Nominal Guns20B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Scarborough' (1711) (32)
Keel Laid Down21.10.1720B028
First Commissioned2.1724B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 3"Imperial Feet26.5285 
Breadth28' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen375 8094Tons BM 


1722Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1724140 BWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

1.2.1723/24 - 12.7.1728CaptainGeorge Anson (1697-1762) ADM 6/13/64BWAS-171421.4.1729 - 18.9.1731CaptainJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/14/25BWAS-171414.1.1731/32 - 27.8.1736CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/14/98BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

1.2.1723/24 - 1.4.1729LieutenantCharles Fanshawe (d.1757) ADM 6/14/64ADM 6/1322.4.1729 - 24.7.1729LieutenantWright Morrice (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/25ADM 6/1425.7.1729 - 8.9.1731LieutenantCharles Fanshawe (d.1757) ADM 6/14/32ADM 6/1427.9.1732 - 22.11.1736LieutenantEdmund Hopkins (d.1737) ADM 6/15/32
Commission confirmed 27.8.1736
ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer

20.9.1736 - 22.10.1736MasterGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

4 Petty Officers

1732 - 1737MidshipmanThomas Frankland (1718-1781)ODNB25.3.1732 - 19.9.1736Master's MateGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/330.3.1732 - 16.6.1736MidshipmanThe Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769) ADM 107/3/304ADM107/316.4.1735 - 25.1.1736/37Master's MateThomas Cook (c.1698-?) ADM 107/3/509ADM107/3

Service History

21.10.1720Began rebuilding at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
19.7.1722Completed rebuilding at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3581.0.0dBWAS-1714
19.7.1722Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.2.1723/24Commissioned for CarolinaBWAS-1714
7.3.1723/24Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1722.18.8dBWAS-1714
12.7.1728Paid offADM 51
12.1728Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1729Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1729Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2853.17.9dBWAS-1714
9.1731Ordered home and paid offBWAS-1714
18.9.1731Paid offADM 51
11.1731Began middling repair at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
1732In New EnglandBWAS-1714
3.1731/32Completed middling repair at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £1879.19.10dBWAS-1714

Early in 1733, a fleet of British ships under escort of the Scarborough, 20, Captain Thomas Durell, was loading salt at the Tortugas, when there came down on it two Spanish men-of-war, one of sixty, and the other of seventy guns. [probably these were much smaller Guarda-Costas] Four of the merchantmen, viz., the Catherine, Two Sisters, Hopewell, and Three Brothers, were taken at the outset before the Scarborough could cover her convoy; but after that she managed to engage the attention of the Spaniards so well that the rest of the salt ships made good their escape.

27.8.1736Paid offBWAS-1714
25.8.1739Sold at Deptford for £225BWAS-1714


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