Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.7.1718BWAS-1603
First Commissioned15.3.1721/22BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-GunnerBWAS-1603
Constructor Richard StaceyBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Sunk as Breakwater9.1749BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 5"Imperial Feet40.8469 
Length of Keel109' 8"Imperial Feet33.2458 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen756 094Tons BM 


15.8.1721Broadside 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
1719280Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders

15.3.1721/22 - 31.10.1722Captain Coningsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/13/31BWAS-16031.11.1722 - 31.12.1722Captain Tyrwit Cyley (d.1751) ADM 6/13/45ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 31.12.1726Captain Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/13/96BWAS-16034.1.1727/28 - 1.12.1729Captain Henry Fowkes (d.1729)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/13/183BWAS-160331.12.1729 - 30.6.1730Captain Edward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/14/55
Confirmed 10.7.1730
23.2.1737/38 - 23.2.1738/39Captain Philip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/15/96BWAS-160324.2.1738/39 - 1.12.1741Captain Edmund Strange (d.1756) Transfered ADM 6/15/186
Confirmed 13.6.1739
2.12.1741 - 31.3.1743CaptainThe Hon. George Townshend (1716-1769) ADM 6/15/486BWAS-16031.4.1744 - 31.8.1744Captain Richard Hughes (1708-1779)BWAS-160318.8.1744 - 2.1.1745/46Captain James Young (1717-1789) Transfered ADM 6/17/221
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.5.1747
2.1.1745/46 - 13.6.1746CaptainThe Hon. William Farmer (c.1722-1758) ADM 6/17/53
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 4.2.1745/46
ADM 6/17
13.6.1746 - 15.1.1747/48Captain Abel Smith (1714-1756) ADM 6/17/116BWAS-1603

24 Commissioned Officers

15.3.1721/22 - 31.12.1722First Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 17.7.1722Second Lieutenant Arthur Trevor (d.1744) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1315.3.1721/22 - 31.12.1722Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Smith (d.1756) ADM 6/13/31ADM 6/1318.7.1722 - 24.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant William Griffith (d.1752) Transfered ADM 6/13/42ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 15.1.1726/27First Lieutenant James Robinson (d.c.1730) Transfered ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 15.1.1726/27Second Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 20.12.1726Third Lieutenant John Wingate (d.1760) ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1320.12.1726 - 19.6.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/13/128ADM 6/1316.1.1726/27 - 3.1.1727/28First Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/13/131ADM 6/1316.1.1726/27 - 15.1.1727/28Second Lieutenant Edward Norris ADM 6/13/131ADM 6/1319.6.1727 - 16.1.1727/28Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Colby (c.1701-1771) Transfered ADM 6/13/148ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 30.6.1730First Lieutenant Edward Norris ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 30.6.1730Second Lieutenant Charles Colby (c.1701-1771) ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1316.1.1727/28 - 30.6.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Dovey ADM 6/14/188ADM 6/1323.2.1737/38 - 14.4.1738First Lieutenant Bradwarden Thompson (d.1756) Transfered ADM 6/15/96ADM 6/1523.2.1737/38Second Lieutenant James Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/96ADM 6/1524.2.1737/38 - 23.4.1738First Lieutenant James Macky (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/186
Confirmed 13.6.1739
ADM 6/15
24.4.1738 - 23.6.1739First Lieutenant Edward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/16/109ADM 6/154.3.1739/40 - 11.3.1741/42Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Penhallow Cuming (c.1715-?) ADM 6/16/256ADM 6/1512.3.1741/42 - 18.9.1744Second Lieutenant Penhallow Cuming (c.1715-?) ADM 6/16/27ADM 6/1627.3.1742 - 3.10.1745Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Thompson ADM 6/16/27ADM 6/1618.9.1744 - 15.1.1747/48Second Lieutenant John Bruce ADM 6/17/327
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.3.1747/48
ADM 6/17
3.10.1745 - 8.6.1746Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Atkins (d.1769) ADM 6/17/67ADM 6/179.6.1746 - 15.1.1747/48Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Skyes (d.1752) ADM 6/17/114ADM 6/17

4 Petty Officers

26.6.1728 - 16.10.1730Midshipman Ordinary George Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) Transfered ADM 107/3/307ADM 107/316.9.1738 - 4.10.1739Master's Mate James Goodwin (c.1709-1741) ADM 107/3/347ADM 107/323.1.1741/42 - 11.3.1742/43Midshipman Thomas Burnett (1724-1783) Transferedref:89825.3.1743 - 20.8.1744Midshipman Thomas Burnett (1724-1783)ref:898

2 Crewmen

3.1720/21 - 12.1721Volunteer James Cornewall (1698-1743/44)ODNB20.2.1737/38 - 9.7.1739Able Seaman Francis Davis (c.1720-1770) Transfered ADM 107/3/455ADM 107/3

Service History

1721Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7347.0.4dBWAS-1603
1722Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
31.12.1722Paid offADM 51
1726In the BalticBWAS-1603
1727In the BalticBWAS-1603

The captain, Thomas Whitney, and the 1st and 2nd lieutenants had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
1728Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603
6.1730Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
30.6.1730Paid offADM 51
12.1730Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2655.4.7dBWAS-1603
5.1734Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
7.1734Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1000.19.8dBWAS-1603
1738Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
7.1739Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
4.1740refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
5.1740Off AfricaBWAS-1603
1741Off AfricaBWAS-1603
1742Sailed with a convoy to TurkeyBWAS-1603
3.1742/43Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
6.1743Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6089.11.4dBWAS-1603
2.1746Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
4.1746Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3979.14.1dBWAS-1603

Paid off at Deptford Dockyard

ADM 51
29.3.1749Ordered to be fitted as a breakwater by the Navy BoardBWAS-1603
28.5.1749Sailed form Woolwich to SheernessBWAS-1603
9.1749Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1603
15.9.1761Navy board order her raised and broken upBWAS-1603
5.1762Raised and broken upBWAS-1603


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