Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned16.9.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed by Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
Constructor Edward SnelgroveBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 2 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel92' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet28.0607 
Breadth32' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet9.7695 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen503 9394Tons BM 


3.9.1745Broadside 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 Ship Commanders

16.9.1745 - 30.12.1746Captain John Stringer (d.c.1747) ADM 6/16/543BWAS-171430.12.1746 - 23.10.1747Captain John Byron (1723-1786) Transfered ADM 6/17/184BWAS-171423.10.1747 - 8.6.1749Captain Mathew King (c.1707-1749) ADM 6/17/277BWAS-17148.6.1749 - 28.5.1752Captain William Mantell (c.1714-1765) ADM 6/18/37
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 10.6.1752
2.10.1754 - 22.7.1756Captain Charles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/18/111BWAS-171422.7.1756 - 19.1.1756Captain Thomas Ward (d.1774) Transfered ADM 6/18/294ADM 6/1829.11.1756 - 19.6.1758Captain Thomas Collingwood (d.1780) ADM 6/18/522
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781), English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 23.6.1758
13.3.1761 - 25.12.1762Captain Charles Douglas (1726/27-1789) Transfered ADM 6/19/291BWAS-171425.12.1762 - 27.4.1763Captain William Paston (1731-1774) ADM 6/19/458BWAS-171427.4.1763 - 1.12.1763Captain Robert Gregory (c.1734-1774) ADM 6/19/548
Issued by Augustus Keppel (1725-1786), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 3.11.1763
ADM 6/19

2 Commissioned Officers

19.9.1745 - 29.7.1746Lieutenant Robert Lock (c.1721-?) ADM 6/17/2ADM 6/1730.7.1746 - 14.5.1749Lieutenant Solomon Hawks (d.1751) ADM 6/17/134ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

1763 - 1.12.1763Midshipman John Williamson (d.1798)ref:676

Service History

3.9.1745building at Limehouse - London at a cost of £4606.10.0dBWAS-1714
3.9.1745Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.11.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3721.15.11dBWAS-1714
8.1748Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1754Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
11.1754Completed middling repair at a cost of £5457.10.3dBWAS-1714
18.12.1754Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
22.5.1755British attack on Fort Beauséjour
1756In South AmericaBWAS-1714
7.1756Ordered to return homeBWAS-1714
23.10.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
19.6.1758Paid offADM 51
8.1759Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1.1760Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1761fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2661.3.3dBWAS-1714
21.4.1762Sailed for the Newfoundland FisheryBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1.1764Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714
26.1.1764Sold at Sheerness for £1,015BWAS-1714


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