Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down20.1.1742/43BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.3.1743/44
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorPhilemon EwerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet42.6911 
Length of Keel113' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet34.4488 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428 
Depth in Hold17' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet5.188 
Burthen974 1994Tons BM 


17.3.1743/44Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741300Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

14.3.1743/44 - 3.5.1747CaptainThomas Grenville (1719-1747)† ADM 6/16/179BWAS-171423.10.1747 - 9.8.1748CaptainJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/17/277BWAS-17147.10.1755 - 11.3.1757CaptainFrancis William Drake (1724-1787) ADM 6/18/198BWAS-171411.3.1757 - 6.11.1762CaptainFrancis Samuel Drake (1729-1789) ADM 3/18/368ADM 6/18

11 Commissioned Officers

30.4.1744 - 12.7.1744First LieutenantJames Beranger (1720-1744) ADM 6/16/304ADM 6/164.2.1744/45 - 4.7.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Midwinter (d.1753) ADM 6/16/435ADM 6/165.7.1745 - 10.1.1745/46Second LieutenantJohn Midwinter (d.1753) ADM 6/16/504ADM 6/1611.1.1745/46 - 25.5.1746First LieutenantJohn Midwinter (d.1753) ADM 6/17/42ADM 6/1711.1.1745/46 - 25.5.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Spiller (d.1754) ADM 6/17/42ADM 6/1726.5.1746 - 12.11.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAmbrose Cramer (d.1747) ADM 6/17/143ADM 6/1713.11.1746 - 30.10.1747First LieutenantCharles Garencieres (d.1770) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1713.11.1746 - 17.12.1746Second LieutenantAmbrose Cramer (d.1747) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1713.11.1746 - 18.8.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Nutall (d.1757) ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1718.8.1747 - 2.11.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Robarts ADM 6/17/258ADM 6/172.11.1747 - 12.8.1748Second LieutenantRichard Robarts ADM 6/17/280ADM 6/17

Service History

17.3.1743/44Completed at a cost of £12584.0.0dBWAS-1714
17.3.1743/44Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.6.1744Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £6156.17.7dBWAS-1714
1745Off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
16.3.1744/45Took the Privateer Le Conquérant
3.4.1745Took the Privateer Le Champfleur
1746In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
22.2.1746/47Took the Privateer Ship Le Tigre (26) after a chase of 5 hours in the Channel and brought her into Falmouth .BG
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
3.5.1747Took the Merchantman East Indiaman Le Philibert (40)
17.12.1747Took the Privateer Gran San Juan
12.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
3.1756Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1.1757Completed refitting at a cost of £7354.8.0dBWAS-1714
30.6.1757Sailed for America with the Highland regimentBWAS-1714
1758In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.2.1759Sailed to meet the East Indies shipsBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
7.3.1760Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.1761Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
1763Returned home from the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.8.1768Turned over to the Agent Victualler at ChathamBWAS-1714


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