Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned26.8.1745BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard HeatherBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Burnt to avoid capture28.4.1758BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 7 ½"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Breadth32' 1"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen500 9294Tons BM 


17.8.1745Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers

26.8.1745 - 9.4.1746CaptainJohn Hill (c.1722-1773) ADM 6/16/534BWAS-171410.4.1746 - 11.9.1747CaptainRichard Howe (1725/26-1799) ADM 6/17/86ODNB22.6.1747 - 12.10.1749CaptainMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 6/17/239BWAS-171412.10.1749 - 4.6.1755CaptainMatthew Whitwell (c.1720-1789) ADM 6/17/499BWAS-171411.2.1756 - 21.6.1756CaptainRobert Haldane (d.1761) ADM 6/18/235BWAS-171421.6.1756 - 4.3.1758CaptainEdmund Townley (c.1714-1759) ADM 6/18/283BWAS-17144.3.1758 - 28.4.1758CaptainJohn Stanton (c.1713-1796)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

27.8.1745 - 31.3.1746LieutenantDoulben Hughes ADM 6/16/536ADM 6/161.4.1746 - 4.6.1755LieutenantThomas Pemble (c.1724-c.1785) ADM 6/17/82ADM 6/17

Service History

8.1745Commissioned for the Flemish coast and the DownsBWAS-1714
17.8.1745building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £4108.10.0dBWAS-1714
28.8.1745Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.10.1745Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3247.4.9dBWAS-1714
23.2.1745/46Took the Privateer La Charité
10.1747Took the Snow Le Hornet (10)
6.11.1747Took the Privateer La Reine
11.1.1747/48Took the Privateer Le Tigre
27.1.1747/48Took the Privateer Le Jean Joseph
5.1749Sailed for the Mediterranean and on to VirginiaBWAS-1714
1750At VirginiaBWAS-1714
11.1750Sheathed in VirginiaBWAS-1714
6.1755Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1755Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1756Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8379.11.9dBWAS-1714
28.4.1758Burnt to avoid capture by the French off Fort St David, MadrasBWAS-1714


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