Nominal Guns40BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Anglesea' (1694) (50)
Keel Laid Down1.1720BWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth - Devon BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 40-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater6.1742BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Length of Keel101' 8"Imperial Feet30.988 
Breadth33' 4"Imperial Feet10.0923 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen600 8194Tons BM 


19.5.1725Broadside Weight = 180 Imperial Pound ( 81.63 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719190Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

12.5.1727 - 4.7.1727Captain Humphrey Orme (d.1751) ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/134.7.1727 - 26.12.1727Captain Samuel Chadwick (c.1675-1727)† ADM 6/13/145BWAS-171428.2.1727/28 - 30.12.1729Captain Edward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/14/197BWAS-171431.12.1729 - 30.9.1730Captain William Douglas (d.1741) ADM 6/14/58
Commission confirmed 10.9.1730
9.12.1737 - 8.10.1741Captain Henry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/15/86BWAS-1714

14 Commissioned Officers

16.5.1727 - 6.9.1727First Lieutenant George Rawlings ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/1316.5.1727 - 6.9.1727Second Lieutenant Leonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/1316.5.1727 - 6.9.1727Third Lieutenant Thomas Wyse (d.1730) ADM 6/13/143ADM 6/137.9.1727 - 28.5.1730First Lieutenant Leonard Bellamy (d.bef.1746) ADM 6/14/156ADM 6/137.9.1727 - c.28.5.1730Second Lieutenant Thomas Wyse (d.1730) ADM 6/14/156ADM 6/137.9.1727 - 10.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/13/156ADM 6/1313.1.1727/28 - 28.5.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Alexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1329.5.1730 - 30.9.1730First Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/14/58
Commission confirmed 10.9.1730
ADM 6/14
9.12.1737 - 5.12.1739First Lieutenant William Hay ADM 6/16/86ADM 6/159.12.1737 - 21.9.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Philip Carteret (d.1748) ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/1522.9.1740 - 20.9.1741Second Lieutenant Philip Carteret (d.1748) ADM 6/15/459ADM 6/1522.9.1740 - 25.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Francis Stewart ADM 6/16/333ADM 6/1527.7.1741 - 30.9.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Bloss (d.1750) ADM 6/15/440ADM 6/1521.9.1741 - 8.10.1741First Lieutenant Philip Carteret (d.1748) ADM 6/16/459ADM 6/15

1 Petty Officer

19.1.1737/38 - 16.3.1737/38Midshipman Ordinary George Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 107/3/327ADM 107/3

Service History

19.5.1725building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8075.19.0dBWAS-1714
1728Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1714

Home and paid off

ADM 51
3.1730/31Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1731Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1783.16.1dBWAS-1714
2.1737Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
1738To the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.1738Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2488.17.0dBWAS-1714
1739In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1741Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena

Returned home and paid off

ADM 51

Moved from Woolwich to Sheerness


Sunk at Sheerness



DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies Edward Vernon (1684-1757) 

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