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Britannia

10
Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.3.1677/78BWAS-1714
Launched8.1682BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Constructor
Robert LeeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1681-1698
BWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1715BWAS-1714
Becomes
British First Rate ship of the line 'Britannia' (1719) (100) 1719-1750
British 100 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck167' 5"Imperial Feet50.9035 
Length of Keel146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,739Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck167' 5"Imperial Feet50.9035 
Length of Keel136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold17' 2 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,620 7994Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 834.5 Imperial Pound ( 378.4463 kg)B065
Gun Deck28 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck22 British Saker

1703Broadside Weight = 848 Imperial Pound ( 384.568 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse2 British 6-Pounder

1964Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703780EstablishmentBWAS-1714

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.3.1690/91 - 2.12.1695Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
BWAS-1714
24.12.1695 - 6.5.1696Captain
George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1703
ADM 6/3/107
ADM 6/3
24.12.1695 - 6.5.1696Second Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
ADM 6/3/105
BWAS-1714
6.5.1696 - 26.10.1697Captain
William BokenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1703
ADM 6/4/49
Confirmed 28.10.1696
ADM 6/4
13.1.1701/2 - 19.1.1701/2Second Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
ADM 6/6/130
ADM 6/6
20.1.1701/2 - 29.5.1702Captain
John LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1712
Transfered ADM 6/6/135
BWAS-1714
30.1.1701/2 - 11.5.1702Second Captain
William BokenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1703
Transfered ADM 6/7/4
ADM 6/7
16.5.1702 - 26.5.1702Second Captain
Thomas FowlisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1703
ADM 6/7/36
ADM 6/7
4.1.1702/3 - 21.7.1703Captain
Thomas FowlisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1703
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/7/70
ADM 6/7
16.8.1703 - 10.12.1704Captain
Henry HaughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1686-1704
ADM 6/8/11
ADM 6/8
11.12.1704 - 12.1.1704/5Captain
James StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1705
ADM 6/8/118
ADM 6/8
13.1.1704/5 - 22.2.1704/5Captain
John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
ADM 6/8/135
BWAS-1714
22.2.1704/5 - 20.8.1705Captain
Charles CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
Transfered ADM 6/8/150
ADM 6/8
21.8.1705 - 16.8.1706Second Captain
Edmund LoadesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 0021-1707
ADM 6/8/242
Confirmed 16.3.1705/6
ADM 6/8
17.9.1706 - 14.10.1706Second Captain
Samuel WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1805
Transfered ADM 6/9/24
Confirmed 6.11.1706
ADM 6/9
10.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1707Second Captain
Stephen MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
ADM 6/9/39
ADM 6/9

6 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1691Admiral of the Blue
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
SPD-1690-1
1692 - 1693Admiral of the Blue
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
BWAS-1714
2.1696 - 10.1697Admiral of the Blue
Lord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1695
BWAS-1714
5.1697 - 1697Admiral of the Fleet
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
ODNB
1.1702 - 26.5.1702Admiral of the Blue
Lord Edward Russell (1st Earl of Orford)British
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702
BWAS-1714
2.1705 - 8.1707Admiral of the Blue
Sir Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
BWAS-1714

