Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1.3.1666/67
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard B028
ConstructorPhineus Pett (1628-1678)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1699B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Monmouth' (1700) (64)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth36' 10"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen856Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth37' 0"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen856Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck148' 5"Imperial Feet45.113 
Length of Keel118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth36' 10"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen856 8994Tons BM 


1667Broadside Weight = 667 Imperial Pound ( 302.4845 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck14 British Demi-Culverin

1677Broadside Weight = 497.5 Imperial Pound ( 225.6166 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 605 Imperial Pound ( 274.3675 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 306 Imperial Pound ( 138.771 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1667320 BWAS-1603
1677400 BWAS-1603
1689320Establishment for war at homeB032
1689400Establishment for war abroadB032

13 Commanding Officers

1.3.1666/67 - 2.10.1667CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1669)BWAS-160318.10.1667 - 30.4.1669CaptainSir Thomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160313.2.1671/72 - 16.7.1672CaptainRichard Beach (d.1692)BWAS-160318.7.1672 - 9.11.1672CaptainJohn Kempthorne (1651-1692)BWAS-160317.12.1672 - 25.10.1673CaptainRobert RobinsonB0517.1.1677/78 - 28.3.1678CaptainJohn Wetwang (d.1684)B05112.4.1678 - 25.7.1679CaptainSir Richard RoothB0511689 - 1690CaptainRichard DickensonBWAS-16031690 - 9.1690CaptainNehemiah Bourne (d.1691)BWAS-16039.1690 - 1692CaptainThomas Raines (d.1702)BWAS-16031692 - 1693CaptainSir Robert Robinson (d.1718/19)BWAS-16031693 - 1694CaptainPeter Pickard (d.1701/2)TRN223.12.1695 - 31.12.1697CaptainJohn Knapp ADM 6/3/105BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers

1667LieutenantJohn KirkeB0511672LieutenantJohn Robinson (d.1690)B0511672 - 1673Second LieutenantSamuel WentworthB0511673First LieutenantSamuel WentworthB05126.12.1695 - 4.1.1696/97First LieutenantFrancis Jurin ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 1696Second LieutenantHenry Fowlis (d.1704) ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/37.1.1696/97 - 27.10.1697First LieutenantHenry Fowlis (d.1704) ADM 6/4/59ADM 6/4

1 Crewman

1.4.1684 - 23.4.1685Able SeamanJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 107/1/35ADM 107/1

Service History

1667Completed at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7398.0.0dBWAS-1603
6.1667Completing at Chatham during the Dutch Raid on the MedwayBWAS-1603
1668In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1678In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1679In the ChannelBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
10.5.1694Present at the destruction of shipping in Betheaum BayBWAS-1603
1696In the ChannelBWAS-1603


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
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
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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Posted by Frank Fox on Tuesday 25th of September 2018 16:22

If the will meant the yacht, it would have said "her Majestie's yacht Monmouth", so it meant the 3rd-rate. The Monmouth's muster books are in ADM 39, volumes 1979-1987 covering 1667-1686. Sir Rich. Haddock's genealogy in the Camden Miscellany Vol. 8, don't show a Thomas.

Posted by Cy on Thursday 20th of September 2018 14:56

At the National Archives in Kew, ADM 36 series

Posted by Colorado Ocean on Thursday 20th of September 2018 13:52

Where can the ship muster books be found?

Posted by Cy on Thursday 20th of September 2018 07:34

To find out which ship you would need to look at the ships muster books, if they still exist.
As to being a relative, who knows.

Posted by Colorado Ocean on Thursday 20th of September 2018 00:54

How may I determine whether Thomas Haddock, mariner aboard "her Majestie's ship Monmouth", who wrote his will on 6 Feb 1689-90 was on this ship or the other Monmouth, which was a yacht? His wife's name was Alice, no additional relatives mentioned.
Also, was Thomas related to Admiral Sir Richard Haddock?

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