Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned20.10.1708
ShipyardChatham Dockyard B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up20.2.1749/50B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen703 6394Tons BM 


18.10.1708Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1742Broadside Weight = 252 Imperial Pound ( 114.282 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

20.10.1708 - 22.5.1710CaptainThomas Mathews (1676-1750) ADM 6/9/190BWAS-160323.5.1710 - 23.1.1710/11CaptainCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/11/46ADM 6/1126.7.1715 - 15.7.1717CaptainNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-160328.7.1738 - 23.6.1739CaptainSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/15/134BWAS-160324.6.1739 - 11.10.1740CaptainThomas Cooper (d.1760) ADM 6/15/248
Commission confirmed 13.2.1739/40
12.10.1740 - 4.11.1740CaptainEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/154.11.1740 - 12.5.1741CaptainGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/15/357ADM 6/1513.5.1741 - 17.8.1742CaptainCharles Long (c.1711-1761) ADM 6/15/417BWAS-160323.11.1744 - 1745LieutenantJames Master (d.1747) ADM 6/16/390ADM 6/1626.2.1746/47 - 1747LieutenantAlexander Blyth (d.c.1753) ADM 6/17/204ADM 6/17

15 Commissioned Officers

20.10.1708 - 17.7.1709First LieutenantJames Knowles ADM 6/9/190ADM 6/920.10.1708 - 6.1.1708/9Second LieutenantChichester Cole ADM 6/9/190ADM 6/931.3.1709 - 12.2.1712/13Second LieutenantRobert Gregory (d.1726) ADM 6/10/50ADM 6/1018.7.1709 - 26.7.1715First LieutenantTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/10/76ADM 6/1012.2.1712/13 - 26.7.1715Second LieutenantHenry Burges ADM 6/11/244ADM 6/1127.7.1715 - 15.7.1717First LieutenantThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 2.7.1716Second LieutenantJeremiah Catlyne ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/123.7.1716 - 15.7.1717Second LieutenantChristopher Pocklington (d.1766) ADM 6/12/94ADM 6/1228.7.1738 - 11.6.1739First LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 3.3.1739/40Second LieutenantGeorge Grant ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 9.3.1738/39Third LieutenantCharles Knowler (d.1789) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1530.9.1740 - 1.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Cosby (c.1719-1753) ADM 6/15/340ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 28.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Graham (d.1742) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 22.1.1741/42First LieutenantStephen Pollington ADM 6/16/410ADM 6/1518.9.1742 - 21.9.1742Acting LieutenantRobert Farmar (c.1715-c.1758) ADM 107/3/482ADM107/3

Service History


Commissioned for New England

24.2.1708/9Took the Fourth Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) La Winchelsea (32)
14.5.1709Took the Fifth Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) La Gloire (38) BWAS-1603
17.6.1709Took the Privateer Bien Aimé
2.10.1710Took the Privateer L'Annapolis Royal

Sailed to The Mediterranean Sea


Sailed to the Baltic Sea

15.7.1717Paid offADM 51
10.1718Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
11.1719Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £6907.10.3dBWAS-1603
12.1731Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
2.1732Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1719.3.10dBWAS-1603
10.1734Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
12.1734Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1439.11.0dBWAS-1603



In The Mediterranean Sea

8.1742Returned homeBWAS-1603
12.1742Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate
7.1743Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
8.1743Refitted as a Hospital Ship
8.1743Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £3010.14.0dBWAS-1603
21.2.1744/45Took the Unrated Flûte L'Elephant (16)

Break up completed at Portsmouth



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