Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.12.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.5.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 64-Gunner
Designed by Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


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

7.5.1746 - 14.2.1746/47Captain Charles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/17/102BWAS-171414.2.1746/47 - 25.12.1747Captain Thomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/17/200BWAS-171425.12.1747 - 13.9.1748Captain Francis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/302BWAS-171413.9.1748 - 24.7.1749Captain John Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/17/383ADM 6/1724.7.1749 - 10.1.1749/50Captain John Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/17/484BWAS-171410.1.1749/50 - 16.11.1752Captain John Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/17/508BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 20.1.1754Captain George Brydges Rodney (1719-1792) ADM 6/18/53BWAS-171420.1.1754 - 16.9.1757Captain Henry Speke (c.1718-1760) ADM 6/18/88BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

11.1747 - 11.1748Vice-Admiral of the Blue Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781)BWAS-171420.1.1754 - 16.9.1757Rear-Admiral of the Blue Charles Watson (1714-1757)BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

7.5.1746 - 6.4.1747Second Lieutenant Robert Cuningham (d.1747) ADM 6/17/102ADM 6/1730.9.1748 - 5.12.1748Third Lieutenant Henry Scott (c.1724-1762) ADM 6/17/387ADM 6/1730.9.1748 - 28.10.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Stevens Transfered ADM 6/17/387ADM 6/1728.10.1748 - 16.11.1752Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Skyes (d.1752) ADM 6/17/395ADM 6/1711.9.1751 - 16.11.1752Third Lieutenant John Hickes (c.1726-c.1764) ADM 6/18/12ADM 6/1816.1.1757 - 24.3.1757First Lieutenant Samuel Perreau (c.1734-1757)† Discharged Deadref:1281

1 Petty Officer

1754 - 4.7.1755Midshipman William Brereton (1728-1800)ref:676

1 Crewman

2.4.1746 - 14.2.1747/48Captain's Servant William Locker (1731-1800) DischargedODNB

Service History

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
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


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