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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 Rates (1691)B028
Designed by
John TippettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
Constructor
William BagwellBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1694-1698
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.1739/40BWAS-1603
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Exeter' (1744) (58) 1744-1763
British 58 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1696/97 - 10.12.1699Captain
Sir Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1708
ADM 6/4/81
BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/1 - 25.12.1701Captain
James StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1705
ADM 6/6/62
BWAS-1603
29.12.1701 - 13.1.1701/2Captain
Robert HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
ADM 6/6/126
ADM 6/6
14.1.1701/2 - 23.6.1702Captain
Charles CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
Transfered ADM 6/6/130
ADM 6/6
24.6.1702 - 3.2.1706/7Captain
Thomas SwantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1716
ADM 6/7/43
BWAS-1603
26.8.1707 - 9.12.1707Captain
Hovenden WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1715
Transfered ADM 6/9/90
ADM 6/9
10.12.1707 - 6.11.1711Captain
Beaumont RaymondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
ADM 6/9/108
BWAS-1603
26.7.1715 - 11.10.1716Captain
Nicholas HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1744
Transfered ADM 6/12/47
BWAS-1603
13.10.1716 - 30.1.1716/17Second Captain
Thomas WhitneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1740
ADM 6/12/98
Confirmed 29.4.1717
ADM 6/12
31.1.1716/17 - 19.12.1717Captain
Tudor TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
ADM 6/12/86
ADM 6/12
12.11.1720 - 27.1.1721/22Captain
Sir Robert JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1722
ADM 6/12/218
BWAS-1603
28.1.1721/22 - 11.8.1722Captain
Samuel BraithwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1739
Transfered ADM 6/13/69
Confirmed 21.4.1724
ADM 6/13
12.8.1722 - 7.10.1723Captain
John CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1731
ADM 6/14/61
Confirmed 26.11.1723
BWAS-1603
30.3.1731 - 18.5.1731Captain
John RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/71
ADM 6/14
19.5.1731 - 13.1.1731/32Captain
Thomas DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1739
Transfered ADM 6/14/76
BWAS-1603
15.1.1731/32 - 26.2.1732/33Captain
Robert TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1741
Transfered ADM 6/14/98
BWAS-1603
22.2.1733/34 - 18.8.1737Captain
John YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
Transfered ADM 6/15/166
BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1702 - 1704Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1712
BWAS-1603
1705Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Sir George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1703
BWAS-1603
12.1707 - 7.1.1707/8Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
Transfered
B056-6
7.1.1716/17 - 1717Commodore
William ClevelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1717
ADM 6/12/84
ADM 6/12

