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
ConstructorJohn 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 Commanding Officers

23.5.1744 - 19.2.1744/45CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751) ADM 6/16/310BWAS-171420.2.1744/45 - 7.3.1746/47CaptainThomas Coates (1712-1767) ADM 6/16/444BWAS-17147.3.1746/47 - 11.7.1747CaptainJustinian Nutt (c.1704-1757) ADM 6/17/205ADM 6/1711.7.1747 - 9.8.1748CaptainThomas Coates (1712-1767) ADM 6/17/244ADM 6/194.2.1755 - 15.6.1756CaptainThomas Stanhope (c.1718-1770) ADM 6/18/128BWAS-17145.6.1756 - 16.1.1761CaptainWilliam Langdon (1711-1785)BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

1745Vice-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756)BWAS-17149.1755 - 1756Rear-Admiral of the BlueFrancis Holburne (1704-1771)BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers

10.7.1744 - 19.11.1744Second LieutenantJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 6/16/337ADM 6/1620.11.1744 - 21.2.1744/45First LieutenantJames Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 6/16/389ADM 6/162.11.1745 - 9.8.1748First LieutenantJohn Hinxman (c.1711-c.1764) ADM 6/17/15ADM 6/1720.3.1746/47 - 1.9.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Brydges ADM 6/17/209ADM 6/1723.12.1747 - 9.8.1748Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn 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 Privateer Ship Le Duc de Chartres (32)
13.2.1746/47Took the Privateer La Bellone (36) off Cape Clear
14.10.17472nd Battle of Cape Finisterre
9.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth 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

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1755/04/271755/11/04Fleet for North AmericaThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
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 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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