Chester

146
Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.3.1689/90B028
Launched21.3.1690/91BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured10.10.1707B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel105' 10"Imperial Feet32.004 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold13' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen663 5594Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 273 Imperial Pound ( 123.8055 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Minions

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
1691230 BWAS-1603

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 16.11.1691CaptainClifford Chamberlin (d.1691)BWAS-16037.11.1691 - 7.1692CaptainThomas Gillam (d.1693)BWAS-16037.1692 - 1693CaptainJohn Jennings (1664-1743)BWAS-16031693 - 9.6.1693CaptainThomas Heath (d.1693)BWAS-160328.4.1696 - 1697CaptainRichard Athy (d.1697)† ADM 6/3/150BWAS-160310.6.1696 - 3.5.1697CaptainWilliam Julius (d.1698) ADM 107/2/89BWAS-160323.1.1696/97 - 23.5.1699CaptainJohn Viall (d.1701/2) ADM 6/4/64ADM 6/430.9.1701 - 7.2.1704/5CaptainRobert Stevens (d.1704/5) ADM 6/6/115BWAS-16038.2.1704/5 - 20.2.1704/5CaptainHenry Lumley (d.1720) ADM 6/8/148ADM 6/821.2.1704/5 - 7.3.1704/5CaptainJohn Symonds (d.1706/7) ADM 6/8/154ADM 6/88.3.1704/5 - 10.10.1707CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/8/161ADM 6/8

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.6.1696 - 23.5.1699Second LieutenantWilliam Hewitt (c.1670-?)ADM 6/48.6.1696 - 23.5.1699First LieutenantFrancis HollisADM 6/425.9.1701 - 23.12.1703Second LieutenantWilliam Vincent (d.c.1704) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/61.10.1701 - 21.11.1704First LieutenantHenry Robbins ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/624.12.1703 - 21.11.1704Second LieutenantRichard Else ADM 6/8/35ADM 6/822.11.1704 - 20.3.1706/7First LieutenantRichard Else ADM 6/8/112ADM 6/82.4.1705 - 6.8.1706Second LieutenantJohn Stoaks ADM 6/8/169ADM 6/87.8.1706 - 10.10.1707Second LieutenantEdward Nicholas ADM 6/9/8ADM 6/921.3.1706/7 - 8.8.1707First LieutenantRichard Harnage ADM 6/9/58ADM 6/98.8.1707 - 10.10.1707First LieutenantJohn Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/9/86ADM 6/9

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1691Took the Ship Le Gramon (6) BWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1694In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
4.1694Drove ashore French 18-gun privateer on Dominica which then blew upBWAS-1603
1696At BlackstakesBWAS-1603
1697Convoy escort in the Channel and Irish SeaBWAS-1603
23.5.1699Paid offADM 51
1703Refitted as a 54 gun Fourth Rate
1705Fitting for voyage to GuineaBWAS-1603
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard

 

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