Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned15.4.1678B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBristol - England B028
Ship ClassOxford ClassB028
Constructor Francis Bayley (d.1677/78)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Oxford' (1702) (54)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 0"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Draught Aft17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen670 2294Tons BM 


6.1674Broadside Weight = 379.5 Imperial Pound ( 172.1035 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 British Saker

1677Broadside Weight = 398 Imperial Pound ( 180.4932 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 395 Imperial Pound ( 179.1325 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 8-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.9.1672280Design Complement

13 Ship Commanders

15.4.1678 - 22.7.1682Captain Christopher MasonBWAS-16032.6.1683 - 24.2.1683/84Captain Charles Wylde (d.1683/84)B05123.2.1683/84 - 1.6.1684Captain John TyrrellB05117.4.1689 - 29.10.1689Captain Seth Thurston (d.1689)B0511690Captain John Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-16031691Captain Christopher MyngsBWAS-16031692Captain James Wishart (d.1723)BWAS-16031694 - 14.4.1695Captain James Greenway (d.1703) ADM 6/3/43BWAS-160315.4.1695 - 7.1696Captain Christopher Fogg (d.1708) ADM 6/3/49ADM 6/37.1696 - 23.11.1697Captain Thomas StepneyBWAS-160324.11.1697 - 1.5.1699Captain Peter Blackston ADM 6/4/126ADM 6/42.5.1699 - 20.2.1700/1Captain Robert Stapleton (d.1702) ADM 6/5/46BWAS-160321.2.1700/1 - 24.9.1701Captain Jasper Hicks (d.1714) Transfered ADM 6/6/58BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers

23.2.1684 - 1684Lieutenant George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)ADM 6/1820.3.1694/95 - 22.11.1697First Lieutenant Gilbert Frankland (d.1702) ADM 6/3/41ADM 6/38.5.1695 - 12.11.1697Second Lieutenant John Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/3/55ADM 6/313.11.1697 - 22.11.1697Second Lieutenant Peter Blakiston ADM 6/4/124ADM 6/423.11.1697 - 9.5.1699First Lieutenant Peter Blakiston ADM 6/4/126ADM 6/410.5.1699 - 26.2.1700/1First Lieutenant Charles Churcher Transfered ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant Adam Baynes ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 15.1.1701/2Third Lieutenant William Holding Transfered ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/54.3.1700/1 - 10.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant Hewett Holloway (c.1671-?) ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/6

1 Warrant Officer

1698Chaplain Thomas Pocock (1672-1745)ODNB

1 Petty Officer

29.3.1695 - 1695Volunteer George Carterett ADM 6/3/43ADM 6

2 Crewmen

3.4.1690 - 26.7.1690Able Seaman Francis Drake (c.1669-1726) Transfered ADM 107/1/43ADM 107/115.11.1694 - 4.6.1695Able Seaman Robert Hay (c.1660-?) ADM 107/1/96ADM 107/1

Service History

15.4.1678Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
1680In VirginiaBWAS-1603
1681Sailed with a Turkey convoyBWAS-1603
4.6.1683Commissioned for the Tangier expeditionBWAS-1603
1685Sailed to New YorkBWAS-1603
1686In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1687In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1689In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1690In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1691In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1694In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1696Sailed with a Northumberland convoyBWAS-1603
1702Underwent a "Great Repair" at Deptford, which amounted to a rebuildBWAS-1603


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