Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down31.10.1739BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.7.1740
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Designed bySurveyors TheBWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry BirdBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 Commanding Officers

15.7.1740 - 1745CaptainThomas Frankland (1718-1781) ADM 6/15/309BWAS-171415.1.1745/46 - 11.8.1746CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795)BWAS-171411.8.1746 - 23.11.1747CaptainO'Brien Dudley (d.1759)BWAS-171423.11.1747 - 12.1747CaptainThomas Howard Hutchenson (d.1758)BWAS-17143.1748/49 - 6.1752CaptainWilliam Bladwell (d.1783)BWAS-1714

Service History

14.8.1740building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £3879.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.8.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
27.8.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard 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 Sixth Rate Frigate Concepcion (24) off Havanna
1745Ordered homeBWAS-1714
11.1745Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1745/46Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
3.1745/46Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4027.5.11dBWAS-1714
12.1747Began middling repair at Buxton's Yard BWAS-1714
5.1748Completed middling repair at Buxton's Yard at a cost of £3625.18.11dBWAS-1714
6.1749Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1750In North ArmericaBWAS-1714
1751In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1752Paid offBWAS-1714
18.6.1755Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
29.7.1755Sold at Deptford for £480BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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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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