Hampton Court

Nominal Guns70
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned2.8.1710
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
Constructor George 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 Ship Commanders

2.8.1709 - 13.2.1712/13Captain James Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/10/79TRN28.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718Captain Thomas Kempthorne (d.1736) Transfered ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 15.1.1719/20Captain Robert Coleman ADM 6/12/127BWAS-171425.1.1725/26 - 20.4.1727Captain Robert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/13/96BWAS-171421.4.1727 - 1.4.1729Captain Richard Rowzier (d.1745) Transfered ADM 6/14/141BWAS-171419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731CaptainThe Hon. Vere Beauclerk (1699-1781) ADM 6/14/76BWAS-171423.11.1733 - 6.4.1736Captain John Mighells (d.1746) ADM 6/14/155B0519.12.1737 - 10.8.1738Captain John Russell (d.1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/15/86BWAS-171411.8.1738 - 1.5.1741Captain Digby Dent (1710-1761) TransferedBWAS-17142.6.1741 - 1.12.1741Captain Robert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/16/441
Confirmed 13.2.1744/45
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer

11.8.1738 - 1740Commodore Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/20/49TRN3

40 Commissioned Officers

3.8.1709 - 13.2.1712/13First Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/103.8.1709 - 13.2.1712/13Second Lieutenant Peter Horroy (c.1668-1750) ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/103.8.1709 - 13.2.1712/13Third Lieutenant Thomas Kitchin (d.1737) ADM 6/10/79ADM 6/108.1.1717/18 - 3.4.1718First Lieutenant George Proctor (d.1736) Transfered ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/128.1.1717/18 - 10.1.1717/18Second Lieutenant Henry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 3.4.1718Second Lieutenant William Henry Fleming (d.1771) Transfered ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 7.12.1718First Lieutenant John Lunn (c.1681-1727) Transfered ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 25.11.1718Second Lieutenant James Lake (d.1744) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 27.4.1718Third Lieutenant William Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/1226.11.1718 - 15.1.1719/20Second Lieutenant Edward Sanderson ADM 6/12/145ADM 6/128.12.1718 - 10.1.1719/20First Lieutenant Edmund Williams (d.1751/52) Transfered ADM 6/12/146ADM 6/126.10.1719 - 10.1.1719/20Third Lieutenant Edward Smith (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/12/184
Confirmed 2.12.1719
ADM 6/12
25.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1725/26First Lieutenant George Tapson (d.1750) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1725/26Second Lieutenant Silvester Kennedy (d.1756) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 22.2.1725/26Third Lieutenant John Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 31.5.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1323.2.1725/26 - 11.4.1729First Lieutenant Silvester Kennedy (d.1756) Transfered ADM 6/14/104ADM 6/1323.2.1725/26 - 31.5.1727Second Lieutenant John Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/13/104ADM 6/1323.2.1725/26 - 31.5.1727Third Lieutenant Basil Wood ADM 6/13/104ADM 6/131.6.1727 - 9.5.1731Second Lieutenant Basil Wood ADM 6/13/148
Confirmed 8.8.1727
ADM 6/13
1.6.1727 - 16.10.1727Third Lieutenant William Knight (d.1744) Transfered ADM 6/13/148
Confirmed 8.8.1727
ADM 6/13
1.6.1727 - 1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Huntingdon (d.1728)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/14/151
Confirmed 11.8.1727
ADM 6/13
19.5.1731 - 23.12.1731First Lieutenant Isaac Power (d.1745) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Second Lieutenant Andrew Hawes (d.1741) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Third Lieutenant Richard Edwards (d.1773) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1419.5.1731 - 23.12.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Luther (d.1735) ADM 6/14/77ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 25.5.1735First Lieutenant William Slater Griffith (d.1738) ADM 6/15/155ADM 6/1423.11.1733 - 30.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant Peter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/14/155ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 25.5.1735Second Lieutenant George Withers ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 25.5.1735Third Lieutenant Peter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 25.5.1735Acting Fourth Lieutenant James Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1426.5.1735 - 6.4.1736First Lieutenant George Withers ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/1426.5.1735 - 6.4.1736Second Lieutenant Peter Burville (d.1743) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/1426.5.1735 - 6.4.1736Third Lieutenant James Smith (d.1740) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/149.12.1737 - 1.12.1741First Lieutenant Edward Allen (d.1744) ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/159.12.1737 - 3.12.1739Third Lieutenant Charles Smith ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/159.12.1737 - 7.4.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Brown ADM 6/15/86ADM 6/158.4.1739 - 23.10.1739Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/413
Confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
4.12.1739 - 19.12.1740Third Lieutenant James Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/413
Confirmed 27.4.1741
ADM 6/15
20.12.1740 - 2.6.1741Second Lieutenant John Best (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/16/188
Confirmed 14.6.1743
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer

24.10.1733 - 6.4.1736Midshipman John Gordon (c.1718-c.1744) ADM 107/3/216ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen

16.7.1736 - 30.11.1736Captain's Servant Henry Parr (c.1719-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/510ADM 107/318.7.1738 - 6.7.1739Able Seaman John Evans (1717-1794) Transfered ADM 107/3/384ADM 107/3

Service History

1709Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
1718Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1719fitting at UnknownBWAS-1603
1720Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
15.1.1719/20Paid offADM 51
1721Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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
6.4.1736Paid offADM 51
6.1736Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
2.1737Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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
1.12.1741Paid offADM 51


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
28.4.1718-10.1718British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
25.7.1739-1741British Fleet in the West indies Edward Vernon (1684-1757) 

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