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 PettB065
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Woolwich' (1702) (54)
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1677 - 11.5.1678CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-160312.6.1678 - 3.7.1679Captain Andrew MichellB05121.10.1679 - 19.5.1681Captain John Wetwang (d.1684)B05118.4.1682 - 13.4.1683Captain William HoldenB05114.4.1683 - 15.4.1684Captain Thomas FoulerBWAS-16031.10.1688 - 1689Captain Anthony Hastings (d.1692)B0511689 - 7.1689Captain Ralph Saunderson (d.1699)TRN23.5.1689 - aft.21.6.1690Captain James Gother (d.1696) ADM 106/397/83BWAS-1603bef.12.7.1690 - bef.29.12.1690Captain Thomas Gillam (d.1693)ADM 1061691 - 31.10.1691Captain Rupert Kempthorne (d.1691)BWAS-16031692 - 1694Captain Christopher MyngsBWAS-16031694 - 24.6.1695Captain Thomas HamiltonBWAS-160315.11.1695 - 22.12.1695Captain Christopher Myngs ADM 6/3/93ADM 6/310.12.1695 - 10.4.1696Captain Charles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/3/100BWAS-160311.4.1696 - 17.2.1696/97Captain Robert Stapleton (d.1702) ADM 6/3/145BWAS-16036.4.1697 - 31.12.1697Captain Thomas Liell ADM 6/5/87BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1677 - bef.21.5.1677Lieutenant William Anguish (d.1680) ADM 8/1/83B05112.4.1678 - 9.7.1679Captain Richard DickensonBWAS-16034.11.1679 - 19.5.1681Lieutenant Thomas Marshall (d.1690)B05117.4.1683 - 21.4.1684Lieutenant Francis Wyvell (d.1729)B0515.10.1688 - 15.12.1688Lieutenant William Talmarsh (d.1691)B05110.10.1695 - 19.4.1696First Lieutenant Isaac Cooke (c.1668-1712) ADM 6/3/94ADM 6/38.12.1695 - 29.12.1695Second Lieutenant John Clarke ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/330.12.1695 - 24.4.1696Second Lieutenant Tudor Trevor (d.1739/40) ADM 6/3/108ADM 6/320.4.1696 - 17.2.1696/97First Lieutenant Charles Hendrick ADM 6/3/147ADM 6/325.4.1696 - 17.2.1696/97Second Lieutenant Arthur Basse ADM 6/3/149ADM 6/312.4.1697 - 14.2.1697/98Second Lieutenant Samuel Oates ADM 6/4/88ADM 6/430.7.1697 - 14.2.1697/98First Lieutenant John Chamberlain (c.1672-?) ADM 6/4/112ADM 6/4

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.5.1683 - 1.6.1685Coxswain Bowden Nightingale (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/18ADM 107/16.6.1689 - 23.8.1689Coxswain John Marshall ADM 107/1/58ADM 107/124.9.1693 - 30.1.1693/94Volunteer-per-order Charles van Ackrn ADM 107/1/67ADM 107/122.12.1693 - 4.4.1695Midshipman James Smith (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/88ADM 107/118.11.1695 - 29.3.1696Midshipman Richard Cook (c.1674-?) ADM 107/1/214ADM 107/115.4.1696 - 25.2.1696/97Volunteer-per-order George Colt (c.1680-?) ADM 107/1/215ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
9.4.1677Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
9.7.1679Paid offADM33
19.5.1681

Paid off

ADM33
1683In the ChannelBWAS-1603
21.4.1684Paid offADM33
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 offADM33
1702Rebuilt at WoolwichBWAS-1603

 

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