Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardBristol - England B028
ConstructorFrancis Bayley (d.1677/78)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1702B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Edgar' (1702) (70)


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 


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 Commanding Officers

29.7.1668 - 2.12.1668CaptainJohn Wetwang (d.1684)B05119.1.1671/72 - 30.10.1672CaptainJohn Wetwang (d.1684)B0514.3.1672/73 - 30.6.1673CaptainSir William Reeves (d.1673)TRN27.1673 - 7.7.1673Acting CaptainAnthony YoungBWAS-16037.7.1673 - 11.8.1673CaptainRichard Le Neve (d.1673)BWAS-171414.8.1673 - 14.10.1673CaptainWilliam Coleman (d.1681)B05130.4.1678 - 4.7.1679CaptainWilliam Coleman (d.1681)BWAS-160327.11.1688 - 14.12.1688CaptainLord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton) (1663-1696/97)ref:105914.12.1688 - 4.1689CaptainJohn Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-16034.1689 - 24.10.1689CaptainCloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)ODNB6.1689 - 5.4.1690CaptainJohn Shelley (d.1690)BWAS-16036.1689 - 5.4.1690CaptainJohn Robinson (d.1690)B0516.4.1690 - 2.2.1690/91CaptainJohn Jennifer (d.1690/91)B0511.1691 - 1692CaptainJohn Torpley (d.1699)BWAS-160315.3.1692/93 - 1693CaptainJohn Johnson (d.1703)BWAS-16031694CaptainAndrew Pedder (d.1702)BWAS-160323.12.1695 - 15.11.1696CaptainJames Greenway (d.1703) ADM 6/3/104BWAS-16035.12.1696 - 26.9.1698CaptainJohn Johnson (d.1703): on board from 1697 ADM 6/4/52BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

14.12.1688 - 1689Rear-AdmiralLord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton) (1663-1696/97)BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers

1671LieutenantThomas AyliffeB05117.5.1695 - 18.1.1695/96Third LieutenantPhilip Cavendish (d.1743) ADM 6/3/89ADM 6/319.12.1695 - 13.1.1695/96Second LieutenantGeorge Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/3/103ADM 6/320.12.1695 - 25.2.1695/96First LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/3/102ADM 6/319.1.1695/96 - 15.11.1696Third LieutenantRobert Bokenham (d.1708) ADM 6/3/118ADM 6/326.2.1695/96 - 4.5.1696First LieutenantPhilip Wroth ADM 6/3/132ADM 6/310.3.1695/96 - 15.11.1696Second LieutenantRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/3/137ADM 6/35.5.1696 - 15.11.1696First LieutenantCharles Churcher ADM 107/3/20ADM 6/45.12.1696 - 8.4.1697Second LieutenantJohn Kidwell ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/45.12.1696 - 8.5.1699Second LieutenantJohn Haddock (c.1666-?) ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/45.12.1696 - 26.9.1698Third LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/49.4.1697 - 26.9.1698Second LieutenantThomas Grimston (d.1724) ADM 6/4/88ADM 6/45.12.1698 - 26.9.1698First LieutenantEdward Harrison ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/4

6 Petty Officers

3.3.1689/90 - 26.10.1691MidshipmanSeth Jermy (1653-1724)ref:115110.6.1690 - 17.4.1693MidshipmanMark Noble (c.1660-1701/2) ADM 107/1/58ADM 107/116.12.1690 - 2.2.1690/91MidshipmanSeth Jermy (1653-1724)ref:115123.6.1691 - 2.11.1691MidshipmanRichard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 107/1/10ADM 107/19.11.1691 - 5.2.1693/94Master's MateThomas Peacock (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/51ADM 107/118.4.1693 - 30.1.1693/94Master's MateMark Noble (c.1660-1701/2) ADM 107/1/59ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen

29.11.1689 - 8.5.1690Ordinary SeamanPhilip Simpkins (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/69ADM 107/131.5.1690 - 6.5.1691Able SeamanStephen Goulton (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/53ADM 107/11.11.1690 - 27.3.1691Ordinary SeamanJohn Kendall (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/84ADM 107/1

Service History

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

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.


Refitting at Chatham Dockyard and ye Medway

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

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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