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
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 9.1692CaptainBasil Beaumont (1669-1703)BWAS-16039.1692 - 1695CaptainThomas CoalBWAS-160331.1.1695/96 - 24.2.1695/96CaptainEdward Bibb (d.1701) ADM 6/3/122ADM 6/325.2.1695/96 - 27.3.1696CaptainThomas Stepney ADM 6/3/132ADM 6/327.4.1696 - 9.2.1696/97CaptainThomas Stepney ADM 6/3/149ADM 6/39.2.1696/97 - 21.6.1699CaptainWilliam Whetstone ADM 6/4/71BWAS-16036.6.1701 - 27.4.1703CaptainVincent Cutter (d.1710) ADM 6/6/102BWAS-160328.4.1703 - 14.11.1704CaptainJohn Evans (d.1723/24) ADM 6/7/121BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1692First LieutenantJames Littleton (1668-1722/23)ref:105915.3.1694/95 - 1695Third LieutenantWilliam Jenkinson ADM 6/3/41ADM 6/320.7.1696 - 1696Third LieutenantJohn RuffinADM 6/48.8.1696 - 14.8.1696Third LieutenantGeorge GraydonADM 6/415.8.1696 - 13.8.1697Third LieutenantCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/4/67
Commission confirmed 29.1.1696/97
ADM 6/4
13.8.1697 - 21.6.1699First LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/4/113ADM 6/413.8.1697 - 21.6.1699Second LieutenantCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/4/114ADM 6/46.6.1701 - 13.5.1704First LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/6/102ADM 6/66.6.1701 - 27.5.1703Second LieutenantSamuel Edwards (c.1671-1707) ADM 6/6/102ADM 6/628.5.1703 - 30.6.1703Second LieutenantGeorge Carterett ADM 6/7/129ADM 6/71.7.1703 - 14.11.1704Second LieutenantHenry Masters ADM 6/7/136ADM 6/714.5.1704 - 14.11.1704First LieutenantSamuel Edwards (c.1671-1707) ADM 6/8/104
Commission confirmed 24.10.1704
ADM 6/8

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.12.1690 - 18.2.1691/92Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Villiers Beaumont (1676-1697) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/126.5.1691 - 28.12.1692MidshipmanJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/11.5.1693 - 1.12.1694MidshipmanGeorge Holloway (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/11.8.1703 - 14.11.1704MidshipmanRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 107/2/159ADM107/2

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 Unrated Flûte La Seine (54) off the Azores
11.1704Broken up to be rebuilt at BlackwallBWAS-1603
14.11.1704Paid offADM 51

 

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