Hampton Court

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Hampton Court' (1678) (70)
First Commissioned1702
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd Rates
ConstructorHenry Johnson (2) (d.1718)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Hampton Court' (1707) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen1,073Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 6"Imperial Feet45.723 
Length of Keel123' 10"Imperial Feet37.4904 
Breadth40' 4 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Burthen1,073 7194Tons BM 


1703Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers

14.1.1701/2 - 8.1.1706/7CaptainCharles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-16039.1.1706/7 - 2.5.1707CaptainGeorge Clements (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/39BWAS-1603

11 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1701/2 - 6.4.1707First LieutenantWilliam Holding ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 27.7.1704Second LieutenantRobert Robinson ADM 6/6/136ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 12.4.1704Third LieutenantJames Collier (d.1707) ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/613.4.1704 - 26.3.1705Third LieutenantCharles Prescott ADM 6/8/162
Commission confirmed 10.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
28.7.1704 - 4.9.1706Second LieutenantThomas Jacobs (d.1748/49) ADM 6/8/107
Commission confirmed 28.10.1704
ADM 6/8
29.8.1704 - 19.10.1705Third LieutenantCharles Purvis ADM 6/8/107
Commission confirmed 24.10.1704
ADM 6/8
20.10.1705 - 8.1.1706/7Third LieutenantThomas Reynolds (d.1719/20) ADM 6/9/30
Commission confirmed 30.11.1706
ADM 6/9
9.1.1706/7 - 2.5.1707Second LieutenantWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/9/39ADM 6/918.1.1706/7 - 16.3.1706/7Third LieutenantThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/9/42ADM 6/920.3.1706/7 - 2.5.1707Third LieutenantWilliam Layton ADM 6/9/58ADM 6/97.4.1707 - 2.5.1707First LieutenantRobert Seppings ADM 6/9/60ADM 6/9

1 Crewman

2.6.1705 - 25.1.1706/7Ordinary SeamanRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 107/3/11ADM107/3

Service History


Sailed from the Downs with a convoy of about forty merchantmen bound to the westward in company with the Royal Oak and the Grafton

1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book

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