Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down27.12.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.2.1745/46BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChapel - Southampton BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Carter (d.1751)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 7"Imperial Feet34.1524 
Length of Keel92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth32' 3 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen510 2694Tons BM 


11.2.1745/46Broadside 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
1741140Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

8.2.1745/46 - 8.12.1746CaptainThomas Craven (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/17/59BWAS-17149.12.1746 - 17.5.1751CaptainCharles Wray (d.1773) ADM 6/17/179BWAS-17144.12.1753 - 22.3.1755CaptainJoshua Rowley (1734-1790) ADM 6/18/83BWAS-17149.5.1755 - 13.4.1757CaptainArthur Forrest (c.1716-1770) ADM 6/18/162B05130.4.1757 - 25.10.1757CaptainJohn Wickham (d.1763) ADM 6/18/490
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
Commission confirmed 27.2.1758
25.10.1757 - 17.11.1758CaptainAlexander Campbell (d.1758)† ADM 6/18/448BWAS-171418.11.1758 - 29.1.1759CaptainDaniel Dering (c.1734-1760) ADM 6/19/71
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 15.6.1759
29.1.1759 - 12.5.1759CaptainRichard King (1730-1806) ADM 6/19/97
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 25.10.1759
12.5.1759 - 5.8.1761CaptainWeston Varlo (d.1789) ADM 6/19/96
Issued by John Moore (1717/18-1779), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 21.9.1759
6.8.1761 - 9.2.1763CaptainJames Innes (c.1726-1779) ADM 6/19/338BWAS-1714

Service History

27.12.1744Began building at Chapel - Southampton BWAS-1714
11.2.1745/46Completed building at Chapel - Southampton at a cost of £4357.10.0dBWAS-1714
22.2.1745/46Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.4.1746Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2354.9.11dBWAS-1714
8.1746At LouisbourgBWAS-1714
1747At JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.5.1748Took the Privateer La Marquise de Cap
12.5.1748Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen y las Animas

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford

ADM 106
11.1752Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.1754Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8707.7.7dBWAS-1714

?Paid off?

10.1.1756Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1757At JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Sailed for the African coastBWAS-1714
9.3.1758Capture of Fort Louis
1.5.1758Took the Privateer Le Sénégal
1759In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
10.7.1762Took the Privateer L'Espérance
9.2.1763Paid offADM 51
28.2.1763Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
15.3.1763Sold at Deptford for £1,500BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume VJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM33ADM 33 - Navy Board: Navy Pay Office: Ships' Pay Books (Series I) Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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