Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down19.5.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.6.1744
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-Gunner
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn QuallettBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 6"Imperial Feet34.1503 
Length of Keel91' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet27.7432 
Breadth32' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet9.7727 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen511 3594Tons BM 


2.6.1744Broadside Weight = 90 Imperial Pound ( 40.815 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

1.1752Broadside 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

8 Commanding Officers

28.6.1744 - 9.3.1744/45CaptainSamuel Lofting (c.1696-1779) ADM 6/16/330BWAS-17149.3.1744/45 - 23.6.1748CaptainArthur Forrest (c.1716-1770)B05121.1.1751/52 - 23.9.1755CaptainThomas Saumarez (1720-1766) ADM 6/18/23BWAS-171411.2.1756 - 29.9.1756CaptainWilliam Preston (c.1717-1756)† ADM 6/18/235BWAS-171412.3.1757 - 7.8.1759CaptainWilliam Shurmur (1721-1777) ADM 6/19/73
Issued by The Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 21.6.1759
7.8.1759 - 18.2.1760CaptainFrancis Wyatt (d.1777) ADM 6/19/511
Issued by Thomas Coates (1712-1767), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 15.6.1763
ADM 6/19
18.2.1760 - 1.4.1761CaptainRobert Alexander Lambert (1732-1801) ADM 6/19/136BWAS-171410.7.1761 - 6.1763CaptainThomas Fitzherbert (1727-1794) ADM 6/19/328BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

16.2.1744/45 - 23.6.1748LieutenantJohn Ballvaird (d.1748) ADM 6/16/442ADM 6/16

1 Warrant Officer

7.11.1754 - 3.9.1755MasterThomas Tonken (c.1732-1791) ADM 107/4/352ADM 107/4

Service History

2.6.1744building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £4394.17.0dBWAS-1714
2.6.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.7.1744Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3649.6.10dBWAS-1714
14.3.1744/45Took the Privateer Chatte
5.4.1745Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora de Soledad
1746Sailed to Jamaica from Newfoundland
11.1747Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1748Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5690.1.2dBWAS-1714

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 106


11.1748Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1749Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1147.3.4dBWAS-1714
10.1751Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1752Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
3.1752Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2130.9.1dBWAS-1714
5.1752Sailed for Jamaica
1754Ordered home
10.1755Began great repairBWAS-1714
11.2.1756Sailed for Jamaica
6.1756Completed great repair at a cost of £2497.3.5dBWAS-1714
1761Cruising in home waters
24.12.1762Sailed for Jamaica
15.6.1763Ordered to be sold
10.11.1763Sold at Sheerness for £300


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 107/4ADM 107/4 1745-1757 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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