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Royal Sovereign

12
Nominal Guns100BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.10.1697BWAS-1714
Launched25.7.1701BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1702BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Designed by
Fisher HardingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1701
BWAS-1603
Constructor
Fisher HardingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1701
BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1723BWAS-1714
Becomes
British First Rate ship of the line 'Royal Sovereign' (1729) (104) 1729-1768
British 104 Gun
1st Rate Ship of the Line
The Royal Sovereign Saluting at the Nore

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck174' 6"Imperial Feet53.0373 
Length of Keel141' 7"Imperial Feet42.9811 
Breadth50' 3 ½"Imperial Feet15.2527 
Depth in Hold19' 1"Imperial Feet5.794 
Burthen1,882 7194Tons BM 

Armament


1.1702Broadside Weight = 874 Imperial Pound ( 396.359 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 874 Imperial Pound ( 396.359 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck28 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck28 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1702780EstablishmentBWAS-1714
1.1702580Peacetime EstablishmentBWAS-1714

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.7.1701 - 12.1.1701/2Captain
William WrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1703
ADM 6/6/109
ADM 6/6
13.1.1701/2Captain
James GreenwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1797
ADM 6/6/130
ADM 6/6
14.1.1701/2 - 6.5.1702Second Captain
Thomas LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1703
ADM 6/6/130
BWAS-1603
7.5.1702 - 3.1.1702/3Second Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
ADM 6/7/34
BWAS-1603
7.5.1702 - 4.1.1702/3Captain
Thomas LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1703
ADM 6/7/34
ADM 6/7
4.1.1702/3 - 28.2.1702/3Captain
Thomas DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1707
ADM 6/7/71
ADM 6/7
22.4.1703 - 25.8.1703Captain
James WishartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/121
BWAS-1603
8.12.1704 - 23.1.1704/5Second Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
† ADM 6/8/119
ADM 6/8
8.12.1704 - 23.1.1704/5Captain
Sir John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
ADM 6/8/116
ADM 6/8
25.1.1704/5 - 13.9.1706Second Captain
John HartnollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1711
ADM 6/8/143
BWAS-1603
22.1.1707/8 - 23.1.1707/8Captain
John PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1708
ADM 6/9/127
ADM 6/9
23.1.1707/8 - 2.7.1708Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
ADM 6/9/123
BWAS-1603
24.12.1708 - 19.5.1709Captain
Stephen MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/10/16
BWAS-1603
24.12.1708 - 20.5.1709Captain
Sir Thomas HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/10/17
ADM 6/10
29.11.1709 - 18.7.1710Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
ADM 6/11/8
BWAS-1603
29.11.1709 - 21.9.1710Second Captain
James MoneypennyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1717
Transfered ADM 6/11/8
BWAS-1603
19.7.1710 - 19.10.1710Captain
William CaldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1718
ADM 6/11/58
ADM 6/11

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.7.1702 - 1703Admiral of the Fleet
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
B051
2.1705 - 10.1706Vice-Admiral of the Red
Stafford FairborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
BWAS-1603
1.1709 - 16.5.1709Admiral of the Fleet
Sir John LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1712
BWAS-1603
12.1709 - 10.1710Admiral of the Fleet
Mathew AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1690
BWAS-1603

