Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned19.4.1712BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupBWAS-1714
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 6"Imperial Feet28.6893 
Length of Keel73' 4 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth26' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen274 8994Tons BM 


30.4.1712Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers

19.4.1711 - 2.11.1711Commander John Briscoe (d.1714) ADM 6/11/205BWAS-17141.1.1712/13 - bef.14.2.1714Captain John Briscoe (d.1714) ADM 107/2/198BWAS-171416.2.1713/14 - 20.6.1717Captain and Master Samuel Mead (d.1725) ADM 6/11/284BWAS-171421.6.1717 - 8.2.1719/20CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/12/100ADM 6/129.2.1719/20 - 12.6.1728Captain Isaac Townsend (1684-1765)BWAS-171413.6.1728 - 27.7.1728Captain William Smith (d.1756)BWAS-171422.2.1728/29 - 4.5.1730Captain Richard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/14/37
Commission confirmed 3.12.1729
5.5.1730 - 6.5.1732Captain Thomas Smith (c.1707-1762) ADM 6/14/49BWAS-171425.4.1732 - 11.10.1732Captain Ellis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/14/106BWAS-171412.10.1732 - 6.11.1732Captain James Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/14/124ADM 6/147.11.1732 - 14.11.1733Captain John Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/14/125BWAS-171425.6.1739 - 27.7.1740Commander James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/191BWAS-171428.7.1740 - 15.4.1741Commander Daniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/16/167
Commission confirmed 8.4.1742
17.4.1741 - 8.6.1741Commander Philip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/16/195
Commission confirmed 5.7.1743
ADM 6/16
20.2.1741/42 - 11.8.1742Commander Thomas Hanway (c.1715-1772) ADM 6/16/16BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

21.6.1717 - 1.3.1719/20Lieutenant Robert Munford ADM 6/12/100ADM 6/1220.6.1728 - 4.5.1730Lieutenant John Fitzgerald ADM 6/14/208ADM 6/135.5.1730 - 24.4.1732Lieutenant William Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/1425.4.1732 - 6.11.1732Lieutenant Christopher Dalton (d.1734) ADM 6/14/106ADM 6/147.11.1732 - 14.11.1733Lieutenant George Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/14/125ADM 6/142.7.1739 - 25.4.1741Lieutenant Thomas Sturton (d.1754) ADM 6/15/193ADM 6/15

Service History

30.4.1712building at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2093.16.1dBWAS-1714
1714Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Ship
1716In IrelandBWAS-1714
9.1716Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1716Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1302.8.9dBWAS-1714
1.1724Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.1723/24Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1866.9.6dBWAS-1714
10.1727Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1728Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1728Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4640.3.0dBWAS-1714
1730In the ChannelBWAS-1714
4.1732Paid off and recommissioned?BWAS-1714
11.1733Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1735small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £200.16.0dBWAS-1714
6.1739Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1739Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
9.1739Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2552.14.0dBWAS-1714
23.3.1739/40Attack on Chagres
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
2.1742Commissioned for the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
22.7.1743Sold at Portsmouth for £450BWAS-1714


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