Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Ramillies' (1703)
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 Deck26British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Flag Officers

1755/091756Vice-Admiral of the WhiteThomas SmithBWAS-1714
1755/09/281756/07Vice-Admiral of the RedJohn ByngODNB
1757/081758Admiral of the BlueSir Edward HawkeBWAS-1714
1758/111758/11Rear-Admiral of the WhiteCharles SaundersBWAS-1714
1758/111759Admiral of the BlueSir Edward HawkeBWAS-1714


1755/021755/02/05CaptainFrancis HolburneBWAS-1714
1755/051756CaptainPhilip DurellBWAS-1714
17561757CaptainArthur GardinerBWAS-1714
1757/081758CaptainJames HobbsBWAS-1714
17581760/02/15CaptainWittewronge TaylorBWAS-1714

Petty Officers

17561756MidshipmanRichard Rodney BlighODNB

Service History

DateEvent Source
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
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