Nassau

178
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1695BWAS-1603
Launched2.8.1699BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1700
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
ConstructorElias WaffeB065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked30.10.1706B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 9"Imperial Feet45.7246 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,080Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 9"Imperial Feet45.7246 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 2"Imperial Feet5.1889 
Burthen1,080 8094Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 500.5 Imperial Pound ( 226.9771 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1699/0 - 16.7.1701CaptainChristopher Myngs ADM 6/6/26BWAS-160326.12.1701 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainThomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 6/6/126ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 28.6.1702CaptainGeorge Byng (1663/64-1732/33) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-160329.6.1702 - 15.1.1702/3CaptainGeorge Byng (1663/64-1732/33) ADM 6/7/43ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 19.11.1705CaptainFrancis Dove (d.1724/25) ADM 6/7/80BWAS-160322.12.1705 - 17.11.1706CaptainJohn Smith (d.1722) ADM 6/8/212BWAS-160318.11.1706 - 30.10.1706CaptainJohn Edwards ADM 6/9/18BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1700Vice-AdmiralThomas Hopson (1643-1717)BWAS-1603

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1699/0 - 14.1.1700/1First LieutenantThomas Wilshaw ADM 6/6/26ADM 6/618.3.1699/0 - 25.3.1700Second LieutenantEdward Dursley (d.1702) ADM 6/6/26ADM 6/618.3.1699/0 - 25.3.1700Third LieutenantJohn Constable (d.1743) ADM 6/6/26ADM 6/626.3.1700 - 26.2.1700/1Second LieutenantRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/626.3.1700 - 14.2.1700/1Third LieutenantRalph Barrow ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/615.1.1700/1 - 7.3.1700/1First LieutenantJohn Ward (d.1716/17) ADM 6/6/52ADM 6/618.2.1700/1 - 16.7.1701Third LieutenantJames Hodsall ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 16.7.1701Second LieutenantJohn Lock ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 15.1.1701/2First LieutenantJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 12.3.1702/3Second LieutenantRoger Browne ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 14.1.1702/3Third LieutenantNathaniel Cooper ADM 6/6/129ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 5.9.1705First LieutenantHumphrey Parker ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/615.1.1702/3 - 19.11.1705Third LieutenantJohn Browning ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/712.3.1702/3 - 19.11.1705Second LieutenantNathaniel Cooper ADM 6/7/104ADM 6/76.9.1705 - 19.11.1705First LieutenantWilliam Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/8/192ADM 6/815.1.1705/6 - 30.10.1706Second LieutenantNicholas Manley ADM 6/8/222ADM 6/815.1.1705/6 - 7.10.1706Third LieutenantRichard Harnage ADM 6/8/222ADM 6/84.2.1705/6 - 30.10.1706First LieutenantBenjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/8/228ADM 6/88.10.1706 - 30.10.1706Third LieutenantThomas Lunn ADM 6/9/17ADM 6/9

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
21.3.1699/0 - 26.2.1700/1Midshipman ExtraAndrew Horseman ADM 6/6/28ADM 6/64.4.1700 - 19.4.1700Midshipman ExtraThomas Fettiplace (d.1712) ADM 6/6/31ADM 6/618.6.1701 - 1701Midshipman ExtraRichard Carverth ADM 6/6/104ADM 6/6

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
18.3.1699/0 - 1700MidshipmanPeter Hussey ADM 6/6/26ADM 6/64.4.1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/6/30ADM 6/625.4.1703 - 5.4.1704Volunteer-per-orderEdward Mathews ADM 107/2/267RNLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
1700Flagship in the BalticBWAS-1603
16.7.1701Paid offADM 51
1703Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
21.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar
1705In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
30.10.1706Wrecked on Bembridge Ledge off SpitheadBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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