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Dreadnought

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Nominal Guns66BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named29.11.1690BWAS-1603
Launched29.11.1690BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1691B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Constructor
Sir Henry JohnsonBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1681-1709
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1704B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck142' 0"Imperial Feet43.2816 
Length of Keel120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Breadth36' 5 ½"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen851 9194Tons BM 

Armament


1691Broadside Weight = 485.5 Imperial Pound ( 220.1746 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1691365 BWAS-1603

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 9.1692Captain
Basil BeaumontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1669-1703
BWAS-1603
9.1692 - 1695Captain
Thomas CoalBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1668-1706
BWAS-1603
31.1.1695/96 - 24.2.1695/96Captain
Edward BibbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1992
ADM 6/3/122
ADM 6/3
25.2.1695/96 - 27.3.1696Captain
Thomas StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/3/132
ADM 6/3
27.4.1696 - 9.2.1696/97Captain
Thomas StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/3/149
ADM 6/3
9.2.1696/97 - 21.6.1699Captain
William WhetstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1705
ADM 6/4/71
BWAS-1603
6.6.1701 - 27.4.1703Captain
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
ADM 6/6/102
BWAS-1603
28.4.1703 - 14.11.1704Captain
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1711
ADM 6/7/121
BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1692 - bef.6.6.1692Lieutenant
Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
ADM 106/416/192
ADM 106
1692 - 18.2.1692/93First Lieutenant
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
ADM 107/3/65
ref:1059
1694 - 4.12.1694First Lieutenant
Andrew SeatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1699
Dismissed
ADM 1/5255
15.3.1694/95 - 19.7.1696Third Lieutenant
William JenkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
Transfered ADM 6/3/41
ADM 6/3
20.7.1696 - 7.8.1696Third Lieutenant
John RuffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1706
ADM 6/3/41
ADM 6/4
8.8.1696 - 14.8.1696Third Lieutenant
George GraydonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1702
Transfered
ADM 6/4
15.8.1696 - 13.8.1697Third Lieutenant
Covill MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1741
ADM 6/4/67
Issued by
Lord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1686

Confirmed 29.1.1696/97
ADM 6/4
13.8.1697 - 21.6.1699First Lieutenant
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
ADM 6/4/113
ADM 6/4
13.8.1697 - 21.6.1699Second Lieutenant
Covill MayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1741
ADM 6/4/114
ADM 6/4
6.6.1701 - 13.5.1704First Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1726
ADM 6/6/102
ADM 6/6
6.6.1701 - 27.5.1703Second Lieutenant
Samuel EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1707
ADM 6/6/102
ADM 6/6
28.5.1703 - 30.6.1703Second Lieutenant
George CarterettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/7/129
ADM 6/7
1.7.1703 - 14.11.1704Second Lieutenant
Henry MastersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1709
ADM 6/7/136
ADM 6/7
14.5.1704 - 14.11.1704First Lieutenant
Samuel EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1707
ADM 6/8/104
Confirmed 24.10.1704
ADM 6/8

11 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.5.1694 - 8.3.1696/97Boatswain
William FootBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1703
ADM 6/3/33
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 1.2.1695
ADM 6/3
1695Chaplain
George VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/64
ADM 6/3
3.5.1695 - 30.6.1695Chaplain
John VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/54
ADM 6/3
1.7.1695 - 3.3.1695/96Chaplain
Jethro BraddoakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/64
ADM 6/3
8.7.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Nicholas WheelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/65
ADM 6/3
9.8.1695 - 4.8.1695Purser
Robert MunningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/68
ADM 6/3
9.12.1695 - 1695Carpenter
Robert SwitingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/99
ADM 6/3
11.12.1695 - 1695Gunner
Charles JeffryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/100
ADM 6/3
4.3.1695/96 - 1696Chaplain
Samuel MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/135
ADM 6/3
1697Chaplain
Richard PritchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/83
ADM 6/4
9.3.1696/97 - 1697Boatswain
William BowmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/81
ADM 6/4

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.11.1690 - 6.6.1692Midshipman
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
Transfered ADM 107/1/63
ADM 107/1
25.12.1690 - 18.2.1691/92Volunteer-per-order
William Villiers BeaumontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1697
Transfered ADM 107/1/60
ADM 107/1
1.5.1693 - 1.12.1694Midshipman
George HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1694
ADM 107/1/78
ADM 107/1
1696 - 23.9.1696Volunteer
Richard MastersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/30
ADM 6/4
1.8.1703 - 14.11.1704Midshipman
Robert HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1743
ADM 107/2/159
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
8.11.1690Ordered to be purchased while on the stocksBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1694Cruising in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1697Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1697Refitted as a 66 gun Fourth Rate
21.6.1699Paid offADM 51
9.1701Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1703Returned homeBWAS-1603
1704Sailed to Jamiaca with a convoyBWAS-1603
15.7.1704Took the Flûte
La Seine (54) 1699-1704
French 54 Gun
Unrated Flûte
off the Azores

11.1704Broken up to be rebuilt at BlackwallBWAS-1603
14.11.1704Paid offADM 51

 

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