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Exeter

174
Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1694/95BWAS-1603
Launched26.5.1697B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 60 gun 4th RatesB028
Designed byJohn TippettsBWAS-1603
ConstructorWilliam Bagwell (d.bef.1697/98)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.1739/40BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Exeter' (1744) (58)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck148' 0"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Length of Keel122' 5"Imperial Feet37.1914 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen948 5094Tons BM 

Armament


1697Broadside 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
1697365EstablishmentBWAS-1714

17 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1696/97 - 25.2.1700/1CaptainSir Richard Edwards ADM 6/4/81BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 25.12.1701CaptainJames Stewart (d.1704/5) ADM 6/6/62BWAS-160329.12.1701 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainRobert Hancock (d.1707) ADM 6/6/126ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 23.6.1702CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/624.6.1702 - 23.6.1707CaptainThomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/7/43BWAS-160326.8.1707 - 9.12.1707CaptainHovenden Walker (1666-1725) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/910.12.1707 - 12.3.1712/13CaptainBeaumont Raymond (d.1718) ADM 6/9/108BWAS-160326.7.1715 - 11.10.1716CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-160313.10.1716 - 30.1.1716/17Second CaptainThomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/12/98
Commission confirmed 29.4.1717
ADM 6/12
31.1.1716/17 - 21.4.1723CaptainTudor Trevor (d.1739/40) ADM 6/12/86ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 27.1.1721/22CaptainSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/12/218BWAS-160328.1.1721/22 - 11.8.1722CaptainSamuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/13/69
Commission confirmed 21.4.1724
ADM 6/13
12.8.1722 - 30.3.1731CaptainJohn Cockburn (c.1666-c.1731) ADM 6/14/61
Commission confirmed 26.11.1723
BWAS-1603
30.3.1731 - 18.5.1731CaptainJohn Roberts (d.1744/45) ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 14.1.1731/32CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-160315.1.1731/32 - 26.2.1732/33CaptainRobert Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/14/98BWAS-160322.2.1733/34 - 18.8.1737CaptainJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/15/166BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1702 - 1704Rear-Admiral of the BlueJohn Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-16031705Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-160312.1707 - 8.1.1707/8Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Norris (1670-1749)B056-67.1.1716/17 - 1717CommodoreWilliam Cleveland ADM 6/12/84ADM 6/12

36 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1696/97 - 1697First LieutenantWilliam Dewster ADM 6/4/82ADM 6/43.6.1697 - 19.4.1699Second LieutenantMichael Lovell ADM 6/4/102ADM 6/417.7.1697 - 26.2.1700/1First LieutenantRobert Studley (d.1717) ADM 6/4/109ADM 6/420.4.1699 - 14.11.1699Second LieutenantGeorge Peyton ADM 6/6/17ADM 6/627.2.1700/1 - 23.5.1701First LieutenantHenry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1Second LieutenantJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 26.1.1701/2Second LieutenantThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41) ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/624.5.1701 - 17.11.1702First LieutenantRobert Standley ADM 6/6/97ADM 6/627.1.1701/2 - 27.2.1703/4Second LieutenantRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/618.11.1702 - 25.8.1707First LieutenantJames Grainger ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/729.9.1703 - 6.4.1707Second LieutenantJohn Cleavland ADM 6/8/84
Commission confirmed 1.7.1704
ADM 6/14
26.8.1707 - 7.1.1708/9First LieutenantAugustus Rouse (d.1714) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 7.1.1708/9Second LieutenantLuke Fitzgerald ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/98.1.1708/9 - 3.1712/13First LieutenantLuke Fitzgerald ADM 6/10/24ADM 6/108.1.1708/9 - 7.8.1710Second LieutenantJames Smith ADM 6/10/22ADM 6/1028.8.1710 - 3.1712/13Second LieutenantWilliam Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/11/172
Commission confirmed 29.10.1711
ADM 6/11
27.7.1715 - 14.10.1716First LieutenantRobert Callis (d.1733) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 9.1.1717/18Second LieutenantJulian Legg (d.1726) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 29.3.1731First LieutenantRobert Whitley ADM 6/14/218ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 11.1.1722/23Second LieutenantJohn Johnson ADM 6/12/218ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 10.1.1721/22Third LieutenantThomas Cooke ADM 6/12/218ADM 6/1211.1.1721/22 - 5.5.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDavid Morgan (d.1727) ADM 6/13/61
Commission confirmed 17.9.1723
ADM 6/13
12.1.1722/23 - 1.2.1724/25Second LieutenantWilliam Berkeley (d.1732/33) ADM 6/13/60
Commission confirmed 19.9.1723
ADM 6/13
30.3.1731 - 31.12.1731First LieutenantRobert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1430.3.1731 - 31.12.1731Second LieutenantThomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1430.3.1731 - 31.3.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard West ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/141.1.1731/32 - 26.2.1732/33First LieutenantRobert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/141.1.1731/32 - 13.6.1732Second LieutenantThomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 26.4.1733Second LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 14.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 26.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Tocketts ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Second LieutenantEdward Norris ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander A'Court (d.1742) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 7.11.1734First LieutenantThomas Ley (d.1737) ADM 6/14/175ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 27.3.1737First LieutenantEdward Norris ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 18.8.1737Second LieutenantAlexander A'Court (d.1742) ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.12.1701 - 31.12.1701Midshipman ExtraAlexander Stewart ADM 6/6/124ADM 6/6

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.6.1709 - 16.9.1712Volunteer-per-orderRichard Newell ADM 107/3/39ADM107/330.4.1731 - 18.6.1731Midshipman OrdinarySamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/32.7.1731 - 24.3.1731/32MidshipmanGeorge Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
30.5.1702Took the Privateer Le Cerf
14.2.1704/5Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre La Thétis (44) losing 11 killed
1708In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1.6.1708Took the Privateer Le Kengarre
1710In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
22.3.1710/11Action off Vado
1715Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
2.1719Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
4.1720Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12656.3.9dBWAS-1603
4.1720fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £6975.3.9dBWAS-1603
1731Fitted for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
12.1731Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
7.1732Fitted for the Channel at PlymouthBWAS-1603
8.1732Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
22.3.1732/33Paid offADM 51
1736Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1603
3.1739/40Break up completed at Plymouth prior to being rebuiltBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
B056-6Lives of the British Admirals Vol VIJohn CampbellDigital Book
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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