Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.9.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 1"Imperial Feet40.8439 
Length of Keel108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Breadth38' 7"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen859 6094Tons BM 


18.9.1742Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers

8.9.1742 - 5.4.1747CaptainLord George Carnegie (6th Earl of Northesk) (1716-1792) ADM 6/16/96BWAS-17145.4.1747 - 23.11.1749CaptainJohn Amherst (1718-1778) ADM 6/17/493
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 5.9.1749

5 Commissioned Officers

11.9.1742 - 1745First LieutenantHenry Clark (c.1719-1745)† ADM 6/16/98ADM 6/1626.2.1744/45 - 19.12.1745First LieutenantThomas Woolley Pickering (c.1728-1792) ADM 6/17/160
Commission confirmed 4.10.1746
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 - 23.11.1749First LieutenantThe Hon. James Wemyss (1725/26-1786) ADM 6/17/493
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 29.8.1749
ADM 6/17
24.3.1747/48 - 23.11.1749Second LieutenantRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/17/487
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 17.8.1749
ADM 6/17
3.8.1748 - 23.11.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWheeler Hoult (d.1749) ADM 6/17/517
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 19.4.1750
ADM 6/17

Service History

30.12.1742Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £16939.10.4dBWAS-1714
1743In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1744Sailed to Lisbon with a convoyBWAS-1714
30.4.1744Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.1.1744/45In the Straits of BancaBWAS-1714
24.1.1744/45Straits of Banca
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
23.9.1748Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
11.1749Sunk at Trincomalee as being unfit for serviceBWAS-1714


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