Royal George -> 1756 Royal Anne

Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.5.1709BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich - London BWAS-1714
Constructor John HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.4.1767BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck171' 9"Imperial Feet52.124 
Length of Keel139' 7"Imperial Feet42.3718 
Breadth49' 3"Imperial Feet14.9437 
Depth in Hold19' 6"Imperial Feet5.8081 
Burthen1,800 8494Tons BM 


1715Broadside Weight = 842 Imperial Pound ( 381.847 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

11 Ship Commanders

2.2.1740/41 - 2.9.1742Captain Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/15/375BWAS-171412.6.1744 - 11.8.1745Captain Charles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/16/320BWAS-171412.8.1745 - 13.9.1745Captain Thomas Harrison (d.1749) ADM 6/16/525BWAS-171414.9.1745 - 21.2.1745/46Captain William Parry (c.1705-1779) ADM 6/16/544ADM 6/1622.2.1745/46 - 21.6.1748Captain Charles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/17/66ADM 6/1714.2.1755 - 17.1.1756Captain Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/18/137ADM 6/1817.1.1756 - 30.6.1756Captain Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/18/230ADM 6/1830.6.1756 - 19.4.1757Captain Clark Gayton (1712-1787) Transfered ADM 6/18/288BWAS-171419.4.1757 - 3.8.1757Captain John Barker (c.1706-1776) Transfered ADM 6/18/386BWAS-17143.8.1757 - 18.12.1760CaptainSir William Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/18/425BWAS-171431.3.1761 - 18.12.1762Lieutenant John Randell (c.1708-1766) ADM 6/19/304ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer

10.1745 - 6.1748Admiral of the Blue Edward Vernon (1684-1757)BWAS-1714

32 Commissioned Officers

2.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Third Lieutenant William Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 19.3.1740/41Acting Fourth Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Fifth Lieutenant Thomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/15/375ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Second Lieutenant William Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/1520.3.1740/41 - 5.5.1741Third Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/400ADM 6/156.5.1741 - 20.1.1741/42First Lieutenant William Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/15/415ADM 6/156.5.1741 - 16.11.1741Second Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/15/415ADM 6/156.5.1741 - 20.1.1741/42Acting Fourth Lieutenant Thomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/415ADM 6/1521.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42First Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/1621.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42Third Lieutenant Thomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/1621.1.1741/42 - 9.2.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Roger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/16/5ADM 6/1610.2.1741/42 - 26.2.1741/42Second Lieutenant Thomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/13ADM 6/1610.2.1741/42 - 2.9.1742Fifth Lieutenant Roger Adams (d.1749) ADM 6/16/13ADM 6/1610.2.1741/42 - 23.6.1742Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. Daniel Sherrard (c.1721-1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/16/13ADM 6/1612.6.1744 - 11.8.1745First Lieutenant John Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/16/320ADM 6/1630.6.1744 - 11.8.1745Third Lieutenant John Bishop ADM 6/16/331ADM 6/1623.11.1744 - 27.1.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Ley Rooke ADM 6/16/393ADM 6/1628.1.1744/45 - 7.8.1745Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Ley Rooke Transfered ADM 6/16/431ADM 6/1628.1.1744/45 - 11.8.1745Fifth Lieutenant Henry Richard Dubois (1723/24-1792) ADM 6/16/431ADM 6/1615.3.1744/45 - 11.8.1745Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Stuart Powell (c.1686-?) ADM 6/16/456ADM 6/1612.8.1745 - 22.1.1745/46First Lieutenant Francis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/16/526ADM 6/1612.8.1745 - 21.1.1745/46Second Lieutenant William Cust (d.1748) ADM 6/16/526ADM 6/1612.8.1745 - 20.10.1745Third Lieutenant Charles Hardy (d.bef.1750) ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/1621.10.1745 - 12.11.1745Third Lieutenant John Sbirel (c.1714-1770) ADM 6/17/11ADM 6/1723.1.1745/46 - 5.10.1746First Lieutenant Jervis Maplesden (c.1705-1781) ADM 6/17/48ADM 6/1724.1.1745/46 - 5.5.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Joseph Myers (c.1703-?) ADM 6/17/48ADM 6/1726.5.1746 - 5.5.1747Acting Fourth Lieutenant David Pryce (c.1718-?) Transfered ADM 6/17/108ADM 6/189.10.1746 - 29.10.1746Second Lieutenant William Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) Transfered ADM 6/17/161ADM 6/1728.3.1747 - 25.12.1747Third Lieutenant Broderick Hartwell (c.1714-1784) Transfered ADM 6/17/211ADM 6/175.5.1747 - 21.6.1748Fifth Lieutenant Joseph Myers (c.1703-?) ADM 6/17/222ADM 6/1731.12.1747 - 21.6.1748Third Lieutenant John Rankin (c.1701-?) ADM 6/17/305ADM 6/17

6 Warrant Officers

bef.1721 - 3.9.1721Carpenter Henry Hagie (d.bef.1739) ADM 6/13/17ADM 6/1325.11.1736 - 1736Carpenter Christopher Crooke (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/15/46ADM 6/151741 - 25.5.1741Boatswain Michael Pinfold Transfered ADM 6/15/421ADM 6/151755 - 14.1.1755Carpenter Milbourne Marsh Transfered ADM 6/18/120ADM 6/181757 - 17.5.1757Surgeon Jeremiah Titcher Transfered ADM 6/18/399ADM 6/181767 - 3.1767Carpenter Edward Bailey (d.bef.1778) Transfered ADM 6/20/173ADM 6/20

Service History

18.10.1715Rebuild completed at a cost of £28,707.2.53/4dBWAS-1714
3.1734/35Started a great repairBWAS-1714
3.1736/37Completed great repair at a cost of £25,465.4.8dBWAS-1714
1741Commissioned (for the first time) for Norris' fleetBWAS-1714

Started a repair and refit as Chatham Dockyard

7.1745Completed repair and refit (as a 90 gun ship) at a cost of £18,092.12.6dBWAS-1714

Recommissioned as flagship in The Downs

21.6.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106

Surveyed at Sheerness


Refitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £8,449.0.11d

10.1.1756Renamed Royal AnneBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
21.9.1759Joined Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
12.10.1760Left the fleet in distressBWAS-1714
1761Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Prison Ship ADM354

His Majesty's ships Royal Anne, Saint George and Boyne are going to be made prison ships. The lease being out on Portchester Castle the prisoners are to be removed from thence on board the above ships.


The Blenheim Hospital ship is under order to be paid off and Vice Admiral Holburne has ordered part of the men borne to be discharged into the Royal Ann prison ship to serve as a boats crew to the Lieutenant commanding her. There has never been any orders to bear a Lieutenant of men on the Royal Ann as a prison ship and ask whether we shall give orders for them to be borne


Paid off

ADM 51
10.3.1767Ordered broken up for £767.4.8dBWAS-1714

Break up completed at Portsmouth



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