Dorsetshire

159
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.6.1693BWAS-1603
Launched8.12.1694B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardNortham BWAS-1603
Ship Class1691 Program - 80 gun 2-Deckers
Designed byJohn TippettsBWAS-1603
ConstructorJohn WinterBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild20.9.1712B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Dorsetshire' (1712) (80)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck153' 4 ½"Imperial Feet46.6471 
Length of Keel125' 5"Imperial Feet38.1051 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,176Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck153' 4 ½"Imperial Feet46.6471 
Length of Keel125' 5"Imperial Feet38.1051 
Breadth42' 0"Imperial Feet12.8016 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,176 7394Tons BM 

Armament


8.12.1694Broadside Weight = 734.5 Imperial Pound ( 333.0963 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Quarterdeck20 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder
Lower Deck Bow Chaser2 British Culverin
Upper Deck Bow Chaser2 British Saker

1706Broadside Weight = 720.5 Imperial Pound ( 326.7473 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.2.1690/91490Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 2.1.1695/96CaptainEdward Littleton (d.1695/96)BWAS-160322.4.1695 - 1695CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1723) ADM 6/3/51ADM 6/320.8.1695 - 2.1.1695/96CaptainHenry Haughton (d.1703) ADM 6/3/72ADM 6/33.1.1695/96 - 1.5.1699CaptainJames Wishart (d.1723) ADM 6/4/45
Commission confirmed 16.11.1696
BWAS-1603
30.1.1699/0 - 21.8.1700CaptainEdward Neville (d.1701) ADM 6/6/21BWAS-16033.4.1701 - 12.1.1701/2CaptainThomas Coal ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/613.1.1701/2 - 3.3.1701/2CaptainJohn Baker (1660-1716) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/64.3.1701/2 - 21.1.1702/3CaptainThomas Robinson ADM 6/7/15BWAS-160322.1.1702/3 - 23.1.1704/5CaptainEdward Whitaker ADM 6/7/80B0515.2.1704/5 - 24.11.1706CaptainThomas Butler (d.1727) ADM 6/8/148BWAS-16036.1.1706/7 - 21.1.1706/7CaptainCharles Strickland (d.1724) ADM 6/9/38ADM 6/9

21 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.9.1695 - 13.10.1696Third LieutenantJeremiah Topping ADM 6/3/78ADM 6/321.1.1696/97 - 1697Third LieutenantWilliam Rodgers ADM 6/4/63ADM 6/412.4.1697 - 1697Third LieutenantHolding Yorke ADM 6/4/89ADM 6/42.2.1699/0 - 21.8.1700First LieutenantThomas Long (d.1710) ADM 6/6/22ADM 6/62.2.1699/0 - 25.3.1700Second LieutenantMathew Tale ADM 6/6/22ADM 6/62.2.1699/0 - 25.3.1700Third LieutenantRalph Barrow ADM 6/6/22ADM 6/626.3.1700 - 21.8.1700Second LieutenantEdward Dursley (d.1702) ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/626.3.1700 - 21.8.1700Third LieutenantJohn Constable (d.1743) ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First LieutenantMatthew Tate (d.1711/12) ADM 6/6/85ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 8.10.1701Third LieutenantHenry Fitzharris (d.1704) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 23.7.1703Second LieutenantThomas Russell (c.1659-1739/40) ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 22.7.1703Third LieutenantJames Wells ADM 6/6/136ADM 6/617.2.1701/2 - 23.7.1703First LieutenantJohn Ford ADM 6/7/10ADM 6/723.7.1703 - 10.5.1704Third LieutenantPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/8/54
Commission confirmed 4.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
24.7.1703 - 20.1.1706/7First LieutenantThomas Russell (c.1659-1739/40) ADM 6/8/39
Commission confirmed 5.1.1703/4
ADM 6/8
11.5.1704 - 13.12.1704Third LieutenantAlexander Gordon ADM 6/8/96
Commission confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
19.10.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Second LieutenantPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/8/102ADM 6/826.1.1704/5 - 12.9.1705Second LieutenantJames Collier (d.1707) ADM 6/8/145ADM 6/814.2.1704/5 - 5.12.1705Third LieutenantGalfridus Walpole (1683-1726) ADM 6/8/151ADM 6/813.9.1705 - bef.24.11.1706Second LieutenantHenry Kennett ADM 6/8/194ADM 6/813.12.1705 - 30.7.1706Third LieutenantGeorge Fairley ADM 6/8/209ADM 6/8

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.5.1700 - 27.2.1700/1Midshipman ExtraJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/6/40ADM 6/622.5.1700 - 1700Midshipman ExtraGeorge Tapson (d.1750) ADM 6/6/41ADM 6/613.4.1719 - 26.2.1720/21MasterGeorge Rosbeeref:8711760CarpenterAndrew Anderson (d.bef.1779) ADM 6/19/184ADM 6/19

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.9.1700 - 26.7.1701Master's MateRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 107/2/159ADM107/226.7.1701 - 1.8.1703MidshipmanRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 107/2/159ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
1700Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1703Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
21.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1706At AlicanteBWAS-1603
24.11.1706Began rebuilding at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
24.2.1706/7Paid offADM 51

 

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