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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-Deckers (1694)B028
Constructor
William LeeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1700-1701
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 25.2.1700/1Captain
James StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1705
ADM 6/5/45
BWAS-1714
26.2.1700/1 - 5.3.1700/1Captain
Thomas JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Dockyard Staff
Service 1688-1706
ADM 6/6/62
ADM 6/6
6.3.1700/1 - 25.12.1701Captain
Edward GoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/69
ADM 6/6
24.1.1701/2 - 4.6.1702Captain
William GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
ADM 6/6/139
ADM 6/6
5.6.1702 - 3.1.1702/3Captain
Thomas DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1707
Transfered ADM 6/7/40
BWAS-1714
4.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Captain
Robert FairfaxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1707
ADM 6/7/70
ADM 6/7
19.3.1702/3 - 25.6.1703Second Captain
Stephen MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/108
ADM 6/7
26.6.1703 - 25.7.1703Second Captain
Richard CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1716
ADM 6/7/134
BWAS-1714
26.7.1703 - 14.12.1703Captain
Richard WyattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1703
† ADM 6/8/29
Confirmed 24.11.1703
BWAS-1714
11.1.1703/4 - 30.12.1707Captain
John PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1708
ADM 6/8/41
BWAS-1714
20.4.1709 - 28.11.1709Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
Transfered ADM 6/10/54
BWAS-1714
22.3.1709/10 - 5.11.1710Captain
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1689-1754
Transfered ADM 6/11/268
Confirmed 6.8.1713
BWAS-1714
5.11.1710 - 15.6.1713Captain
Robert BowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1729
ADM 6/11/243
Confirmed 6.2.1712/13
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1702 - 11.1702Admiral of the Fleet
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
BWAS-1714
1703 - 1704Vice-Admiral of the Red
Stafford FairborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
BWAS-1714
1712Vice-Admiral of the Blue
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1716
BWAS-1714

29 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1699 - 26.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant
Henry HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1713
Transfered ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
9.5.1699 - 26.2.1700/1Third Lieutenant
Thomas KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1719
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
11.5.1699 - 1.2.1699/1700First Lieutenant
Richard CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1716
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
27.2.1700/1 - 6.3.1700/1First Lieutenant
Richard CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1716
ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
27.2.1700/1 - 7.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1689-1754
Transfered ADM 6/6/62
ADM 6/6
27.2.1700/1 - 6.3.1700/1Third Lieutenant
Thomas KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1719
Transfered ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
8.3.1700/1 - 31.12.1701First Lieutenant
Henry CremerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1706
Transfered ADM 6/6/71
ADM 6/6
8.3.1700/1 - 18.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant
William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/70
ADM 6/6
8.3.1700/1 - 18.1.1701/2Third Lieutenant
Robert RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1726
Transfered ADM 6/6/70
ADM 6/6
21.1.1701/2 - 15.12.1702First Lieutenant
George PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
ADM 6/6/137
ADM 6/6
21.1.1701/2 - 28.1.1701/2Third Lieutenant
Daniel PittfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1703
ADM 6/6/138
ADM 6/6
24.1.1701/2 - 16.9.1702Second Lieutenant
Richard HolfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
ADM 6/6/139
ADM 6/6
29.1.1701/2 - 16.9.1702Third Lieutenant
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1707
ADM 6/7/2
ADM 6/7
17.9.1702 - 24.3.1702/3First Lieutenant
Richard HolfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
Transfered ADM 6/7/64
ADM 6/7
17.9.1702 - 25.7.1703Second Lieutenant
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1707
Transfered ADM 6/7/67
Confirmed 15.12.1702
ADM 6/7
21.1.1702/3 - 2.2.1702/3Third Lieutenant
John HareBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
ADM 6/7/80
ADM 6/7
3.2.1702/3 - 25.7.1703Third Lieutenant
Arthur FieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1718
ADM 6/7/85
ADM 6/7
26.7.1703 - 12.12.1703First Lieutenant
William CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/8/29
Confirmed 27.11.1703
ADM 6/8
26.7.1703 - 5.2.1705/6Second Lieutenant
George WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
Transfered ADM 6/8/29
Confirmed 27.11.1703
ADM 6/8
26.7.1703 - 28.3.1704Third Lieutenant
George LogganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1704
ADM 6/8/29
Confirmed 27.11.1703
ADM 6/8
29.3.1704 - 1.1.1704/5Third Lieutenant
Edward SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
Discharged ADM 6/8/66
ADM 6/8
6.2.1705/6 - 9.1.1708/9First Lieutenant
George WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
ADM 6/8/227
ADM 6/8
6.2.1705/6 - 27.12.1708Second Lieutenant
Alexander OrrokBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1719
Transfered ADM 6/8/227
ADM 6/8
28.8.1706Third Lieutenant
John BarnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1708
ADM 6/8/151
ADM 6/8
29.8.1706 - 27.11.1707Third Lieutenant
Samuel HowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1721
Transfered ADM 6/9/100
ADM 6/9
27.11.1707 - 10.5.1708Third Lieutenant
Roger GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1711
ADM 6/9/106
ADM 6/9
7.1.1708/9 - 15.6.1713Second Lieutenant
William OgilvieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1716
ADM 6/10/22
ADM 6/10
13.4.1710 - 30.5.1712Third Lieutenant
Nathaniel TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
ADM 6/11/236
Confirmed 16.12.1712
ADM 6/11
5.11.1710 - 15.6.1713First Lieutenant
Thomas WillyamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1736
ADM 6/11/256
Confirmed 16.4.1713
ADM 6/11

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.1.1699/1700 - 20.4.1700Volunteer-per-order
William DavenportBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1707
Transfered ADM 107/1/249
ADM 107/1
1702 - 15.1.1702/3Volunteer-per-order
Charles BromstedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1709
ADM 6/7/79
ADM 6/7
16.1.1702/3 - 1703Volunteer-per-order
John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1720
ADM 6/7/79
ADM 6/7
1706Midshipman
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
Transfered
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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