Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.5.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.8.1765BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 5 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen706 5694Tons BM 


5.6.1745Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

14.5.1745 - 6.5.1748CaptainOrmond Thomson (d.1753) ADM 6/16/477BWAS-17146.5.1748 - 23.12.1748CaptainMatthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/17/414BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

2.5.1746 - 6.7.1746Second LieutenantThomas Riggs (d.1754) ADM 6/17/98ADM 6/177.7.1746 - 27.9.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWalter Bridges (d.1748) ADM 6/17/125ADM 6/17

Service History

24.7.1745Completed at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
1.10.1746Action of 1746-10-01
1747Sailed to West Africas and then to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Arrived at Spithead - Solent . "She should be laid up and paid off at Portsmouth"

ADM 106
24.12.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth ADM 106
12.8.1765Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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