1729 - 31.12.1730CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171417.2.1735/36 - 8.11.1736Captain William Swale (d.1736)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/90BWAS-171426.4.1737 - 27.7.1738Captain Charles Dennison (d.1742) Transfered ADM 6/15/61ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 11.6.1739Captain Thomas Griffin (1692-1771) Transfered ADM 6/15/117ODNB12.6.1739 - 16.6.1740Captain James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/15/183BWAS-171419.8.1740 - 29.7.1741Captain John Russell (d.1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/16/424
Confirmed 15.1.1743/44
30.7.1741 - 14.3.1744/45Captain Harry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/16/444
Confirmed 19.2.1744/45
14.9.1745 - 18.12.1747Captain Smith Callis (1709-1761) ADM 6/16/544BWAS-171418.12.1747 - 4.3.1748/49Captain Edmund Toll (1705-1767) ADM 6/17/298BWAS-17141.7.1755 - 12.5.1757Captain William Harman (c.1719-1766) Transfered ADM 6/18/177BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1756 - 5.1757Vice-Admiral Thomas Smith (c.1707-1762)BWAS-1714

18 Commissioned Officers

4.4.1729 - 31.12.1730First Lieutenant William Coulsea ADM 6/15/21ADM 6/144.4.1729 - 31.12.1730Second Lieutenant Richard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/144.4.1729 - 31.12.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Franklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/1413.2.1735/36 - 26.4.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/15/7ADM 6/1526.4.1737 - 27.2.1737/38First Lieutenant Robert Swanton (d.1765) Transfered ADM 6/15/60ADM 6/1526.4.1737 - 15.5.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/15/61ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 17.8.1738First Lieutenant Andrew Hawes (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1516.5.1738 - 3.4.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Griffin (d.1748) Transfered ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 20.5.1740First Lieutenant Thomas Strachy (d.1740)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1521.3.1738/39 - 11.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Edmonds ADM 6/15/413
Confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
29.4.1741 - 22.9.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Salkeld John Proctor ADM 6/17/126
Issued by Joseph Haddock
Confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
7.4.1742 - 14.3.1744/45First Lieutenant Charles Baker (d.1750) ADM 6/16/424ADM 6/1622.9.1744 - 14.3.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/16/425ADM 6/1619.1.1746/47 - 5.5.1747First Lieutenant Salkeld John Proctor ADM 6/17/192ADM 6/1719.1.1746/47 - 5.5.1747Second Lieutenant Cheney Hurt (c.1691-c.1757) ADM 6/17/192ADM 6/175.5.1747 - 4.3.1748/49First Lieutenant Cheney Hurt (c.1691-c.1757) ADM 6/17/222ADM 6/175.5.1747 - 4.11.1747Second Lieutenant David Pryce (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/222ADM 6/174.11.1747 - 4.3.1748/49Second Lieutenant John Popkins ADM 6/17/280ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers

6.4.1729 - 31.12.1730Midshipman James Roots (c.1708-?) ADM 107/2/24ADM 107/227.11.1736 - 6.12.1737Midshipman Ordinary Jonathon Russell (c.1717-?) ADM 107/3/342ADM 107/31737 - 23.2.1737/38Midshipman Thomas Frankland (1718-1781)ODNB7.12.1737 - 19.2.1737/38Midshipman Jonathon Russell (c.1717-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/342ADM 107/3

Service History

7.1727Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
1.1731Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1731Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1424.5.6dBWAS-1714
5.1737Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1737Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1383.5.10dBWAS-1714
9.8.1739Took the Privateer Santa Rosalia In the Mediterranean
13.6.1742At St TropezBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
24.7.1744Took the Privateer La Notre Dame de Grace
10.1744Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
14.3.1744/45Paid offADM 51
8.1745Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1747Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15890.11.7dBWAS-1714
12.10.1748Battle of Havana
4.3.1748/49Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
11.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1751Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3279.14.5dBWAS-1714
1756Flagship in the DownsBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
21.8.1758Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
10.1758Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714


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