Revenge -> 1711 Buckingham

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorSamuel MillerB065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Breakwater18.5.1745B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.721 
Length of Keel123' 8"Imperial Feet37.4992 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,065Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.721 
Length of Keel123' 8"Imperial Feet37.4992 
Depth in Hold17' 1 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,065 6494Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.721 
Length of Keel123' 8"Imperial Feet37.4992 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold17' 1 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,065 6495Tons BM 


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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1703460 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers

1.3.1698/99 - 1.5.1699CaptainWilliam Wright (d.1735) ADM 6/5/42ADM 6/52.5.1699 - 29.2.1699/1700CaptainThomas Ley (d.1702) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-17141.3.1699/1700 - 25.2.1700/1CaptainThomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/6/24BWAS-171426.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainThomas Ley (d.1702) ADM 6/6/62BWAS-171414.1.1701/2 - 10.12.1704CaptainWilliam Kerr ADM 6/6/130BWAS-171411.12.1704 - 18.1.1707/8CaptainGerard Ellwes ADM 6/8/117BWAS-171419.1.1707/8 - 1711CaptainThomas Cleasbey (d.1718) ADM 6/9/125BWAS-17148.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718CaptainCharles Strickland (d.1724) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 27.2.1718/19CaptainRobert Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/12/127BWAS-171411.1.1719/20 - 5.11.1721CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/12/188BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1705 - 1707Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Thomas Dilkes (d.1706) ADM 107/1/301BWAS-1714

43 Commissioned Officers

9.5.1699 - 14.3.1699/1700First LieutenantRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700Second LieutenantPhilip Browne (d.aft.1702) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/59.5.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700Third LieutenantRobert Harward ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/514.3.1699/1700 - 5.3.1700/1First LieutenantRichard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/614.3.1699/1700 - 26.2.1700/1Second LieutenantJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/614.3.1699/1700 - 27.2.1700/1Third LieutenantRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 20.5.1702Third LieutenantWilliam Hewitt (c.1670-?) ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/65.3.1700/1 - 21.5.1702First LieutenantJoseph Mighells (d.1707) ADM 6/6/68ADM 6/65.3.1700/1 - 23.4.1702Second LieutenantRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/6/68ADM 6/624.4.1702 - 21.6.1702Second LieutenantJohn Coker ADM 6/7/30ADM 6/721.6.1702 - 19.5.1704Third LieutenantChristopher Parker (c.1682-1765) ADM 6/7/44ADM 6/722.6.1702 - 19.5.1703First LieutenantJohn Coker ADM 6/7/44
Commission confirmed 1.7.1702
ADM 6/7
2.2.1702/3 - 18.5.1703Second LieutenantThomas Weedon (d.1707) ADM 6/7/83ADM 6/719.5.1703 - 10.12.1704First LieutenantThomas Weedon (d.1707) ADM 6/7/128ADM 6/721.7.1704 - 10.12.1704Second LieutenantBenjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/8/86ADM 6/822.7.1704 - 10.12.1704Third LieutenantJohn Redman (d.bef.1763) ADM 6/8/86ADM 6/813.12.1704 - 15.12.1704First LieutenantJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/8/118ADM 6/816.12.1704 - 6.2.1707/8First LieutenantEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/816.12.1704 - 25.1.1707/8Second LieutenantEdward Mansell (d.1735/36) ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/826.1.1707/8 - 29.3.1709Second LieutenantJoseph Hele (d.1743) ADM 6/9/130ADM 6/97.2.1707/8 - 26.9.1708First LieutenantJacob Hughes ADM 6/9/135ADM 6/927.9.1708 - 1.2.1710/11First LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/9/186ADM 6/930.3.1709 - 1.3.1710/11Second LieutenantJohn Redman (d.bef.1763) ADM 6/10/49ADM 6/1030.3.1709 - 1.2.1710/11Third LieutenantJoseph Hele (d.1743) ADM 6/10/49ADM 6/108.1.1717/18 - 6.4.1718First LieutenantFrancis Dansays (d.1754) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 6.4.1718Second LieutenantRobert Sharpe ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 6.4.1718Third LieutenantDuncomb Drake (c.1695-1734) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/127.4.1718 - 27.2.1718/19First LieutenantThomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/12/130ADM 6/127.4.1718 - 27.2.1718/19Second LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/12/130ADM 6/127.4.1718 - 18.4.1718Third LieutenantPelham Winn ADM 6/12/130ADM 6/1219.4.1718 - 16.2.1718/19Third LieutenantThomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/12/131ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 19.1.1720/21First LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 4.4.1720Second LieutenantHenry Swaysland (d.1757) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 3.4.1720Third LieutenantEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 19.1.1720/21Fourth LieutenantArthur Davis (d.1743) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/125.4.1720 - 19.1.1720/21Second LieutenantFrancis Robinson (d.1729) ADM 6/12/202ADM 6/125.4.1720 - 19.1.1720/21Third LieutenantHenry Swaysland (d.1757) ADM 6/12/202ADM 6/1220.1.1720/21 - 13.8.1721First LieutenantFrancis Dansays (d.1754) ADM 6/12/230ADM 6/1220.1.1720/21 - 9.4.1721Second LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/12/230ADM 6/1220.1.1720/21 - 5.11.1721Third LieutenantFrancis Robinson (d.1729) ADM 6/12/230ADM 6/1220.1.1720/21 - 20.5.1721Fourth LieutenantHenry Swaysland (d.1757) ADM 6/12/230ADM 6/1221.5.1721 - 14.7.1721Fourth LieutenantMathew Norris (1705-1738) ADM 6/13/20
Commission confirmed 24.10.1721
ADM 6/13
15.7.1721 - 5.11.1721Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Norris ADM 6/13/21
Commission confirmed 27.10.1721
ADM 6/13

3 Warrant Officers

22.5.1700 - 16.1.1700/1Midshipman ExtraAlexander Ekins ADM 6/6/41ADM 6/624.1.1717/18 - 1718Midshipman ExtraMoses Peterson ADM 6/12/112ADM 6/121722 - 2.12.1722CarpenterRobert Hayes ADM 6/13/47ADM 6/13

1 Crewman

8.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718Captain's ServantCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/16/33ODNB

Service History

1700Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1714
1704In the ChannelBWAS-1714
10.3.1704/5Battle of Marbella
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1706At AlicanteBWAS-1714
1707In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1708At LisbonBWAS-1714
1709Returned to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off

16.6.1711Renamed BuckinghamBWAS-1714
1712Fitted for ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1720Fitted for the BalticBWAS-1714
5.11.1721Paid offADM 51
28.10.1727Ordered converted to a hulk at SheernessBWAS-1714
18.5.1745Sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
28.4.1718-10.1718British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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