Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down31.10.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.7.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor Henry BirdBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 6 ½"Imperial Feet26.5303 
Breadth31' 0 ½"Imperial Feet9.4615 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen448 4494Tons BM 


14.8.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

3.1745/46Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

15.7.1740 - 14.1.1745/46Captain Thomas Frankland (1718-1781) ADM 6/15/309BWAS-171415.1.1745/46 - 10.8.1746Captain John Montagu (1719-1795) Transfered ADM 6/17/43BWAS-171411.8.1746 - 23.11.1747Captain O'Brien Dudley (d.1759) Transfered ADM 6/17/139BWAS-171423.11.1747 - 18.8.1748Captain Thomas Howard Hutchenson (c.1714-1758) ADM 6/17/285BWAS-171424.3.1748/49 - 25.6.1752Captain William Clement Bladwell (1703-1783) ADM 6/17/451BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

16.7.1740 - 28.12.1742Lieutenant John Bray (d.bef.1752) Transfered ADM 6/16/310ADM 6/1510.10.1745 - 19.1.1745/46Lieutenant John Paine (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/8ADM 6/1720.1.1745/46 - 1.8.1746Lieutenant Richard Kyrby (d.1770) ADM 6/17/45ADM 6/172.8.1746 - 18.8.1748Lieutenant Charles Stuart ADM 6/17/137ADM 6/1722.10.1751 - 25.6.1752Lieutenant Vincent Williams (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/18/40
Issued by Francis Holburne (1704-1771)
Confirmed 1.7.1752
ADM 6/18

Service History

14.8.1740building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3879.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.8.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
27.8.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3052.5.0dBWAS-1714
1741Sailed to the BahamasBWAS-1714
4.6.1742Action of 4th June 1742
4.6.1742Took the Privateer San Juan Bautista (10)
1.12.1744Rose vs Concepcion
1.12.1744Took the Frigate Concepcion (24) off Havanna
1745Ordered homeBWAS-1714
11.1745Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1745/46Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
3.1745/46Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4027.5.11dBWAS-1714
12.1747Began middling repair at Buxton's Yard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1748Completed middling repair at Buxton's Yard - Deptford at a cost of £3625.18.11dBWAS-1714

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106
6.1749Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1750In North ArmericaBWAS-1714
1751In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
25.6.1752Paid off at Deptford Dockyard ADM 6/18
18.6.1755Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
29.7.1755Sold at Deptford for £480BWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Monday 5th of May 2014 21:21

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 13 (1743).
The Rose, man of war, Capt. Thomas Frankland, arrived at Providence about 4 hours before the Flag of Truce, and generously made Don Pedro a present of 14 Spanish slaves which had been legally condemned at Carolina, on behalf of the English prisoners at the Havannah that they might be kindly used and furnished of what is necessary at their coming away.

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