Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1689
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd Rates
ConstructorJ BattBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1699B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Expedition' (1699) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck152' 1"Imperial Feet46.3301 
Length of Keel121' 0"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Breadth40' 9"Imperial Feet12.4206 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,068 7294Tons BM 


1679Broadside Weight = 616.5 Imperial Pound ( 279.5831 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1688Broadside Weight = 588.5 Imperial Pound ( 266.8851 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.3.1676/77460Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

1689 - 1691CaptainJohn Clements (d.1695)B0511691 - 16.11.1695CaptainEdward Dover (d.1695)BWAS-160323.12.1695 - 11.4.1697CaptainJohn Shovell (d.1697)† ADM 6/3/105BWAS-160319.4.1697 - 1.5.1699CaptainJames Stewart (d.1704/5) ADM 6/4/90BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1695/96 - 31.10.1698First LieutenantGeorge Hawes (d.1703) ADM 6/3/117ADM 6/324.1.1695/96 - 31.10.1698Third LieutenantJohn Coker ADM 6/3/121ADM 6/3

4 Petty Officers

19.5.1691 - 27.9.1694MidshipmanWilliam Pomroy (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/100ADM 107/127.8.1691 - 22.1.1693/94MidshipmanGeorge Andrew (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/57ADM 107/129.9.1691 - 21.12.1693MidshipmanBenjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703) ADM 107/1/42ADM 107/112.12.1692 - 15.10.1693MidshipmanWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

7.5.1690 - 26.8.1691Able SeamanGeorge Andrew (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/57ADM 107/1

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
5.1699Paid off at Chatham to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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