Hampton Court

Nominal Guns70
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned2.8.1710
How acquiredPurpose built
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorGeorge Fowler
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1741


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 8 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel124' 1"Imperial Feet37.7963 
Breadth41' 6"Imperial Feet12.6492 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,136 6794Tons BM 


1709Broadside 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

10 Commanding Officers

2.8.1709 - 13.2.1712/13CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/10/79TRN28.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718CaptainThomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 1719CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/12/127BWAS-171425.1.1725/26 - 20.4.1727CaptainRobert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/13/96BWAS-171421.4.1727 - 1.4.1729CaptainRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/14/141BWAS-171419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 1735CaptainJohn Mighells (d.1746) ADM 6/14/155B0519.12.1737 - 10.8.1738CaptainJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/15/86BWAS-17141739 - 1.5.1741CaptainDigby Dent (1700-1761)BWAS-17142.6.1741 - bef.11.1741CaptainRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/16/441
Commission confirmed 13.2.1744/45
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer

1739 - 1740CommodoreCharles Browne (c.1678-1753)TRN3

40 Commissioned Officers

3.8.1709 - bef.1713First LieutenantJames Knowles ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/103.8.1709 - 1713Second LieutenantPeter Horroy (d.1750) ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/103.8.1709 - bef.1713Third LieutenantThomas Kitchin (d.1737) ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/108.1.1717/18 - 3.4.1718First LieutenantGeorge Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/128.1.1717/18 - 10.1.1717/18Second LieutenantHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 3.4.1718Second LieutenantWilliam Henry Fleming (d.1771) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 7.12.1718First LieutenantJohn Lunn (d.1727) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 25.11.1718Second LieutenantJames Lake (d.1744) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 26.4.1718Third LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/1226.11.1718 - 1719Second LieutenantEdward Sanderson ADM 6/12/145ADM 6/128.12.1718 - 10.1.1719/20First LieutenantEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/12/146ADM 6/126.10.1719 - 10.1.1719/20Third LieutenantEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/12/184
Commission confirmed 2.12.1719
ADM 6/12
25.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1725/26First LieutenantGeorge Tapson (d.1750) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1725/26Second LieutenantSilvester Kennedy (d.1756) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1725/26Third LieutenantJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 31.5.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1323.2.1725/26 - 10.4.1729First LieutenantSilvester Kennedy (d.1756) ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1323.2.1725/26 - 31.5.1727Second LieutenantJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/13/104ADM 6/1323.2.1725/26 - 31.5.1727Third LieutenantBasil Wood ADM 6/13/104ADM 6/131.6.1727 - 9.5.1731Second LieutenantBasil Wood ADM 6/13/148
Commission confirmed 8.8.1727
ADM 6/13
1.6.1727 - 16.10.1727Third LieutenantWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/13/148
Commission confirmed 8.8.1727
ADM 6/13
1.6.1727 - 1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Huntingdon (d.1728)† ADM 6/14/151
Commission confirmed 11.8.1727
ADM 6/13
19.5.1731 - 23.12.1731First LieutenantIsaac Power ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Second LieutenantAndrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Third LieutenantRichard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Luther (d.1735) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 25.5.1735First LieutenantWilliam Slater Griffith (d.1738) ADM 6/15/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 25.5.1735Second LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 25.5.1735Third LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 25.5.1735Fourth LieutenantJames Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1426.5.1735 - 29.8.1739First LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/1426.5.1735 - 27.7.1738Second LieutenantPeter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/1426.5.1735 - 23.7.1739Third LieutenantJames Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/149.12.1737 - 1738First LieutenantEdward Allen (d.1744) ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/159.12.1737 - 3.12.1739Third LieutenantCharles Smith ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/159.12.1737 - 7.4.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Brown ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/158.4.1739 - 23.10.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
4.12.1739 - 19.12.1740Third LieutenantJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/413
Commission confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
20.12.1740 - 2.6.1741Second LieutenantJohn Best (d.1743) ADM 6/16/188
Commission confirmed 14.6.1743
ADM 6/16

2 Crewmen

16.7.1736 - 30.11.1736Captain's ServantHenry Parr (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/510ADM107/318.7.1738 - 6.7.1739Able SeamanJohn Evans (1717-1794) ADM 107/3/384ADM107/3

Service History

1709Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1718Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1719fitting at UnknownBWAS-1603
1720Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1603
1721Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £10603.0.6dBWAS-1603
1726Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1726fitting at Unknown at a cost of £1300.8.8dBWAS-1603
23.12.1731Paid off at Chatham Dockyard ADM 106
5.1732Began small repair at UnknownBWAS-1603
6.1732Completed small repair at a cost of £1096.10.1dBWAS-1603
1.1734Ordered to fit for Channel serviceBWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
6.1736Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
2.1737Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7865.14.8dBWAS-1603
1738Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
11.11.1739At Porto BelloBWAS-1603
21.11.1739Attack on Puerto Bello
3.1740/41In Cartagena operationsBWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1718/04/281718/10British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1719/061719/11British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1739/07/251741British Fleet in the West indiesEdward Vernon (1684-1757)


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document

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