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 by John TippettsBWAS-1603
Constructor William 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 - 10.12.1699CaptainSir Richard Edwards ADM 6/4/81BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 25.12.1701Captain James Stewart (d.1704/5) ADM 6/6/62BWAS-160329.12.1701 - 13.1.1701/2Captain Robert Hancock (d.1707) ADM 6/6/126ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 23.6.1702Captain Charles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/624.6.1702 - 3.2.1706/7Captain Thomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/7/43BWAS-160326.8.1707 - 9.12.1707Captain Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/910.12.1707 - 6.11.1711Captain Beaumont Raymond (d.1718) ADM 6/9/108BWAS-160326.7.1715 - 11.10.1716Captain Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-160313.10.1716 - 30.1.1716/17Second Captain Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/12/98
Commission confirmed 29.4.1717
ADM 6/12
31.1.1716/17 - 19.12.1717Captain Tudor 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 - 11.8.1722Captain Samuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/13/69
Commission confirmed 21.4.1724
ADM 6/13
12.8.1722 - 7.10.1723Captain John Cockburn (c.1666-c.1731) ADM 6/14/61
Commission confirmed 26.11.1723
BWAS-1603
30.3.1731 - 18.5.1731Captain John Roberts (d.1744/45) ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 13.1.1731/32Captain Thomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-160315.1.1731/32 - 26.2.1732/33Captain Robert Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/14/98BWAS-160322.2.1733/34 - 18.8.1737Captain John Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/15/166BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1702 - 1704Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-16031705Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-160312.1707 - 7.1.1707/8Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir John Norris (1670-1749)B056-67.1.1716/17 - 1717Commodore William Cleveland ADM 6/12/84ADM 6/12

36 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1696/97 - 17.6.1697First Lieutenant William Dewster ADM 6/4/82ADM 6/43.6.1697 - 19.4.1699Second Lieutenant Michael Lovell ADM 6/4/102ADM 6/417.7.1697 - 10.12.1699First Lieutenant Robert Studley (d.1717) ADM 6/4/109ADM 6/420.4.1699 - 10.12.1699Second Lieutenant George Peyton ADM 6/6/17ADM 6/627.2.1700/1 - 23.5.1701First Lieutenant Henry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 3.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant John 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 Lieutenant Robert Standley ADM 6/6/97ADM 6/627.1.1701/2 - 27.2.1703/4Second Lieutenant Richard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/618.11.1702 - 19.2.1706/7First Lieutenant James Grainger ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/729.9.1703 - 19.2.1706/7Second Lieutenant John Cleavland ADM 6/8/84
Commission confirmed 1.7.1704
ADM 6/14
26.8.1707 - 7.1.1708/9First Lieutenant Augustus Rouse (d.1714) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 7.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant Luke Fitzgerald ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/98.1.1708/9 - 26.11.1711First Lieutenant Luke Fitzgerald ADM 6/10/24ADM 6/108.1.1708/9 - 7.8.1710Second Lieutenant James Smith ADM 6/10/22ADM 6/1028.8.1710 - 26.11.1711Second Lieutenant William Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/11/172
Commission confirmed 29.10.1711
ADM 6/11
27.7.1715 - 14.10.1716First Lieutenant Robert Callis (c.1686-1733) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 19.12.1717Second Lieutenant Julian Legg (d.1726) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 29.3.1731First Lieutenant Robert Whitley ADM 6/14/218ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 11.1.1722/23Second Lieutenant John Johnson ADM 6/12/218ADM 6/1212.11.1720 - 10.1.1721/22Third Lieutenant Thomas Cooke ADM 6/12/218ADM 6/1211.1.1721/22 - 5.5.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms David Morgan (d.1727) ADM 6/13/61
Commission confirmed 17.9.1723
ADM 6/13
12.1.1722/23 - 1.2.1724/25Second Lieutenant William Berkeley (d.1732/33) ADM 6/13/60
Commission confirmed 19.9.1723
ADM 6/13
30.3.1731 - 31.12.1731First Lieutenant Robert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1430.3.1731 - 31.12.1731Second Lieutenant Thomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/1430.3.1731 - 31.3.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard West ADM 6/14/71ADM 6/141.1.1731/32 - 26.2.1732/33First Lieutenant Robert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/141.1.1731/32 - 13.6.1732Second Lieutenant Thomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 21.3.1732/33Second Lieutenant Francis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 14.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Pellatt ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1415.2.1732/33 - 26.2.1732/33Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Tocketts ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Second Lieutenant Edward Norris ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Alexander A'Court (c.1710-1742) ADM 6/14/170ADM 6/1413.3.1733/34 - 7.11.1734First Lieutenant Thomas Ley (d.1737) ADM 6/14/175ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 27.3.1737First Lieutenant Edward Norris ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 18.8.1737Second Lieutenant Alexander A'Court (c.1710-1742) ADM 6/15/197ADM 6/14

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.12.1701 - 31.12.1701Midshipman Extra Alexander Stewart ADM 6/6/124ADM 6/61738Boatswain John Morrisref:1618

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.6.1709 - 16.9.1712Volunteer-per-order Richard Newell ADM 107/3/39ADM107/330.4.1731 - 18.6.1731Midshipman Ordinary Samuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/322.5.1731 - 23.1.1731/32Midshipman George Charles Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
30.5.1702Took the Privateer Le Cerf
14.2.1705Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre La Thétis (44) losing 11 killedBWAS-1603
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

 

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