Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1742/12/14BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorJohn BarnardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733
Length of Keel113' 9"Imperial Feet34.46
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943
Draught Forward12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576
Draught Aft14' 1"Imperial Feet4.2736
Burthen976 1694Tons BM


1743/12/22Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741300Design Complement 


1743/111748/03CaptainPhilip CarteretBWAS-1714
1748/03/121748/09/28CaptainWilliam AdamsBWAS-1714
1748/101748/10CaptainRichard TiddemanBWAS-1714
1748/101750CaptainRichard ClementsBWAS-1714
1756/011758CaptainJoshua RowleyBWAS-1714
17581760/10/04CaptainWilliam MarshBWAS-1714

Service History

DateEvent Source
1743/11Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
1744To the North SeaBWAS-1714
1744/02/09Completed at Harwich BWAS-1714
1745To the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1746/06/251st Battle of Negapatam 
1746/09/29Took the Privateer Le Solide losing 1 Marine wounded who dead laterBG
1752/05Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1756/03Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1758/03/09Sailed for the West Coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1758/05/01Present at the capture of SengalBWAS-1714
1758/05/24Present at the attack on GoreeBWAS-1714
1760/10/04Wrecked on the Isle of Pines, CubaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
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Posted by Robert Boon on Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:28

Admiralty-Office, October 9.
His Majesty's Ship the Harwich, commanded by Captain Carteret, in her Passage to the Nore, with the Trade from the Baltick, saw three Sail on the 29th of last Month, to which he gave Chace and came up with one of them at Nine in the Evening, which, after exchanging one broad Side, struck to her. She was a French Privateer of Dunkirk, called La Solide, of 24 Guns, and 202 Men, and extraordinarily well fitted. She had Seven Men killed, and 21 wounded. The Harwich had one Marine wounded, of which he died. The other two, which were in Company with her, and made their Escape, were also Privateers, one of 10 Guns, and 150 Men, and the other of 8 Guns, and 80 Men.

London Gazette Publication date: 6 October 1744 Issue: 8369 Page: 1

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