Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.5.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorPhilemon EwerBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel113' 10"Imperial Feet34.4424 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen976 8394Tons BM 


29.1.1745/46Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers

22.1.1745/46 - 1.12.1748CaptainGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/17/47BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 25.2.1756CaptainThomas Knowler (c.1712-1783) ADM 6/18/54BWAS-171425.2.1756 - 2.3.1758CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1724-1766) ADM 6/19/93
Issued by Charles Watson (1714-1757)
Commission confirmed 6.9.1759
2.3.1758 - 7.7.1758CaptainJohn Stukley Somerset (d.1805) ADM 6/19/418
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 17.6.1762
7.7.1758 - 3.3.1759CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800) ADM 6/19/347BWAS-17149.1758 - 11.9.1759CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817)B0513.3.1759 - 4.1761CaptainSir William Baird (5th Baronet of Saughton Hall) (c.1727-1771) ADM 6/19/411
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 24.5.1762
ADM 6/19

1 Commissioned Officer

23.1.1745/46 - 28.3.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Ewbank (d.1753) ADM 6/17/47ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

1753 - 11.9.1759MidshipmanRobert Fanshawe (1740-1823)RNB1823

Service History

1.1746Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
29.1.1745/46Completed at East Cowes at a cost of £13068.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.2.1745/46Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.4.1746Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4707.9.0dBWAS-1714
1747Off Cape FinisterreBWAS-1714
3.1.1748/49Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
2.1752fitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £5358.9.4dBWAS-1714
1.1753Recommissioned as a guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
25.3.1754Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1.1756Capture of Geriah
7.3.1757Expedition against Chandernagore
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
24.4.1761Condemned by survey at BombayBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive

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