Nominal Guns20BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down24.10.1721BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1.1726/27BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship Class1719 Establishment 20-GunnerBWAS-1714
Constructor John Ward (d.1752)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck106' 1"Imperial Feet32.313 
Length of Keel87' 10"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen375 594Tons BM 


1.5.1724Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719140Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

12.1.1726/27 - 15.3.1727/28Captain Daniel Morris (d.1728): on board from 1.2.1726/27 ADM 6/13/130BWAS-171415.3.1727/28 - 11.7.1728Captain Daniel Morris (d.1728)† ADM 6/13/199ADM 6/1312.7.1728 - 11.10.1728Captain George Anson (1697-1762): on board from 13.7.1728ADM 5111.10.1728 - 17.7.1730Captain George Anson (1697-1762) ADM 6/14/2BWAS-171419.9.1730 - 4.3.1730/31Captain Samuel Cockayne (d.1746) ADM 6/14/59ADM 6/145.3.1730/31 - 3.7.1733Captain George Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/14/152
Commission confirmed 4.9.1733
31.12.1733 - 25.1.1735/36Captain Aubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41) ADM 6/15/159BWAS-171414.2.1737/38 - 25.5.1741Captain Charles Watson (1714-1757): on board from 16.2.1737/38 ADM 6/15/94BWAS-171417.5.1741 - 3.4.1743Captain Henry Godsalve (c.1713-1765) ADM 6/16/425
Issued by Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.1.1744/45
4.4.1743 - 5.8.1743Captain Thomas Grenville (1719-1747) ADM 6/16/201ADM 6/16

7 Commissioned Officers

12.1.1726/27 - 10.1.1727/28Lieutenant Nathaniel Cooper (c.1667-?) ADM 6/13/130ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 17.7.1730Lieutenant Griffith Dearing (c.1696-c.1739) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1319.9.1730 - 2.1.1732/33Lieutenant James Fielding (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/59ADM 6/142.1.1732/33 - 3.7.1733Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (d.1742) ADM 6/14/149
Commission confirmed 10.7.1733
ADM 6/14
14.3.1737/38 - 1.5.1740Lieutenant George Stepney (d.1753) ADM 6/16/100ADM 6/152.5.1740 - 24.10.1740Lieutenant Thomas Grenville (1719-1747) ADM 6/16/17
Commission confirmed 23.2.1741/42
ADM 6/16
24.10.1740 - 5.8.1743Lieutenant Nicholas Cooper (d.1750) ADM 6/16/204ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer

28.8.1734 - 25.1.1735/36Master's Mate Benjamin Ferrand (c.1713-c.1743) ADM 107/3/300ADM 107/3

1 Crewman

4.1743 - 11.1743Captain's Servant Samuel Hood (1724-1816) ADM 107/3/53ODNB

Service History

1.5.1724building at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2952.11.6dBWAS-1714
1727In the BalticBWAS-1714
1728Sailed to South CarolinaBWAS-1714
1730Returned homeBWAS-1714
17.7.1730Paid offADM 51
1731Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714

Paid off

9.1733Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1733Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1326.18.5dBWAS-1714
1734Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
25.1.1735/36Paid offADM 51
2.1736Began great repair at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.1736Completed great repair at a cost of £3171.3.1dBWAS-1714
2.1738Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1739In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1740In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.8.1743Paid offADM 51
27.9.1744Sold at Sheerness for £1,003BWAS-1714


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