Stirling Castle

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned20.11.1705B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild29.3.1720B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel125' 6"Imperial Feet38.1061 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,122 1594Tons BM 


11.1705Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers

20.11.1705 - 28.12.1708CaptainFrancis Dove (d.1724/25) ADM 6/8/203BWAS-160329.12.1708 - 4.11.1710CaptainRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/10/20BWAS-16035.11.1710 - 2.9.1714CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/11/268
Commission confirmed 6.8.1713

1 Flag Officer

c.14.11.1709 - 1711Rear-Admiral of the RedJohn Baker (1660-1716)BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers

20.11.1705 - 17.1.1708/9First LieutenantWilliam Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/8/203ADM 6/820.11.1705 - 17.1.1708/9Second LieutenantNathaniel Cooper (c.1667-?) ADM 6/8/203ADM 6/820.11.1705 - 5.12.1710Third LieutenantJohn Browning ADM 6/8/203ADM 6/828.1.1708/9 - 4.11.1710First LieutenantThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/10/28ADM 6/1028.1.1708/9 - 2.7.1710Second LieutenantHercules Baker (1683-1744) ADM 6/10/28ADM 6/106.12.1710 - 15.10.1714Third LieutenantHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/11/269
Commission confirmed 11.8.1713
ADM 6/11
31.5.1712 - 13.5.1713Second LieutenantThomas Storey ADM 6/11/268
Commission confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11
14.5.1713 - 15.10.1714First LieutenantThomas Storey ADM 6/11/268
Commission confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11
14.5.1713 - 15.10.1714Second LieutenantThomas Ashman ADM 6/11/268
Commission confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer

1.8.1706 - 20.12.1708MidshipmanJohn Briscoe (d.1714) ADM 107/2/198ADM107/2

Service History

11.1705Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
21.10.1711Took the Ship of the Line Le Toulouse (62) off Minorca
1713Returned homeBWAS-1603
1714Paid offBWAS-1603
29.3.1720Broken up at Portsmouth, the remains being transfered to Woolwich for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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