Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned20.10.1708B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerB028
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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 Ship Commanders

20.10.1708 - 22.5.1710Captain Thomas Mathews (1676-1750) ADM 6/9/190BWAS-160323.5.1710 - 23.1.1710/11Captain Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) Transfered ADM 6/11/46ADM 6/1126.7.1715 - 15.7.1717Captain Nicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-160328.7.1738 - 23.6.1739CaptainSir Roger Butler (Baronet ) (d.c.1741) Transfered ADM 6/15/134BWAS-160324.6.1739 - 11.10.1740Captain Thomas Cooper (d.1760) Transfered ADM 6/15/248
Confirmed 13.2.1739/40
12.10.1740 - 4.11.1740Captain Edward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/15/350ADM 6/154.11.1740 - 12.5.1741Captain George Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/15/357ADM 6/1513.5.1741 - 17.8.1742Captain Charles Long (c.1711-1761) ADM 6/15/417BWAS-160323.11.1744 - 26.2.1746/47Lieutenant James Master (d.bef.1746/47)† ADM 6/16/390ADM 6/1626.2.1746/47 - 19.5.1748Lieutenant Alexander Blyth (c.1708-c.1751) ADM 6/17/204ADM 6/17

15 Commissioned Officers

20.10.1708 - 17.7.1709First Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/9/190ADM 6/920.10.1708 - 6.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant Chichester Cole Transfered ADM 6/9/190ADM 6/931.3.1709 - 12.2.1712/13Second Lieutenant Robert Gregory (d.1726) ADM 6/10/50ADM 6/1018.7.1709 - 26.7.1715First Lieutenant Timothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/10/76ADM 6/1012.2.1712/13 - 26.7.1715Second Lieutenant Henry Burges ADM 6/11/244ADM 6/1127.7.1715 - 15.7.1717First Lieutenant Thomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 2.7.1716Second Lieutenant Jeremiah Catlyne ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/123.7.1716 - 15.7.1717Second Lieutenant Christopher Pocklington (d.1766) ADM 6/12/94ADM 6/1228.7.1738 - 11.6.1739First Lieutenant Edward Guy (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 3.3.1739/40Second Lieutenant George Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 9.3.1738/39Third Lieutenant Charles Knowler (d.1789) ADM 6/15/134ADM 6/1530.9.1740 - 1.2.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Cosby (c.1719-1753) Transfered ADM 6/15/340ADM 6/152.2.1740/41 - 28.5.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Graham (d.1742) ADM 6/15/376ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 22.1.1741/42First Lieutenant Stephen Pollington (c.1709-?) Transfered ADM 6/16/410ADM 6/1518.9.1742 - 21.9.1742Acting Lieutenant Robert Farmar (c.1715-c.1758) ADM 107/3/482ADM 107/3

Service History


Commissioned for New England

24.2.1708/9Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) La Winchelsea (32)
14.5.1709Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) La Gloire (38) BWAS-1603
17.6.1709Took the Privateer Le 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 - Chatham BWAS-1603
11.1719Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6907.10.3dBWAS-1603
12.1731Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
2.1732Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1719.3.10dBWAS-1603
10.1734Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
12.1734Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 - Chatham BWAS-1603
8.1743Refitted as a Hospital Ship
8.1743Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3010.14.0dBWAS-1603
21.2.1744/45Took the Flûte L'Elephant (16)

Break up completed at Portsmouth



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