Hampton Court

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Hampton Court' (1678) (70)
First Commissioned1702B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorJohn Shish (d.1686)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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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