Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down17.6.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.3.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel117' 8 ½"Imperial Feet35.6743 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,052 4794Tons BM 


4.12.1750Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers

11.3.1755 - 27.1.1757CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/18/146BWAS-171427.1.1757 - 25.3.1758CaptainThomas Howard Hutchenson (c.1714-1758) ADM 6/18/349BWAS-171425.3.1758 - 30.4.1758CaptainGeorge Legge (d.1760) ADM 6/19/163
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 6.5.1760
17.10.1758 - 22.2.1759CaptainJames Colville (d.1761)BWAS-171423.2.1759 - 10.9.1759CaptainColin Michie (d.1759)† ADM 6/19/208
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 17.11.1760
11.9.1759 - 1.1.1760CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/19/423
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 14.7.1762
1.1.1760 - 1.1.1761CaptainRichard Collins (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/20/85
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 7.8.1765

Service History

4.12.1750building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18159.18.7dBWAS-1714
7.1756Sailed to meet the East India shipBWAS-1714
10.3.1757Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
1.1.1761Wrecked in a cyclone off PondicherryBWAS-1714


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Thursday 13th of June 2019 15:57

You are quite correct. the armament list with carronades is erroneous. No idea where it came from, but not the quoted source for certain. I have removed and replaced with the correct class armament.

Posted by Tom Jensen on Thursday 13th of June 2019 10:54

Was this ship really armed with Carronades in 1750? Wikipedia says the Carronade wasn't invented until 1759 /

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