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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1695B028
Launched12.9.1698B028
First Commissioned5.5.1699B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Fisher HardingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1701
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1736B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel124' 1"Imperial Feet37.7963 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,073 6694Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel124' 1"Imperial Feet37.7963 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,073 6694Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703460 BWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 25.8.1699Captain
Robert SincockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1701
ADM 6/5/45
BWAS-1714
26.2.1700/1 - 3.1.1702/3Captain
Henry HaughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/61
BWAS-1714
19.2.1702/3 - 12.12.1704Captain
Sir Thomas HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/86
BWAS-1714
13.12.1704 - 7.1.1705/6Captain
Edward ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/118
BWAS-1714
3.8.1706 - 10.2.1706/7Captain
Robert KirktownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
ADM 6/9/23
Confirmed 8.11.1706
ADM 6/9
11.2.1706/7 - 28.2.1710/11Captain
Thomas StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/9/47
ADM 6/9
1.4.1712 - 9.3.1712/13Second Captain
William OckmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1715
ADM 6/11/201
ADM 6/11
1.4.1712 - 9.3.1712/13Captain
Stephen MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
ADM 6/11/201
BWAS-1714
10.3.1712/13 - 10.12.1714Captain
William CockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
ADM 6/11/249
BWAS-1714
11.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17Captain
Thomas LiellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1720
ADM 6/11/9
ADM 6/12
26.1.1719/20 - 30.10.1721Captain
Robert BowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1729
ADM 6/12/191
BWAS-1714
29.4.1723 - 30.1.1727/28Captain
Edmund HookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1739
ADM 6/13/55
BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.1.4.1712 - 1712Admiral of the Fleet
Sir John LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1712
ADM 107/3/20
BWAS-1714
1713Vice-Admiral of the White
Edward WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1713
ADM 107/3/20
BWAS-1714

38 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1699 - 26.8.1699First Lieutenant
Gustavus LangBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1701
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
9.5.1699 - 26.8.1699Second Lieutenant
Joseph BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1701
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
9.5.1699 - 26.8.1699Third Lieutenant
Andrew LeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1713
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
27.2.1700/1 - 10.4.1702First Lieutenant
Charles ChurcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
Discharged ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
28.2.1700/1 - 1.9.1703Second Lieutenant
Timothy SplaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1718
Transfered ADM 6/8/63
ADM 6/6
11.4.1702 - 1.2.1702/3Third Lieutenant
Thomas WeedonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1706
Transfered ADM 6/7/28
ADM 6/7
13.3.1702/3 - 22.4.1704Third Lieutenant
John BrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/103
ADM 6/7
19.8.1704 - 3.10.1705Third Lieutenant
Henry DodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1726
ADM 6/8/97
Confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
23.8.1704 - 14.12.1707Second Lieutenant
Henry GlanvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1707
ADM 6/8/97
Confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
4.10.1705 - 14.12.1707Third Lieutenant
John BorradaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1717
ADM 6/9/18
ADM 6/9
15.12.1707 - 21.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant
John BorradaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1717
Transfered ADM 6/9/111
ADM 6/9
17.12.1707 - 3.10.1708Third Lieutenant
John HildesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1747
ADM 6/9/112
ADM 6/9
22.1.1707/8 - 3.10.1708Second Lieutenant
Thomas MarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
ADM 6/9/127
ADM 6/9
4.10.1708 - 2.8.1710Second Lieutenant
Habbakuk WyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
ADM 6/9/188
ADM 6/9
4.10.1708 - 2.12.1708Third Lieutenant
Nathaniel RamseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1711
Transfered ADM 6/9/187
ADM 6/9
3.12.1708 - 2.8.1710Third Lieutenant
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/10/12
ADM 6/10
3.8.1710 - 30.4.1711First Lieutenant
Habbakuk WyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
ADM 6/11/83
Confirmed 22.11.1710
ADM 6/11
3.8.1710 - 30.4.1711Second Lieutenant
Robert MaynardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1748
ADM 6/11/83
Confirmed 11.11.1710
ADM 6/11
3.8.1710 - 12.4.1711Third Lieutenant
George HitchcockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1718
Transfered ADM 6/11/83
Confirmed 22.11.1710
ADM 6/11
1.4.1712 - 12.2.1712/13First Lieutenant
Philip DumaresqueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1715
ADM 6/11/201
ADM 6/11
1.4.1712 - 9.3.1712/13Second Lieutenant
John GuilfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1715
Transfered ADM 6/11/201
ADM 6/11
1.4.1712 - 9.3.1712/13Third Lieutenant
John BestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1737
Transfered ADM 6/11/201
ADM 6/11
10.3.1712/13 - 13.12.1714First Lieutenant
Henry HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
ADM 6/11/250
ADM 6/11
10.3.1712/13 - 13.12.1714Second Lieutenant
Anthony GwavasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
ADM 6/11/249
ADM 6/11
10.3.1712/13 - 13.12.1714Third Lieutenant
John RooseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1721
ADM 6/11/249
ADM 6/11
14.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17First Lieutenant
Henry HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
14.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17Second Lieutenant
Anthony GwavasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
14.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17Third Lieutenant
John RooseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1721
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
26.1.1719/20 - 20.11.1721First Lieutenant
Christopher OatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1741
ADM 6/12/191
ADM 6/12
26.1.1719/20 - 20.11.1721Second Lieutenant
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1728
ADM 6/12/191
ADM 6/12
27.1.1719/20 - 31.5.1722Third Lieutenant
Richard HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1718
Transfered ADM 6/12/192
ADM 6/12
4.4.1720 - 23.1.1725/26Acting Fourth Lieutenant
Robert HenleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1741
ADM 6/12/201
ADM 6/12
1.5.1723 - 5.3.1727/28First Lieutenant
Robert BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1740
ADM 6/14/56
ADM 6/13
1.5.1723 - 23.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant
John StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1726
ADM 6/13/56
ADM 6/13
24.1.1725/26 - 5.3.1727/28Second Lieutenant
Humphrey HaycockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1734
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
24.1.1725/26 - 30.1.1727/28Third Lieutenant
Harcourt MastersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1741
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
24.1.1725/26 - 27.10.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1726
ADM 6/13/96
ADM 6/13
28.10.1726 - 5.3.1727/28Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1734
ADM 6/13/124
Confirmed 10.11.1726
ADM 6/13

