Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1.1740/41BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.6.1743BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1760BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel125' 9"Imperial Feet38.1091 
Breadth43' 9"Imperial Feet13.1826 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,280 2694Tons BM 


13.6.1743Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1756Broadside Weight = 504 Imperial Pound ( 228.564 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement
22.11.1748140As a guardshipBWAS-1714

7 Ship Commanders

14.6.1743 - 2.8.1745Captain Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781) Transfered ADM 6/16/188ODNB29.11.1745 - 31.12.1747Captain Thomas Sturton (d.1754) Transfered ADM 6/17/171
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 8.11.1746
18.3.1747/48 - 29.7.1748Captain James Douglas (1703-1787) ADM 6/17/334BWAS-17141.12.1748 - 14.11.1752Captain Hugh Bonfoy (c.1715-1762) ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1716.1.1753 - 16.5.1753Captain Charles Catford (d.1756) Transfered ADM 6/18/53BWAS-171430.6.1756 - 29.9.1758Captain Robert Hughes (c.1716-1774) Transfered ADM 6/18/287BWAS-171429.9.1758 - 5.8.1760Captain William Harman (c.1719-1766) ADM 6/18/541BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers

14.6.1743 - 28.3.1745First Lieutenant John Lloyd (d.1778) ADM 6/16/188ADM 6/1618.3.1743/44 - 7.7.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Williams Jun. (d.bef.1752) Transfered ADM 6/17/1
Confirmed 19.9.1745
ADM 6/17
29.3.1745 - 2.8.1745First Lieutenant William Long (c.1704-1778) Transfered ADM 6/17/26
Confirmed 23.11.1745
ADM 6/17
28.3.1746 - 2.9.1747Third Lieutenant John Faulknor (d.c.1749) Transfered ADM 6/17/169
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.11.1746
ADM 6/17

Service History

26.7.1743Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £27146.0.11dBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
29.7.1748Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
12.1748Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
14.11.1752Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 6/18
1756Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate
6.1756Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.1756Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8774.7.7dBWAS-1714
9.12.1756Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.4.1757Action of April 5 1757
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
28.2.1758Took the Ship of the Line L'Orphee (64) BWAS-1714
12.11.1758Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1759At MartiniqueBWAS-1714
16.1.1759Attack on Martinique
20.1.1759Capture of Guadeloupe
2.1759At GuadelopeBWAS-1714

Paid off

9.1760Broken up at Chatham for £962.18.10dBWAS-1714


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