Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1723BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.5.1731
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 0"Imperial Feet49.9872 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 2"Imperial Feet14.3329 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,566 8994Tons BM 


5.1731Broadside 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

9 Commanding Officers

19.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1757) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-17142.1.1731/32 - 17.4.1732CaptainEdward Falkingham (d.1757) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1418.4.1732 - 14.4.1734CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) ADM 6/14/105BWAS-171415.4.1734 - 4.1736CaptainJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/14/182BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 8.1739First CaptainThomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/15/183BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 13.4.1740Second CaptainSamuel Faulknor (d.1744) ADM 6/15/184BWAS-17141742 - 11.2.1743/44CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44)BWAS-17143.1741/42 - 1742CaptainSamuel Cornish (1715-1770)BWAS-171423.2.1743/44 - 10.1744CaptainWilliam Dilke (d.1756)BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers

10.7.1731 - 1731Admiral of the BlueSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)BWAS-17141734 - 4.1736Rear-AdmiralNicholas Haddock (1686-1746)BWAS-171412.6.1739 - 13.4.1740Admiral of the FleetSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-17143.1741/42 - 8.1744Vice-AdmiralThomas Mathews (1676-1750)BWAS-1714

27 Commissioned Officers

19.5.1731 - 1.1.1731/32Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 13.6.1732Third LieutenantHenry Cornwall ADM 6/14/76ADM 6/1425.5.1731 - 13.6.1732Fourth LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/80ADM 6/142.1.1731/32 - 27.6.1732Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 27.6.1732Third LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732First LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732Second LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 21.8.1732Third LieutenantGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1428.6.1732 - 20.5.1733Sixth Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Hay ADM 6/14/116ADM 6/1422.8.1732 - 8.5.1733First LieutenantJames Compton (d.1746) ADM 6/14/119ADM 6/149.5.1733 - 22.2.1733/34First LieutenantGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/14/44ADM 6/149.5.1733 - 22.2.1733/34Second LieutenantThomas Fox (d.1763) ADM 6/14/144ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736First LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736Third LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736Fourth LieutenantFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 4.1736Fifth LieutenantWilliam Campbell (d.1755) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 26.2.1733/34Sixth Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsSebastian Bishop (d.1746) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 4.1736Sixth Lieutenant & Lt. at ArmsSheldrake Laton (d.1776) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1412.6.1739 - 1739Third LieutenantLord George Graham (1715-1746/47) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 3.7.1739Fourth LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1512.6.1739 - 3.7.1739Fifth LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 29.2.1739/40First LieutenantEdward Guy (d.1741) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 29.2.1739/40Second LieutenantJohn Strutt ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/154.7.1739 - 2.3.1738/39Fifth LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/194ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 13.4.1740Second LieutenantAlexander Michell (d.1763) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 13.4.1740Third LieutenantThomas Lake (d.1750) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/153.3.1739/40 - 13.4.1740Fifth LieutenantMerrick de l'Angle (d.1753) ADM 6/15/253ADM 6/15

1 Warrant Officer

1733 - 26.7.1733MasterRichard Jenkins ADM 6/14/150ADM 6/14

4 Petty Officers

23.6.1731 - 26.2.1731/32MidshipmanJeremiah Skinner ADM 107/3/209ADM107/324.11.1734 - 8.12.1734MidshipmanRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/311.3.1742/43 - 25.3.1743SupernumeraryThomas Burnett (1724-1783)ref:8981747 - 12.4.1749MidshipmanJames Alms (1728-1791)ODNB

3 Crewmen

17.4.1732 - 3.7.1732Able SeamanEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM107/32.5.1734 - 28.4.1736Ordinary SeamanFrancis Davis (c.1720-?) ADM 107/3/455ADM107/31740Able SeamanJames Alms (1728-1791)ODNB

Service History

25.9.1729Completed for ordinary, first cost was £29,103.5.3d including fitting.BWAS-1714
1.1731Reduced to guardshipBWAS-1714
5.1731Commissioned as flagship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1733Underwent repairs for 'damage received by lightning'BWAS-1714
1735With Norris' fleet in the TagusBWAS-1714
4.1736Paid offBWAS-1714

Fitted as a flagship at Chatham at a cost of £3,226.14.3d

7.1739Recommissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
1742Fitted as a flagshipBWAS-1714
16.4.1742Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.5.1742Arrived at GibraltarBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
10.1744Sailed for home and paid offBWAS-1714
12.2.1744/45Order to be cut down to a 2-deck 74-gun third rateBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Lost 8 killed and 12 wounded at the [Battle of Cape Sicie|Battle of Toulon], Captain [John Russell] died of his wounds.


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15 ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ref:898 The Mid-eighteenth century navy from the perspective of captain Thomas Burnett and his peersAnne Byrne McLeodThesis
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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