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HBMS Victory (1737)

Page history last edited by Cy 15 years, 4 months ago


Victory, 100 Guns



Nationality British
Ordered 1727/03/21 B057
Laid Down 1733/09/11 B057
Launched 1737/02/23 B057
Shipyard Portsmouth DY B057
Designer Joseph Allin B057
Master Shipbuilder Joseph Allin B057
Rate First Rate  
Type Ship of the Line  
Out Service 1744/10/05 B057
Fate Wrecked B057


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 174' 9" Imperial Feet 53.26
Length of Keel 141' 7" Imperial Feet 43.15
Breadth 50' 6" Imperial Feet 15.39
Depth in Hold 20' 6" Imperial Feet 6.25
Burthen 1,92056/94 Tons BM  


1740 B057 Broadside Weight = 1140
Lower Gun Deck 28 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck 28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck 12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 4 British 6-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1740 850 Establishment B057


Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1740/06/24 1740/07/22 Admiral of the Fleet John Norris  
1744/06/01 1744/10/05 Admiral of the White John Balchen B057
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1740 1740/08 Post Captain Thomas Whitney B057
1740/08 1740/12 Post Captain Richard Lestock B057
1741/12 1744/10/05 Post Captain Robert Faulkner B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1740/07/16 Damaged in collision with the Lion, carrying away her head and bowsprit  
1740/08 Returned to Portsmouth B057
1740/08 Completed at a cost of £38,239.2.1d plus £12,652.14.2d for fitting as a flagship B057
1744/02/17 In the Downs  
1744/05/23 Sent into Portsmouth Dockyard for caulking prior to being sent to the Mediterranean  
1744/07/28 Sailed to relieve French blockade of Lisbon  
1744/09/14 Sailed form Cape Spartel bound for home  
1744/10/05 Wrecked on the casquets (off Alderney) with the loss of all hands B057
2008/05 Wreck discovered in the Channel, 60+ miles from the casquets?  


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
No Actions Listed


Notes on Ship
Odyssey Marine Explorations Initial Search Documentaion, including site plans and photographs


Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
001 The Navy in the War of 1739-48 H. W. Richmond

Last Updated :2009/02/03 at 19:10:28 by Cy

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