Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Rye' (1727) (20)
Keel Laid Down24.9.1739BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor Elias BirdBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet32.3279 
Length of Keel87' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet26.5271 
Breadth30' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen446 8094Tons BM 


1.4.1740Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733140Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

31.3.1740 - 9.8.1741Captain Franklyn Lushington (d.1742/43) ADM 6/15/269BWAS-171410.8.1741 - 12.4.1744Captain Charles Hardy (1716-1780) ADM 6/15/442BWAS-171426.7.1744 - 27.11.1744Captain Ormond Thomson (d.1753): on board from 1.8.1744BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

31.3.1740 - 21.4.1740Lieutenant John Robinson Transfered ADM 6/15/269ADM 6/1521.4.1740 - 20.8.1741Lieutenant James Strachan ADM 6/15/279ADM 6/1521.8.1741 - 3.4.1743Lieutenant Edward Keller (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/15/445ADM 6/15

Service History

3.1739/40Commissioned and sailed to OportoBWAS-1714
1.4.1740building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3771.5.0dBWAS-1714
1.4.1740Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.6.1740Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2865.19.4dBWAS-1714
1742Commissioned for South CarolinaBWAS-1714
4.1744Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.4.1744Paid offADM 51
8.1744Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3366.5.2dBWAS-1714
27.11.1744Wrecked at Weybourne, NorfolkBWAS-1714


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