Nominal Guns48B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Dragon' (1647) (38)
First Commissioned1691B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor Henry GoddardBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1706B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 11"Imperial Feet35.9678 
Length of Keel99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Breadth31' 9"Imperial Feet9.6774 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen530 7994Tons BM 


1696Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.2352 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker
Forecastle2 British Saker

1703Broadside Weight = 185 Imperial Pound ( 83.8982 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British Saker
Quarterdeck6 British Saker
Forecastle2 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1691220 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

1691 - 7.1692Captain William Wright (d.1735)BWAS-16037.1692 - 25.11.1694Captain William Vickers (d.1694)BWAS-160323.12.1694 - 10.11.1698Captain Edward Rigby ADM 6/4/95
Commission confirmed 5.5.1697
3.4.1701 - 13.10.1702Captain Robert Holliman (d.1702)† ADM 6/6/83BWAS-160310.12.1702 - 14.2.1702/3Captain Edward Doyley (d.1703) ADM 6/7/64ADM 6/715.2.1702/3 - 8.11.1706Captain Henry Maynard (d.1742) ADM 6/7/89BWAS-1603

16 Commissioned Officers

1692First Lieutenant John Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 107/3/131B05119.12.1695 - 21.6.1697Second Lieutenant Edward Scott ADM 6/4/98
Commission confirmed 18.5.1697
ADM 6/4
9.1.1696/97 - 10.11.1698First Lieutenant Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/4/95
Commission confirmed 5.5.1697
ADM 6/4
22.6.1697 - 10.11.1698Second Lieutenant John Rontree ADM 6/4/105ADM 6/44.4.1701 - 13.10.1702First Lieutenant Archibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 25.12.1702Second Lieutenant William Jenkinson ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/613.10.1702 - 6.7.1703First Lieutenant Charles Fotherby (d.1720)BWAS-16035.11.1702 - 25.12.1702First Lieutenant William Eden (d.1710) ADM 6/7/61ADM 6/726.12.1702 - 20.12.1703Second Lieutenant Vincent Pearce (c.1679-1745) ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/77.7.1703 - 31.12.1703First Lieutenant George Doyley (d.1707) ADM 6/8/3ADM 6/721.12.1703 - 3.10.1704Second Lieutenant George Watts (d.bef.1706/7) ADM 6/8/35ADM 6/81.1.1703/4 - 3.5.1704First Lieutenant John Thompson ADM 6/8/37ADM 6/84.5.1704 - 14.12.1704First Lieutenant Samuel Chadwick (c.1675-1727) ADM 6/8/75ADM 6/84.10.1704 - 1.2.1704/5Second Lieutenant Israel Sparkes (d.1753) ADM 6/8/107ADM 6/816.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5First Lieutenant James Collier (c.1680-1707) ADM 6/8/121ADM 6/82.2.1704/5 - 8.11.1706Second Lieutenant Tobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/8/147ADM 6/8

1 Petty Officer

4.9.1690 - 13.4.1692Master's Mate Richard Herman (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/31ADM 107/1

Service History

1692In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1693In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.5.1694Took the Frigate La Diligente (34)
1695In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1697With the Dunkirk squadronBWAS-1603
10.11.1698Paid offADM 51
13.10.1702In action against a French 70-gun ship, losing 26 killed including the captainBWAS-1603
1703Commissioned for the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
21.11.1706Paid offADM 51


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