Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down27.6.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.5.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up7.1756BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Length of Keel113' 9"Imperial Feet34.46 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen968 894Tons BM 


5.1746Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

1 Commanding Officer

29.5.1746 - 17.2.1748/49CaptainJohn Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/17/109BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

10.6.1746 - 13.8.1748Second LieutenantJohn Skinner ADM 6/17/116ADM 6/1719.3.1747/48 - 13.8.1748First LieutenantPeter Rawlings ADM 6/17/334ADM 6/17

Service History

9.1746In the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
13.9.1746Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £20695.18.5dBWAS-1714
1.12.1746Took the Ship La Penelope
1747Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
17.2.1748/49Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
29.7.1755Ordered to be put into a condition for service, but found to be "so defective as to require £12,100 for repair..."BWAS-1714
7.1756Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1714
8.7.1756Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714


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