Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down28.9.1738BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 3"Imperial Feet40.8454 
Length of Keel108' 8"Imperial Feet32.9438 
Breadth38' 7"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen860 4494Tons BM 


27.1.1741/42Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1755Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733300Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

20.2.1741/42 - 17.8.1744CaptainRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/16/16BWAS-171418.8.1744 - 1.10.1745CaptainArthur Scott (d.1756) ADM 6/17/85BWAS-17141.10.1745 - 6.2.1745/46CaptainGiles Richard Vanbrugh (d.1745/46)† ADM 6/17/327
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 3.3.1747/48
7.2.1746/47 - 14.3.1746/47CaptainMatthew Barton (1716-1795) ADM 6/17/252
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 27.7.1747
ADM 6/17
14.3.1746/47 - 6.11.1748CaptainJohn Bowdler (c.1709-1754) ADM 3/17/408
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 18.11.1748
ADM 6/17
21.5.1755 - 4.6.1756CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/168BWAS-17144.6.1756 - 10.4.1759CaptainThomas Saumarez (1720-1766) ADM 6/18/276BWAS-171410.4.1759 - 14.5.1761CaptainJames Webb (d.1761)† ADM 6/19/55BWAS-171415.5.1761 - 4.4.1764CaptainThomas Graves (1725-1802) ADM 6/19/315BWAS-171421.2.1769 - 8.1.1771CaptainGeorge Gayton (1724-1797) ADM 6/20/228BWAS-171431.1.1774 - 7.9.1774CaptainArchibald Dickson (c.1739-1803) ADM 6/21/12BWAS-17147.9.1774 - 28.7.1777CaptainWilliam Judd (c.1737-1783) ADM 6/21/47BWAS-17147.9.1777 - 13.5.1778CaptainCharles Holmes Everitt ADM 6/21/408
Issued by Clark Gayton (1712-1787), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 18.5.1778
ADM 6/21
13.5.1778 - 20.5.1778CaptainFarmery Epworth (c.1738-1804) ADM 6/21/404ADM 6/21

2 Flag Officers

14.2.1769 - 19.2.1771CommodoreJohn Byron (1723-1786) ADM 6/20/227BWAS-171431.1.1774 - 20.5.1778Rear-Admiral of the WhiteClark Gayton (1712-1787)BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

13.9.1756 - 6.11.1756Third LieutenantChristopher Raper (c.1722-?) ADM 6/18/308ADM 6/186.11.1756 - 30.4.1759Second LieutenantChristopher Raper (c.1722-?) ADM 6/18/319ADM 6/1831.1.1774 - 11.11.1776Second LieutenantThomas Cadogan (d.1782) ADM 6/21/12ADM 6/211776 - 14.2.1776Acting LieutenantFrancis L'MontaisNDARIV

1 Petty Officer

8.1.1756 - 3.7.1756Master's MateWilliam Locker (1731-1800)ODNB

Service History

2.1742Commissioned for the Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
16.5.1742Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £19977.16.10dBWAS-1714
1743In the SoundingsBWAS-1714
9.1743Off PortugalBWAS-1714
1744In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.1748Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.11.1748Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
9.1750Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £8357.8.0dBWAS-1714
2.1754Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1754Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £507.7.6dBWAS-1714
16.6.1756Left for the Mediterranean carrying orders for the supersession of the Admiral Byng and Rear-Admiral West.TRN3
3.7.1756Arrived at GibraltarTRN3
9.7.1756Left Gibraltar carrying Admiral The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) as a prisonerTRN3
26.7.1756Arrived at SpitheadTRN3
14.5.1757l'Aquilon vs Antelope
24.5.1757Took the Privateer L'Heureuse Union
3.11.1757Antelope vs Le Moras
3.11.1757Took the Privateer Le Moras (22)
11.4.1758Took the Privateer La Marguerite
31.10.1758Antelope vs Belliqueux
31.10.1758Took the Ship of the Line Le Belliqueux (64)
1759Blockade of Dunkirk 1759
10.5.1759Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
26.7.1759Took the Privateer Le Hobereau Mandal, Norway
5.4.1760Took the Privateer La Villegenie (12) off the LizardBG
5.6.1762Sailed with a Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1714
29.11.1762Rescued the crew of the sinking Marlborough (80) in the North AtlanticTRN3
15.5.1763Sailed for fishery protection dutyBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1768Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
3.1769Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £12372.8.10dBWAS-1714
4.6.1769Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
17.5.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714

Paid off

7.1773Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1773Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1292.16.4dBWAS-1714
4.5.1774Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.1778Sailed for homeBWAS-1714
20.5.1778Paid offADM 51
30.10.1783Sold at Woolwich for £530BWAS-1714


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