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Stirling Castle

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.12.1703BWAS-1603
Launched21.9.1705BWAS-1603
First Commissioned20.11.1705B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner (1706)B028
Constructor
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1741
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild29.3.1720B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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
14.11.1705460EstablishmentBWAS-1714

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1705 - 28.12.1708Captain
Francis DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1725
ADM 6/8/203
BWAS-1603
29.12.1708 - 4.11.1710Captain
Robert BowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1729
Transfered ADM 6/10/20
BWAS-1603
5.11.1710 - 2.9.1714Captain
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1689-1754
ADM 6/11/268
Confirmed 6.8.1713
BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
c.14.11.1709 - 1711Rear-Admiral of the Red
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1709
BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1705 - 17.1.1708/9First Lieutenant
William WeighmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1679-1735
Transfered ADM 6/8/203
ADM 6/8
20.11.1705 - 17.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant
Nathaniel CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1682-1729
Transfered ADM 6/8/203
ADM 6/8
20.11.1705 - 5.12.1710Third Lieutenant
John BrowningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1726
ADM 6/8/203
ADM 6/8
28.1.1708/9 - 4.11.1710First Lieutenant
Thomas WillyamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1736
Transfered ADM 6/10/28
ADM 6/10
28.1.1708/9 - 2.7.1710Second Lieutenant
Hercules BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1726
Transfered ADM 6/10/28
ADM 6/10
6.12.1710 - 15.10.1714Third Lieutenant
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
ADM 6/11/269
Confirmed 11.8.1713
ADM 6/11
31.5.1712 - 13.5.1713Second Lieutenant
Thomas StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1716
ADM 6/11/268
Confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11
14.5.1713 - 15.10.1714First Lieutenant
Thomas StoreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1716
ADM 6/11/268
Confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11
14.5.1713 - 15.10.1714Second Lieutenant
Thomas AshmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1714
ADM 6/11/268
Confirmed 4.8.1713
ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.8.1706 - 20.12.1708Midshipman
John BriscoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1714
ADM 107/2/198
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1705Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
2.12.1711Took the Ship of the Line
Le Toulouse (62) 1703-1711
French 62 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
off Minorca
FWAS1626
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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