Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish fireship 'Phoenix' (1709) (8)
Keel Laid Down4.1727BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 10"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen375 594Tons BM 


16.1.1727/28Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

11.1.1727/28 - 23.4.1731CaptainArthur Jones (d.1731)† ADM 6/14/185BWAS-171424.11.1731 - 6.7.1734CaptainWilliam Douglas (d.1741) ADM 6/14/92BWAS-17146.9.1737 - 23.4.1742CaptainCharles Fanshawe (d.1757) ADM 6/15/78BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1727/28 - 21.11.1728LieutenantFranklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1323.11.1728 - 23.11.1731LieutenantSebastian Bishop (d.1746) ADM 6/14/25
Commission confirmed 26.4.1729
ADM 6/14
24.11.1731 - 23.8.1732LieutenantRichard Baker ADM 6/14/92ADM 6/1424.8.1732 - 29.12.1734LieutenantRobert Roundtree ADM 6/14/190
Commission confirmed 7.6.1734
ADM 6/14
6.9.1737 - 20.11.1737LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/15/78ADM 6/15

Service History

16.1.1727/28building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4752.19.11dBWAS-1714
1731Commissioned for Home WatersBWAS-1714

Paid off

1732Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1734Returned home to pay offBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1735Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1735Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £988.10.1dBWAS-1714
1738Off CarolinaBWAS-1714
1739Off CarolinaBWAS-1714
1740Off CarolinaBWAS-1714
4.1740Attack on St. Augustine
6.1740Operations in GeorgiaBWAS-1714
4.1742Returned homeBWAS-1714
23.4.1742Paid offADM 51
5.1742Surveyed and condemnedBWAS-1714
11.1742Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
28.6.1744Sold at Woolwich for £201BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
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 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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