Ossory -> 1716 Princess -> 1728 Princess Royal

Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned22.11.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1763BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 7 ½"Imperial Feet49.3903 
Length of Keel132' 6"Imperial Feet40.2384 
Breadth47' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet14.3447 
Depth in Hold18' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,570 2494Tons BM 


11.1742Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

6 Ship Commanders

22.11.1742 - 15.1.1743/44Captain Christopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/16/118BWAS-171416.1.1743/44 - 22.5.1744CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751) Transfered ADM 6/16/260ADM 6/166.6.1744 - 17.2.1746/47Captain John St Loe (d.1757) ADM 6/16/317BWAS-171417.10.1755 - 15.6.1756Captain Richard Collins (d.1779) ADM 6/18/202BWAS-171415.6.1756 - 18.10.1758Captain Edward Barber (d.1762) Transfered ADM 6/18/279BWAS-171418.10.1758 - 15.1.1763Captain John Falkingham (d.1777) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-1714

21 Commissioned Officers

23.11.1742 - 9.10.1743First Lieutenant Patrick O'Hara (c.1710-1774) ADM 6/16/118ADM 6/1623.11.1742 - 12.1.1743/44Second Lieutenant Robert Watkins (d.1746) ADM 6/16/118ADM 6/1623.11.1742 - 11.2.1742/43Third Lieutenant Alexander Bruce (d.1748) Transfered ADM 6/16/118ADM 6/1623.11.1742 - 11.2.1742/43Fifth Lieutenant Henry Prettie (1708-1768) Transfered ADM 6/16/118ADM 6/168.2.1742/43 - 12.1.1743/44Third Lieutenant Philip Manning Columbine (d.1746) Transfered ADM 6/16/149ADM 6/164.4.1743 - 12.1.1743/44Fifth Lieutenant Edward Keller (d.1750) ADM 6/16/165ADM 6/1624.8.1743 - 12.1.1743/44Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Rankin (c.1701-?) ADM 6/16/212ADM 6/1613.1.1743/44 - 2.2.1743/44First Lieutenant Robert Watkins (d.1746) Transfered ADM 6/16/258ADM 6/1613.1.1743/44 - 17.2.1746/47Second Lieutenant John Rankin (c.1701-?) ADM 6/16/258ADM 6/1613.1.1743/44 - 6.11.1744Third Lieutenant John Daniel (d.1746) ADM 6/16/258ADM 6/1613.1.1743/44 - 23.1.1743/44Acting Fourth Lieutenant Edward Keller (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/16/258ADM 6/1612.6.1744 - 17.2.1746/47First Lieutenant Thomas Ruffin (d.1754) ADM 6/16/320ADM 6/164.8.1744 - 18.12.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Young (c.1717-?) Transfered ADM 6/16/350ADM 6/167.11.1744 - 17.2.1745/46Acting Fourth Lieutenant Robert Cuningham (d.1747) ADM 6/16/381ADM 6/1612.1.1744/45 - 21.2.1745/46Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Samuel Tilley (c.1718-?) ADM 6/16/422ADM 6/164.1.1745/46 - 17.2.1745/46Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Woodburn ADM 6/17/82
Issued by Isaac Townsend (1684-1765), North America
ADM 6/17
18.2.1745/46 - 6.5.1746Third Lieutenant Robert Cuningham (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/17/65ADM 6/1718.2.1745/46 - 19.5.1746Acting Fourth Lieutenant Charles Gugelman (c.1704-1760) ADM 6/17/65ADM 6/1722.2.1745/46 - 17.2.1746/47Fifth Lieutenant Samuel Tilley (c.1718-?) ADM 6/17/67ADM 6/1722.2.1745/46 - 17.2.1746/47Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Smith ADM 6/17/67ADM 6/1720.5.1746 - 17.2.1746/47Acting Fourth Lieutenant Frederick Booth (d.1751) ADM 6/17/107ADM 6/18

3 Warrant Officers

1727 - 6.9.1727Carpenter John Cook (d.bef.1730/31) ADM 6/13/159ADM 6/131744 - 19.7.1744Purser Lancelot Burton (d.bef.1750) ADM 6/16/345ADM 6/161761Carpenter John Towsonref:1618

10 Crewmen

1754 - 16.12.1756Not Rated James Bishop Transfered ADM 36/4799/11ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Not Rated Hugh Mordy ADM 36/4799/12ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Not Rated John Anderson ADM 36/4799/12ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Not Rated John Chewitt Transfered ADM 36/4799/11ADM 361757 - 13.5.1757Not Rated John Quinn ADM 36/4799/12ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Unknown Hanburg Price Transfered ADM 36/4799/12ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Unknown Thomas Gibbons Transfered ADM 36/4799/12ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Unknown Patrick Mathews ADM 36/4799/12ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Unknown Peter Patterson Transfered ADM 36/4799/11ADM 361757 - 12.5.1757Unknown Richard Flanningan ADM 36/4799/11ADM 36

Service History

2.1.1715/16Renamed PrincessBWAS-1714
12.1721Started a great repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.1724/25Completed Great Repair at a cost of £20,333.16.8dBWAS-1714
26.7.1728Renamed Princess RoyalBWAS-1714
6.1735Started a small repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.1735Completed small repair at a cost of £3,207.17.4dBWAS-1714

Commissioned for Home Waters

1745Lisbon ConvoyBWAS-1714
10.1755Commissioned as guard ship for the NoreBWAS-1714
14.10.1763Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
11.1763Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714


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