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 byJohn TippettsB028
ConstructorFisher 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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.12.1693 - 7.6.1696CaptainSimon Fowkes (d.1702)BWAS-17148.6.1696 - 14.12.1698CaptainThomas Harlow (d.1741) ADM 6/4/46BWAS-17142.5.1699 - 23.5.1699CaptainStafford Fairborne (d.1716) ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/526.2.1700/1 - 23.10.1701CaptainArchibald Hamilton (c.1673-1754) ADM 6/6/61BWAS-171414.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1702/3CaptainAndrew Leake (d.1704) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-171415.2.1702/3 - 21.12.1705CaptainWilliam Caldwell (d.1718) ADM 6/7/89BWAS-171422.12.1705 - 6.3.1705/6CaptainRobert Fairfax (1666-1725)BWAS-17147.3.1705/6 - 15.9.1706CaptainJames Moody (d.1724) ADM 6/8/237ADM 6/814.10.1706 - 16.3.1706/7CaptainSamuel Whitaker (d.1707) ADM 6/9/17BWAS-171417.3.1706/7 - 7.1.1707/8Second CaptainWilliam Faulknor (d.1724/25) ADM 6/9/104
Commission confirmed 20.11.1707
BWAS-1714
8.1.1707/8 - 19.1.1707/8Second CaptainBartholomew Candler (d.1722) ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 28.11.1710CaptainRobert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/9/133BWAS-171428.12.1710 - 6.12.1711CaptainJames Moody (d.1724) ADM 6/11/89BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1702 - 1703Vice-Admiral of the RedThomas Hopson (1643-1717)BWAS-171410.3.1706/7 - 1707Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-1714

45 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.10.1695 - 14.12.1698Third LieutenantWilliam Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/4/37
Commission confirmed 16.10.1696
ADM 6/4
24.11.1695 - 25.12.1695Second LieutenantGeorge Smith (d.1704) ADM 6/4/33
Commission confirmed 3.10.1696
ADM 6/4
2.7.1696 - 14.12.1698First LieutenantRobert Desborough (d.1702) ADM 6/4/37
Commission confirmed 16.10.1696
ADM 6/4
9.5.1699 - 23.5.1699First LieutenantHenry Maynard (d.1742) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 23.5.1699Second LieutenantElias Waffe ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 23.5.1699Third LieutenantJohn Haddock (c.1666-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/527.2.1700/1 - 2.3.1700/1Second LieutenantJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 23.10.1701Third LieutenantEdmund Hicks (d.1708) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/63.3.1700/1 - 23.10.1701First LieutenantThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/63.3.1700/1 - 23.10.1701Second LieutenantJames Anderson ADM 6/6/65ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 20.5.1702Second LieutenantThomas Watton ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 15.3.1701/2Third LieutenantMichael Sansom (d.1711) ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/620.1.1701/2 - 13.10.1702First LieutenantGeorge Graydon ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/616.3.1701/2 - 20.5.1702Third LieutenantJoseph Pritchard ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/721.5.1702 - 28.12.1702Second LieutenantJoseph Pritchard ADM 6/7/36ADM 6/721.5.1702 - 16.9.1702Third LieutenantRobert Brounker (c.1680-1707) ADM 107/1/278ADM 6/714.10.1702 - 12.2.1704/5First LieutenantJames Anderson ADM 6/7/120
Commission confirmed 14.4.1703
ADM 6/7
29.12.1702 - 28.1.1705/6Second LieutenantGeorge Colt (c.1680-?) ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/729.12.1702 - 16.10.1706Third LieutenantWilliam Layton ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/713.2.1704/5 - 16.10.1706First LieutenantRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/8/150ADM 6/82.2.1705/6 - 13.8.1706Second LieutenantRobert Seppings ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/89.10.1706 - 27.3.1707Second LieutenantCharles Constable (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/9/17ADM 6/917.10.1706 - 19.3.1706/7First LieutenantNicholas Saule (d.1707) ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/917.10.1706 - 27.3.1707Third LieutenantCharles Boyle (d.1720) ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/920.3.1706/7 - 7.1.1707/8First LieutenantArthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/9/105
Commission confirmed 20.11.1707
ADM 6/9
28.3.1707 - 8.1.1707/8Second LieutenantThomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 6/9/111
Commission confirmed 17.12.1707
ADM 6/9
28.3.1707 - 7.1.1707/8Third LieutenantAmbrose Cole (d.1711) ADM 6/9/113
Commission confirmed 17.12.1707
ADM 6/9
8.1.1707/8 - 18.1.1707/8First LieutenantArthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/98.1.1707/8 - 18.1.1707/8Second LieutenantRobert Chadwick (c.1675-1719) ADM 6/9/120B1658.1.1707/8 - 18.1.1707/8Third LieutenantHenry Lawson (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/928.1.1707/8 - 2.2.1707/8First LieutenantJohn Lambert (d.1739) ADM 6/9/128ADM 6/928.1.1707/8 - 2.2.1707/8Third LieutenantGilbert Pear ADM 6/9/129ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 9.3.1707/8First LieutenantEdmund Hooke (d.1744/45) ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 16.3.1707/8Second LieutenantCharles Bryant ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/93.2.1707/8 - 5.9.1708Third LieutenantJames Allan ADM 6/9/133ADM 6/917.3.1707/8 - 13.11.1708Second LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/9/148ADM 6/917.3.1707/8 - 13.11.1708Second LieutenantJohn Borradale ADM 6/10/97
Commission confirmed 27.10.1709
ADM 6/10
6.9.1708 - 13.11.1708Third LieutenantFrancis Reed ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/1014.11.1708 - 16.3.1708/9Second LieutenantFrancis Reed ADM 6/10/95
Commission confirmed 17.10.1709
ADM 6/10
15.11.1708 - 7.7.1710Third LieutenantJohn Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/10/97
Commission confirmed 31.10.1709
ADM 6/10
18.1.1708/9 - 27.12.1710First LieutenantEdward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/10/97
Commission confirmed 27.10.1709
ADM 6/10
16.8.1710 - 21.5.1711Third LieutenantRichard Harnage ADM 6/11/62ADM 6/1128.12.1710 - 6.12.1711First LieutenantTitus Smith ADM 6/11/89ADM 6/114.5.1711 - 6.12.1711Second LieutenantMiller Caldecot ADM 6/11/139
Commission confirmed 19.5.1711
ADM 6/11
22.5.1711 - 6.12.1711Third LieutenantThomas Dare (d.1743) ADM 6/11/139ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.2.1703/4 - 19.3.1704/5MidshipmanNordash Rand ADM 107/2/154ADM107/216.3.1703/4 - 13.1.1704/5MidshipmanGeorge Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 107/2/40ODNB

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
3.5.1703 - 7.2.1703/4Able SeamanNordash Rand ADM 107/2/154ADM107/2

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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