Nominal Guns66BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Cumberland' (1739) (80)
Keel Laid Down6.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Cumberland' (1748) (66)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel127' 8"Imperial Feet38.7171 
Breadth45' 5"Imperial Feet13.7414 
Depth in Hold18' 7"Imperial Feet5.5086 
Burthen1,400 6794Tons BM 


10.1748Broadside Weight = 713 Imperial Pound ( 323.3455 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1748540 BWAS-1714
11.1748140as a guardshipBWAS-1714

11 Commanding Officers

29.11.1748 - 13.6.1749CaptainRichard Haddock (d.1749)† ADM 6/17/414ADM 6/1712.1.1749/50 - 5.12.1751CaptainThe Hon. William Montague (1720-1757) ADM 6/17/508BWAS-17145.12.1751 - 23.7.1752CaptainJames Osborn (d.1754) ADM 6/18/18BWAS-171423.7.1752 - 17.11.1752CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/18/41BWAS-171416.1.1753 - 28.3.1754CaptainThomas Andrews (d.1756) ADM 6/18/53BWAS-171428.3.1754 - 4.7.1755CaptainGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/18/95ADM 6/184.7.1755 - 2.3.1758CaptainJohn Harrison (c.1720-1791) ADM 6/19/132
Issued by Charles Watson (1714-1757)
Commission confirmed 29.1.1760
2.3.1758 - 7.6.1758Acting CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1724-1766) ADM 6/19/93
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 6.9.1759
29.3.1758 - 7.6.1758Acting CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800)ref:10111.10.1758 - 2.11.1760CaptainRobert Kirk (c.1731-1798) ADM 6/19/412
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 24.5.1762
2.11.1760 - 25.3.1761CaptainJohn Stukley Somerset (d.1805)BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

4.7.1755 - 1757Rear-Admiral of the WhiteGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers

1.12.1748 - 19.8.1749Third LieutenantDavid Pryce (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1729.7.1752 - 23.4.1753Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Martin ADM 6/18/41ADM 6/18

Service History

25.5.1749Sailed to Sheerness as GuardshipBWAS-1714
1752Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
17.11.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham ADM 6/18
1.1753Recommissioned as guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
8.5.1754Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1754Arrived in the East IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1.1756Capture of Geriah
14.2.1756Present at the capture of GeriahBWAS-1714
7.3.1757Expedition against Chandernagore
29.4.1758Battle of Cuddalore
3.8.1758Battle of Negapatam
10.9.1759Battle of Pondicherry
25.3.1761Paid offADM 51


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Wednesday 8th of August 2018 20:55

The dagger indicates death. He died while in command.

Posted by Colorado Ocean on Wednesday 8th of August 2018 20:09

What does the symbol after the 1749 death date of Capt. Richard Haddock (first commander of the Cumberland) above refer to? Still sorting the Haddock mariners. . .

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