Prince Edward

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down13.7.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.8.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel102' 3"Imperial Feet31.1277 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen711 4894Tons BM 


2.9.1745Broadside 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

8 Commanding Officers

21.8.1745 - 1.7.1746CaptainThe Hon. William Montague (1720-1757) ADM 6/16/531BWAS-17142.7.1746 - 7.3.1746/47CaptainJustinian Nutt (c.1704-1758) ADM 6/17/122ADM 6/177.3.1746/47 - 12.9.1748CaptainJohn Simcoe (d.1759) ADM 6/17/205BWAS-171418.7.1755 - 4.1.1757CaptainJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 6/18/181BWAS-17144.1.1757 - 4.5.1761CaptainWilliam Fortescue (d.1775) ADM 6/18/340BWAS-17144.5.1761 - 27.1.1763CaptainThomas Willis (c.1725-1766) ADM 6/19/312BWAS-171426.8.1763 - 22.11.1764CaptainCharles Lucas (d.1773) ADM 6/19/530BWAS-171420.4.1765 - 29.5.1766CaptainThe Hon. William Cornwallis (1744-1819) ADM 6/20/72BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

27.8.1745 - 2.7.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDaniel Molineux ADM 6/16/534ADM 6/1630.9.1746 - 13.3.1746/47Second LieutenantDaniel Molyneux Cook (d.1750) ADM 6/17/158ADM 6/1713.3.1746/47 - 27.1.1747/48First LieutenantDaniel Molyneux Cook (d.1750) ADM 6/17/207ADM 6/1727.1.1747/48 - 12.9.1748First LieutenantJospeh Carew (c.1721-bef.1754) ADM 6/17/315ADM 6/1721.10.1757 - 16.1.1759Third LieutenantDaniel Butler (c.1731-?) ADM 6/18/447ref:898

Service History

2.9.1745building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £8072.5.0dBWAS-1714
2.9.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
30.9.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5160.8.4dBWAS-1714

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
2.1752Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1753Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5809.13.3dBWAS-1714
24.8.1757Prince Edward v French Frigate
29.12.1758Present at the capture of GoreeBWAS-1714
29.12.1758Capture of Goree
14.2.1759Took the Privateer Le Chevreuil
24.6.1761Sailed with a convoy for the LevantBWAS-1714
27.1.1763Paid offADM 51
14.12.1763Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1765Still at JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
16.9.1766Sold for £450BWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
16.10.1758-1.3.1759Expedition against Île de GoréeAugustus Keppel (1725-1786) 

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