Torbay

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Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.5.1692BWAS-1714
Launched16.2.1692/93B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 80 gun 2-DeckersB028
Designed by John TippettsB028
Constructor Fisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild23.7.1716B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Torbay' (1719) (80)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck156' 0"Imperial Feet47.5488 
Length of Keel128' 9"Imperial Feet39.0226 
Breadth41' 11"Imperial Feet12.5222 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,202Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck156' 0"Imperial Feet47.5488 
Length of Keel128' 9"Imperial Feet39.0226 
Breadth41' 11"Imperial Feet12.5222 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,203 2594Tons BM 

Armament


1693Broadside Weight = 708 Imperial Pound ( 321.078 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Quarterdeck16 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 746 Imperial Pound ( 338.311 kg)B065
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 6-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 552 Imperial Pound ( 250.332 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1708Broadside Weight = 739.5 Imperial Pound ( 335.3639 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703476EstablishmentBWAS-1714

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.12.1693 - 7.6.1696Captain Simon Fowkes (d.1702) TransferedBWAS-17148.6.1696 - 14.12.1698Captain Thomas Harlow (d.1741) ADM 6/4/46BWAS-17142.5.1699 - 23.5.1699Captain Stafford Fairborne (d.1716) ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/526.2.1700/1 - 23.10.1701Captain Archibald Hamilton (c.1673-1754) ADM 6/6/61BWAS-171414.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1702/3Captain Andrew Leake (d.1704) Transfered ADM 6/6/130BWAS-171415.2.1702/3 - 21.12.1705Captain William Caldwell (d.1718) ADM 6/7/89BWAS-171422.12.1705 - 6.3.1705/6Captain Robert Fairfax (1666-1725)BWAS-17147.3.1705/6 - 15.9.1706Captain James Moody (d.1724) Transfered ADM 6/8/237ADM 6/814.10.1706 - 16.3.1706/7Captain Samuel Whitaker (d.1707) ADM 6/9/17BWAS-171417.3.1706/7 - 7.1.1707/8Second Captain William Faulknor (d.1724/25) Transfered ADM 6/9/104
Confirmed 20.11.1707
BWAS-1714
8.1.1707/8 - 19.1.1707/8Second Captain Bartholomew Candler (d.1722) Transfered ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 28.11.1710Captain Robert Arris (d.1719/20) Transfered ADM 6/9/133BWAS-171428.12.1710 - 6.12.1711Captain James Moody (d.1724) ADM 6/11/89BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1702 - 1703Vice-Admiral of the Red Thomas Hopson (1643-1717)BWAS-171410.3.1706/7 - 12.1707Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Norris (1670-1749) TransferedBWAS-1714

