Bedford

179
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1695B028
Launched12.9.1698B028
First Commissioned2.5.1699
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 23.2.1700/1CaptainRobert Sincock (d.1702) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-171426.2.1700/1 - 3.1.1702/3CaptainHenry Haughton (d.1703) ADM 6/6/61BWAS-171419.2.1702/3 - 12.12.1704CaptainSir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732) ADM 6/7/86BWAS-171413.12.1704 - 6.1.1705/6CaptainEdward Acton (d.1707) ADM 6/8/118BWAS-171411.1705 - 2.8.1706CaptainRobert Arris (d.1719/20): on board from 1706BWAS-17143.8.1706 - 10.2.1706/7CaptainRobert Kirktown (d.1718) ADM 6/9/23
Commission confirmed 8.11.1706
ADM 6/9
11.2.1706/7 - 31.3.1712CaptainThomas Stepney ADM 6/9/47ADM 6/91.4.1712 - 12.2.1712/13Second CaptainWilliam Ockman (c.1670-1740) ADM 6/11/201ADM 6/111.4.1712 - 12.2.1712/13CaptainStephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/11/201BWAS-171410.3.1712/13 - 10.12.1714CaptainWilliam Cock ADM 6/11/249BWAS-171411.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17CaptainThomas Liell ADM 6/11/9ADM 6/1226.1.1719/20 - 28.4.1723CaptainRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/12/191BWAS-171429.4.1723 - 30.1.1727/28CaptainEdmund Hooke (d.1744/45) ADM 6/13/55BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1712Admiral of the FleetSir John Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-17141713Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEdward WhitakerBWAS-1714

38 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1699 - 27.9.1699First LieutenantGustavus Lang ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 27.2.1700/1Second LieutenantJoseph Berry ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 26.2.1700/1Third LieutenantAndrew Ley ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/527.2.1700/1 - 10.4.1702First LieutenantCharles Churcher ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 1.9.1703Second LieutenantTimothy Splaine ADM 6/8/63ADM 6/611.4.1702 - 1.2.1702/3Third LieutenantThomas Weedon (d.1707) ADM 6/7/28ADM 6/713.3.1702/3 - 22.4.1704Third LieutenantJohn Bray (d.1750) ADM 6/7/103ADM 6/719.8.1704 - 3.10.1705Third LieutenantHenry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/8/97
Commission confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
23.8.1704 - 14.12.1707Second LieutenantHenry Glanville ADM 6/8/97
Commission confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
4.10.1705 - 14.12.1707Third LieutenantJohn Borradale ADM 6/9/18ADM 6/915.12.1707 - 21.1.1707/8Second LieutenantJohn Borradale ADM 6/9/111ADM 6/917.12.1707 - 21.1.1707/8Third LieutenantJohn Hildesley (d.1771) ADM 6/9/112ADM 6/922.1.1707/8 - 3.10.1708Second LieutenantThomas Marwood (d.1731) ADM 6/9/127ADM 6/94.10.1708 - 2.8.1710Second LieutenantHabbakuk Wyley ADM 6/9/188ADM 6/94.10.1708 - 2.12.1708Third LieutenantNathaniel Ramsey (d.1711) ADM 6/9/187ADM 6/93.12.1708 - 2.8.1710Third LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/10/12ADM 6/103.8.1710 - 2.10.1711First LieutenantHabbakuk Wyley ADM 6/11/83
Commission confirmed 22.11.1710
ADM 6/11
3.8.1710 - 31.3.1712Second LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/11/83
Commission confirmed 11.11.1710
ADM 6/11
3.8.1710 - 12.4.1711Third LieutenantGeorge Hitchcock ADM 6/11/83
Commission confirmed 22.11.1710
ADM 6/11
1.4.1712 - 12.2.1712/13First LieutenantPhilip Dumaresque (d.1764) ADM 6/11/201ADM 6/111.4.1712 - 12.2.1712/13Second LieutenantJohn Guilford (d.1726) ADM 6/11/201ADM 6/111.4.1712 - 12.2.1712/13Third LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/11/201ADM 6/1110.3.1712/13 - 13.12.1714First LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/11/250ADM 6/1110.3.1712/13 - 13.12.1714Second LieutenantAnthony Gwavas ADM 6/11/249ADM 6/1110.3.1712/13 - 13.12.1714Third LieutenantJohn Roose (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/11/249ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17First LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1214.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17Second LieutenantAnthony Gwavas ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1214.12.1714 - 29.1.1716/17Third LieutenantJohn Roose (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1226.1.1719/20 - 30.4.1723First LieutenantChristopher Oates (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/191ADM 6/1226.1.1719/20 - 30.4.1723Second LieutenantHenry Rice ADM 6/12/191ADM 6/1227.1.1719/20 - 31.5.1722Third LieutenantRichard Herbert (d.1740) ADM 6/12/192ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 23.1.1725/26Fourth LieutenantRobert Henley ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/121.5.1723 - 25.7.1728First LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/14/56ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 23.1.1725/26Second LieutenantJohn Stewart (d.1726) ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 22.7.1728Second LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 30.1.1727/28Third LieutenantHarcourt Masters ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 27.10.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Stewart (d.1726) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1328.10.1726 - 30.1.1727/28Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsChristopher O'Brien (d.1729) ADM 6/13/124
Commission confirmed 10.11.1726
ADM 6/13

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1712 - 17.9.1712Midshipman ExtraWilliam Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/11/207ADM 6/1122.8.1712 - 1712Midshipman ExtraWilliam Slater Griffith (d.1738) ADM 6/11/221ADM 6/1110.3.1712/13 - 1713Midshipman ExtraWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/11/249ADM 6/1112.3.1712/13 - 10.8.1714Midshipman ExtraL'Estrange Mordaunt (d.c.1751) ADM 6/11/250ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.6.1718 - 9.5.1722MidshipmanAchym Tozer ADM 107/3/122ADM107/326.4.1721 - 15.3.1722/23MidshipmanWilliam Manduit ADM 107/3/128ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
11.11.1706 - 1707Volunteer-per-orderThomas Churcher ADM 6/9/24ADM 6/915.12.1730 - 19.12.1731Ordinary SeamanRichard Walden (c.1715-1744) ADM 107/3/313ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1699CommissionedBWAS-1714
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
1713Fitted for the South Sea Company, and in their service until 1715BWAS-1714
12.2.1712/13Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
1718large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £15476.19.11dBWAS-1603
1719Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1603
1720Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4028.12.6dBWAS-1603
1723Fitted as a guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1723fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard 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
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
 

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