Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down16.10.1740BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.5.1744BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 64-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up12.1771BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel125' 3"Imperial Feet38.103 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold18' 11"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,284 6294Tons BM 


31.5.1744Broadside Weight = 704 Imperial Pound ( 319.264 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741480Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

23.5.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751) ADM 6/16/310BWAS-171420.2.1744/45 - 7.3.1746/47Captain Thomas Coates (1712-1767) ADM 6/16/444BWAS-17147.3.1746/47 - 11.7.1747Captain Justinian Nutt (c.1704-1758) ADM 6/17/205ADM 6/1711.7.1747 - 9.8.1748Captain Thomas Coates (1712-1767) ADM 6/17/244ADM 6/194.2.1755 - 15.6.1756Captain Thomas Stanhope (c.1718-1770) Transfered ADM 6/18/128BWAS-17145.6.1756 - 16.1.1761Captain William Langdon (1711-1785)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

1745 - 10.1745Vice-Admiral of the White William Martin (c.1696-1756) Transfered ADM 107/2/251BWAS-17149.1755 - 1756Rear-Admiral of the Blue Francis Holburne (1704-1771) ADM 107/3/53BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

10.7.1744 - 19.11.1744Second Lieutenant James Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 6/16/337ADM 6/1620.11.1744 - 21.2.1744/45First Lieutenant James Burcher (c.1716-1747) Transfered ADM 6/16/389ADM 6/162.11.1745 - 9.8.1748First Lieutenant John Hinxman (c.1711-c.1764) ADM 6/17/15ADM 6/1720.3.1746/47 - 1.9.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Brydges ADM 6/17/209ADM 6/1723.12.1747 - 9.8.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Seward ADM 6/17/301ADM 6/17

Service History

20.6.1744Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £30397.1.3dBWAS-1714
19.12.1745Took the Ship Le Duc de Chartres (32)
2.2.1747Took the Frigate La Bellone (30) off Cape ClearBWAS-1714
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
9.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
4.1752Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1754Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9753.11.4dBWAS-1714
11.5.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.7.1756Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
21.10.1757Forrest's Action

Paid off

12.1771Breakup completed for £774.9.9d at PlymouthBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.4.1755-4.11.1755Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) 

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