Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Ramillies' (1703) (96)
Keel Laid Down1743/02/22BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Designed byElias WaffeBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas PoddBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck168' 0 ½"Imperial Feet51.2191 
Length of Keel137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Breadth48' 1"Imperial Feet14.6336 
Depth in Hold20' 2"Imperial Feet6.1468 
Burthen1,685 7994Tons BM 


1755/02Broadside Weight = 842 Imperial Pound ( 381.847 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Commanding Officers

1755/02 - 1755/02/05CaptainFrancis HolburneBWAS-17141755/05 - 1756CaptainPhilip DurellBWAS-17141756 - 1757CaptainArthur GardinerBWAS-17141757/08 - 1758CaptainJames HobbsBWAS-17141758 - 1760/02/15CaptainWittewronge TaylorBWAS-1714

Flag Officers

1755/09 - 1756Vice-Admiral of the WhiteThomas SmithBWAS-17141755/09/28 - 1756/07Vice-Admiral of the RedThe Hon. John ByngODNB1757/08 - 1758Admiral of the BlueSir Edward HawkeBWAS-17141758/11Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles SaundersBWAS-17141758/11 - 1759Admiral of the BlueSir Edward HawkeBWAS-1714

Petty Officers

1756MidshipmanRichard Rodney BlighODNB1756 - 1757MidshipmanWilliam BabbADM 106

Service History

1749/02/08Relaunched at Portsmouth Dockyard at a rebuild cost of £33.685.1.0dBWAS-1714
1756/04/06Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Suffered no casualties at the Battle of MinorcaBWAS-1714
1756/05/20Battle of Minorca
1760/02/15Wrecked on Bolt Head, c.700 people drowned including the captain, there were 26 survivorsBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 106 ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document

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