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1712 - 17.9.1712Midshipman Extra
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
Transfered ADM 6/11/207
ADM 6/11
22.8.1712 - 12.2.1712/13Midshipman Extra
William Slater GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1735
ADM 6/11/221
ADM 6/11
10.3.1712/13 - 1713Midshipman Extra
William MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1729
Transfered ADM 6/11/249
ADM 6/11
12.3.1712/13 - 10.8.1714Midshipman Extra
L'Estrange MordauntBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1740
Transfered ADM 6/11/250
ADM 6/11

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.11.1706 - 1707Volunteer-per-order
Thomas ChurcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1707
ADM 6/9/24
ADM 6/9
5.6.1718 - 9.5.1722Midshipman
Achym TozerBritish
Naval Sailor
ADM 107/3/122
ADM 107/3
15.2.1719/20 - 30.10.1721Midshipman
James RentoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1748
ADM 107/3/139
ADM 107/3
26.4.1721 - 15.3.1722/23Midshipman
William ManduitBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1723
ADM 107/3/128
ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
13.2.1726/27 - 30.1.1727/28Cook's Servant
John RawlinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1759
ADM 107/3/494
ADM 107/3
15.12.1730 - 19.12.1731Ordinary Seaman
Richard WaldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1743
ADM 107/3/313
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
12.3.1703/4Action of 1704-03-12
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1707In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1708In the Downs and North SeaBWAS-1714
7.1710Off HyeresBWAS-1714
30.4.1711Paid offADM 33
1713Fitted for the South Sea Company, and in their service until 1715BWAS-1714
1718large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £15476.19.11dBWAS-1603
1719Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1720Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4028.12.6dBWAS-1603
1723Fitted as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1723fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1726To the BalticBWAS-1714
22.8.1727

The Captain, Edmund Hook, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
10.1727At the Straights of GibraltarBWAS-1714
30.1.1727/28Paid offADM 51
1733Began fitting for sea at Portsmouth, but found to need repair and was broken up insteadBWAS-1714
11.1736Break up completed at Portsmouth for rebuildingBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
 
 

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