Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down28.2.1742/43BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.12.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John Holland (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.6.1777BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck152' 0"Imperial Feet46.3296 
Length of Keel126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,182 2494Tons BM 


26.2.1744/45Broadside Weight = 474 Imperial Pound ( 214.959 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741420Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

3.12.1745 - 9.1.1745/46Captain Edward Legge (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/17/29BWAS-171410.1.1745/46 - 18.8.1748Captain Thomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/17/42BWAS-171426.1.1748/49 - 7.7.1752CaptainThe Hon. William Bateman (c.1723-1783)BWAS-171421.5.1755 - 28.5.1759Captain Samuel Faulknor (c.1719-1759)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/168BWAS-17144.6.1759 - 17.6.1763Captain Archibald Cleveland (d.1766) Transfered ADM 6/19/69BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

9.8.1747 - 27.9.1747Rear-Admiral of the White Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781) TransferedODNB

2 Commissioned Officers

28.2.1745/46 - 23.11.1747First Lieutenant James Robson ADM 6/17/68ADM 6/1718.2.1746/47 - 23.11.1747Second Lieutenant Alexander Mills (d.1747) ADM 6/17/201ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

1755 - 31.1.1760Midshipman John Gore (1729-1790)E-WIKI

Service History

22.4.1746Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £29083.10.3dBWAS-1714
26.10.1746Retook the West Indiaman FrereBWAS-1714
28.10.1746Took the Privateer Le Léopard (22) with his prize the Chester from St. Kitts .BG
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
18.8.1748Paid offADM 51
14.3.1757Took the East Indiaman La Pacifique (16) in North America?
27.3.1757Took the East Indiaman Le Duc de Chartres (56) off Lisbon
17.4.1757Took the Storeship Le Grande St Pierre
7.6.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
11.9.1761Sailed on a mission to teh Barbary StatesBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.6.1777Break up completed at Portsmouth for £355.2.6dBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1754-16.9.1754Convoy for the King from HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762) 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 26th of April 2014 17:47

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 29 (1759).
Admiralty-Office, On the 27th, Capt. Faulkner of his Majesty's ship Windsor of 60 guns, discovered 4 large ships to leeward, who, on being chased, drew up in line of battle; Capt. Faulkner engaged the sternmost, on which the rest made sail and run, and then the ship that was engaged, struck. She proved the Duke of Chartre, pierced for 60 guns, had 24 twelve pounders mounted, and 294 men, 28 of whom were killed and 18 wounded. The Windsor had one killed and six wounded. The lading consists of 60 tons of gun powder, 150 tons of cordage, flour, sail-cloth, wines etc. The other three ships were 70, 54, and 24 guns armed as the former, and all bound to Pondi?berry on account of the French East India Company.

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