Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Edinburgh' (1703) (64)
Keel Laid Down31.7.1717BWAS-1714
First Commissioned22.4.1723BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Richard BurchettBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1741BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,119 2994Tons BM 


30.6.1721Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

22.4.1723 - 1.9.1727Captain Richard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/13/54BWAS-171419.5.1731 - 14.6.1732CaptainSir Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-171415.6.1732 - 14.2.1732/33Captain Philip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/14/112BWAS-171415.2.1732/33 - 7.5.1734Captain William Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/14/134BWAS-17147.5.1734 - 17.4.1738Captain Arthur Davis (d.1743) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-171418.4.1738 - 30.5.1740Captain Alexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/15/108BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1733 - 1735Rear-Admiral of the WhiteThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41)BWAS-1714

17 Commissioned Officers

22.4.1723 - 1.9.1727First Lieutenant Luke Richardson (d.1739) ADM 6/13/54ADM 6/1322.4.1723 - 3.5.1723Second Lieutenant John Dumaresque (c.1692-1763) ADM 6/13/54ADM 6/134.5.1723 - 1.9.1727Second Lieutenant Edward Dodd (d.1763) ADM 6/14/56ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 1.9.1727Third Lieutenant Edward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1327.1.1725/26 - 1.9.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/13/98ADM 6/1319.5.1731 - 14.2.1732/33First Lieutenant Richard Wilson (d.c.1735) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 14.2.1732/33Second Lieutenant George Tocketts ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 13.6.1732Third Lieutenant Edward Chaloner (1689-1766) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1429.5.1731 - 14.1.1731/32Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781) ADM 6/14/77DB01514.6.1732 - 15.2.1732/33Third Lieutenant Edward Chaloner (1689-1766) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 1.3.1732/33Fourth Lieutenant James Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 27.7.1738First Lieutenant Thomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 27.7.1738Second Lieutenant Thomas Lake (d.1750): on board from 13.3.1732/33 ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 14.3.1737/38Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Alexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1415.3.1737/38 - 23.3.1737/38Third Lieutenant Sandys Longden (c.1701-bef.1740/41) ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/1524.3.1737/38 - 11.4.1739Third Lieutenant Leonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/15/103ADM 6/152.4.1739 - 30.5.1740Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Ruffin (d.1754) ADM 6/15/284
Commission confirmed 1.5.1740
ADM 6/15

5 Petty Officers

23.6.1723 - 28.1.1725/26Midshipman William Carter (d.c.1741) ADM 107/3/158ADM 107/38.7.1731 - 1.3.1731/32Master's Mate Richard Mansell ADM 107/3/209ADM 107/314.2.1732/33 - 7.4.1733Midshipman Denbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/321ADM 107/315.5.1733 - 23.3.1733/34Midshipman Stuart Powell (c.1686-?) ADM 107/3/239ADM 107/328.4.1738 - 3.7.1740Midshipman George Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM 107/3

6 Crewmen

2.3.1731/32 - 6.3.1731/32Able Seaman Richard Mansell ADM 107/3/209ADM 107/320.9.1732 - 24.3.1732/33Able Seaman George Breholt (c.1711-bef.1735) ADM 107/3/225ADM 107/38.4.1733 - 12.10.1733Able Seaman Denbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/321ADM 107/35.7.1733 - 19.12.1733Able Seaman John Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM 107/33.7.1738 - 8.5.1740Able Seaman John Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM 107/329.7.1738 - 30.5.1740Able Seaman James Puddicombe (c.1719-?) ADM 107/4/186ADM 107/4

Service History

1721Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £15579.8.1dBWAS-1714
1723Guard ship at BlakestakesBWAS-1714
1724Guard ship at BlakestakesBWAS-1714
1725Guard ship at BlakestakesBWAS-1714
1726In the BalticBWAS-1714
1727In the BalticBWAS-1714
1.9.1727Paid offADM 51
1731fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1942.12.8dBWAS-1714
12.1731Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1732Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
5.1732Guard ship at BlakestakesBWAS-1714
5.1732Ordered for Channel service and sent to the NoreBWAS-1714
8.1732Reduced to a guard shipBWAS-1714
1735In home watersBWAS-1714
1736Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1737Guard ship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1738Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

19.9.1740Ordered to be rebuiltBWAS-1714


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