Gloucester

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Gloucester Hulk
Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.3.1693BWAS-1603
Launched5.2.1694/95B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardBristol - England B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 60 gun 4th RatesB028
Designed byJohn TippettsBWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas ClementsBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up10.1731B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck145' 2"Imperial Feet44.1971 
Length of Keel120' 4"Imperial Feet36.5811 
Breadth37' 5"Imperial Feet11.2957 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen896Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck145' 2"Imperial Feet44.1971 
Length of Keel120' 4"Imperial Feet36.5811 
Breadth37' 5"Imperial Feet11.2957 
Burthen896 994Tons BM 

Armament


1695Broadside Weight = 408 Imperial Pound ( 185.028 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703365Establishment for warBWAS-1714
1703240Establishment for peaceBWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1695 - 30.4.1697CaptainThomas Poulton (d.1699) ADM 6/3/74BWAS-16031.7.1697 - 15.6.1699CaptainThomas Sherman (d.1699)† ADM 6/4/107BWAS-160326.6.1699 - 23.3.1700/1CaptainWilliam Scalley (d.1703) ADM 6/6/44
Commission confirmed 16.7.1700
BWAS-1603
24.3.1700/1 - 2.4.1701CaptainThomas Butler (d.1727) ADM 6/6/79ADM 6/63.4.1701 - 20.5.1701CaptainWilliam Hockaday ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/621.5.1701 - 6.6.1703CaptainJohn Hartnoll ADM 6/6/97BWAS-16039.9.1703 - 28.9.1706CaptainThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 10.11.1703
BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.11.1698 - 1701Rear-Admiral of the BlueJohn Benbow (1652/53-1702)BWAS-1603

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1696/97 - 13.4.1697Second LieutenantSir Charles Rich (1680-1706) ADM 6/4/84
Commission confirmed 24.3.1696/97
ADM 6/4
19.4.1697 - 30.6.1697Second LieutenantJames Westcombe ADM 6/4/90ADM 6/416.6.1697 - 5.5.1702Third LieutenantRobert Robinson ADM 6/4/124
Commission confirmed 10.11.1697
ADM 6/4
1.7.1697 - 6.3.1698/99First LieutenantJacob Fletcher ADM 6/4/107ADM 6/41.7.1697 - 10.9.1697Second LieutenantNathaniel Champion ADM 6/4/107ADM 6/411.9.1697 - 23.11.1697Second LieutenantThomas Witts (d.1707) ADM 6/4/117ADM 6/423.11.1697 - 15.3.1698/99Second LieutenantEdmund Lechmore (d.1703/4) ADM 6/4/126ADM 6/47.3.1698/99 - 23.3.1700/1First LieutenantJasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 6/6/44
Commission confirmed 15.7.1700
ADM 6/6
16.3.1698/99 - 23.3.1700/1Second LieutenantWilliam Lloyd (d.1723) ADM 6/6/44
Commission confirmed 15.7.1700
ADM 6/6
24.3.1700/1 - 2.2.1702/3First LieutenantJohn Doleing (c.1665-1719) ADM 6/6/79ADM 6/624.3.1700/1 - 24.6.1703Second LieutenantCharles Tripp ADM 6/6/79ADM 6/66.5.1702 - 9.11.1703Third LieutenantFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 10.11.1703
ADM 6/8
25.6.1703 - 16.8.1704First LieutenantCharles Tripp ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 11.11.1703
ADM 6/8
25.6.1703 - 9.5.1705Second LieutenantFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 10.11.1703
ADM 6/8
16.8.1704 - 28.9.1706First LieutenantNathaniel Blackmore ADM 6/8/89ADM 6/1410.5.1705 - 28.9.1706Second LieutenantThomas Whitaker (d.1767) ADM 6/9/5
Commission confirmed 22.7.1706
ADM 6/9

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1.1744 - 15.5.1746MasterRobert Lambert (c.1706-1767) ADM 107/4/50ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1695Sailed with a convoy for TurkeyBWAS-1603
29.11.1698Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1704In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1706Reduced to harbour serviceB028
28.9.1706Paid offADM 51
24.4.1708Refitted as a Hulk

 

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