Prince Henry

Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned20.3.1746/47BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn GorillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.12.1766BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck133' 3"Imperial Feet40.5407 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth37' 7"Imperial Feet11.303 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen818 9094Tons BM 


12.7.1747Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer

20.3.1746/47 - 18.9.1752CaptainRichard Jasper (d.1761) ADM 6/17/209BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

20.3.1746/47 - 19.9.1752First LieutenantWilliam Griffiths ADM 6/17/209ADM 6/1727.5.1747 - 18.9.1752Second LieutenantJames Cooper (d.1753) ADM 6/17/229ADM 6/1926.8.1748 - 2.7.1752Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Treby ADM 6/17/377ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

31.10.1754 - 3.3.1755MasterArthur Edwards (c.1730-1805) ADM 107/4/354ADM 107/4

Service History

17.10.1747Completed at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
25.6.1748Arrived at Portsmouth ADM 106
9.1748Sailed for the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714
1750In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1751On the coast of AfricaBWAS-1714

Sailed from Jamaica

1752At JamaicaBWAS-1714
19.9.1752Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
28.9.1764Began the process of breaking up at Plymouth, for £117.1.2 1/4dBWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Tuesday 1st of April 2014 21:07

Halifax Gazette, April 6, 1752 p. 2
Charlestown, in South Carolina, Dec. 13 - Last night arrived here the sloop Kingston, Capt. Whitefield, bound from Jamaica Philadelphia, but drove in the late Hurricane out of Black river to Sea and obliged to put into Havanna, which place she left 16 days ago. By this vessel we have advice that several vessels were lost in that Hurricane on Cuba and that His Majesties Ship Prince Henry, of 40 guns, Capt. Jasper, bound from Jamaica for England, had put into Havanna, having in the said Hurricane lost all her Masts and received other damages till whose arrival, All the Englishman belonging to the vessels cast away, were by the kind Spaniards imprisoned in their Forts and Gaols.

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