British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Sutherland' (1741)


Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.7.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.10.1742
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJames TaylorBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 Commanding Officers

2.10.1741 - 19.2.1741/42CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/16/463ADM 6/1520.2.1741/42 - 3.4.1743CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/16/16ODNB4.4.1743 - 9.1747CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/16/166BWAS-17149.1747 - 1749CaptainHugh Palliser (1721/22-1796)BWAS-17146.5.1748 - 8.1748CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/17/390
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 18.10.1748
ADM 6/17
8.10.1755 - 5.1758CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1783) ADM 6/18/199BWAS-17145.1758 - 3.4.1760CaptainJohn Rous (d.1760)BWAS-17144.4.1760 - 1761CaptainBenjamin Clive (d.1764)BWAS-17141761 - 4.1762CaptainJulian Legge (d.1762)BWAS-17144.1762 - 1763CaptainMichael Everitt (1716-c.1776)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

6.1757Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Hardy (1716-1780)BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

9.4.1743 - 10.11.1743Second LieutenantJohn Bermingham (d.1746) ADM 6/16/168ADM 6/1611.11.1743 - 15.10.1744First LieutenantJohn Bermingham (d.1746) ADM 6/16/239ADM 6/1611.11.1743 - 6.11.1744Second LieutenantSamuel Pitchford ADM 6/16/239ADM 6/1629.10.1744 - 10.4.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWalter Davies (d.1746) ADM 6/16/376ADM 6/167.11.1744 - 4.4.1747First LieutenantSamuel Pitchford ADM 6/16/381ADM 6/165.5.1746 - 10.4.1747Second LieutenantGeorge Peard ADM 6/17/383
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 13.9.1748
ADM 6/17
10.4.1747 - 28.5.1747Second LieutenantWilliam Roberts ADM 6/17/388
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751)
Commission confirmed 4.10.1748
ADM 6/17
10.4.1747 - 5.5.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHugh Robertson ADM 6/17/442
Issued by The Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751)
Commission confirmed 14.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17

Service History

14.10.1741Completed at Rotherhithe at a cost of £10449.5.0dBWAS-1714
14.10.1741Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
13.1.1741/42Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard 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
8.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18


20.9.1750The Admiralty ordered that she be repairedBWAS-1714
2.1753Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £19091.9.11dBWAS-1714
3.1755Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1756Sailed to the Baltic with a convoyBWAS-1714
6.11.1756Sailed to Virginia with a convoyBWAS-1714
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
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
4.1762At JamaicaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havanna
1763Paid offBWAS-1714
2.5.1770Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.6.1770Sold for £600BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/17 ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/16 ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18 ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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