Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.10.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.3.1741/42B028
ShipyardLimehouse - London B028
Ship ClassComet ClassB028
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1714
Constructor& Whetstone GrevillBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 9"Imperial Feet27.9654 
Length of Keel74' 11 ⅜"Imperial Feet22.5647 
Breadth26' 5"Imperial Feet7.946 
Depth in Hold11' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 


13.3.1741/42Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

1743Broadside Weight = 23.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.6576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1746Broadside Weight = 19 Imperial Pound ( 8.6168 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
9.174160Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

11.3.1741/42 - 25.2.1742/43CommanderAbraham Duncomb (d.c.1778) ADM 6/15/26BWAS-171426.2.1742/43 - 5.5.1743CommanderJohn Moore (1717/18-1779) ADM 6/16/151ADM 6/166.5.1743 - 3.12.1744CommanderJames Broadley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/178ADM 6/164.12.1744 - 22.10.1746CommanderRobert Duff (1721-1787) ADM 6/16/397BWAS-171423.10.1746 - 16.2.1747/48CommanderThomas Riggs (d.1754) ADM 6/17/165BWAS-171416.2.1747/48 - 23.6.1748CommanderGeorge Hudson (c.1719-1785) ADM 6/17/321BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

12.12.1744 - 23.6.1748LieutenantArthur Haven (d.c.1756) ADM 6/16/403ADM 6/16

Service History

13.3.1741/42Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
13.6.1742Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1997.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.7.1742Began refitting at Woolwich - London BWAS-1714
31.7.1742Completed refitting at Woolwich - London at a cost of £98.3.8dBWAS-1714
5.1743Commissioned for service "in the soundings"BWAS-1714
8.12.1743Began refitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1714
31.12.1743Completed refitting at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £835.11.6dBWAS-1714
6.1744Began refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1714
8.1744Completed refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £3060.4.10dBWAS-1714
1.5.1746Action of 1746-05-01
9.1746Began refitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
2.1747Completed refitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3014.18.1dBWAS-1714

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106
25.9.1754Ordered to be sold for £203BWAS-1714
3.12.1754Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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