Somerset

176
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.5.1695BWAS-1714
Launched31.5.1698B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 80 gun 3-DeckersB028
ConstructorWilliam LeeBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up7.1740BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck158' 0"Imperial Feet48.1584 
Length of Keel130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Breadth42' 9"Imperial Feet12.9159 
Depth in Hold17' 10"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,263 7094Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 552 Imperial Pound ( 250.332 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder

1713Broadside Weight = 629 Imperial Pound ( 285.2522 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck28 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1698476 BWAS-1714

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 25.2.1700/1CaptainJames Stewart (d.1704/5) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-171426.2.1700/1 - 5.3.1700/1CaptainThomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/6/62ADM 6/66.3.1700/1 - 25.12.1701CaptainEdward Good (d.1709/10) ADM 6/6/69ADM 6/624.1.1701/2 - 4.6.1702CaptainWilliam Gifford (1649-1724) ADM 6/6/139ADM 6/65.6.1702 - 3.1.1702/3CaptainThomas Dilkes (d.1706) ADM 6/7/40BWAS-17144.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3CaptainRobert Fairfax (1666-1725) ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/719.3.1702/3 - 25.6.1703Second CaptainStephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/7/108ADM 6/726.6.1703 - 25.7.1703Second CaptainRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/7/134BWAS-171426.7.1703 - 14.12.1703CaptainRichard Wyatt (d.1703)† ADM 6/8/29
Commission confirmed 24.11.1703
BWAS-1714
11.1.1703/4 - 30.12.1707CaptainJohn Price (d.1709) ADM 6/8/41BWAS-171420.4.1709 - 28.11.1709CaptainJames Littleton (1668-1722/23) ADM 6/10/54BWAS-171422.3.1709/10 - 5.11.1710CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/11/268
Commission confirmed 6.8.1713
BWAS-1714
5.11.1710 - 15.6.1713CaptainRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/11/243
Commission confirmed 6.2.1712/13
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1702 - 11.1702Admiral of the FleetSir George Rooke (1650-1708/9)BWAS-17141703 - 1704Vice-Admiral of the RedStafford Fairborne (d.1716)BWAS-17141712Vice-Admiral of the BlueJohn Baker (1660-1716)BWAS-1714

29 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1699 - 26.2.1700/1Second LieutenantHenry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 26.2.1700/1Third LieutenantThomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/511.5.1699 - 1.2.1699/0First LieutenantRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/527.2.1700/1 - 6.3.1700/1First LieutenantRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/627.2.1700/1 - 7.3.1700/1Second LieutenantRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/6/62ADM 6/627.2.1700/1 - 6.3.1700/1Third LieutenantThomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 31.12.1701First LieutenantHenry Cremer (d.1707) ADM 6/6/71ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 18.1.1701/2Second LieutenantWilliam Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 18.1.1701/2Third LieutenantRobert Robinson ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 15.12.1702First LieutenantGeorge Peyton ADM 6/6/137ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 28.1.1701/2Third LieutenantDaniel Pittfield ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/624.1.1701/2 - 16.9.1702Second LieutenantRichard Holford ADM 6/6/139ADM 6/629.1.1701/2 - 16.9.1702Third LieutenantRobert Clarke (d.1708/9) ADM 6/7/2ADM 6/717.9.1702 - 24.3.1702/3First LieutenantRichard Holford ADM 6/7/64ADM 6/717.9.1702 - 25.7.1703Second LieutenantRobert Clarke (d.1708/9) ADM 6/7/67
Commission confirmed 15.12.1702
ADM 6/7
21.1.1702/3 - 2.2.1702/3Third LieutenantJohn Hare ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/73.2.1702/3 - 25.7.1703Third LieutenantArthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/7/85ADM 6/726.7.1703 - 12.12.1703First LieutenantWilliam Collier (d.1736) ADM 6/8/29
Commission confirmed 27.11.1703
ADM 6/8
26.7.1703 - 5.2.1705/6Second LieutenantGeorge Warren ADM 6/8/29
Commission confirmed 27.11.1703
ADM 6/8
26.7.1703 - 28.3.1704Third LieutenantGeorge Loggan (d.1703/4) ADM 6/8/29
Commission confirmed 27.11.1703
ADM 6/8
29.3.1704 - 15.2.1704/5Third LieutenantEdward Smith ADM 6/8/66ADM 6/86.2.1705/6 - 9.1.1708/9First LieutenantGeorge Warren ADM 6/8/227ADM 6/86.2.1705/6 - 27.12.1708Second LieutenantAlexander Orrok (d.1742) ADM 6/8/227ADM 6/828.8.1706Third LieutenantJohn Barnett (d.1709) ADM 6/8/151ADM 6/829.8.1706 - 27.11.1707Third LieutenantSamuel How ADM 6/9/100ADM 6/927.11.1707 - 10.5.1708Third LieutenantRoger Green (d.1714) ADM 6/9/106ADM 6/97.1.1708/9 - 15.6.1713Second LieutenantWilliam Ogilvie ADM 6/10/22ADM 6/1013.4.1710 - 30.5.1712Third LieutenantNathaniel Tucker ADM 6/11/236
Commission confirmed 16.12.1712
ADM 6/11
5.11.1710 - 15.6.1713First LieutenantThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/11/256
Commission confirmed 16.4.1713
ADM 6/11

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1702 - 15.1.1702/3Volunteer-per-orderCharles Bromsted ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 1703Volunteer-per-orderJohn Symonds ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/71706MidshipmanHenry Medley (d.1747)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1714
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1707Present at the Bombardment of AlicanteBWAS-1603
30.12.1707Paid off to repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1710In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1712In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
15.6.1713Paid offADM 51
1715Fitted as a hulk at WoolwichBWAS-1714
1715Refitted as a Third Rate Hulk
1722Nominally taken to pieces to rebuildBWAS-1714
7.1740Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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