Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.11.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.7.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John Perry (1713-1771)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel114' 1"Imperial Feet34.749 
Breadth40' 5 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen993 2894Tons BM 


4.7.1745Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers

5.7.1745 - 28.2.1745/46Captain Elliott Smith (d.1769) ADM 6/16/504BWAS-17141.3.1745/46 - 21.4.1748Captain Robert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/17/68BWAS-171421.4.1748 - 23.3.1748/49Captain Thomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 3/17/347BWAS-171421.8.1754 - 1.4.1757CaptainThe Hon. Samuel Barrington (1729-1800) ADM 6/18/107BWAS-17142.5.1757 - 5.3.1760Captain George Darby (c.1720-1790) ADM 6/18/391BWAS-17145.3.1760 - 24.9.1762Captain William McCleverty (1725-1779) ADM 6/19/143BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

31.3.1746 - 14.7.1747Commodore Charles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 107/2/182BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

1.8.1748 - 23.3.1748/49Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Chaloner Ogle (d.1814) ADM 6/17/408
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 18.11.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

7.8.1754 - 14.3.1755Master's Mate William Bacon (c.1730-1790) ADM 107/4/268ADM 107/4

Service History

7.1745Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
4.7.1745Completed at a cost of £12729.4.0dBWAS-1714
4.7.1745Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
15.8.1745Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5357.16.5dBWAS-1714
31.3.1746Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
5.1746At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
1747In the West IndeasBWAS-1714
5.1747At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
11.1747Left LouisbourgBWAS-1714
1748In North AmericaBWAS-1714

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 6/18
21.1.1749/50Surveyed, no repairBWAS-1714
5.1752Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1753Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7780.12.6dBWAS-1714
23.12.1754Sailed with General BraddockBWAS-1714
1755In North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.8.1755At HalifaxBWAS-1714
1756In North AmericaBWAS-1714
12.7.1756Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre L'Arc en Ciel (50)
2.7.1758Sailed to convoy New England mast shipsBWAS-1714
3.7.1759Bombardment of Le Havre
6.5.1760Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.6.1761Occupation of Dominica
12.1761Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
24.3.1762Present at the capture of St LuciaBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1746-1746British Fleet at Louisbourg Isaac Townsend (1684-1765) 
10.1754-1755Braddock's Expedition Augustus Keppel (1725-1786) 

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