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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched29.12.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.12.1741
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.1766BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 3"Imperial Feet40.5407 
Length of Keel107' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet32.6168 
Breadth38' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 10"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen852 794Tons BM 

Armament


29.12.1741Broadside 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
1733300Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1741 - 18.8.1744CaptainEdmund Strange (d.1756) ADM 6/15/491BWAS-171418.8.1744 - 20.11.1746CaptainJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/17/368
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 12.7.1748
BWAS-1714
20.11.1746 - 16.8.1748CaptainCotton Dent (d.1761) ADM 6/17/460
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 5.5.1749
BWAS-1714
16.8.1748 - 15.11.1748CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1724-1766) ADM 6/17/421
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 9.12.1748
ADM 6/17

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.8.1740 - 20.8.1741First LieutenantRobert Wilson (d.1749) ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
20.12.1740 - 7.9.1741Third LieutenantJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
28.12.1741 - 21.11.1744First LieutenantHugh Forbes (d.1750) ADM 6/15/491ADM 6/153.4.1742 - 24.6.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Hamilton (d.1747) ADM 6/16/38ADM 6/1624.4.1747 - 28.6.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Ernle ADM 3/17/363
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 13.6.1748
ADM 6/17
3.9.1747 - 15.11.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoshua Scott ADM 6/17/418
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 3.12.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1739 - 26.4.1739CarpenterThomas Allen (d.bef.1757) ADM 6/15/173ADM 6/15

Service History


DateEventSource
29.12.1741Completed at Rotherhithe - London at a cost of £10449.5.0dBWAS-1714
29.12.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1742In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
11.3.1741/42Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5393.16.7dBWAS-1714
1743In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1746In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1747In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1748In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.11.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth ADM 106
6.1.1748/49

Surveyed

BWAS-1714
15.11.1755Reported as unfit for seaBWAS-1714
4.11.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.4.1766SurveyedBWAS-1714
23.9.1766The Admiralty ordered her broken upBWAS-1714
11.1766Breaking up completed at plymouth for £238.4.53/4dBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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