Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1742/12BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorGeorge RowcliffeBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048
Length of Keel102' 3"Imperial Feet31.1277
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025
Burthen711 4894Tons BM


1743/12/21Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg) BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement 


1743/121746CaptainThomas SturtonBWAS-1714
17461748/10CaptainJohn WellerBWAS-1714
1755/061756/12CaptainMatthew WhitwellBWAS-1714
1756/121757/11CaptainJohn HollwallBWAS-1714
1757/111759/08CaptainThomas LynnBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

17571757LieutenantMichael Henry PascalPMD

Service History

DateEvent Source
1743/12/21building at Northam at a cost of £7050.0.0dBWAS-1714
1744/02/15Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4251.18.5dBWAS-1714
1744/04Sailed to Lisbon with a convoyBWAS-1714
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1746In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1747In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1748/10Paid offBWAS-1714
1750/04Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1755/04Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3128.19.9dBWAS-1714
1755/07fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5060.5.5dBWAS-1714
1756/12In JamaicaBWAS-1714
1759/01At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
1759/01/16Attack on Martinique 
1759/01/20Capture of Guadeloupe 
1759/02At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
1759/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1762/06/30Hired out to "Antigallian Private Ship of War"BWAS-1714
1764/01/28Surveyed on return from hireBWAS-1714
1764/07/03Sold at Portsmouth for £560BWAS-1714


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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 30th of October 2016 05:12

ADM 354/173/207

Philip Stephens. William Sherrat, principal owner and manager of the Royal Antigallican, late private ship of war, which was previously the Roebuck and now lying at Portsmouth, has written that she was lent to the petitioners and others under certain conditions to cruize against the enemy for which he gave a bond and security. The prospect of Peace prevented her being entirely completed for the sea and they had the expense of maintaining Officers and seamen. Asks for his bond to be delivered up for cancellation and the ship to be docked and furnished with the stores ordered by the Admiralty to bring her round to the Thames and that a bill of sale is made to the Petitioner to reimburse him the charges. Are sending a report of her condition and opine it is not worth repairing her and she should be sold rather than being taken to pieces. Ask for approval for the payment of Mr. Sherratt's expenses.

1764 Feb 8

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