Warspite

12098
Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.4.1665BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down5.1665BWAS-1603
Acquired8.6.1666B028
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (1624-1683)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck142' 0"Imperial Feet43.2816 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth38' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen904 5494Tons BM 

Armament


1666Broadside Weight = 583 Imperial Pound ( 264.3905 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 609 Imperial Pound ( 276.1815 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.6.1666 - 4.12.1667CaptainRobert RobinsonB05126.3.1668 - 22.8.1668CaptainJohn Kempthorne (1620-1679)BWAS-160327.1.1671/72 - 8.11.1672CaptainRobert RobinsonBWAS-16039.11.1672 - 16.3.1672/73CaptainJohn Wetwang (d.1684)B0512.5.1673 - 4.6.1673CaptainRichard White (d.1673)B0517.6.1673 - 10.11.1673CaptainRobert Stout (d.1675)BWAS-160314.1.1673/74 - 30.3.1674CaptainRobert Stout (d.1675)BWAS-160312.1688 - 1690CaptainWilliam Botham (d.1690)BWAS-16031690CaptainStafford Fairborne (d.1716)BWAS-160313.1.1691/92 - 1694CaptainCaleb Grantham (d.1698)BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1666First LieutenantWilliam ChantB0511668LieutenantRobert GilbyB0511668LieutenantJohn TottyB0511673Second LieutenantJohn BooneB05121.9.1696 - 23.11.1696Third LieutenantJames Gunman (1677-1756) ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/4

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.11.1691 - 23.3.1691/92MidshipmanEdward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 107/1/36ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
20.3.1688/89 - 1.10.1689Able SeamanJohn Lillywhite (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/93ADM 107/128.7.1689 - 7.12.1689Able SeamanJohn Cockburn (c.1666-c.1731) ADM 107/1/73ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
25.12.1666Action of 1666-12-25
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
6.1685Completed at a cost of £6510.10.0dBWAS-1603
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1694In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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