45 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.10.1695 - 14.12.1698Third Lieutenant William Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/4/37
Confirmed 16.10.1696
ADM 6/4
24.11.1695 - 25.12.1695Second Lieutenant George Smith (d.1704) Transfered ADM 6/4/33
Confirmed 3.10.1696
ADM 6/4
2.7.1696 - 14.12.1698First Lieutenant Robert Desborough (d.1702) ADM 6/4/37
Confirmed 16.10.1696
ADM 6/4
9.5.1699 - 23.5.1699First Lieutenant Henry Maynard (d.1742) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 23.5.1699Second Lieutenant Elias Waffe ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 23.5.1699Third Lieutenant John Haddock (c.1666-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/527.2.1700/1 - 2.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant John Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 23.10.1701Third Lieutenant Edmund Hicks (d.1708) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/63.3.1700/1 - 23.10.1701First Lieutenant Thomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/63.3.1700/1 - 23.10.1701Second Lieutenant James Anderson ADM 6/6/65ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 20.5.1702Second Lieutenant Thomas Watton ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 15.3.1701/2Third Lieutenant Michael Sansom (d.1711) ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/620.1.1701/2 - 13.10.1702First Lieutenant George Graydon ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/616.3.1701/2 - 20.5.1702Third Lieutenant Joseph Pritchard ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/721.5.1702 - 28.12.1702Second Lieutenant Joseph Pritchard ADM 6/7/36ADM 6/721.5.1702 - 16.9.1702Third Lieutenant Robert Brounker (c.1680-1707) Transfered ADM 107/1/278ADM 6/714.10.1702 - 12.2.1704/5First Lieutenant James Anderson Transfered ADM 6/7/120
Confirmed 14.4.1703
ADM 6/7
29.12.1702 - 28.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant George Colt (c.1680-?) Transfered ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/729.12.1702 - 16.10.1706Third Lieutenant William Layton ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/713.2.1704/5 - 16.10.1706First Lieutenant Richard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/8/150ADM 6/82.2.1705/6 - 13.8.1706Second Lieutenant Robert Seppings Transfered ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/89.10.1706 - 27.3.1707Second Lieutenant Charles Constable (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/9/17ADM 6/917.10.1706 - 19.3.1706/7First Lieutenant Nicholas Saule (d.1707) ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/917.10.1706 - 27.3.1707Third Lieutenant Charles Boyle (d.1720) ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/920.3.1706/7 - 7.1.1707/8First Lieutenant Arthur Field (d.1726) Transfered ADM 6/9/105
Confirmed 20.11.1707
ADM 6/9
28.3.1707 - 8.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant Thomas Graves (d.1755) Transfered ADM 6/9/111
Confirmed 17.12.1707
ADM 6/9
28.3.1707 - 7.1.1707/8Third Lieutenant Ambrose Cole (d.1711) ADM 6/9/113
Confirmed 17.12.1707
ADM 6/9
8.1.1707/8 - 18.1.1707/8First Lieutenant Arthur Delgarno (d.1731) Transfered ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/98.1.1707/8 - 18.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant Robert Chadwick (c.1675-1719) Transfered ADM 6/9/120B1658.1.1707/8 - 18.1.1707/8Third Lieutenant Henry Lawson (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/928.1.1707/8 - 2.2.1707/8First Lieutenant John Lambert (d.1739) ADM 6/9/128ADM 6/928.1.1707/8 - 2.2.1707/8Third Lieutenant Gilbert Pear ADM 6/9/129ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 9.3.1707/8First Lieutenant Edmund Hooke (c.1681-1744/45) ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 16.3.1707/8Second Lieutenant Charles Bryant ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 5.9.1708Third Lieutenant James Allan ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/917.3.1707/8 - 13.11.1708Second Lieutenant John Borradale ADM 6/10/97
Confirmed 27.10.1709
ADM 6/10
17.3.1707/8 - 13.11.1708Second Lieutenant John Smith ADM 6/9/148ADM 6/96.9.1708 - 13.11.1708Third Lieutenant Francis Reed ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/1014.11.1708 - 16.3.1708/9Second Lieutenant Francis Reed ADM 6/10/95
Confirmed 17.10.1709
ADM 6/10
15.11.1708 - 7.7.1710Third Lieutenant John Smith (d.1729) Transfered ADM 6/10/97
Confirmed 31.10.1709
ADM 6/10
18.1.1708/9 - 27.12.1710First Lieutenant Edward Brookes (c.1676-1738) Transfered ADM 6/10/97
Confirmed 27.10.1709
ADM 6/10
16.8.1710 - 21.5.1711Third Lieutenant Richard Harnage ADM 6/11/62ADM 6/1128.12.1710 - 6.12.1711First Lieutenant Titus Smith ADM 6/11/89ADM 6/114.5.1711 - 6.12.1711Second Lieutenant Miller Caldecot ADM 6/11/139
Confirmed 19.5.1711
ADM 6/11
22.5.1711 - 6.12.1711Third Lieutenant Thomas Dare (d.1743) ADM 6/11/139ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.2.1703/4 - 19.3.1704/5Midshipman Nordash Rand Transfered ADM 107/2/154ADM 107/216.3.1703/4 - 13.1.1704/5Midshipman George Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 107/2/40ODNB

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
3.5.1703 - 7.2.1703/4Able Seaman Nordash Rand ADM 107/2/154ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
14.8.1697Action of 1697-08-14
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1706Underwent a "Great Repair" at ChathamBWAS-1714
1707In Toulon operationsBWAS-1603
5.1708Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1603
1711In the ChannelBWAS-1603
23.7.1716Docked at Deptford to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship


Launch DateB065
Lavery gives the launch date as 16th December 1693

 

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