Devonshire

13102
Nominal Guns80B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.9.1703BWAS-1603
Launched11.1704BWAS-1603
First Commissioned22.12.1704B065
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)B065
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Sunk in Action10.10.1707B065

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck156' 0"Imperial Feet47.5488 
Breadth42' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,220Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck156' 0"Imperial Feet47.5488 
Length of Keel129' 3"Imperial Feet39.3218 
Breadth42' 1 ½"Imperial Feet12.8143 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,219 9294Tons BM 

Armament


1704Broadside Weight = 570 Imperial Pound ( 258.495 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1705520 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.12.1704 - 30.8.1706CaptainLord James Berkeley (Viscount Dursley) (1679-1736) ADM 6/8/125ADM 6/812.1.1706/7 - 10.10.1707CaptainJohn Watkins (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/68
Commission confirmed 13.5.1707
TRN2

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1706 - 4.1707Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Jennings (1664-1743)TRN2

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.12.1704 - 8.3.1706/7First LieutenantHenry Blinston (d.1729) ADM 6/8/128ADM 6/821.12.1704 - 8.3.1706/7Second LieutenantArthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/8/125ADM 6/821.12.1704 - 13.9.1706Third LieutenantJohn Twisden (d.1707) ADM 6/8/125ADM 6/814.9.1706 - 20.1.1706/7Third LieutenantRalph Saunderson (d.1718) ADM 6/9/37
Commission confirmed 27.12.1706
ADM 6/9
29.1.1706/7 - 10.10.1707Third LieutenantRobert Tempest (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/65
Commission confirmed 29.4.1707
ADM 6/9
9.3.1706/7 - 18.8.1707First LieutenantArthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/9/68
Commission confirmed 5.5.1707
ADM 6/9
9.3.1706/7 - 26.6.1707Second LieutenantHenry Lawson (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/9/68
Commission confirmed 5.5.1707
ADM 6/9
27.6.1707 - 10.10.1707Second LieutenantWilliam Payne (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/79ADM 6/920.8.1707 - 10.10.1707First LieutenantThomas Witts (d.1707)† ADM 6/9/89ADM 6/9

Service History


DateEventSource
9.10.1707Sailed from Plymouth as part of a convoy escort bound for LisbonTRN2
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
 

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