Stirling Castle

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Stirling Castle' (1679) (70)
Launched1699B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked27.11.1703B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck151' 2"Imperial Feet46.0258 
Length of Keel124' 8"Imperial Feet37.8037 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,087Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 2"Imperial Feet46.0258 
Length of Keel124' 8"Imperial Feet37.8037 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,087 6494Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1700/1 - 16.5.1701CaptainHenry Martin (d.1701/2) ADM 6/6/61ADM 6/617.5.1701 - 7.1703CaptainJohn Johnson (d.1703) ADM 6/6/96BWAS-16037.1703CaptainJosias CrowBWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1702Rear-Admiral of the BlueJohn Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.2.1700/1 - 11.5.1701First LieutenantWilliam Hamilton ADM 6/6/62ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 15.6.1702Second LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 18.5.1701Third LieutenantGeorge Harman ADM 6/6/67ADM 6/612.5.1701 - 19.1.1701/2First LieutenantDavid Wavell (d.1703/4) ADM 6/6/95ADM 6/620.1.1701/2 - 1702First LieutenantBenjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703) ADM 6/6/136ADM 6/616.3.1701/2 - 22.7.1703Third LieutenantPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/716.6.1702 - 1702Second LieutenantThomas Parsons (d.1703) ADM 6/7/40ADM 6/7

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1702In the Cadiz operationsBWAS-1603
27.11.1703Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands during the Great StormBWAS-1603
27.11.1703Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands during the Great Storm, with 70 survivors and 206 drownedBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.11.1703-27.11.1703The Great Storm  

Notes on Ship


Armament
The armament given from "British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714" is the 1703 establishment for a 70-gun ship

 

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