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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.5.1743BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.12.1743BWAS-1714
Launched10.5.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.5.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 64-Gunner (1741)
Designed by
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1718-1746
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Hulked16.9.1757BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 6"Imperial Feet46.942 
Length of Keel124' 9"Imperial Feet37.8047 
Breadth44' 5"Imperial Feet13.443 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,309 1094Tons BM 

Armament


10.5.1746Broadside Weight = 704 Imperial Pound ( 319.264 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1741480Design Complement
12.1748140as a guardshipBWAS-1714
1.1753480 BWAS-1714

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1746 - 14.2.1746/47Captain
Charles WyndhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1747
ADM 6/17/102
BWAS-1714
14.2.1746/47 - 25.12.1747Captain
Thomas FoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1749
ADM 6/17/200
BWAS-1714
25.12.1747 - 13.9.1748Captain
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
ADM 6/17/302
BWAS-1714
13.9.1748 - 24.7.1749Captain
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
ADM 6/17/383
ADM 6/17
24.7.1749 - 10.1.1749/50Captain
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1790
ADM 6/17/484
BWAS-1714
10.1.1749/50 - 16.11.1752Captain
John MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1787
ADM 6/17/508
BWAS-1714
16.1.1753 - 20.1.1754Captain
George Brydges RodneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
ADM 6/18/53
BWAS-1714
20.1.1754 - 16.9.1757Captain
Henry SpekeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1760
ADM 6/18/88
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1747 - 11.1748Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
BWAS-1714
20.1.1754 - 16.9.1757Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758
BWAS-1714

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1746 - 6.4.1747Second Lieutenant
Robert CuninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1747
ADM 6/17/102
ADM 6/17
30.9.1748 - 5.12.1748Third Lieutenant
Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1762
ADM 6/17/387
ADM 6/17
30.9.1748 - 28.10.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
Transfered ADM 6/17/387
ADM 6/17
28.10.1748 - 16.11.1752Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William SkyesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1752
ADM 6/17/395
ADM 6/17
11.9.1751 - 16.11.1752Third Lieutenant
John HickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1763
ADM 6/18/12
ADM 6/18
16.1.1757 - 24.3.1757First Lieutenant
Samuel PerreauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1754
† Discharged Dead
ref:1281
11.3.1757 - 1.4.1757Third Lieutenant
Rawlins HeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1752
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/19/114
Issued by
Charles WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1758

Confirmed 21.11.1759
ADM 6/19

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
21.12.1748 - 15.4.1749Midshipman
Rawlins HeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1752
Transfered ADM 107/4/268
ADM 107/4
1754 - 4.7.1755Midshipman
William BreretonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1786
ref:676

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
2.4.1746 - 14.2.1747/48Captain's Servant
William LockerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
Discharged
ODNB
2.10.1748 - 20.12.1748Able Seaman
Rawlins HeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1752
ADM 107/4/268
ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
18.6.1746Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £31832.18.10dBWAS-1714
3.5.17471st Battle of Cape Finisterre
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
11.1748Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
16.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1.1753RecommissionedBWAS-1714
24.3.1754Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1.1756Capture of Geriah
12.2.1756At capture of GeriahBWAS-1714
1.1757In Hoogli operationsBWAS-1714
7.3.1757Expedition against Chandernagore
16.9.1757Hulked in the East IndiesBWAS-1714
16.9.1757Paid offADM 51
1763AbandonedBWAS-1714

 

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