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Edgar

187
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.6.1666BWAS-1603
Launched29.7.1668B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardBristol - England B028
Constructor
Francis BayleyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth39' 10"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth39' 8"Imperial Feet11.9098 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Draught Aft18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck153' 5"Imperial Feet46.6368 
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Feet37.7952 
Breadth39' 10"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 1"Imperial Feet4.881 
Draught Aft18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,046 5194Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 622 Imperial Pound ( 282.0774 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle16 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 735 Imperial Pound ( 333.3225 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck10 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

1694Broadside Weight = 735 Imperial Pound ( 333.3225 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck28 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1.1678/79Home: 445 Abroad: 370 Peacetime: 290ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1689290Establishment for war at homeB032
1689445Establishment for war abroadB032

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.7.1668 - 2.12.1668Captain
John WetwangBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1681
B051
19.1.1671/72 - 30.10.1672Captain
John WetwangBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1653-1681
B051
4.3.1672/73 - 30.6.1673Captain
Sir William ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1665
TRN2
7.1673 - 7.7.1673Acting Captain
Anthony YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1679
BWAS-1603
7.7.1673 - 11.8.1673Captain
Richard Le NeveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1673
BWAS-1714
14.8.1673 - 14.10.1673Captain
William ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
B051
30.4.1678 - 4.7.1679Captain
William ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1665-1671
BWAS-1603
27.11.1688 - 13.12.1688Captain
Lord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1686
ADM 6/3/66
ref:1059
14.12.1688 - 4.1689Captain
John MundenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1703
BWAS-1603
4.1689 - 24.10.1689Captain
Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
ODNB
6.1689 - 5.4.1690Captain
John RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1690
B051
6.1689 - 5.4.1690Captain
John ShelleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1690
BWAS-1603
6.4.1690 - 2.2.1690/91Captain
John JenniferBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1691
B051
1.1691 - 1692Captain
John TorpleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
BWAS-1603
15.3.1692/93 - 1693Captain
John JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1703
BWAS-1603
1694Captain
Andrew PedderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1699
BWAS-1603
23.12.1695 - 15.11.1696Captain
James GreenwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1797
Transfered ADM 6/3/104
BWAS-1603
5.12.1696 - 26.9.1698Captain
John JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1703
: on board from 1697 ADM 6/4/52
BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.12.1688 - 1689Rear-Admiral
Lord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1686
BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1671Lieutenant
Thomas AyliffeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1664-1671
B051
8.1689 - 1690Lieutenant
John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
Transfered
E-WIKI
17.5.1695 - 18.1.1695/96Third Lieutenant
Philip CavendishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1743
ADM 6/3/89
ADM 6/3
19.12.1695 - 13.1.1695/96Second Lieutenant
George DolmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1704
Transfered ADM 6/3/103
ADM 6/3
20.12.1695 - 25.2.1695/96First Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1726
ADM 6/3/102
ADM 6/3
19.1.1695/96 - 15.11.1696Third Lieutenant
Robert BokenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
ADM 6/3/118
ADM 6/3
26.2.1695/96 - 4.5.1696First Lieutenant
Philip WrothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/132
ADM 6/3
10.3.1695/96 - 15.11.1696Second Lieutenant
Robert JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1715
Transfered ADM 6/3/137
ADM 6/3
5.5.1696 - 15.11.1696First Lieutenant
Charles ChurcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
Transfered ADM 107/3/20
ADM 6/4
5.12.1696 - 8.4.1697Second Lieutenant
John KidwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1699
ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4
5.12.1696 - 8.5.1699Second Lieutenant
John HaddockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1701
Transfered ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4
5.12.1696 - 26.9.1698Third Lieutenant
Sir Robert JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1722
ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4
9.4.1697 - 26.9.1698Second Lieutenant
Thomas GrimstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/4/88
ADM 6/4
5.12.1698 - 26.9.1698First Lieutenant
Edward HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1700
ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1680 - 20.4.1680Surgeon
Francis LuellinBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1680
CTB-06
8.1.1694/95 - 1695Purser
William DukeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/84
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 9.10.1695
ADM 6/3
19.12.1695 - 16.3.1695/96Boatswain
Thomas HolmwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/102
ADM 6/3
1696Volunteer
Herbert SydeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/126
ADM 6/3
1696 - 29.11.1696Gunner
Thomas LeggBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/49
ADM 6/4
14.1.1695/96 - 19.11.1696Chaplain
John ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696-1703
Transfered ADM 6/3/116
ADM 6/3
18.12.1696 - 1696Gunner
Christopher MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/55
ADM 6/4
5.3.1696/97 - 1697Chaplain
Thomas HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/80
ADM 6/4
16.7.1697 - 1697Boatswain
John TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/109
ADM 6/4

