Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.5.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.1.1725/26BWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later GroupBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel106' 6"Imperial Feet32.3342 
Breadth35' 5 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen712 2294Tons BM 


13.11.1722Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1716280Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

25.1.1725/26 - 12.4.1729CaptainWilliam Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/14/96BWAS-17142.5.1732 - 3.1732/33CaptainWilliam Berkeley (d.1732/33)† ADM 6/14/106BWAS-171410.7.1733 - 1733CaptainRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 6/14/149ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 25.11.1738CaptainGriffith Dearing (d.1741) ADM 6/15/134BWAS-171425.6.1739 - 29.6.1740CaptainJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/15/191BWAS-171430.6.1740 - 6.8.1740CaptainJohn Forbes (1714-1796) ADM 6/15/303BWAS-171417.12.1740 - 18.2.1740/41CaptainNicholas Robinson (d.1753) ADM 6/15/363ADM 6/1519.2.1740/41 - 24.3.1740/41CaptainWilliam Henry Fleming (d.1771) ADM 6/15/382ADM 6/155.3.1740/41 - 12.1.1741/42CaptainEdward Herbert (d.1752) ADM 6/15/392BWAS-1714

23 Commissioned Officers

25.1.1725/26 - 1729First LieutenantMathew Davis (d.1729)† ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 19.12.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Griffith (d.1752) ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/134.3.1725/26 - 19.12.1726Second LieutenantJohn Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/13/106ADM 6/1320.12.1726 - 1.5.1732Second LieutenantWilliam Griffith (d.1752) ADM 6/14/128ADM 6/1320.12.1726 - 25.7.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Clarke ADM 6/13/128ADM 6/1326.7.1727 - 11.4.1729Third LieutenantJohn Davies ADM 6/14/3
Commission confirmed 15.10.1728
ADM 6/14
2.5.1732 - 9.7.1733First LieutenantRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 6/14/106ADM 6/142.5.1732 - 23.5.1732Second LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/14/106ADM 6/142.5.1732 - 24.1.1733/34Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Pocock (d.bef.1735) ADM 6/14/106ADM 6/1424.5.1732 - 22.11.1733Second LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/14/108ADM 6/1428.7.1738 - 25.11.1738First LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 25.11.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAndrew Jelfe (d.1765) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 17.7.1740First LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 17.7.1740Second LieutenantPhilip Toms ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1525.6.1739 - 27.8.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRandyll Vane (d.1740) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/1518.7.1740 - 5.8.1740First LieutenantPhilip Toms ADM 6/15/312ADM 6/1522.12.1740 - 30.1.1740/41Second LieutenantJames Beranger (1720-1744) ADM 6/15/363ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 22.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Medley (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1524.2.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Hill (d.1742) ADM 6/15/390ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 11.5.1741Second LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.1742) ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/1512.5.1741 - 2.12.1741First LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.1742) ADM 6/15/416ADM 6/1512.5.1741 - 12.12.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Dennis (d.c.1746) ADM 6/16/416ADM 6/153.12.1741 - 11.7.1742First LieutenantRichard Farish ADM 6/16/281
Commission confirmed 22.3.1743/44
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer

2.5.1732 - 4.6.1734Volunteer-per-orderJohn Harrison (c.1720-1791) ADM 6/14/106ADM 6/14

Service History

13.11.1722Completed at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £7561.1.5dBWAS-1714
1727In the Straits, then to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1728Returned home in the AutumnBWAS-1714
1732Commissioned for the Africa coastBWAS-1714
7.1733Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1734Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1734Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3771.7.0dBWAS-1714
1738Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
25.11.1738Paid offBWAS-1714
1739Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
1740Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
8.1740Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
12.1740Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5250.6.11dBWAS-1714
7.1741Operations against Santiago
12.1.1741/42Wrecked off TortugaBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive

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