72 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1701/2 - 19.6.1702First Lieutenant
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1689-1754
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 13.9.1702Second Lieutenant
Edward RaineyBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1691-1703
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 15.9.1702Third Lieutenant
Jordan SandysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1717
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 8.1.1702/3Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Charles FotherbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1720
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 5.1.1702/3Fifth Lieutenant
The Hon. Algernon GrevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1713
ADM 6/6/134
ADM 6/6
6.1.1702/3 - 18.2.1702/3Fifth Lieutenant
Philip StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1708
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
9.1.1702/3 - 18.2.1702/3Acting Fourth Lieutenant
James MoneypennyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1717
ADM 6/7/74
ADM 6/7
19.1.1702/3 - 25.8.1703First Lieutenant
George PaddonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1715
ADM 6/7/91
ADM 6/7
19.2.1702/3 - 16.4.1703Second Lieutenant
Edmund HicksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1707
ADM 6/7/92
ADM 6/7
19.2.1702/3 - 16.4.1703Third Lieutenant
James MoneypennyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1717
ADM 6/7/92
ADM 6/7
19.2.1702/3 - 25.8.1703Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Philip StanhopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1708
Transfered ADM 6/7/92
ADM 6/7
19.2.1702/3 - 25.8.1703Fifth Lieutenant
Charles StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1704
ADM 6/7/91
ADM 6/7
17.4.1703 - 25.8.1703Second Lieutenant
William HerriottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1795
ADM 6/7/119
ADM 6/7
17.4.1703 - 14.7.1703Third Lieutenant
Richard HolfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
Transfered ADM 6/7/119
ADM 6/7
26.8.1703 - 8.10.1703Second Lieutenant
William CawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1715
ADM 6/8/14
ADM 6/8
26.8.1703 - 8.10.1703Third Lieutenant
James GunmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1736
ADM 6/8/14
ADM 6/8
26.8.1703 - 8.10.1703Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Henry SpoonerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
ADM 6/8/14
ADM 6/8
26.8.1703 - 8.10.1703Fifth Lieutenant
Walter BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1707
ADM 6/8/14
ADM 6/8
12.2.1703/4 - 7.12.1704First Lieutenant
George SquireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1709
ADM 6/8/48
ADM 6/8
12.2.1703/4 - 18.4.1704Second Lieutenant
John TildselyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1706
ADM 6/8/47
ADM 6/8
12.2.1703/4 - 15.3.1703/4Third Lieutenant
James HodsallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1710
Transfered ADM 6/8/47
ADM 6/8
12.2.1703/4 - 23.3.1703/4Acting Fourth Lieutenant
John HagarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1736
Transfered ADM 6/8/47
ADM 6/8
12.2.1703/4 - 9.4.1704Fifth Lieutenant
Arthur JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1731
ADM 6/8/47
ADM 6/8
8.12.1704 - 11.1.1704/5First Lieutenant
William OckmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1715
Transfered ADM 6/8/117
ADM 6/8
8.12.1704 - 11.1.1704/5Second Lieutenant
Charles HowardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/117
ADM 6/8
8.12.1704 - 11.1.1704/5Third Lieutenant
George LumleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1710
Transfered ADM 6/8/117
ADM 6/8
8.12.1704 - 11.1.1704/5Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Nicholas SauleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/117
ADM 6/8
8.12.1704 - 11.1.1704/5Fifth Lieutenant
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/117
ADM 6/8
26.1.1704/5 - 3.2.1705/6First Lieutenant
Caleb WadeBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1704-1715
ADM 6/8/143
ADM 6/8
26.1.1704/5 - 3.2.1704/5Second Lieutenant
Henry FranklinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1705
ADM 6/8/143
ADM 1
26.1.1704/5 - 23.2.1704/5Third Lieutenant
Michael WalfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
ADM 6/8/143
ADM 6/8
26.1.1704/5 - 3.2.1705/6Acting Fourth Lieutenant
William MoncktonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1706
ADM 6/8/143
ADM 6/8
26.1.1704/5 - 14.6.1705Fifth Lieutenant
Charles ConstableBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1716
ADM 6/8/143
ADM 6/8
4.2.1704/5 - 23.2.1704/5Second Lieutenant
George GotherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1722
ADM 6/8/148
ADM 6/8
24.2.1704/5 - 7.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant
Michael WalfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
Transfered ADM 6/8/156
ADM 6/8
24.2.1704/5 - 25.9.1705Third Lieutenant
James HodsallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1710
ADM 6/8/156
ADM 6/8
15.6.1705 - 5.2.1705/6Fifth Lieutenant
James CarltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1706
ADM 6/8/224
Confirmed 29.1.1705/6
ADM 6/8
26.9.1705 - 3.2.1705/6Third Lieutenant
Charles ConstableBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1716
ADM 6/8/213
Confirmed 29.12.1705
ADM 6/8
4.2.1705/6 - 13.9.1706First Lieutenant
James HodsallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1710
Transfered ADM 6/8/230
ADM 6/8
4.2.1705/6 - 13.9.1706Second Lieutenant
Charles ConstableBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1716
Transfered ADM 6/8/230
ADM 6/8
4.2.1705/6 - 19.1.1707/8Acting Fourth Lieutenant
St John CharltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1738
ADM 6/8/228
ADM 6/8
