Orford

177
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1695BWAS-1603
Launched27.4.1698BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1699
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1603
ConstructorEdward SnelgroveB065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild23.8.1709B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Orford' (1713) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 5"Imperial Feet45.7225 
Length of Keel122' 6"Imperial Feet37.1925 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,052Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 5"Imperial Feet45.7225 
Length of Keel122' 6"Imperial Feet37.1925 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 1"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,068 7394Tons BM 

Armament


1698Broadside Weight = 616.5 Imperial Pound ( 279.5831 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.3.1676/77460Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 25.2.1700/1CaptainJohn Jennings (1664-1743) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 25.12.1701CaptainGerard Ellwes ADM 6/6/61ADM 6/626.12.1701 - 11.1.1704/5CaptainSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 6/6/126BWAS-160312.1.1704/5 - 20.8.1705CaptainEdmund Loades (d.1707) ADM 6/8/134BWAS-160321.8.1705 - 3.1707/8CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/8/255
Commission confirmed 28.5.1706
BWAS-1603
6.10.1708 - 4.3.1710/11Second CaptainSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/9/188ADM 6/9

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1699 - 28.1.1700/1First LieutenantRobert Masterton ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 16.2.1700/1Second LieutenantWalter Massy ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/528.2.1700/1 - 14.3.1700/1Third LieutenantRichard Thornton ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 31.12.1701Second LieutenantJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/6/67ADM 6/615.3.1700/1 - 28.9.1701Third LieutenantRichard Bray ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 7.2.1703/4First LieutenantThomas Miles ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Second LieutenantJames Brothers ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Third LieutenantWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/6/127ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 2.2.1702/3Second LieutenantWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 23.3.1702/3Third LieutenantRobert Harland (1685-1751) ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/73.2.1702/3 - 23.5.1704First LieutenantWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/7/85ADM 6/73.2.1702/3 - 23.5.1704Second LieutenantNathaniel Taylor ADM 6/7/88ADM 6/724.3.1702/3 - 23.5.1704Third LieutenantRobert Costaigne ADM 6/7/110ADM 6/724.5.1704 - 12.9.1707First LieutenantNathaniel Taylor ADM 6/8/98
Commission confirmed 5.10.1704
ADM 6/8
24.5.1704 - 1704Second LieutenantRobert Caskins ADM 6/8/101
Commission confirmed 10.10.1704
ADM 6/8
24.5.1704 - 1706Third LieutenantDaniel Berryman ADM 6/8/98
Commission confirmed 5.10.1704
ADM 6/8
12.2.1705/6 - 1.2.1710/11Second LieutenantDaniel Berryman ADM 6/8/230ADM 6/812.2.1705/6 - 21.7.1709Third LieutenantAnthony Lochard ADM 6/8/229ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1702Sailed with the Cadiz expeditionBWAS-1603
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
1703Took the Privateer Le Phelypeaux (36) after a casuality of 50 killed and woundedref:801
6.11.1703Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Hasard (54) ref:801
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705At the reduction of DeniaBWAS-1603
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1708In the North Sea and ChannelBWAS-1603
26.2.1708/9Ordered to be rebuiltBWAS-1603
23.8.1709Docked to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603

 

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