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
ConstructorJ 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1689 - 5.1690CaptainGeorge Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB24.1.1689/90 - 1690CaptainWilliam Faseby (d.1711)B0515.1690 - 7.1692CaptainJohn Leake (1656-1720)B0511693 - 1694CaptainRichard Lestock (d.1713)BWAS-16038.9.1696 - 5.1699CaptainThomas Gardner (d.1699) ADM 6/4/23BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1692First LieutenantStephen Martin (d.1737)SOTON

1 Petty Officer


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

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
27.7.1690 - 9.1.1691/92Able SeamanFrancis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 107/1/43ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1693In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
5.1699Paid off at Chatham to be rebuiltBWAS-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
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
SOTONShips of the Old NavyMichael PhilipsWeb Site
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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