Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.11.1722BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.5.1725
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 5"Imperial Feet8.5503 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen376 8594Tons BM 


8.9.1724Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

4.5.1725 - 2.1.1726/27CaptainMungo Herdman (d.1727/28) ADM 6/13/88BWAS-17143.1.1726/27 - 10.8.1727CaptainJohn Weller (d.1752) ADM 6/13/129ADM 6/1311.8.1727 - 27.12.1731CaptainJohn Weller (d.1752) ADM 6/13/149BWAS-17141.4.1732 - 9.4.1732CaptainWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/14/103ADM 6/1410.4.1732 - 25.1.1732/33CaptainCharles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1426.1.1732/33 - 15.12.1738CaptainCharles Wyndham (d.1747) ADM 6/14/133BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

4.5.1725 - 31.1.1725/26LieutenantCharles Boulton (d.1728) ADM 6/13/88ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 13.9.1727LieutenantThomas Bradley (d.1741) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1314.9.1727 - 31.3.1732LieutenantThomas Fort (d.1734) ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/131.4.1732 - 19.9.1734LieutenantRichard West ADM 6/14/103ADM 6/1413.12.1734 - 13.6.1739LieutenantJohn Crookshanks (1708-1795) ADM 6/15/198ADM 6/1416.7.1740 - 28.12.1742LieutenantJohn Bray (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/16/310ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer

1729 - 1731MidshipmanThe Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769)ODNB

2 Crewmen

21.2.1731/32 - 23.2.1732/33Able SeamanJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 107/3/384ADM107/31.4.1732 - 1732Volunteer-per-orderGeorge Ryall (d.1769) ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/14

Service History

1725Commissioned for the Scottish coastBWAS-1714
3.1726/27Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
1729Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1730Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.12.1731Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1732Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1732Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1023.6.8dBWAS-1714
1.1733Commissioned for the Barbary coastBWAS-1714
1735Sailed to South CarolinaBWAS-1714
15.12.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
4.10.1739Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
23.5.1744Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
5.6.1744Sold at Deptford for £150BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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