Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1721BWAS-1714
First Commissioned25.1.1725/26BWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sunk as Breakwater14.12.1745BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 0"Imperial Feet40.8432 
Length of Keel109' 8"Imperial Feet33.2458 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen750 1794Tons BM 


1726Broadside 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

13 Commanding Officers

25.1.1725/26 - 30.3.1726Captain Nicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/13/96BWAS-171431.3.1726 - 10.8.1727Captain George Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/13/109BWAS-171411.8.1727 - 24.10.1728Captain George Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/13/149ADM 6/13bef.9.4.1729 - 14.9.1731Captain Thomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 106/807/194ADM 10628.4.1738 - 13.6.1739Captain Edmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/15/111ADM 6/1514.6.1739 - 5.12.1739Captain John Wynnell (c.1674-1759) ADM 6/15/186BWAS-17145.12.1739 - 16.6.1740Captain John Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/239BWAS-171417.6.1740 - 17.7.1740Captain James Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/15/307
Commission confirmed 11.7.1740
ADM 6/15
18.7.1740 - 27.7.1740Captain Thomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/312ADM 6/1528.7.1740 - 31.7.1740Captain Peter Osborn (d.1753) ADM 6/15/316ADM 6/151.8.1740 - 26.9.1740Captain William Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/15/317ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 8.8.1742Captain Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/16/336BWAS-17149.8.1742 - 31.8.1745Captain Smith Callis (1709-1761) ADM 6/16/83BWAS-1714

22 Commissioned Officers

25.1.1725/26 - 25.1.1726/27First Lieutenant Robert Prosser (c.1674-1738) ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 25.7.1728Second Lieutenant Francis Scott ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 8.2.1728/29Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Peter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/1326.1.1726/27 - 25.7.1728First Lieutenant Francis Kirk (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/132ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 14.9.1731First Lieutenant Joshua Paine (c.1681-1748) ADM 6/13/212ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 9.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant Abraham Duncomb (d.c.1778) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 14.9.1731Second Lieutenant John Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 8.5.1731Third Lieutenant Thomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/1428.4.1738 - 18.6.1739First Lieutenant John Pritchard (d.1777) ADM 6/15/111ADM 6/1528.4.1738 - 12.10.1738Second Lieutenant Smith Callis (1709-1761) ADM 6/15/111ADM 6/1528.4.1738 - 12.10.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edmund Williams (d.1741) ADM 6/15/111ADM 6/1513.10.1738 - 5.6.1740Second Lieutenant Edmund Williams (d.1741) ADM 6/15/163
Commission confirmed 20.3.1738/39
ADM 6/15
13.10.1738 - 8.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms David Aytone (c.1722-1747) ADM 6/15/161
Commission confirmed 9.3.1738/39
ADM 6/15
22.6.1739 - 19.9.1742First Lieutenant William Thomas ADM 6/16/190ADM 6/159.3.1739/40 - 5.6.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edmund Beavor (c.1702-1745) ADM 6/15/309
Commission confirmed 15.7.1740
ADM 6/15
6.6.1740 - 26.9.1740Second Lieutenant Edmund Beavor (c.1702-1745) ADM 6/15/309
Commission confirmed 15.7.1740
ADM 6/15
6.6.1740 - 26.9.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Walsh ADM 6/15/310
Commission confirmed 15.7.1740
ADM 6/15
27.9.1740 - 9.10.1740Second Lieutenant Thomas Walsh ADM 6/15/338ADM 6/1527.9.1740 - 25.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Southwell ADM 6/15/338ADM 6/1526.5.1741 - 9.8.1742Second Lieutenant Richard Southwell ADM 6/16/421ADM 6/1526.10.1742 - 31.8.1745First Lieutenant John Goodall (c.1719-1746) ADM 6/16/111ADM 6/162.8.1743 - 21.2.1744/45Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Benjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/17/162
Commission confirmed 11.10.1746
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer

27.7.1738 - 12.9.1739Master's Mate Peter Rawlings (c.1712-?) ADM 107/3/427ADM 107/3

Service History

1726Commissioned for Wager's fleet in the BalticBWAS-1714
9.3.1725/26Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1727With Wager's fleet in the StraitsBWAS-1714
1728Fitted as a guard shipBWAS-1714
1728Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1729Prepared for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1730Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714
14.9.1731Paid offADM 33
5.1732Started a small repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
6.1732Completed small repair at a cost of £1,850.10.2dBWAS-1714
1738Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1739In Home watersBWAS-1714
3.1739/40With Haddock's fleet in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1740With Norris's fleet until 1740/09BWAS-1714
1741With Norris's fleetBWAS-1714
1742Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
18.2.1742/43At La GuayraBWAS-1714
16.4.1744At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
24.4.1744At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
4.6.1745Took the Sloop Mediator (10)

Paid off

ADM 33

Sunk as a breakwater at Sheerness


Notes on Ship

Brian Lavery in the Ship of the Line Vol 1, gives an ordered date of 1720/03/27


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