Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned26.2.1744/45BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by George RowcliffeBWAS-1714
Constructor George RowcliffeBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up10.1756BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Length of Keel113' 11"Imperial Feet34.4444 
Breadth40' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen983 6594Tons BM 


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
17453001741 EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

7.2.1745/46 - 13.3.1745/46Captain Charles Watson (1714-1757) ADM 6/17/57ADM 6/1714.3.1745/46 - 15.8.1748Captain Richard Haddock (d.1749) ADM 6/17/72BWAS-17144.2.1751/52 - 22.5.1756Commodore Thomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 6/18/24BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

7.2.1745/46 - 8.10.1746Second Lieutenant William Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/57ADM 6/1719.2.1745/46 - 15.8.1748First Lieutenant Charles Baker (d.1750) ADM 6/17/65ADM 6/174.2.1751/52 - 26.8.1755Second Lieutenant Richard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/18/24ADM 6/184.2.1751/52 - 26.5.1753Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Rawling (c.1730-1757) ADM 6/18/24ADM 6/185.3.1751/52 - 1754First Lieutenant Henry Rose (d.c.1754)† ADM 6/18/27ADM 6/18

2 Warrant Officers

1756Purser Michael Walsh ADM 6/18/326ADM 6/181756Gunner Israel Hickes ADM 6/18/326ADM 6/18

Service History

3.1745/46Commissioned for "cruising and channel service"BWAS-1714
29.4.1747Took the Privateer La Bellone
4.7.1747Took the Privateer Le Pont Carré
3.4.1748Took the Privateer Le Neptune (20) losing 3 Killed and 5 WoundedBG
3.7.1748Took the Privateer Le Saint-Esprit

Paid off at Chatham Dockyard

ADM 106
1752fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1752Recommissioned for the Antigue stationBWAS-1714
7.1756Returned homeBWAS-1714
9.1756Condemned by a surveyBWAS-1714
10.1756Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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