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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.6.1723BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.3.1723/24BWAS-1714
Launched10.7.1727BWAS-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

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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
1727280EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1729 - 31.12.1730CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171417.2.1735/36 - 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-171419.8.1740 - 29.7.1741CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/16/424
Commission confirmed 15.1.1743/44
BWAS-1714
30.7.1741 - 14.3.1744/45CaptainHarry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/16/444
Commission confirmed 19.2.1744/45
BWAS-1714
14.9.1745 - 18.12.1747CaptainSmith Callis (d.1761) ADM 6/16/544BWAS-171418.12.1747 - 4.3.1748/49CaptainEdmund Toll (d.1767) ADM 6/17/298BWAS-17141.7.1755 - 12.5.1757CaptainWilliam Harman (d.1766) ADM 6/18/177BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


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

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1729 - 31.12.1730First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/15/21ADM 6/144.4.1729 - 31.12.1730Second LieutenantRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/144.4.1729 - 31.12.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/21ADM 6/1413.2.1735/36 - 26.4.1737Third Lt. & 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 Lt. & 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 - 3.4.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Griffin (d.1748) ADM 6/15/119ADM 6/1518.8.1738 - 20.5.1740First LieutenantThomas Strachy (d.1740)† ADM 6/15/140ADM 6/1521.3.1738/39 - 11.6.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Edmonds ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
29.4.1741 - 22.9.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSalkeld John Proctor ADM 6/17/126
Issued by Joseph Haddock
Commission confirmed 7.7.1746
ADM 6/17
7.4.1742 - 14.3.1744/45First LieutenantCharles Baker (d.1750) ADM 6/16/424ADM 6/1622.9.1744 - 14.3.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Saltern Willett (d.1769) ADM 6/16/425ADM 6/1619.1.1746/47 - 5.5.1747First LieutenantSalkeld John Proctor ADM 6/17/192ADM 6/1719.1.1746/47 - 5.5.1747Second LieutenantCheney Hurt ADM 6/17/192ADM 6/175.5.1747 - 4.3.1748/49First LieutenantCheney Hurt ADM 6/17/222ADM 6/175.5.1747 - 4.11.1747Second LieutenantDavid Pryce ADM 6/17/222ADM 6/174.11.1747 - 4.3.1748/49Second LieutenantJohn Popkins ADM 6/17/280ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1737 - 23.2.1737/38MidshipmanThomas Frankland (1718-1781)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1727Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
31.12.1730

Paid off

ADM 51
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
14.3.1744/45Paid offADM 51
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
4.3.1748/49Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
19.6.1749SurveyedBWAS-1714
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
16.5.1757

Paid off

ADM 51
7.4.1758SurveyedBWAS-1714
15.8.1758SurveyedBWAS-1714
21.8.1758Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
10.1758Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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