Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.6.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.10.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardJohn's Ness - Ipswich ref:1362
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John Barnard (1705-1784)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up22.12.1766BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 2"Imperial Feet40.8447 
Length of Keel108' 2"Imperial Feet32.9248 
Breadth38' 6 ½Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen854 6194Tons BM 


10.1741Broadside 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

1743Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

7 Ship Commanders

16.10.1741 - 5.6.1743Captain Thomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/15/468BWAS-17146.6.1743 - 5.10.1743Captain Edward Legge (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/16/186BWAS-17146.10.1743 - 28.5.1745Captain George Murray (d.1785) Transfered ADM 6/16/226BWAS-171428.5.1745 - 6.2.1745/46Captain Giles Richard Vanbrugh (d.1745/46)† Discharged DeadBWAS-171431.7.1755 - 6.1.1761Captain Coningsby Norbury (d.1786) ADM 6/18/184BWAS-17146.1.1761 - 22.1.1761Captain William Goostrey (d.1762) ADM 6/19/461
Issued by Charles Holmes (1711-1761), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 24.1.1763
ADM 6/19
22.1.1761 - 1.4.1763Captain Arthur Usher (d.1763) ADM 6/19/338BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

16.10.1741 - 23.1.1743/44First Lieutenant Bowles Seymour (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/15/468ADM 6/1516.10.1741 - 29.10.1744Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Simpson (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/15/468ADM 6/1519.3.1743/44 - 28.10.1744First Lieutenant Charles Balfour (c.1714-c.1750) ADM 6/16/280ADM 6/1629.10.1744 - bef.7.4.1748First Lieutenant James Wager (d.c.1748) Discharged Dead ADM 6/17/184
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 29.12.1746
ADM 6/17
6.2.1744/45 - 6.4.1748Second Lieutenant John Bastard (d.1776) ADM 6/17/192
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.1.1746/47
ADM 6/17
26.1.1745/46 - 11.9.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Candler (c.1720-1772) ADM 6/17/184
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Confirmed 29.12.1746
ADM 6/17
12.9.1746 - 6.4.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Leaky (c.1713-?) ADM 6/17/151ADM 6/1710.3.1757 - 18.3.1758Third Lieutenant Henry Harvey (1737-1810) ADM 3/18/369ODNB

Service History

13.11.1741Completed at Ipswich - Suffolk at a cost of £10236.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.11.1741Began fitting at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich BWAS-1714
1742In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
22.1.1741/42Took the Privateer Perla Biscayna Bay of Biscay
17.2.1741/42Completed fitting at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich at a cost of £4166.3.10dBWAS-1714
30.3.1742Took the Brig Galgo (8) in the Channel
1743In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
22.4.1743Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen Bay of Biscay
10.12.1743Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Rosario Bay of Biscay
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1745Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1746Sailed to Louisbourg and then to homeBWAS-1714
6.10.1747Took the Privateer La Tourterelle (14) off IrelandBG
25.10.1747Took the Frigate Le Castor (26) BWAS-1714
22.11.1747Took the Privateer L'Heureux (16) in the soundingsBG
3.12.1747Took the Privateer L'Héroine (16)
2.8.1748Paid off at Sheerness Dockyard ADM 106
9.1750Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
25.10.1750Ordered by the Admiralty to be repairedBWAS-1714
2.1752Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8229.6.3dBWAS-1714
12.5.1756Sailed to meet the East Indies shipsBWAS-1714
23.1.1759Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
18.10.1760Action off Cuba
5.6.1761Took the Ship of the Line Sainte Anne (64) on the Jamaica station
6.6.1762Operations against Havana

Paid off

ADM 51
26.8.1766Ordered to be borken up for £270.7.6dBWAS-1714
22.12.1766Break up completed at SheernessBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) 

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