Edgar

11984
Nominal Guns70B065
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Edgar' (1702) (70)
Ordered5.12.1706BWAS-1603
Acquired31.3.1709BWAS-1603
First Commissioned18.3.1708/9B065
ShipyardBristol - England B065
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB065
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Blown Up15.10.1711B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Burthen1,120Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck149' 8"Imperial Feet45.4193 
Length of Keel122' 4"Imperial Feet37.1902 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,120 6494Tons BM 

Armament


31.3.1709Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1708/9 - 15.7.1711CaptainJoseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/10/49BWAS-160316.7.1711 - 13.9.1711CaptainGeorge Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/11/167
Commission confirmed 12.10.1711
TRN2
14.9.1711 - 15.10.1711CaptainJoseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/11/169
Commission confirmed 16.10.1711
ADM 6/11

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.7.1711 - 15.10.1711Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725)TRN2

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1708/9 - 9.2.1710/11First LieutenantTimothy Splaine ADM 6/10/46ADM 6/1018.3.1708/9 - 14.6.1709Second LieutenantJames Westcombe ADM 6/10/45ADM 6/1018.3.1708/9 - 14.6.1709Third LieutenantJohn Briscoe (d.1714) ADM 6/10/45ADM 6/1015.6.1709 - 1.2.1710/11Second LieutenantJohn Briscoe (d.1714) ADM 6/10/70ADM 6/1015.6.1709 - 1.2.1710/11Third LieutenantRobert Marsham ADM 6/10/70ADM 6/102.2.1710/11 - 26.6.1711Second LieutenantRobert Marsham ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/113.2.1710/11 - 26.6.1711Third LieutenantThomas Fanshaw ADM 6/11/104ADM 6/1110.2.1710/11 - 26.6.1711First LieutenantThomas Rue ADM 6/11/106ADM 6/1127.6.1711 - 27.7.1711First LieutenantRobert Marsham ADM 6/11/178
Commission confirmed 26.11.1711
ADM 6/11
27.6.1711 - 27.7.1711Third LieutenantCharles Garrard ADM 6/11/170
Commission confirmed 19.10.1711
ADM 6/11

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1711In the St Lawrence operationBWAS-1603
15.10.1711Accidentaly blown up at SpitheadTRN2


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
29.4.1711-9.10.1711British Fleet For North AmericaSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) 
 

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