58 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.12.1695 - 3.5.1696First Lieutenant
John MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
Transfered ADM 6/3/105
ADM 6/3
24.12.1695 - 6.8.1696Second Lieutenant
Charles StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1724
ADM 6/3/105
ADM 6/3
24.12.1695 - 3.6.1696Third Lieutenant
Christopher CoulseaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1698
ADM 6/3/105
ADM 6/3
16.1.1695/96 - 5.12.1697Fifth Lieutenant
William GethingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1699
ADM 6/3/117
ADM 6/3
7.5.1696 - 5.12.1697Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Rupert BillingsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1716
ADM 6/4/40
Confirmed 23.10.1696
ADM 6/4
4.6.1696 - 5.12.1697Third Lieutenant
Ralph BarrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1701
ADM 6/4/52
Confirmed 10.12.1696
ADM 6/4
25.1.1696/97 - 13.9.1697First Lieutenant
Hercules MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
Transfered ADM 6/4/66
ADM 6/4
16.1.1701/2 - 9.2.1701/2Third Lieutenant
Matthew TateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1711
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 1.3.1701/2Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Richard CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1716
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
20.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2First Lieutenant
John WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
ADM 6/6/135
ADM 6/6
20.1.1701/2 - 1.3.1701/2Second Lieutenant
Samuel MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
ADM 6/6/135
ADM 6/6
3.2.1701/2 - 23.8.1702Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Jonas HanwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1711
ADM 6/7/5
ADM 6/7
10.2.1701/2 - 23.8.1702Third Lieutenant
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1739
ADM 6/7/8
ADM 6/7
2.3.1701/2 - 6.7.1702First Lieutenant
Matthew TateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1711
ADM 6/7/14
ADM 6/7
2.3.1701/2 - 23.8.1702Second Lieutenant
Richard CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1716
ADM 6/7/14
ADM 6/7
11.7.1702 - 23.8.1702Fifth Lieutenant
John CastleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1674-1706
ADM 6/7/45
ADM 6/7
24.8.1702 - 14.10.1702First Lieutenant
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1739
Transfered ADM 6/7/51
ADM 6/7
24.8.1702 - 5.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant
Jonas HanwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1711
ADM 6/7/51
ADM 6/7
24.8.1702 - 25.9.1702Third Lieutenant
Beaumont RaymondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/51
ADM 6/7
24.8.1702 - 20.10.1702Acting Fourth Lieutenant
John CastleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1674-1706
Transfered ADM 6/7/51
ADM 6/7
24.8.1702 - 12.9.1702Fifth Lieutenant
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
Transfered ADM 6/7/50
ADM 6/7
17.11.1702 - 5.1.1702/3First Lieutenant
John ChilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1689-1722
ADM 6/7/60
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 11.3.1702/3First Lieutenant
Edward WindsorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 31.3.1703Second Lieutenant
John ChilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1689-1722
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 7.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant
Jonas HanwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1711
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 20.1.1702/3Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Beaumont RaymondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 10.1.1702/3Fifth Lieutenant
Charles StukelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1715
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
11.1.1702/3 - 30.3.1703Fifth Lieutenant
Michael SansomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1708
ADM 6/7/75
ADM 6/7
25.1.1702/3 - 31.3.1703Third Lieutenant
John BlinkherneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
ADM 6/7/82
ADM 6/7
31.3.1703 - 9.4.1703Fifth Lieutenant
Thomas CanningeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1711
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
1.4.1703 - 6.4.1703First Lieutenant
John ChilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1689-1722
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
1.4.1703 - 9.4.1703Second Lieutenant
John TrehearneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1705
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
1.4.1703 - 2.4.1703Third Lieutenant
Charles StukelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1715
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
1.4.1703 - 3.4.1703Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Michael SansomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1708
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
3.4.1703 - 9.1.1703/4Third Lieutenant
Michael SansomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1708
ADM 6/7/117
ADM 6/7
10.4.1703 - 16.1.1703/4First Lieutenant
John TrehearneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1705
ADM 6/7/118
ADM 6/7
10.4.1703 - 8.7.1703Second Lieutenant
Charles StukelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1715
ADM 6/7/117
ADM 6/7
10.4.1703 - 17.12.1704Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas CanningeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1711
ADM 6/7/118
ADM 6/7
10.4.1703 - 24.9.1703Fifth Lieutenant
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1737
Transfered ADM 6/7/118
ADM 6/7
9.7.1703 - 20.4.1704Second Lieutenant
Francis VaughanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/8/4
ADM 6/8
18.12.1704 - 26.12.1704Second Lieutenant
Daniel ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1706
ADM 6/8/123
ADM 6/8
18.12.1704 - 26.12.1704Third Lieutenant
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
ADM 6/8/123
ADM 6/8
18.12.1704 - 27.12.1704Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
ADM 6/8/123
ADM 6/8
27.12.1704 - 23.12.1705First Lieutenant
Daniel ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1706
ADM 6/8/128
ADM 6/8
27.12.1704 - 13.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
ADM 6/8/128
ADM 6/8
27.12.1704 - 14.1.1705/6Third Lieutenant
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
ADM 6/8/128
ADM 6/8
27.12.1704 - 9.10.1705Acting Fourth Lieutenant
John HagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/8/128
ADM 6/8
27.12.1704 - 14.1.1705/6Fifth Lieutenant
James GunmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1736
ADM 6/8/128
ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 - 24.9.1706First Lieutenant
James GunmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1736
ADM 6/8/222
ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 - 8.1.1706/7Second Lieutenant
William DavenportBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1707
ADM 6/8/222
ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 - 8.1.1706/7Third Lieutenant
Lewis BillingsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1707
ADM 6/8/222
ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 - 8.1.1706/7Acting Fourth Lieutenant
William HouldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1685-1723
ADM 6/8/222
ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 - 9.1.1706/7Fifth Lieutenant
William OckmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1715
ADM 6/8/221
ADM 6/8
9.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1707First Lieutenant
John MichellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1711
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9
9.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1707Second Lieutenant
Robert RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1726
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9
9.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1707Third Lieutenant
John GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1717
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9
9.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1707Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Nicholas EatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1727
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9
10.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1707Fifth Lieutenant
Charles JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1711
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1692Master
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
ODNB

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1691 - 19.1.1691/92Midshipman
Abraham AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1701
ADM 107/1/26
ADM 107/1
2.1693 - 25.11.1693Midshipman
William ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1676-1715
ADM 107/1/46
ADM 107/1
18.6.1693 - 23.9.1693Volunteer-per-order
Charles van AckrnDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1694
ADM 107/1/67
ADM 107/1
15.7.1703 - 13.9.1703Volunteer-per-order
George ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1702-1742
Transfered ADM 107/2/40
ODNB

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
25.12.1691 - 10.10.1692Able Seaman
Daniel FredenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1698
ADM 107/1/18
ADM 107/1
10.8.1693 - 27.10.1693Able Seaman
Philip SimpkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1700
ADM 107/1/69
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1682Launched and immediately laid UpBWAS-1714
1684Refitted at Chatham at a cost of £2,315 for the hull and £2,138 for stores and riggingBWAS-1714
1691Started to be girdledBWAS-1714
2.1691CommissionedBWAS-1714
1692Girdling completedBWAS-1714
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1694In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1695In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.12.1697

Paid off

ADM 33
1700Started a major repairBWAS-1714
1701Completed major repairBWAS-1714
1.1702RecommissionedBWAS-1714
26.5.1702

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1705In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.5.1705Cloudisley Shovell raised his flag at Portsmouth
7.8.1707

Paid off

ADM 33
1709Laid upBWAS-1714

 

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