Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned9.11.1727BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild12.1735BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen371 4594Tons BM 


6.10.1727Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

9.11.1727 - 28.8.1731Captain John Edwards (d.1731)† ADM 6/13/174BWAS-17141.9.1731 - 16.12.1732Captain William Swale (d.1736) ADM 6/14/124
Confirmed 10.10.1735

1 Flag Officer

1732Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41) ADM 6/86/184BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

9.11.1727 - 10.1.1727/28Lieutenant Griffith Dearing (c.1696-c.1739) ADM 6/13/174ADM 6/132.9.1729 - 18.5.1731Lieutenant Charles Pyott ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/146.5.1730 - 5.9.1731Lieutenant Charles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/146.9.1731 - 30.4.1732Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/14/124
Confirmed 12.10.1732
ADM 6/14
24.10.1732 - 16.12.1732Lieutenant Andrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/14/125ADM 6/1412.8.1735 - 16.12.1732Lieutenant Lachlan Leslie (d.1762) ADM 6/14/218ADM 6/14

Service History

6.10.1727building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4724.16.6dBWAS-1714
11.1727Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
1731Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714
1732Sheathed in Doctor Hardisway's composition at SheernessBWAS-1714
16.12.1732Paid off at Spithead ADM 106
12.1735Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


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