Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Northumberland' (1679) (70)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBristol - England B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorRobert Shortis (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck152' 0"Imperial Feet46.3296 
Length of Keel126' 8"Imperial Feet38.4126 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen1,096 594Tons BM 


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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
27.11.1703220 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers

14.1.1701/2 - 23.1.1701/2CaptainWilliam Gifford (1649-1724) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/63.2.1701/2 - 27.11.1703CaptainJames Greenway (d.1703)† ADM 6/7/5ADM 6/7

1 Flag Officer

aft.12.6.1702 - 11.1702Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Graydon (c.1666-1725/26)BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1701/2 - 20.1.1701/2First LieutenantGeorge Peyton ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 28.1.1701/2Third LieutenantRobert Clarke (c.1681-1708/9) ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/624.1.1701/2 - 27.11.1703First LieutenantNathaniel Hubbard (d.1731) ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/65.2.1701/2 - 27.11.1703Third LieutenantDaniel Pittfield ADM 6/7/6ADM 6/79.2.1701/2 - 22.12.1702Second LieutenantWilliam Wilson ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/7

Service History

12.8.1702At CadizBWAS-1603
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
27.11.1703Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands during the Great Storm with no survivorsBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.11.1703-27.11.1703The Great Storm  

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