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
Constructor John 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 - 8.1.1706/7Captain Charles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-16039.1.1706/7 - 2.5.1707Captain George Clements (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/39BWAS-1603

11 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1701/2 - 6.4.1707First Lieutenant William Holding ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 27.7.1704Second Lieutenant Robert Robinson ADM 6/6/136ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 12.4.1704Third Lieutenant James Collier (c.1680-1707) ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/613.4.1704 - 26.3.1705Third Lieutenant Charles Prescott ADM 6/8/162
Commission confirmed 10.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
28.7.1704 - 4.9.1706Second Lieutenant Thomas Jacobs (c.1672-1748/49) ADM 6/8/107
Commission confirmed 28.10.1704
ADM 6/8
29.8.1704 - 19.10.1705Third Lieutenant Charles Purvis ADM 6/8/107
Commission confirmed 24.10.1704
ADM 6/8
20.10.1705 - 8.1.1706/7Third Lieutenant Thomas Reynolds (d.1719/20) ADM 6/9/30
Commission confirmed 30.11.1706
ADM 6/9
9.1.1706/7 - 2.5.1707Second Lieutenant William Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/9/39ADM 6/918.1.1706/7 - 16.3.1706/7Third Lieutenant Thomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/9/42ADM 6/920.3.1706/7 - 2.5.1707Third Lieutenant William Layton ADM 6/9/58ADM 6/97.4.1707 - 2.5.1707First Lieutenant Robert Seppings ADM 6/9/60ADM 6/9

1 Crewman

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

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


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