Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Bristol' (1653) (48)
First Commissioned8.1693BWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor Robert & John CastleBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel107' 6 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Breadth34' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold13' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen671 6494Tons BM 


1696Broadside Weight = 242 Imperial Pound ( 109.747 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1693280 BWAS-1603

11 Ship Commanders

8.1693 - 29.1.1694/95Captain Edward Gurney (d.1694/95)BWAS-16037.10.1696 - 22.12.1696Captain Edward Doyley (d.1703) ADM 6/4/34BWAS-160323.12.1696 - 15.1.1696/97Captain Fleetwood Emes (d.1703) Transfered ADM 6/4/57ADM 6/416.1.1696/97 - 1698Captain Stephen Elliott ADM 6/4/62BWAS-160313.3.1700/1 - 25.5.1701Captain Charles Desborough (d.1722/23) Transfered ADM 6/6/73ADM 6/626.5.1701 - 15.12.1703Captain Edward Acton (d.1707) ADM 6/6/99BWAS-160316.12.1703 - 16.11.1704Captain John Watkins (d.1707) Transfered ADM 6/8/34BWAS-160317.11.1704 - 12.12.1704Captain Richard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/8/111ADM 6/81705Captain John Anderson (d.1724)BWAS-16031.11.1705 - 6.1.1705/6Captain Thomas Mann (d.1719) ADM 6/9/60
Confirmed 10.4.1707
7.1.1705/6 - 24.4.1709Captain Henry Gore (c.1666-1726) ADM 6/9/59
Confirmed 3.4.1707

13 Commissioned Officers

7.10.1696 - 1696First Lieutenant Robert Brown ADM 6/4/34ADM 6/47.10.1696 - 12.8.1697Second Lieutenant James Anderson Transfered ADM 6/4/34ADM 6/45.8.1697 - 1698Second Lieutenant William Monckton: on board from 13.8.1697 ADM 6/4/130ADM 6/415.3.1700/1 - 9.4.1701First Lieutenant Beaumont Raymond (d.1718) Transfered ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/615.3.1700/1 - 9.4.1701Second Lieutenant Walter Pigot (d.1754) ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/610.4.1701 - 23.12.1703First Lieutenant Walter Pigot (d.1754) ADM 6/6/87ADM 6/610.4.1701 - 23.12.1703Second Lieutenant John Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/6/87ADM 6/624.12.1703 - 17.12.1704First Lieutenant Augustus Rouse (d.1714) ADM 6/8/35ADM 6/824.12.1703 - 9.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant William Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/8/35ADM 6/818.12.1704 - 15.1.1705/6First Lieutenant Samuel Oates ADM 6/8/121ADM 6/810.1.1705/6 - 24.4.1709Second Lieutenant Benjamin Fenwick (d.1757) ADM 6/9/56
Confirmed 10.3.1706/7
ADM 6/9
16.1.1705/6 - 28.10.1708First Lieutenant Robert Wingate ADM 6/9/52
Confirmed 24.2.1706/7
ADM 6/9
29.10.1708 - 24.4.1709First Lieutenant James Aylett ADM 6/10/15ADM 6/10

Service History

8.1693Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1696At BarbadosBWAS-1603
1698Returned home and became a guardship at Portsmouth until paid offBWAS-1603
1701Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
4.1703At PlymouthBWAS-1603
1705In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
7.1706Returned homeBWAS-1603
1708Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
24.4.1709Taken by L'Achille (64) and La Gloire (38) off PlymouthBWAS-1603
25.4.1709Retaken but foundered in the ChannelBWAS-1603


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