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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.5.1743BWAS-1714
Launched3.5.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner (1741)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Elias BirdBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold20.6.1769BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 6"Imperial Feet42.6758 
Length of Keel114' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet34.7663 
Breadth40' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen987 1094Tons BM 

Armament


3.5.1744Broadside 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

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1744 - 15.4.1744Captain
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
ADM 6/16/286
ADM 6/16
16.4.1744 - 28.6.1744Captain
Sir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/293
ADM 6/16
29.6.1744 - 6.11.1744Captain
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757
ADM 6/16/330
BWAS-1714
7.11.1744 - 27.7.1749Captain
Lord Thomas BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1744
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/381
BWAS-1714
28.7.1749 - 21.8.1749Captain
Nicholas VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1805
ADM 6/17/503
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 7.11.1749
ADM 6/17
16.1.1755 - 4.2.1755Captain
Abraham NorthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1780
Transfered ADM 6/18/121
ADM 6/18
4.2.1755 - 23.7.1759Captain
Sir Edward Le CrasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1778
Transfered ADM 6/18/128
BWAS-1714
23.7.1759 - 3.4.1760Captain
Sir William TrelawnyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1767
ADM 6/19/301
ADM 6/19
3.4.1760 - 3.7.1761Captain
John HaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1779
ADM 6/19/154
BWAS-1714
3.7.1761 - 3.7.1764Captain
John DalrympleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1795
ADM 6/19/326
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
31.7.1755 - 10.1757Rear-Admiral of the White
Thomas FranklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1775
Discharged ADM 6/12/131
ODNB

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.4.1744 - 6.7.1744Second Lieutenant
Robert CuninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
ADM 6/16/304
ADM 6/16
7.7.1744 - 6.11.1744First Lieutenant
Robert CuninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/335
ADM 6/16
7.7.1744 - 5.2.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William RunsimanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1760
ADM 6/16/336
ADM 6/16
7.11.1744 - 5.1746Second Lieutenant
Thomas WyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1747
Discharged ADM 6/16/381
ADM 6/16
5.2.1746/47 - 3.8.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1747
ADM 6/17/418
Issued by
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758

Confirmed 3.12.1748
ADM 6/17
3.8.1747 - 8.6.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry SpekeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1760
ADM 6/17/513
Issued by
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 6.3.1749/50
ADM 6/17

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1758 - 31.7.1758Unknown
John MallettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/118
ADM 36
1758 - 11.8.1758Unknown
Alexander GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/119
ADM 36
1758 - 14.8.1758Unknown
Edward BourkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/119
ADM 36

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1744Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
3.5.1744Completed at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £13237.8.0dBWAS-1714
3.5.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.6.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6227.12.5dBWAS-1714
1.1745Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
25.6.17461st Battle of Negapatam
21.8.1749

Paid off

ADM 106
11.1749Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1.1749/50SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1750Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6415.9.10dBWAS-1714
1.1755RecommissionedBWAS-1714
13.8.1755Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
10.1755

Arrived in the Leeward Islands

ODNB
1756Flagship in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1756refitting at Unknown at a cost of £4056.6.2dBWAS-1714
1757Sailed to the Jamaica stationBWAS-1714
1758In home watersBWAS-1714
13.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759In operations against Martinique and QuadeloupeBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
18.5.1759Admiralty order that she was to be soldBWAS-1714
20.6.1759Sold at Portsmouth for £505BWAS-1714
6.5.1760Sailed with a convoy for New EnglandBWAS-1714
1761In the Downs squadronBWAS-1714
16.11.1761Sailed for Africa and then to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1763In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.7.1764

Paid off

BWAS-1714
25.9.1764SurveyedBWAS-1714
5.5.1769SurveyedBWAS-1714

 

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