Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.6.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.11.1756
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSeaford Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorHugh Blaydes (1686-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Blockship19.9.1779BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 11 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen430 3794Tons BM 


8.3.1757Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1753160Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

15.11.1756 - 21.1.1757CaptainCharles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/18/324BWAS-171421.1.1757CaptainWilliam Norton (d.c.1779) ADM 6/18/347ADM 6/1821.1.1757 - 22.5.1758CaptainCharles Webber (d.1783) ADM 6/18/347ADM 6/1822.5.1758 - 14.4.1760CaptainBenjamin Clive (d.1764) ADM 6/18/516TRN314.4.1760 - 24.9.1761CaptainFrancis Banks (c.1730-1777) ADM 6/19/158BWAS-171424.9.1761 - 14.5.1764CaptainJohn Neale Pleydell Nott (c.1732-1781) ADM 6/20/34
Issued by Sir James Douglas (1703-1787)
Commission confirmed 27.6.1764
19.4.1768 - 15.11.1771CaptainBenjamin Caldwell (1739-1820) ADM 6/20/200BWAS-171415.11.1771 - 25.4.1776CaptainJames Wallace (c.1732-1803) ADM 6/20/413BWAS-171425.4.1776 - 6.7.1776CaptainAlexander Scott ADM 6/21/182ADM 6/216.7.1776 - 30.4.1779CaptainJames Reid (c.1733-1798) ADM 6/21/450
Issued by Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe) (1725/26-1799), North America
Commission confirmed 7.9.1778

1 Petty Officer

1778 - 30.4.1779MidshipmanEdward Walpole Browne (1767-1846)NBD1849

Service History

5.6.1756Began building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
8.3.1757Completed building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £5313.8.7dBWAS-1714
6.1758Operations against St Malo, Cherbourg and St CasBWAS-1714
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1760Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
13.11.1761Took the Privateer La Revanche
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
14.5.1764Paid offADM 51
4.1767Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1768Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9529.16.10dBWAS-1714
13.8.1768Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1771Ordered homeBWAS-1714
11.12.1774Arrived at Newport, Rhode IslandNDARI
26.4.1775Took the Merchant Sloop Diana W027
2.7.1776Staten Island Landings
1777Commissioned for North AmericaBWAS-1714
30.4.1779Paid offADM 51
9.9.1779Seige of Savannah
19.9.1779Sunk as a blockship at SavannahBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1775/01/011775/01/01North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787)

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