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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.5.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-Gunner (1741)BWAS-1714
Philemon EwerBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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

6 Ship Commanders

22.1.1745/46 - 3.1.1748/49Captain
George EdgcumbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1782
ADM 6/17/47
16.1.1753 - 25.2.1756Captain
Thomas KnowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1775
ADM 6/18/54
25.2.1756 - 2.3.1758Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1762
Transfered ADM 6/19/93
Issued by
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758

Confirmed 6.9.1759
2.3.1758 - 7.7.1758Captain
John Stukley SomersetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1761
Transfered ADM 6/19/418
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 17.6.1762
7.7.1758 - 3.3.1759Captain
William BreretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1786
Transfered ADM 6/19/347
3.3.1759 - 28.8.1761Captain
Sir William Baird (5th Baronet of Saughton Hall)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1765
ADM 6/19/411
Issued by
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 24.5.1762
ADM 6/19

1 Commissioned Officer

23.1.1745/46 - 28.3.1748Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas EwbankBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
ADM 6/17/47
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

1753 - 11.9.1759Midshipman
Robert FanshaweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1790

Service History

1.1746Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
29.1.1745/46Completed at East Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £13068.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.2.1745/46Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.4.1746Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 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 - Plymouth 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
28.8.1761Paid offADM 51


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