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Woolwich

139
Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.9.1672B022
Launched26.8.1675B022
How acquiredPurpose builtB022
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship ClassOxford ClassB028
Constructor
Phineus PettBritish
Ship Builder
B065
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Woolwich' (1702) (54) 1702-1736
British 54 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
The Woolwich

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen761Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck138' 6"Imperial Feet42.0664 
Breadth35' 6"Imperial Feet10.6985 
Burthen741Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Gundeck138' 3"Imperial Feet42.0644 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth35' 7"Imperial Feet10.7036 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen740 8094Imperial Feet0.0216 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck138' 3"Imperial Feet42.0644 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth35' 7"Imperial Feet10.7036 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Draught Aft16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Burthen740 8094Imperial Feet0.0216 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 379.5 Imperial Pound ( 172.1035 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker

1685Broadside Weight = 379.5 Imperial Pound ( 172.1035 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker

1688Broadside Weight = 342 Imperial Pound ( 155.0972 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pound Saker
Quarterdeck/Forecastle8 British Saker

1694Broadside Weight = 377 Imperial Pound ( 170.9698 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1689185Establishment for peaceB032
1689240Establishment for war at homeB032
1689280Establishment for war abroadB032

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1677 - 11.5.1678Captain
Sir John ErnleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1687
BWAS-1603
12.6.1678 - 3.7.1679Captain
Andrew MichellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1682
B051
21.10.1679 - 19.5.1681Captain
John WetwangBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1681
B051
18.4.1682 - 13.4.1683Captain
William HoldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1683
B051
14.4.1683 - 15.4.1684Captain
Thomas FoulerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1670-1685
BWAS-1603
1.10.1688 - 26.11.1688Captain
Anthony HastingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
Transfered ADM 6/3/53
B051
1689 - 7.1689Captain
Ralph SaundersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1690
TRN2
3.5.1689 - aft.21.6.1690Captain
James GotherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1696
Transfered ADM 106/397/83
BWAS-1603
bef.12.7.1690 - bef.29.12.1690Captain
Thomas GillamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1694
ADM 106
1691 - 31.10.1691Captain
Rupert KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1691
BWAS-1603
1692 - 1694Captain
Christopher MyngsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1707
BWAS-1603
1694 - 24.6.1695Captain
Thomas HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1695
BWAS-1603
15.11.1695 - 22.12.1695Captain
Christopher MyngsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1707
Transfered ADM 6/3/93
ADM 6/3
10.12.1695 - 10.4.1696Captain
Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
Transfered ADM 6/3/100
BWAS-1603
11.4.1696 - 17.2.1696/97Captain
Robert StapletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
Transfered ADM 6/3/145
BWAS-1603
6.4.1697 - 31.12.1697Captain
Thomas LiellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1720
ADM 6/5/87
BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1677 - bef.21.5.1677Lieutenant
William AnguishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1677
ADM 8/1/83
B051
12.4.1678 - 9.7.1679Captain
Richard DickensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1690
BWAS-1603
4.11.1679 - 19.5.1681Lieutenant
Thomas MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1681
B051
17.4.1683 - 21.4.1684Lieutenant
Francis WyvellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1716
B051
5.10.1688 - 15.12.1688Lieutenant
William TalmarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688
B051
10.10.1695 - 19.4.1696First Lieutenant
Isaac CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1719
ADM 6/3/94
ADM 6/3
8.12.1695 - 29.12.1695Second Lieutenant
John ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1699
ADM 6/3/99
ADM 6/3
30.12.1695 - 24.4.1696Second Lieutenant
Tudor TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
Transfered ADM 6/3/108
ADM 6/3
20.4.1696 - 17.2.1696/97First Lieutenant
Charles HendrickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/147
ADM 6/3
25.4.1696 - 17.2.1696/97Second Lieutenant
Arthur BasseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1713
Transfered ADM 6/3/149
ADM 6/3
12.4.1697 - 14.2.1697/98Second Lieutenant
Samuel OatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1710
ADM 6/4/88
ADM 6/4
30.7.1697 - 14.2.1697/98First Lieutenant
John ChamberlainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1701
ADM 6/4/112
ADM 6/4

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 8.5.1695Boatswain
John MacKnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/55
ADM 6/3
9.5.1695 - 1695Boatswain
William WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/55
ADM 6/3

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.5.1683 - 1.6.1685Coxswain
Bowden NightingaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1668-1692
ADM 107/1/18
ADM 107/1
6.6.1689 - 23.8.1689Coxswain
John MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1694
ADM 107/1/58
ADM 107/1
24.9.1693 - 30.1.1693/94Volunteer-per-order
Charles van AckrnDutch
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1694
ADM 107/1/67
ADM 107/1
22.12.1693 - 4.4.1695Midshipman
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1695
ADM 107/1/88
ADM 107/1
13.5.1695 - 1695Volunteer
John StoaksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1738
ADM 6/3/57
ADM 6/3
18.11.1695 - 29.3.1696Midshipman
Richard CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1705
Transfered ADM 107/1/214
ADM 107/1
15.4.1696 - 25.2.1696/97Volunteer-per-order
George ColtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
Transfered ADM 107/1/215
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
9.4.1677Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
9.7.1679Paid offADM 33
19.5.1681

Paid off

ADM 33
1683In the ChannelBWAS-1603
21.4.1684Paid offADM 33
10.1688With Dartmouth's fleet, taking two of William of Orange's shipsBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
6.1693With Rooke's fleet at the defence of the Smyrna convoyBWAS-1603
1694Off the OrkneysBWAS-1603
1697At BlackstakesBWAS-1603
14.2.1697/98Paid offADM 33
1702Rebuilt at WoolwichBWAS-1603

 

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