Nominal Guns80BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down16.10.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.8.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 80-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Devonshire' (1747) (66)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck161' 2"Imperial Feet49.0736 
Length of Keel130' 4"Imperial Feet39.6274 
Breadth46' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet14.0399 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,470 8894Tons BM 


19.7.1745Broadside Weight = 770 Imperial Pound ( 349.195 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741600Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

8.8.1745 - 19.1.1745/46CaptainCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/16/524BWAS-171420.1.1745/46 - 8.5.1746CaptainWilliam Chambers (d.1753) ADM 6/17/45ADM 6/179.5.1746 - 13.4.1747CaptainJohn Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/17/103BWAS-171413.4.1747 - 13.12.1747CaptainTemple West (1713-1757) ADM 6/17/227BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

8.8.1745 - 7.2.1745/46First LieutenantAnthony Kerly (c.1714-1764) ADM 6/16/524ADM 6/168.8.1745 - 13.2.1745/46Second LieutenantWilliam Ley Rooke ADM 6/16/524ADM 6/168.8.1745 - 13.2.1745/46Third LieutenantJames Balfour (c.1718-1754) ADM 6/16/524ADM 6/1614.2.1745/46 - 13.12.1747First LieutenantWilliam Ley Rooke ADM 6/17/63ADM 6/1714.2.1745/46 - 24.1.1746/47Second LieutenantJames Balfour (c.1718-1754) ADM 6/17/63ADM 6/17

Service History

1.10.1745Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £40890.2.8dBWAS-1714
1746In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
9.1746In operations against LorientBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
1.9.1748Paid offBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Order for buildingBWAS-1714
Was originally ordered in 1740 to the 1733 Establishment, but was re-ordered on 25th April 1741 to the 1741 Establishment


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