Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.8.1747BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardHessel Cliff - The Humber ref:1326
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Hugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up24.12.1768BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Breadth41' 2"Imperial Feet12.5476 
Depth in Hold17' 8 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,061 694Tons BM 


26.8.1747Broadside 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
1745350Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

19.8.1747 - 23.9.1748Captain Justinian Nutt (c.1704-1758) ADM 6/17/260BWAS-171423.9.1748 - 6.10.1752Commodore Francis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 6/17/385BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

25.8.1747 - 23.9.1748First Lieutenant Richard Kempenfelt (1715-1782) ADM 6/17/261ADM 6/17

Service History

25.12.1747Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
25.11.1748Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4164.14.6dBWAS-1714
1749Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1751Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.10.1752Paid off at Woolwich Dockyard ADM 6/18
10.1758Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1760Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
9.1760Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3660.15.2dBWAS-1714
24.11.1768Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
24.12.1768Breaking up completed at WoolwichBWAS-1714


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