Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1744BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.4.1746BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship Class1741 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Designed byJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPhilemon EwerBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck112' 2"Imperial Feet34.1418 
Length of Keel91' 7"Imperial Feet27.9146 
Breadth32' 1 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen502 7094Tons BM 


26.4.1746Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741140Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

19.4.1746 - 23.1.1746/47CaptainWashington Shirley (1722-1778) ADM 6/17/92BWAS-171422.1.1746/47 - 9.8.1748CaptainJulian Legge (d.1762) ADM 6/17/193BWAS-171430.9.1748 - 11.9.1751CaptainSamuel Faulknor (c.1719-1759) ADM 6/17/387BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer

30.9.1748 - 11.9.1751LieutenantJohn Lendrick (c.1724-1780) ADM 6/17/387ADM 6/17

Service History

9.1744Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1714
26.4.1746Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £4158.6.0dBWAS-1714
26.4.1746Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
3.5.1746Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.8.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
7.10.1748Ordered that her quarterdeck be lengthened by 8 feetBWAS-1714
12.1748Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.9.1751Wrecked in a hurricane at Jamaica, all on board were savedBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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