Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned12.11.1736
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Length of Keel110' 1"Imperial Feet33.5305 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Laden Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Laden Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen758 8294Tons BM 


1731Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers

12.11.1736 - 24.6.1739CaptainJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/15/43BWAS-171425.6.1739 - 9.10.1740CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/15/191BWAS-171410.10.1740 - 12.10.1740CaptainEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/15/349ADM 6/1525.3.1741 - 15.7.1743CaptainWilliam Henry Fleming (d.1771) ADM 6/15/403BWAS-171415.7.1743 - 20.10.1744CaptainEdward Allen (d.1744)BWAS-1714

10 Commissioned Officers

12.11.1736 - 18.6.1739First LieutenantCharles Catford (d.1756) ADM 6/15/43ADM 6/1512.11.1736 - 13.6.1739Second LieutenantFrederick Cornewall (1706-1786) ADM 6/15/43ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 14.9.1739First LieutenantThomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 1.2.1740/41Second LieutenantThomas Shelton ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741First LieutenantThomas Shelton ADM 6/15/377ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Fincher (d.1749) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 30.5.1744Second LieutenantJoseph Willis (d.1749) ADM 6/15/409ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 4.11.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Middleton (d.1753) ADM 6/15/409ADM 6/1520.11.1742 - 20.12.1742First LieutenantHenry Davidson ADM 6/16/359ADM 6/165.11.1743 - 30.5.1744Third LieutenantHenry Davidson ADM 6/16/359
Commission confirmed 6.9.1744
ADM 6/16

Service History

11.1738Began Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1739In home watersBWAS-1714
1739Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1739Completed Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11723.2.11dBWAS-1714
7.1739Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4679.2.5dBWAS-1714
15.1.1739/40Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.1740Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
12.1740Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1741Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £10700.11.2dBWAS-1714
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
20.10.1744Capsized and sunk in a Hurricane at Jamaica, 72 crew were drownedBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1744/10/201744/10/21Jamaica Hurricane, 1744 


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

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