Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down22.8.1746BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1755
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1745 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorThomas Fellowes (d.1753)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet35.3632 
Breadth41' 2"Imperial Feet12.5476 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,046 5794Tons BM 


1752Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers

11.3.1755 - 21.2.1759CaptainWilliam Brett (c.1718-1769) ADM 6/18/145BWAS-171421.2.1759 - 1.1.1760CaptainRichard Hughes (c.1724-1812) ADM 6/19/38BWAS-17141.1.1760 - 10.9.1760CaptainDigby Dent (1739-1817) ADM 6/19/423
Issued by Charles Saunders (1713-1775), North America
Commission confirmed 14.7.1762
10.9.1760 - 16.1.1765CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800) ADM 6/20/109
Issued by Charles Steevens (1705-1761), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 28.2.1766

2 Petty Officers

4.1756 - 3.5.1756Master's MateJames Cook (1728-1779)WCV30.6.1756 - 7.2.1759MidshipmanJohn Harvey (1740-1794) ADM 107/5/96ADM 107/5

Service History

7.12.1752building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19974.4.8dBWAS-1714
1756In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
11.1764Condemned as unseaworthy at BataviaBWAS-1714
16.1.1765Beached, paid off and abandonedBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1754/091754/09/16Convoy for the King from HollandLord George Anson (1st Baron Anson) (1697-1762)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
WCVPages on captains Cook & VancouverJohn RobsonWeb Site
ADM 107/5ADM 107/5 1757-1762 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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