Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.5.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.4.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorElias BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


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 Commanding Officers

5.4.1744 - 15.4.1744CaptainRoger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/16/286ADM 6/1616.4.1744 - 28.6.1744CaptainSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) ADM 6/16/293ADM 6/1629.6.1744 - 6.11.1744CaptainThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/16/330BWAS-17147.11.1744 - 27.7.1749CaptainRt Hon. Thomas Bertie (1720-1749)† ADM 6/16/381BWAS-171428.7.1749 - 21.8.1749CaptainNicholas Vincent (c.1723-1809) ADM 6/17/503
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 7.11.1749
ADM 6/17
16.1.1755 - 4.2.1755CaptainAbraham North (c.1712-1781) ADM 6/18/121ADM 6/184.2.1755 - 23.7.1759CaptainSir Edward Le Cras (c.1718-1784) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-171423.7.1759 - 3.4.1760CaptainSir William Trelawny (c.1722-1772) ADM 6/19/301ADM 6/193.4.1760 - 3.7.1761CaptainJohn Hale (c.1718-1791) ADM 6/19/154BWAS-17143.7.1761 - 3.7.1764CaptainJohn Dalrymple (1722-1798) ADM 6/19/326BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

31.7.1755 - 10.1757Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThomas Frankland (1718-1781)ODNB

6 Commissioned Officers

30.4.1744 - 6.7.1744Second LieutenantRobert Cuningham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/304ADM 6/167.7.1744 - 6.11.1744First LieutenantRobert Cuningham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/335ADM 6/167.7.1744 - 5.2.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Runsiman ADM 6/16/336ADM 6/167.11.1744 - 1.2.1747/48Second LieutenantThomas Wye ADM 6/16/381ADM 6/165.2.1746/47 - 3.8.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Adams (d.1748) ADM 6/17/418
Issued by Charles Watson (1714-1757)
Commission confirmed 3.12.1748
ADM 6/17
3.8.1747 - 8.6.1749Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Speke (c.1718-1760) ADM 6/17/513
Issued by Thomas Griffin (1692-1771), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 6.3.1749/50
ADM 6/17

Service History

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

Paid off

ADM 106
11.1749Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.1750Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £6415.9.10dBWAS-1714
13.8.1755Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Arrived in the Leeward Islands

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

Paid off



BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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