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 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 (d.1766) ADM 6/19/93
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
Commission confirmed 6.9.1759
29.3.1758 - 7.6.1758Acting CaptainWilliam Brereton (1728-1800)ref:10111.10.1758 - 2.11.1760CaptainRobert Kirk (d.1798) ADM 6/19/412
Issued by George Pocock (1705/6-1792), East Indies
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

3 Commissioned Officers

1.12.1748 - 19.8.1749Third LieutenantDavid Pryce ADM 6/17/415ADM 6/1729.7.1752 - 23.4.1753Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Martin (d.1766) ADM 6/18/41ADM 6/184.1758 - 5.1758LieutenantJames Bulteele (d.1764)ADM 106

Service History

25.5.1749Sailed to Sheerness as GuardshipBWAS-1714
1752Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
17.11.1752Paid off at Chatham Dockyard 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
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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