Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.12.1750BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.5.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Constructor John Lock (d.1762)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 11 ½"Imperial Feet53.0479 
Length of Keel144' 4"Imperial Feet43.8935 
Breadth48' 7 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Draught Forward15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Draught Aft17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Burthen1,815 2094Tons BM 


1756Broadside 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

1793Broadside Weight = 878 Imperial Pound ( 398.173 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

11.1794Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 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 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse6 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1794738Reduced EstablishmentBWAS-1714

20 Ship Commanders

19.5.1756 - 5.6.1756Captain James Hobbs (c.1711-1770) Transfered ADM 6/18/267BWAS-171417.8.1756 - 20.8.1756Captain James Gambier (1723-1789) Transfered ADM 6/18/300ADM 6/1824.8.1756 - 11.11.1756Captain Charles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/18/303ADM 6/1811.11.1756 - 17.12.1756Captain Mathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/18/322BWAS-171417.12.1756 - 27.1.1758Captain Peter Denis (c.1713-1778) ADM 6/18/332BWAS-171427.1.1758 - 20.8.1759Captain Mathew Buckle (1716-1784): on board from 31.1.1758 ADM 6/18/478ADM 6/1820.8.1759 - 4.10.1759Captain Philip Affleck (1726-1799) ADM 6/19/95
Issued by The Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), North America
Confirmed 19.9.1759
ADM 6/19
4.10.1759 - 11.2.1762Captain Mathew Buckle (1716-1784) ADM 6/19/100ADM 6/1911.2.1762 - 24.2.1763Captain John Harrison (c.1720-1791) ADM 6/19/385BWAS-171423.10.1770 - 21.6.1771Captain Walter Griffith (1727-1779) ADM 6/20/303BWAS-171416.5.1778 - 22.3.1779Captain Mark Milbanke (1724-1805) ADM 6/21/406BWAS-171422.3.1779 - 14.4.1779Captain Philip Patton (1739-1815) Transfered ADM 6/21/528ADM 6/2114.4.1779 - 8.3.1780Captain Charles Fielding (1738-1783) ADM 6/21/540BWAS-17148.3.1780 - 18.12.1781Captain Herbert Sawyer (c.1731-1798) ADM 6/22/96BWAS-171418.12.1781 - 6.6.1783Captain Robert Fanshawe (1740-1823) ADM 6/22/386BWAS-17143.1795 - 1797Captain James Hawkins-Whitshed (1762-1849)BWAS-17143.1798 - 11.1798Captain Thomas SothebyBWAS-171411.1798 - 12.1800Captain William LukeBWAS-171412.1800 - 5.1801Captain Charles Temple Hardy (1765-1714)BWAS-17145.1801 - 28.4.1802CaptainThe Hon. Michael de Courcy (d.1824)BWAS-1714

4 Flag Officers

8.2.1758 - 10.1759Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761) TransferedBWAS-17142.1760 - 1.9.1760Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Edward Boscawen (1711-1761)W0291762 - 20.10.1762Vice-Admiral George Pocock (1705/6-1792)BWAS-171421.10.1762 - 1763Admiral George Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 107/3/406BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

9.1.1760 - 2.4.1761Acting Fourth Lieutenant Patrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/19/125ref:8499.1.1760 - 2.4.1761Fifth Lieutenant Cecil Scott (c.1734-?) ADM 6/19/125ADM 6/199.1.1760 - 2.4.1761Sixth Lieutenant John Hollingbery Mann (d.1795) ADM 6/19/125ADM 6/192.4.1761 - 1.2.1762First Lieutenant Patrick Drummond (d.1792) ADM 6/19/305ref:8492.4.1761 - 1.2.1762Second Lieutenant John Hollingbery Mann (d.1795) ADM 6/19/304ADM 6/192.4.1761 - 28.10.1761Third Lieutenant Cecil Scott (c.1734-?) Transfered ADM 6/19/305ADM 6/1930.10.1770 - 21.1.1771Sixth Lieutenant Cuthbert Baines (1743-1810) ADM 6/20/306ADM 6/202.4.1782 - 6.6.1783First Lieutenant John Lawford (1756-1842)E-WIKI

6 Warrant Officers

1761 - 6.3.1761Surgeon David Ransay Karr Transfered ADM 6/19/288ADM 6/191764 - 6.11.1764Carpenter John Parker (d.1771) Transfered ADM 6/20/57ADM 6/201779 - 21.6.1779Purser William Lance Transfered ADM 6/21/573ADM 6/217.11.1799 - 15.6.1804Carpenter William Lemon DischargedADM 29/82.3.1800 - 27.12.1800Surgeon William WalkerADM 29/824.4.1801 - 10.5.1801Master Peter Peterson (d.1815)ADM 29-1

6 Petty Officers

6.2.1758 - 3.7.1763Midshipman Philip Patton (1739-1815) ADM 107/5/288ODNB22.2.1758 - 28.5.1758Master's Mate William Coalke (c.1726-1766) ADM 36/4801/32ADM 366.4.1760 - 29.3.1761Midshipman John Woodref:84915.10.1760 - 2.2.1761Midshipman William Quarme (c.1732-1802)ref:89023.10.1760 - 23.3.1761Midshipman William Smith (c.1727-1814) Transferedref:84924.3.1761 - 1762Midshipman John Rawlings (d.1790)HCA26

4 Crewmen

22.2.1759 - 1760Captain's Servant John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)WWNH20.8.1759 - 21.9.1759Able Seaman Henry Duncan (1735-1814)B1251760 - 6.4.1760Able Seaman John Woodref:8497.4.1760 - 24.3.1761Able Seaman John Rawlings (d.1790)ref:890

Service History

27.8.1756Completed at a cost of "57,284.11.2d including fittingBWAS-1714
1757Commissioned for the Western squadronBWAS-1714
5.9.1757Raid on Rochefort
23.2.1758Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
6.6.1758The Siege of Louisbourg
26.7.1758At the surrender of Louisbourg then returned homeBWAS-1714
14.4.1759Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.8.1759Battle of Lagos Bay
23.10.1759Joined Hawke's fleetBWAS-1714
20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
1760In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1761Operations off BrestBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
5.3.1762Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Present at the start of operations against HavanaBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
13.8.1762Operations against Havana ceasedBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
11.1765Started a small repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
3.1766Completed small repair at a cost of £13,686.8.8dBWAS-1714
10.1770Recommissioned for the Falklands disputeBWAS-1714

Paid off

5.1774Started a great repair and refit at ChathamBWAS-1714
8.1778repair and refit completed at a cost of £34,052.6.2dBWAS-1714
1779In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Part of van Byland's convoyBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
1780In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
4.1780Coppered and fitted at Portsmouth at a cost of £7,634.8.11dBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
15.1.1782Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.4.1782In the Dominica channelBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1783Returned from North America to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714

Paid off

10.1783Fitted for ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
5.1786Started a middling repair at PlymouthBWAS-1714
2.1788Completed repair at a cost of £28,941.1.6dBWAS-1714
3.1795Recommissioned for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.1796Fitted at Plymouth at a cost of £5,046BWAS-1714
1797Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1714
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1798Still at LisbonBWAS-1714
9.1799Returned to England for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714

Paid off

6.1804Started process of being cut down to a third rate and refitted at ChathamBWAS-1714
5.1805Conversion completed at a cost of £21,277BWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

She ws the second ship to be given Sepping's enclosed bow when razeed in 1804/05


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