36 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1696/97 - 17.6.1697First Lieutenant
William DewsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1699
ADM 6/4/82
ADM 6/4
3.6.1697 - 19.4.1699Second Lieutenant
Michael LovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/4/102
ADM 6/4
17.7.1697 - 10.12.1699First Lieutenant
Robert StudleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1716
ADM 6/4/109
ADM 6/4
20.4.1699 - 10.12.1699Second Lieutenant
George PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
ADM 6/6/17
ADM 6/6
27.2.1700/1 - 23.5.1701First Lieutenant
Henry HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1713
Transfered ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
28.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
Transfered ADM 6/6/64
ADM 6/6
4.3.1700/1 - 26.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant
The Hon. Charles StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1736
ADM 6/6/66
ADM 6/6
24.5.1701 - 17.11.1702First Lieutenant
Robert StandleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
ADM 6/6/97
ADM 6/6
27.1.1701/2 - 27.2.1703/4Second Lieutenant
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
Transfered ADM 6/6/140
ADM 6/6
18.11.1702 - 19.2.1706/7First Lieutenant
James GraingerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1711
ADM 6/7/60
ADM 6/7
29.9.1703 - 19.2.1706/7Second Lieutenant
John CleavlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1715
ADM 6/8/84
Confirmed 1.7.1704
ADM 6/14
26.8.1707 - 7.1.1708/9First Lieutenant
Augustus RouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1714
ADM 6/9/90
ADM 6/9
26.8.1707 - 7.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant
Luke FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1713
ADM 6/9/90
ADM 6/9
8.1.1708/9 - 26.11.1711First Lieutenant
Luke FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1713
ADM 6/10/24
ADM 6/10
8.1.1708/9 - 7.8.1710Second Lieutenant
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1729
ADM 6/10/22
ADM 6/10
28.8.1710 - 26.11.1711Second Lieutenant
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
ADM 6/11/172
Confirmed 29.10.1711
ADM 6/11
27.7.1715 - 14.10.1716First Lieutenant
Robert CallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1732
Transfered ADM 6/12/47
ADM 6/12
27.7.1715 - 19.12.1717Second Lieutenant
Julian LeggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1727
ADM 6/12/47
ADM 6/12
12.11.1720 - 29.3.1731First Lieutenant
Robert WhitleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1731
ADM 6/14/218
ADM 6/12
12.11.1720 - 11.1.1722/23Second Lieutenant
John JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1723
ADM 6/12/218
ADM 6/12
12.11.1720 - 10.1.1721/22Third Lieutenant
Thomas CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1722
ADM 6/12/218
ADM 6/12
11.1.1721/22 - 5.5.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
David MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1727
Transfered ADM 6/13/61
Confirmed 17.9.1723
ADM 6/13
12.1.1722/23 - 1.2.1724/25Second Lieutenant
William BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1733
Transfered ADM 6/13/60
Confirmed 19.9.1723
ADM 6/13
30.3.1731 - 31.12.1731First Lieutenant
Robert PysingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1734
ADM 6/14/71
ADM 6/14
30.3.1731 - 31.12.1731Second Lieutenant
Thomas PellattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1742
ADM 6/14/71
ADM 6/14
30.3.1731 - 31.3.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard WestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1735
Transfered ADM 6/14/71
ADM 6/14
1.1.1731/32 - 26.2.1732/33First Lieutenant
Robert PysingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1734
Transfered ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/14
1.1.1731/32 - 13.6.1732Second Lieutenant
Thomas PellattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1742
ADM 6/14/96
ADM 6/14
14.6.1732 - 21.3.1732/33Second Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/14/111
ADM 6/14
14.6.1732 - 14.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Thomas PellattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1742
ADM 6/14/111
ADM 6/14
15.2.1732/33 - 26.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
George TockettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1743
Transfered ADM 6/14/134
ADM 6/14
23.2.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Second Lieutenant
Edward NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
ADM 6/14/169
ADM 6/14
2.3.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Alexander A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1741
ADM 6/14/170
ADM 6/14
13.3.1733/34 - 7.11.1734First Lieutenant
Thomas LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1738
Transfered ADM 6/14/175
ADM 6/14
8.11.1734 - 27.3.1737First Lieutenant
Edward NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1742
Transfered ADM 6/15/197
ADM 6/14
8.11.1734 - 18.8.1737Second Lieutenant
Alexander A'CourtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1741
Transfered ADM 6/15/197
ADM 6/14

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.9.1695 - 25.10.1695Carpenter
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/75
ADM 6/3
9.12.1701 - 31.12.1701Midshipman Extra
Alexander StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
ADM 6/6/124
ADM 6/6
1738Boatswain
John MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738
ref:1618

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.6.1709 - 16.9.1712Volunteer-per-order
Richard NewellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1716
ADM 107/3/39
ADM 107/3
30.4.1731 - 18.6.1731Midshipman Ordinary
Samuel Frederick AntrimBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1736
Transfered ADM 107/3/306
ADM 107/3
22.5.1731 - 23.1.1731/32Midshipman
George Charles DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1749
Transfered ADM 107/3/307
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
30.5.1702Took the Privateer
Le Cerf 1702-1702
French Privateer

14.2.1705Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre
La Thétis (44) 1697-1705
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre
losing 11 killed
BWAS-1603
1708In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1.6.1708Took the Privateer
Le Kengarre 1708-1708
French Privateer

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

 

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