Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1745BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.11.1746
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 44-Gunner
ConstructorJohn OkillBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 3"Imperial Feet38.4077 
Length of Keel103' 6"Imperial Feet31.4452 
Breadth36' 2"Imperial Feet10.9813 
Depth in Hold15' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen720 1094Tons BM 


15.4.1747Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741250Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

11.11.1746 - 5.7.1748CaptainJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 6/17/172BWAS-171416.2.1757 - 28.12.1758CommanderJohn Moutray (d.1785) ADM 6/18/357BWAS-171428.12.1758 - 17.1.1763CaptainJohn Moutray (d.1785) ADM 6/19/461
Issued by Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 24.1.1763

5 Commissioned Officers

12.11.1746 - 20.3.1746/47First LieutenantJames Brydges ADM 6/17/172ADM 6/1717.11.1746 - 24.3.1746/47First LieutenantJohn Paine ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1717.11.1746 - 24.3.1746/47Second LieutenantBenjamin Neilson ADM 6/17/173ADM 6/1724.3.1746/47 - 1.6.1748First LieutenantJohn Paine ADM 6/17/211ADM 6/1724.3.1746/47 - 2.1.1747/48Second LieutenantBenjamin Neilson ADM 6/17/211ADM 6/17

Service History

11.1756Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1757Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
7.1757Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7137.15.10dBWAS-1714
18.12.1757Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1758Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Ship
17.7.1761Action of 17th July 1761
17.7.1761Took the Fifth Rate Frigate La Bouffonne (32) off CadizEWIKI
9.6.1767Sold at Portsmouth for £365BWAS-1714


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Posted by Magdalena de los Ríos on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 13:19

I am looking for the data of the ship "N.S. of Guadalupe" (Thetis) that sank in Banco Chinchorro according to the General Archive of Simancas (AGS Marina, leg 510-B) but I can not find it in your database. Would you be so kind to help me. Thank you

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