Eagle

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1677BWAS-1603
Launched31.1.1678/79BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1690B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
Constructor J BattB065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.1699B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Eagle' (1699) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck156' 6"Imperial Feet47.5515 
Length of Keel120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,047Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Burthen1.053Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth40' 9"Imperial Feet12.4206 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,057Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 6"Imperial Feet46.0278 
Length of Keel120' 8"Imperial Feet36.5862 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,052 7494Tons BM 

Armament


1688Broadside Weight = 620.5 Imperial Pound ( 281.3971 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 620.5 Imperial Pound ( 281.3971 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1689300Establishment for peaceB032
1689380Establishment for war at homeB032
1689460Establishment for war abroadB032

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1689 - 5.1690Captain George Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB5.1690 - 7.1692Captain John Leake (1656-1720)B0511693 - 1694Captain Richard Lestock (d.1713)BWAS-16038.9.1696 - 5.1699Captain Thomas Gardner (d.1699) ADM 6/4/23BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1692First Lieutenant Stephen Martin (d.1737)SOTON

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.9.1696 - 1696Master Thomas Wiggett ADM 106/498/297ADM 106

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.1.1692/93 - 13.5.1693Midshipman Joseph Joyner (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/36ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1690 - 8.1.1691/92Able Seaman Francis Drake (c.1669-1726) Transfered ADM 107/1/43ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
29.11.1689

Royal Navy Court Martial, 29 November 1689.

Crime: Enquiry into an expedition.

Verdict: [verdict not given]

ADM 1/5253
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1693In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
5.1699Paid off at Chatham to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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