Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down27.6.1737BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.9.1740BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJeremiah Rosewell (d.1741)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1767BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel116' 7"Imperial Feet35.3679 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,070 2794Tons BM 


27.10.1740Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733400Design Complement
4.175529plus one nurse for every 14 sick menBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers

12.9.1740 - 11.4.1745CaptainJohn Ambrose (d.1771) ADM 6/15/330BWAS-171412.4.1745 - 26.10.1748CaptainEdmund Horne (d.1764) ADM 6/16/463BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

19.9.1740 - 26.9.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795) ADM 6/15/333ADM 6/1510.12.1741 - 25.9.1743Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Smith (c.1714-?) ADM 6/15/486ADM 6/1525.9.1743 - 17.3.1743/44Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/17/1
Commission confirmed 19.9.1745
ADM 6/17
18.3.1743/44 - 13.5.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Saunders ADM 6/16/377ADM 6/1612.7.1745 - 26.10.1748First LieutenantHenry John Phillips (1718-1762) ADM 6/17/410
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 21.11.1748
ADM 6/17
10.8.1745 - 26.10.1748Second LieutenantJames Baker (d.1765) ADM 6/17/425
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 23.12.1748
ADM 6/17

2 Warrant Officers

14.8.1744 - 21.11.1745GunnerNathaniel Scarlett (c.1713-1757) ADM 107/4/30ADM 107/425.9.1744 - c.1746PurserWilliam de l'Angle (d.1746)† ADM 6/16/366ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer

27.9.1740 - 23.1.1740/41MidshipmanJohn Hughes (c.1721-?) ADM 107/3/429ADM107/3

Service History

26.12.1740Completed at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £18941.5.6dBWAS-1714
26.5.1741Took the Brig San Antonio de Padua (16) in the Channel
19.9.1741Took the Privateer San Sebastian
19.9.1741Took the Privateer Le Duc de Vendome (26)
10.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon

Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard

ADM 106
3.1755Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth
4.1755Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
4.1755Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2387.3.6d
16.1.1763Paid offADM 51
11.11.1766Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
1.1767"Laid ashore at the southern part of the new ground at Plymouth to be broken up"BWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Monday 5th of May 2014 20:57

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 13 (1743).
Letters from the Mediterranean, dated May 14, advise, that Capt. Ambrose in the Rupert man of war, and another of his Majesty's ships, had visited the coast of Spain, and had taken out of several of the harbours 16 ships, without the loss of one man.

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