16 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.3.1689/90 - 26.10.1691Midshipman
Seth JermyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1710
ref:1151
10.6.1690 - 17.4.1693Midshipman
Mark NobleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1702
ADM 107/1/58
ADM 107/1
16.12.1690 - 2.2.1690/91Midshipman
Seth JermyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1710
ref:1151
23.6.1691 - 2.11.1691Midshipman
Richard CullifordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1711
ADM 107/1/10
ADM 107/1
9.11.1691 - 5.2.1693/94Master's Mate
Thomas PeacockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1674-1696
ADM 107/1/51
ADM 107/1
18.4.1693 - 30.1.1693/94Master's Mate
Mark NobleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1702
ADM 107/1/59
ADM 107/1
1696 - 27.12.1696Volunteer
Joseph SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/57
ADM 6/4
3.1.1695/96 - 2.1.1695/96Volunteer
Samuel TillyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1704
ADM 6/3/111
ADM 6/3
12.2.1695/96 - 27.12.1696Volunteer
Alexander HodgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/129
ADM 6/3
24.3.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer
Joseph SaiviorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3
13.11.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Edward PiersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/45
ADM 6/4
8.12.1696 - 1696Volunteer
William BailyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/53
ADM 6/4
1697 - 3.2.1696/97Volunteer
Joseph WattsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1710
Transfered ADM 6/4/70
ADM 6/4
4.1.1696/97 - 26.9.1698Volunteer-per-order
Anthony GwavasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
ADM 6/4/58
ADM 107/1
12.1.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Peter FoulkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/61
ADM 6/4
12.4.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Matthew ThurstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/88
ADM 6/4

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
29.11.1689 - 8.5.1690Ordinary Seaman
Philip SimpkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1700
Transfered ADM 107/1/69
ADM 107/1
31.5.1690 - 6.5.1691Able Seaman
Stephen GoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1702
ADM 107/1/53
ADM 107/1
1.11.1690 - 27.3.1691Ordinary Seaman
John KendallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1696
Transfered ADM 107/1/84
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1668Completed at Harwich Dockyard - Harwich at a cost of £7648.15.0dBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
31.8.1673

Pay record starting 9.2.1672/73 for a period of 7 months, 1 weeks & 1 days for a value of £4,100.0.0d.

ADM8-DB
28.9.1673

Refitting at Chatham Dockyard and ye Medway

ADM8-DB
1677Refitted as a 72/62 gun Third RateADM8-DB
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1685Refitted as a 74 gun Third Rate
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
7.1696Sailed to Bilboa with a convoyBWAS-1603
26.9.1698

Paid off

ADM 51

 

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Posted by Brian on Thursday 21st of January 2016 20:48

1668 Bristol, Oct. 10 - The Edgar Man of War, lately built here lies well manned and equipped in Kings-road expecting a fair wind.


Posted by Brian on Thursday 21st of January 2016 17:44

London Gazette 1668 Plymouth Nov. 10 Yesterday arrived at Spithead, the Edgar, a new ship, built at Bristol, having by extraordinary ill weather, sprung her main-mast and lost her Main-Top-Mast; but is upon trial found to be a stout ship and an excellent sailer.

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