Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.4.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.6.1721
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 50-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1742/43BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck134' 5"Imperial Feet40.8469 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 5"Imperial Feet10.994 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen775 8994Tons BM 


28.8.1720Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers

29.6.1721 - 18.3.1725/26CaptainBarrows Harris (d.1725/26) ADM 6/13/14BWAS-171426.7.1728 - 1.2.1731/32CaptainSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/14/212BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 27.7.1738CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (d.1751) ADM 6/15/166BWAS-171428.7.1738 - 18.11.1741CaptainJohn Oliphant (d.1743) ADM 6/15/135BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers

29.6.1721 - 18.3.1725/26First LieutenantCharles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/13/14ADM 6/1329.6.1721 - 28.10.1722Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHarcourt Masters ADM 6/13/14ADM 6/1329.10.1722 - 2.12.1724Third LieutenantWilliam Metcalfe (d.1741) ADM 6/13/120
Commission confirmed 27.9.1726
ADM 6/13
22.3.1724/25 - 18.3.1725/26Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/13/112
Commission confirmed 25.4.1726
ADM 6/13
1726 - 18.3.1725/26LieutenantPeter Warren (1703-1752)ref:56926.7.1728 - 7.2.1730/31First LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 8.2.1728/29Second LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/212ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 10.5.1731Second LieutenantAbraham Duncomb (d.c.1778) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 13.6.1732Third LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 17.6.1734First LieutenantWilliam Ellerker (d.1771) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 2.3.1734/35Second LieutenantJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1418.6.1734 - 5.12.1734First LieutenantGeorge Beale ADM 6/14/191ADM 6/146.12.1734 - 27.7.1738First LieutenantJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/15/205
Commission confirmed 3.3.1734/35
ADM 6/14
6.12.1734 - 4.5.1735Second LieutenantEdmund Beavor (d.1745) ADM 6/14/205
Commission confirmed 3.3.1734/35
ADM 6/14
27.5.1737 - 27.7.1738Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Parry (d.1742) ADM 6/15/69ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 18.11.1741First LieutenantMathew Fortescue (d.1748) ADM 6/15/135ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 16.9.1740Second LieutenantFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 6/15/135ADM 6/1528.7.1738 - 2.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Gage (d.1743) ADM 6/15/135ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 9.11.1741Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Bassett (d.c.1749) ADM 6/15/409ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer

30.6.1721 - 1721Midshipman ExtraRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/13/15ADM 6/13

Service History

1721Completed at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8435.0.6dBWAS-1714
7.1721Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1725/26Charnock reports the Falkland as lost with all hands?B051
18.3.1726Paid offADM 51
6.1726Began great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1727Completed great repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8240.19.4dBWAS-1714
1728fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1114.15.9dBWAS-1714
11.1728Commissioned as a guard ship at PortsmouthB051
1732fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1735Sailed for NewfoundlandB051
1737Returned homeB051
1739Sailed to the MediterraneanB051
18.11.1741Paid offADM 51
15.11.1742Ordered to be broken upB051
3.1742/43Break up completed at PortsmouthB051


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ref:569Biografisch Portaal van Nederland Web Site
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IVJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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