Nominal Guns74BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Terrible' (1739) (78)
First Commissioned16.5.1753BWAS-1714
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1715
Designed byFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)BWAS-1714
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1715
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up16.2.1763BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 3"Imperial Feet49.9884 
Length of Keel133' 11"Imperial Feet40.5392 
Breadth47' 3"Imperial Feet14.3365 
Depth in Hold20' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Burthen1,590 2894Tons BM 


1753Broadside Weight = 790 Imperial Pound ( 358.265 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck30 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1753650 BWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers

16.5.1753 - 10.2.1755CaptainRobert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/18/69BWAS-171410.2.1755 - 13.5.1755CaptainPhilip Durell (1707-1766) ADM 6/18/134BWAS-171413.5.1755 - 28.6.1756CaptainWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760) ADM 6/18/163BWAS-171428.6.1756 - 19.11.1759CaptainRichard Collins (d.1779) ADM 6/18/286BWAS-171419.11.1759 - 14.4.1760CaptainJohn Montagu (1719-1795) ADM 6/19/113ADM 6/19

1 Flag Officer

8.5.1755 - 6.1756Rear-Admiral of the BlueFrancis Holburne (1704-1771)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

16.5.1753 - 10.5.1754Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Hood (1724-1816) ADM 6/18/69ODNB

Service History

6.1748Surveyed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
30.9.1748Purchased at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11211.11.0dBWAS-1714
4.1750Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1750Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7024.18.6dBWAS-1714
1753fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1753Commissioned as guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
11.5.1755Sailed to join BoscawenBWAS-1714
16.4.1757Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
8.1757Louisbourg Expedition
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
14.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
9.1759At QuebecBWAS-1714
31.12.1762Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
16.2.1763Break up completed at Chatham for £586.6.3dBWAS-1714

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/04/271755/11/04Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1715Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1715 à 1774Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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