Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down23.7.1716BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.4.1721B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 80-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1.1.1749/50B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck156' 8"Imperial Feet47.5524 
Length of Keel127' 4"Imperial Feet38.7134 
Breadth43' 9"Imperial Feet13.1826 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,296 3894Tons BM 


23.5.1719Broadside Weight = 656 Imperial Pound ( 297.496 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706520Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

10.4.1721 - 26.4.1728CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/13/9BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 3.4.1736CaptainFrancis Percy (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/155BWAS-171428.2.1739/40 - 26.9.1740CaptainChristopher Parker (c.1682-1765) ADM 6/15/250BWAS-171427.9.1740 - 18.3.1743/44CaptainJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/15/336BWAS-171419.3.1743/44 - 11.1.1744/45CaptainGeorge Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/17/63
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 13.2.1745/46
12.1.1744/45 - 30.4.1745CaptainThe Hon. William Farmer (c.1722-1758) ADM 6/17/54
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 4.2.1744/45
ADM 6/17
9.3.1744/45 - 26.11.1745CaptainCharles Wager Purvis (c.1714-1772) ADM 6/17/42
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 10.1.1745/46

1 Flag Officer

1726Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-1714

28 Commissioned Officers

10.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26First LieutenantJohn Browning ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/1310.4.1721 - 31.1.1725/26Second LieutenantWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Third LieutenantThomas Wilcocks (d.1741) ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Wye ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 1.2.1725/26Third LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 31.1.1725/26Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727First LieutenantWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 26.4.1728Second LieutenantWilliam Elford ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 17.11.1727Third LieutenantCurtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - bef.23.6.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Boulton (d.1727) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/1324.6.1727 - 18.11.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 12.6.1728First LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/14/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 25.7.1728Third LieutenantGeorge Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
18.11.1727 - 1.4.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/202
Commission confirmed 26.4.1728
ADM 6/13
23.11.1733 - 1.1.1733/34First LieutenantRichard Smith ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/142.1.1733/34 - 30.1.1733/34First LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/14/159ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.4.1736First LieutenantFrancis Percival ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 3.4.1736Second LieutenantWilliam Clarke ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/148.2.1733/34 - 3.4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Philpott ADM 6/15/163ADM 6/144.3.1739/40 - 11.4.1742First LieutenantPatrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/16/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Second LieutenantCrosby Westfield ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 9.4.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Goodwin (c.1709-1741) ADM 6/15/254ADM 6/1510.4.1740 - bef.1.8.1741Third LieutenantJames Goodwin (c.1709-1741) ADM 6/16/273ADM 6/1512.4.1742 - 30.3.1743Third LieutenantWilliam Bulley (d.1746) ADM 6/16/45ADM 6/1631.5.1743 - 1.1.1744/45Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsBenjamin Wells ADM 6/16/485
Commission confirmed 29.5.1745
ADM 6/16
3.6.1743 - 18.3.1743/44First LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/17/15
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 30.10.1745
ADM 6/17
22.1.1744/45 - 26.11.1745Third LieutenantSwift Brackley (1712-?) ADM 6/17/27
Commission confirmed 25.11.1745
ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

1740 - 1.5.1740MasterJohn Cock ADM 6/15/285ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer

11.2.1721/22 - 20.4.1722MidshipmanRobert Shorting (d.1734) ADM 107/3/121ADM107/3

2 Crewmen

12.1721 - 3.4.1724VolunteerJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44)ODNB1735 - 3.4.1736Captain's ServantHenry Parr (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/510ADM107/3

Service History

5.6.1719Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £17488.13.8dBWAS-1714
1720Fitted at Chatham DY for the Straits, but did not proceedBWAS-1714
1721First commissioned as guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1722Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1723Guardship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
1724Guardship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
1725Guardship at BlackstakesBWAS-1714
1725Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1726In the BalticBWAS-1714
1726Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714

Paid off

1733Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1734Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714

Paid off early in the year

10.1737Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1739Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £18088.1.1dBWAS-1714
10.10.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1740/41Present at the Caragena operationsBWAS-1714
1742Returned home early in the yearBWAS-1714
1743Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.2.1742/43Battle of Toulon
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Sailed home to pay off

16.1.1747/48Order to be investigated as ot the feasability of her being reduced to a 66-gun shipBWAS-1714
5.9.1749Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
1.1.1749/50Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 6th of February 2016 17:48

For October 1726 - We received the following news from Sir Charles Wager; From on board his Majesty's ship the Torbay, under the Island of Hanno on the coast of Sweden,, Oct. 4, O.S. Sir Charles Wager with the squadron of his Majesty's ships under his command sailed from the Bay of Revel the 20th past, the wind and weather being fair; but the wind shifted the following night, and we have had a variety of bad wind and weather ever since; however we have made a shift to beat down thus far, with very little damage to any of the ships. We put in here last night, the wind blowing hard westerly and we shall soon proceed to Copenhagen, and thence for England

Posted by Brian on Monday 30th of June 2014 04:25

The London Gazette
Publication date:11 March 1726
Admiralty Office, March 14
His Majesty's ship Torbay, Captain Nicholas Haddock Commander, sailed the 7th inst. from Spithead, with the Pool fire-ship and several vessels with ordnance and victualing stores for Gibraltar.

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