Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.7.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.10.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor James TaylorBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel108' 3"Imperial Feet32.9279 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen853 4494Tons BM 


14.10.1741Broadside 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733300Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders

2.10.1741 - 19.2.1741/42Captain Robert Maynard (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/16/463ADM 6/1520.2.1741/42 - 3.4.1743CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) Transfered ADM 6/16/16ODNB4.4.1743 - aft.16.10.1747Captain George Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/16/166BWAS-1714bef.21.12.1747 - 6.5.1748Captain Hugh Palliser (1721/22-1796)BWAS-17146.5.1748 - 9.9.1748Captain George Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/17/390
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Confirmed 18.10.1748
ADM 6/17
8.10.1755 - 12.5.1758Captain Edward Falkingham (d.1783) ADM 6/18/199BWAS-171412.5.1758 - 3.4.1760Captain John Rous (d.1760)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/146
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Confirmed 12.3.1760
14.4.1760 - 1.10.1760Captain Benjamin Clive (d.1764) ADM 6/19/158BWAS-17141.10.1760 - 14.3.1762Captain Julian Legge (d.1762) Transfered ADM 6/19/555
Issued by Lord Alexander Colville (7th Viscount Colville of Culross) (1717-1770), North America
Confirmed 13.12.1763
3.3.1762 - 24.2.1763Captain Michael Everitt (1716-bef.1776) ADM 6/19/467
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 3.3.1763

1 Flag Officer

6.1757Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Hardy (1716-1780) ADM 107/1/204BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

9.4.1743 - 10.11.1743Second LieutenantThe Hon. John Bermingham (c.1718-1746) ADM 6/16/168ADM 6/1611.11.1743 - 15.10.1744First LieutenantThe Hon. John Bermingham (c.1718-1746) Transfered ADM 6/16/239ADM 6/1611.11.1743 - 6.11.1744Second Lieutenant Samuel Pitchford (c.1721-1756) ADM 6/16/239ADM 6/1629.10.1744 - 10.4.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Walter Davies (d.1746) ADM 6/16/376ADM 6/167.11.1744 - 4.4.1747First Lieutenant Samuel Pitchford (c.1721-1756) Transfered ADM 6/16/381ADM 6/165.5.1746 - 10.4.1747Second Lieutenant George Peard (c.1716-?) ADM 6/17/383
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Confirmed 13.9.1748
ADM 6/17
10.4.1747 - 28.5.1747Second Lieutenant William Roberts ADM 6/17/388
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 4.10.1748
ADM 6/17
10.4.1747 - 5.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Hugh Robertson Transfered ADM 6/17/442
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 14.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17

Service History

14.10.1741Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £10449.5.0dBWAS-1714
14.10.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.1.1741/42Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5240.18.8dBWAS-1714

Arrived at Newfoundland Colony , where the captain, John Byng became the Governor

1743To the Western ApproachesBWAS-1714
1744In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1745Sailed to Africa and then to BarbadosBWAS-1714
1746Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 6/18


20.9.1750The Admiralty ordered that she be repairedBWAS-1714
2.1753Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19091.9.11dBWAS-1714
3.1755Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1756Sailed to the Baltic with a convoyBWAS-1714
6.11.1756Sailed to Virginia with a convoyBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
1759At Quebec and then home at the end of the yearBWAS-1714
25.4.1760Sailed to Quebec with a convoyBWAS-1714
1761In North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1761To the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.6.1761Occupation of Dominica
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
4.1762At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana

Paid off

2.5.1770Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.6.1770Sold for £600BWAS-1714


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