Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1742BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.12.1743BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor George RowcliffeBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


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 


21.12.1743Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

29.12.1743 - 30.4.1745Captain Thomas Sturton (d.1754) Transfered ADM 6/16/254BWAS-17141.5.1745 - 8.11.1745CaptainThe Hon. William Farmer (c.1722-1758) Transfered ADM 6/17/174
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 20.11.1746
ADM 6/17
29.11.1745 - 27.10.1748Captain John Weller (c.1717-1772) ADM 6/17/120BWAS-17144.6.1755 - 5.11.1756Captain Matthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) Transfered ADM 6/18/171BWAS-17145.11.1756 - 1.11.1757Captain John Hollwall (c.1723-1775) ADM 6/18/319BWAS-17141.11.1757 - 7.8.1759Captain Thomas Lynn (d.1781) Transfered ADM 6/18/450BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

14.1.1743/44 - 24.8.1745First Lieutenant John Wynne (d.1754) Transfered ADM 6/16/259ADM 6/16

1 Crewman

3.7.1757 - 30.8.1757Able Seaman George Farmer (c.1732-1779) Transfered ADM 107/5/48ADM 107/5

Service History

21.12.1743building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £7050.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.2.1743/44Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4251.18.5dBWAS-1714
4.1744Sailed to Lisbon with a convoyBWAS-1714
1745In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1746In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1747In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.10.1748Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 106


4.1750Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1755Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3128.19.9dBWAS-1714
7.1755fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5060.5.5dBWAS-1714
12.1756In JamaicaBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadeloupeBWAS-1714
8.1759Paid offBWAS-1714
30.6.1762Hired out to "Antigallian Private Ship of War"BWAS-1714
28.1.1764Surveyed on return from hireBWAS-1714
3.7.1764Sold 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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