Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down25.9.1753BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.10.1754
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassSeaford Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorSir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 11 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen430 3794Tons BM 


3.9.1754Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1753160Design Complement

18 Commanding Officers

23.10.1754 - 11.3.1755CaptainMolyneaux Shuldham (1717-1798) ADM 6/18/112BWAS-171411.3.1755 - 24.9.1756CaptainJohn Rawling (c.1730-1757) ADM 6/18/146BWAS-171424.9.1756 - 6.6.1758CaptainDavid Edwards (c.1718-1781) ADM 6/18/311BWAS-17146.6.1758 - 21.11.1760CaptainRobert Faulknor (1721-1769) ADM 6/19/163
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 6.5.1760
21.11.1760 - 1.12.1761CaptainJohn Hughes (c.1733-1787) ADM 6/19/209BWAS-17141.12.1761 - 28.6.1765CaptainJohn Peighin (c.1725-1785) ADM 6/19/415
Issued by Samuel Cornish (1715-1770), East Indies
Commission confirmed 10.6.1762
20.6.1765 - 25.8.1766CaptainJames Bremer (c.1723-1774) ADM 6/20/78BWAS-171413.8.1767 - 15.11.1769CaptainJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/177BWAS-171415.11.1769 - 29.10.1770CaptainStair Douglas (c.1735-1789) ADM 6/20/260BWAS-171429.10.1770 - 17.11.1770CaptainJohn Jackson (c.1726-1778)BWAS-171417.11.1770 - 7.8.1771CaptainWalter Stirling (1718-1786) ADM 6/20/400
Issued by George Mackenzie (d.1780), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 4.9.1771
7.8.1771 - 31.8.1773CaptainHenry Davis (c.1732-1776) ADM 6/20/393BWAS-171431.8.1773 - 4.5.1775CaptainRichard Collins (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/21/93
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 26.5.1775
ADM 6/21
9.11.1775 - 19.11.1778CaptainJohn Colpoys (1742-1821) ADM 6/21/134BWAS-171419.11.1778 - 1.1.1780CaptainIsaac Prescott (c.1737-1830) ADM 6/21/476BWAS-17141.1.1780 - 3.12.1781CaptainBrabazon Christian (1755-1789) ADM 6/22/74BWAS-17143.12.1781 - 25.3.1782CaptainIsaac Vaillant (c.1741-1804) ADM 6/22/376ADM 6/2225.3.1782 - 26.4.1783CaptainFrancis RobertsBWAS-1714

Service History

25.9.1753Began building at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.9.1754Completed building at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £8649.13.4dBWAS-1714
3.9.1754Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1.1755Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1755Off BrestBWAS-1714
28.5.1756Took the Privateer Le Saintonge
18.12.1757Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1759At JamaicaBWAS-1714
30.1.1761Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
23.9.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla

Paid off

10.1765Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1767Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £4786.9.3dBWAS-1714
1770In the ChannelBWAS-1714
21.3.1773Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1775Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714

Paid off

1.1776Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £7021.1.3dBWAS-1714
14.3.1776Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.8.1777Took the Merchantman Ship La Seine off Martinique
18.1.1778Took the Privateer General Washington
1.3.1778Took the Privateer Hampden
12.1778Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1714
1779Sailed to the St Lawrence and backBWAS-1714
1.1779Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3256.12.3dBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
4.1780Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1780Refitted as a 22 gun Sixth Rate Ship
5.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2870.10.11dBWAS-1714

Paid off and laid up at Plymouth

6.1.1784Sold at Plymouth for £1,010BWAS-1714


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