Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Ferme' (1700) (66)
First Commissioned14.10.1702BWAS-1603
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis NNF-1661
Designed by Jacques-Luc Coulomb (1713-1791)BWAS-1603
Constructor Honoré MalletNNF-1661
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
BecomesRussian Third Rate ship of the line 'Leferm' (1713) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck156' 2"Imperial Feet47.5497 
Length of Keel129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Breadth43' 4"Imperial Feet13.1403 
Depth in Hold17' 11"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,288 4594Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1702440 BWAS-1603

7 Ship Commanders

14.10.1702 - 8.1.1702/3Captain Salmon Morrice (d.1741) ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 11.11.1702
6.7.1703 - 27.10.1703Captain John Maine ADM 6/8/5ADM 6/828.10.1703 - 26.2.1704/5Captain Baron Wylde (d.1735) ADM 6/8/21BWAS-160325.4.1705 - 2.2.1710/11Captain Rupert Billingsley (d.1720) ADM 6/8/171BWAS-16033.2.1710/11 - 3.8.1711Captain John Bennet (1670-1716/17) Transfered ADM 6/11/104BWAS-16034.8.1711 - 6.11.1711Captain John Williams (d.1711)† ADM 6/11/154BWAS-16037.11.1711 - 20.3.1711/12Captain Matthew Tate (d.1711/12)BWAS-1603

17 Commissioned Officers

8.7.1703 - 17.4.1706Second Lieutenant James Westcombe ADM 6/8/4ADM 6/812.7.1703 - 26.10.1703Third Lieutenant Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/8/5ADM 6/827.10.1703 - 29.11.1704Second Lieutenant Thomas Whitney (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/8/19ADM 6/827.10.1703 - 16.5.1705Third Lieutenant John Toller (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/8/19ADM 6/818.8.1704 - 9.1.1708/9First Lieutenant Nicholas Randall ADM 6/8/151
Confirmed 13.2.1704/5
ADM 6/8
30.11.1704 - 24.9.1708Second Lieutenant Yard Eastley (d.1737) Transfered ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/817.5.1705 - 11.1.1705/6Third Lieutenant George Pomeroy (c.1682-c.1735) Transfered ADM 6/8/179ADM 6/825.4.1706 - 27.9.1708Third Lieutenant Thomas Langstaffe (d.1742) ADM 6/9/63
Confirmed 25.4.1707
ADM 6/9
28.9.1708 - 9.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant Thomas Langstaffe (d.1742) ADM 6/11/6
Confirmed 21.11.1709
ADM 6/11
28.9.1708 - 9.1.1708/9Third Lieutenant Joseph Weld ADM 6/11/6
Confirmed 19.11.1709
ADM 6/11
10.1.1708/9 - 17.10.1710First Lieutenant Thomas Langstaffe (d.1742) Transfered ADM 6/11/6
Confirmed 21.11.1709
ADM 6/11
10.1.1708/9 - 29.12.1710Second Lieutenant Joseph Weld Transfered ADM 6/11/6
Confirmed 19.11.1709
ADM 6/11
30.3.1709 - 16.6.1709Third Lieutenant Walter Pope ADM 6/11/260
Confirmed 29.5.1713
ADM 6/11
17.6.1709 - 2.2.1710/11Third Lieutenant Thomas Gardner ADM 6/11/12
Confirmed 7.12.1709
ADM 6/11
3.2.1710/11 - 9.9.1712First Lieutenant John Smith ADM 6/11/104ADM 6/113.2.1710/11 - bef.9.9.1712Second Lieutenant Jasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 6/11/106ADM 6/113.2.1710/11 - bef.9.9.1712Third Lieutenant John Morris ADM 6/11/104ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers

11.8.1705 - 28.10.1706Volunteer-per-order Edward Mathews ADM 107/2/267RNLPC29.10.1706 - 10.9.1709Midshipman Edward Mathews ADM 107/2/267RNLPC

Service History

14.10.1702Commissioned for the voyage to EnglandBWAS-1603
8.1.1702/3Paid offADM 51
26.3.1703Established as a Third RateBWAS-1603
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1708In the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.1708Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1711fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
9.9.1712Paid offADM 51
12.11.1713Sold to Russia for £625BWAS-1603


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