Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Prince' (1698) (90)
Keel Laid Down10.11.1743BWAS-1714
First Commissioned28.1.1755BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship Class1694 Programme 90-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up16.6.1775BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck168' 7"Imperial Feet51.209 
Length of Keel136' 10"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Breadth48' 0"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Depth in Hold20' 2"Imperial Feet6.1468 
Burthen1,676 8894Tons BM 


1.1755Broadside 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

10 Commanding Officers

28.1.1755 - 25.11.1755CaptainCharles Saunders (1713-1775) ADM 6/18/125BWAS-171425.11.1755 - 12.5.1756CaptainJohn Campbell (1719-1790) ADM 6/18/215BWAS-171419.5.1756 - 4.6.1756CaptainElliott Smith (d.1774) ADM 6/18/267BWAS-17144.6.1756 - 30.6.1756CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/276BWAS-171430.6.1756 - 3.10.1756CaptainRobert Swanton (d.1765) ADM 6/18/288ADM 6/183.10.1756 - 29.11.1756CaptainAlexander Arthur Hood (1726-1814) ADM 6/18/536
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781), English Channel - British Isles
Commission confirmed 6.9.1758
ADM 6/18
12.3.1757 - 19.4.1757CaptainJohn Barker (c.1706-1776) ADM 3/18/369ADM 6/1819.4.1757 - 13.6.1758CaptainClark Gayton (1712-1787) ADM 6/18/387ADM 6/1813.6.1758 - 24.12.1761CaptainJoseph Peyton (1725-1804) ADM 6/19/155
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Commission confirmed 8.4.1760
18.2.1762 - 25.1.1763CaptainBenjamin Marlow (d.1795) ADM 6/19/387BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

5.1757 - 1759Admiral of the BlueHenry Osborne (1694-1771)BWAS-17141759Vice-Admiral of the BlueThomas Brodrick (1704-1769)BWAS-1714

2 Warrant Officers

1751 - 31.7.1751PurserBenjamin Graydon (d.1761) ADM 6/18/9ADM 6/181779 - 26.3.1779CarpenterAlexander Innes ADM 6/21/532ADM 6/21

1 Petty Officer

7.4.1759 - 20.8.1759MidshipmanHenry Duncan (1735-1814)B125

Service History

28.2.1755Completed at a first cost of £40,821.17.4d to build, plus £ for fittingBWAS-1714
20.5.1756Paid offADM 51
7.1756Fitted for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
1760With the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1761With the Western squadronBWAS-1714
25.1.1763Paid offADM 51
16.6.1775Break up completed at plymouth for £662.16.9dBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/21ADM 6/21 Commission and Warrant Book 1774 Jan.-1779 June  Archive
B125NRS Vol 020 - The Naval Miscellany Vol IJohn Knox Laughton EdBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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