6.2.1705/6 - 10.11.1706Fifth Lieutenant
L'Estrange MordauntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1740
Transfered ADM 6/8/227
ADM 6/8
20.1.1707/8 - 2.7.1708First Lieutenant
Edward GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1718
ADM 6/9/125
ADM 6/9
20.1.1707/8 - 2.7.1708Second Lieutenant
George ProtheroeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1733
ADM 6/9/125
ADM 6/9
20.1.1707/8 - 2.7.1708Third Lieutenant
Thomas CanningeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1711
ADM 6/9/125
ADM 6/9
20.1.1707/8 - 22.4.1708Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Streynsham MasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1720
ADM 6/9/125
ADM 6/9
20.1.1707/8 - 22.4.1708Fifth Lieutenant
Humphrey OrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1727
Transfered ADM 6/9/125
ADM 6/9
23.4.1708 - 2.7.1708Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Humphrey OrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1727
ADM 6/9/158
ADM 6/9
23.4.1708 - 2.7.1708Fifth Lieutenant
Dandy KiddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1717
ADM 6/9/158
ADM 6/9
24.12.1708 - 10.3.1708/9First Lieutenant
Nicholas EatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1727
ADM 6/10/16
ADM 6/10
24.12.1708 - 13.3.1708/9Second Lieutenant
Arthur FieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1718
ADM 6/10/16
ADM 6/10
24.12.1708 - 13.3.1708/9Third Lieutenant
Robert JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1711
Transfered ADM 6/10/16
ADM 6/10
24.12.1708 - 13.3.1708/9Acting Fourth Lieutenant
William HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1720
ADM 6/10/16
ADM 6/10
24.12.1708 - 6.1.1708/9Fifth Lieutenant
Robert PastonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1709
ADM 6/10/16
ADM 6/10
7.1.1708/9 - 13.3.1708/9Fifth Lieutenant
Mungo HerdmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1727
ADM 6/10/21
ADM 6/10
14.3.1708/9 - 19.5.1709First Lieutenant
Arthur FieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1718
Transfered ADM 6/10/43
ADM 6/10
14.3.1708/9 - 19.7.1709Second Lieutenant
Robert JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1711
ADM 6/10/43
ADM 6/10
14.3.1708/9 - 19.7.1709Third Lieutenant
William HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1720
ADM 6/10/43
ADM 6/10
14.3.1708/9 - 19.7.1709Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Mungo HerdmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1727
ADM 6/10/43
ADM 6/10
14.3.1708/9 - 19.7.1709Fifth Lieutenant
Philip DumaresqueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1715
ADM 6/10/43
ADM 6/10
29.11.1709 - 8.5.1710First Lieutenant
William CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/11/8
ADM 6/11
29.11.1709 - 8.5.1710Second Lieutenant
William EllfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1722
ADM 6/11/8
ADM 6/11
29.11.1709 - 8.5.1710Third Lieutenant
William OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1722
ADM 6/11/8
ADM 6/11
29.11.1709 - 8.5.1710Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas MarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
ADM 6/11/8
ADM 6/11
29.11.1709 - 9.5.1710Fifth Lieutenant
Samuel AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1747
Transfered ADM 6/11/8
ADM 6/11
9.5.1710 - 3.8.1710First Lieutenant
William EllfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1722
Transfered ADM 6/11/50
ADM 6/11
9.5.1710 - 19.10.1710Second Lieutenant
William OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1722
ADM 6/11/50
ADM 6/11
9.5.1710 - 19.10.1710Third Lieutenant
Thomas MarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
ADM 6/11/50
ADM 6/11
9.5.1710 - 19.10.1710Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Samuel AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1747
ADM 6/11/50
ADM 6/11
9.5.1710 - 29.7.1710Fifth Lieutenant
Francis DansaysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1754
ADM 6/11/50
ADM 6/11
30.7.1710 - 2.8.1710Fifth Lieutenant
John ButtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1726
ADM 6/12/117
Confirmed 3.3.1716/17
ADM 6/12
3.8.1710 - 19.10.1710Fifth Lieutenant
John HildesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1747
ADM 6/11/64
Confirmed 21.8.1710
ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1701 - 14.11.1701Boatswain
John CaulkBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1694-1704
ADM 106/544/442
ADM 106
1705 - 2.1705Carpenter
Paul StigantBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1694-1709
ref:1338

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.4.1704 - 14.3.1704/5Midshipman
Henry PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1724
ADM 107/2/90
ADM 107/2
2.1.1704/5 - 23.1.1705/6Midshipman
Alexander BissettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1709
Transfered ADM 107/2/204
ADM 107/2
4.8.1708 - 17.1.1708/9Midshipman
Alexander BissettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1709
ADM 107/2/204
ADM 107/2

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.7.1705 - 27.3.1706Able Seaman
Thomas AshmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1714
ADM 107/2/95
ADM 107/2
20.9.1705 - 16.2.1705/6Able Seaman
Joseph KiddickBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1696-1710
ADM 107/2/252
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
8.10.1703

Paid off

ADM 33
2.1705Recommissioned for the Mediterranean
12.10.1706

Paid off

ADM 33
1.1708RecommissionedBWAS-1603
2.7.1708

Paid off

ADM 51
12.1708RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1.1709RecommissionedBWAS-1603
2.1709fitting at UnknownBWAS-1603
17.9.1709Paid offADM 33
1.1710fitting at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1603
19.10.1710

Paid off

ADM 51

 

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