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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down18.2.1743/44BWAS-1714
Named23.5.1744BWAS-1714
Launched3.8.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPhilemon EwerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up28.5.1765BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck141' 5"Imperial Feet42.9799 
Length of Keel114' 6"Imperial Feet34.7581 
Breadth40' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen988 6894Tons BM 

Armament


3.8.1745Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.7.1745 - 31.7.1746CaptainHarry Powlett (1720-1794): on board from 3.8.1745 ADM 6/16/508BWAS-171431.7.1746 - 29.5.1752CaptainJoseph Knight (c.1708-1775) ADM 6/17/135BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1745 - 7.3.1745/46Second LieutenantJohn Hussey (d.1748) ADM 6/16/511ADM 6/167.3.1745/46 - 19.10.1747Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Peevey (c.1714-?) ADM 6/17/71ADM 6/171.8.1746 - 29.5.1752First LieutenantJames Munro (c.1715-?) ADM 6/17/136ADM 6/1719.10.1747 - 1.3.1748/49Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Armstrong (d.bef.1753) ADM 6/17/275ADM 6/171.3.1748/49 - 8.5.1752Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Willes ADM 6/18/17
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 19.11.1751
ADM 6/18

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1745Commissioned for Home WatersBWAS-1714
3.8.1745Completed at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £12729.4.0dBWAS-1714
3.8.1745Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
14.10.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5738.1.7dBWAS-1714
20.9.1746Lorient Operations
1747Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1714
1751Returned homeBWAS-1714
29.5.1752

Paid off at Plymouth - Massachusetts

ADM 6/18
26.7.1752SurveyedBWAS-1714
1757Hospital ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1757Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
11.1.1765SurveyedBWAS-1714
12.2.1765Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
28.5.1765Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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