Centurion

143
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.3.1689/90BWAS-1603
Launched6.3.1690/91BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1692B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up4.2.1728/29BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck125' 8 ½"Imperial Feet38.1127 
Length of Keel105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Breadth33' 2"Imperial Feet10.0753 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen614 3594Tons BM 

Armament


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
1692230 BWAS-1603

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1690/91 - 8.1692CaptainFrancis Wyvell (d.1729)BWAS-16038.1692 - 24.5.1694CaptainJohn Bridges (d.1694)BWAS-160324.5.1695 - 30.9.1695CaptainJohn Price (d.1709)BWAS-160321.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainJohn Price (d.1709) ADM 6/6/57ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2CaptainJames Littleton (1668-1722/23) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 14.8.1704CaptainJohn Herne (d.1705) ADM 6/7/7BWAS-160312.8.1705 - 1.10.1705CaptainJohn Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/8/191
Commission confirmed 25.8.1705
BWAS-1603
31.1.1705/6 - 5.10.1708CaptainWilliam Fairborne (d.1708)† ADM 6/8/226BWAS-160317.10.1708 - 22.9.1710CaptainJohn Mighells (d.1746) ADM 6/11/56
Commission confirmed 5.7.1710
ADM 6/11
2.3.1710/11 - 1.3.1714/15CaptainRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/11/116BWAS-16032.3.1714/15 - 12.6.1718CaptainCharles Smith (d.1749) ADM 6/12/30BWAS-160313.6.1718 - 23.3.1718/19CaptainCharles Boyle (d.1720) ADM 6/12/137BWAS-1603

25 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1689/90 - 9.1692Second LieutenantThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 106/436/49ADM 10621.10.1697 - 26.2.1700/1First LieutenantHarcott Meese ADM 6/4/120ADM 6/421.10.1697 - 16.1.1700/1Second LieutenantPhilip Cavendish (d.1743) ADM 6/4/120ADM 6/427.2.1700/1 - 17.6.1703First LieutenantFrancis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/618.6.1703 - 1.1.1705/6First LieutenantCharles Kendall (d.1743/44) ADM 6/7/132ADM 6/718.6.1703 - 15.8.1704Second LieutenantCornelius Votier ADM 6/8/132ADM 6/712.6.1704 - 17.8.1704Third LieutenantJohn Sawyer ADM 6/8/123
Commission confirmed 19.12.1704
ADM 6/8
31.1.1705/6 - 10.3.1705/6First LieutenantJohn James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/831.1.1705/6 - 28.9.1707Second LieutenantJohn Dobney (d.1741) ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/811.3.1705/6 - 6.7.1708First LieutenantPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/8/238ADM 6/813.3.1705/6 - 17.10.1708First LieutenantJohn Dobney (d.1741) ADM 6/8/240ADM 6/829.9.1707 - 27.10.1708Second LieutenantThomas Leighton ADM 6/11/55
Commission confirmed 29.6.1710
ADM 6/11
18.10.1708 - 27.10.1708First LieutenantJames Dalzell (d.1712) ADM 6/11/10
Commission confirmed 1.12.1709
ADM 6/11
28.10.1708 - 24.9.1710First LieutenantThomas Leighton ADM 6/11/55
Commission confirmed 29.6.1710
ADM 6/11
10.1.1709/10 - 1.2.1710/11Second LieutenantRoger Green (d.1714) ADM 6/11/57
Commission confirmed 10.7.1710
ADM 6/11
2.3.1710/11 - 10.12.1711First LieutenantJohn Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/11/116ADM 6/112.3.1710/11 - 27.2.1711/12Second LieutenantKinan Fitzpatrick ADM 6/11/116ADM 6/1111.12.1711 - 25.2.1711/12First LieutenantThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 6/11/181ADM 6/1126.2.1711/12 - 27.2.1712/13First LieutenantJohn Pace (d.1739) ADM 6/11/196ADM 6/1128.2.1712/13 - 3.3.1714/15First LieutenantKinan Fitzpatrick ADM 6/11/268
Commission confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11
28.2.1712/13 - 1.10.1714Second LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/11/265
Commission confirmed 23.6.1713
ADM 6/11
2.10.1714 - 3.3.1714/15Second LieutenantRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/12/101
Commission confirmed 5.7.1717
ADM 6/12
4.3.1714/15 - 13.9.1716First LieutenantYelverton Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1213.6.1718 - 11.4.1719First LieutenantCharles Bignall ADM 6/12/137ADM 6/1213.6.1718 - 23.3.1718/19Second LieutenantGeorge Weston ADM 6/12/137ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1709 - 8.11.1709ChaplainRobert Williams (d.1709)ref:905

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.4.1691 - 18.11.1692MidshipmanRobert Boyd (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/110.12.1692 - 15.9.1693MidshipmanPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 107/1/41ADM 107/12.5.1695 - 3.1696/97MidshipmanLord James Berkeley (Viscount Dursley) (1679-1736)ODNB26.5.1722 - 14.10.1722Master's MateFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/314.10.1722 - 15.3.1722/23MidshipmanFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
5.5.1692Took the Ship La Farouche (12)
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
17.7.1692Took the Ship La Machine (12) BWAS-1603
9.1692Took some privateers off the Scottish coastBWAS-1603
12.6.1693Took the Privateer Les Deux Frères
20.1.1693/94Took the Privateer La Galante
24.2.1693/94Action against privateers in the North SeaBWAS-1603
23.2.1694/95Took the Privateer L'Obéissance in the North Sea
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In home watersBWAS-1603
1706Off OstendBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
9.1708Operations against MinorcaBWAS-1603
8.11.1709

In action with Defiance against a French 70 and a French 60-gun ships

BWAS-1603
1711In the Downs squadronBWAS-1603
26.10.1711Took the Privateer Le Jeune Abraham
1712Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
12.11.1714Paid offADM 51
1715In the BalticBWAS-1603
1718in Home watersBWAS-1603
11.4.1719

Paid off

ADM 51
4.2.1728/29Docked at Plymouth to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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