Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.10.1730BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.3.1735BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up14.6.1751BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck145' 3"Imperial Feet44.1977 
Length of Keel118' 6"Imperial Feet35.9749 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold16' 5"Imperial Feet4.898 
Burthen1,021 1494Tons BM 


29.3.1735Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719365Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

28.3.1735 - 1736CaptainWilliam Swale (d.1736) ADM 6/14/207BWAS-17141736 - 3.5.1737CaptainCharles Cotterel (d.1754)BWAS-171428.9.1739 - 4.12.1739CaptainChristopher Pocklington (d.1766) ADM 6/15/225BWAS-17145.12.1739 - 3.11.1740CaptainGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/15/239BWAS-171428.7.1740 - 8.5.1741CaptainThomas Jolley (d.1741)† ADM 6/15/316BWAS-17144.6.1741 - 13.9.1745CaptainJames Rentone (1702-1747/48) ADM 6/16/517BWAS-17144.11.1746 - 11.9.1747CaptainFrancis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/169ADM 6/1711.9.1747 - 29.10.1748CaptainRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/17/266ODNB29.10.1748 - 12.12.1749CaptainPolycarpus Taylor (d.1780) ADM 6/17/514
Issued by Charles Knowles (1704-1777), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 23.3.1749/50

14 Commissioned Officers

28.3.1735 - 25.4.1737First LieutenantCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/15/207ADM 6/1428.3.1735 - 12.2.1735/36Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/15/207ADM 6/1414.4.1735 - 12.2.1735/36Second LieutenantJohn Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/15/208ADM 6/1431.8.1739 - 9.5.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJonathon Russell ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1514.9.1739 - 5.12.1739First LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.1746) ADM 6/15/221ADM 6/156.12.1739 - 13.10.1742First LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/15/239ADM 6/1510.5.1740 - 17.7.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/1518.7.1740 - 2.10.1740Second LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1741) ADM 6/15/312ADM 6/1524.2.1740/41 - 17.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Sisson (d.1747/48) ADM 6/16/126
Commission confirmed 22.12.1742
ADM 6/16
25.4.1741 - 8.6.1741Second LieutenantThomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/17/202
Issued by Edward Vernon (1684-1757), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 20.2.1746/47
ADM 6/17
8.6.1741 - 13.8.1742Second LieutenantRt Hon. Thomas Bertie (1720-1749) ADM 6/16/176
Commission confirmed 2.5.1743
ADM 6/16
26.2.1741/42 - 26.5.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Hay (c.1710-1747) ADM 6/16/117
Commission confirmed 16.11.1742
ADM 6/16
4.6.1745 - 1.7.1745Second LieutenantWilliam Tell ADM 6/16/520
Commission confirmed 29.7.1745
ADM 6/16
5.11.1746 - 1.11.1748Second LieutenantBenjamin Jenkins ADM 6/17/170ADM 6/17

2 Petty Officers

7.6.1735 - 24.5.1736MidshipmanHenry Angel (c.1714-1777) ADM 107/3/327ADM107/36.4.1736 - 27.6.1737MidshipmanJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 107/3/384ADM107/3

Service History

1735In home watersBWAS-1714
6.5.1735Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £17801.3.9dBWAS-1714
1736Off the TagusBWAS-1714
4.5.1737Paid offBWAS-1714
23.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1.1740/41Action of January 7 1741
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
21.3.1743/44Took the Ship Conde de Chican (20)
7.1745Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1745Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1746Refitted as a 54 gun Fourth Rate Ship of the Line
2.1747Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £10730.9.0dBWAS-1714
3.1746/47Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1714
1748At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1749At JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.12.1749Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
30.5.1751Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
14.6.1751Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
20.10.1744-21.10.1744Jamaica Hurricane, 1744  


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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