Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Hulk
Nominal Guns70
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.7.1721
First Commissioned19.4.1726
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich
Ship Class1719 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJohn Hayward
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.12.1771


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 1"Imperial Feet46.0253 
Length of Keel123' 2"Imperial Feet37.4926 
Breadth41' 10"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,146 4894Tons BM 


1726Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

19.4.1726 - 17.11.1727CaptainNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/13/111BWAS-171418.11.1727 - 8.2.1729/30CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/14/202
Commission confirmed 30.4.1728
ADM 6/13
22.2.1733/34 - 12.1735CaptainRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1726 - 1727Vice-Admiral of the BlueEdward Hopson (1671-1728)BWAS-1714

16 Commissioned Officers

19.4.1726 - 15.12.1727First LieutenantRobert Allen (c.1675-1752) ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 1.1.1733/34Second LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 1726Third LieutenantRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1319.4.1726 - 15.12.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Cusack (d.1743) ADM 6/13/111ADM 6/1316.12.1727 - 22.2.1733/34First LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/14/205
Commission confirmed 21.5.1728
ADM 6/13
16.12.1727 - 22.2.1733/34Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Guy ADM 6/14/203
Commission confirmed 3.5.1728
ADM 6/13
23.2.1733/34 - 30.6.1735First LieutenantThomas Rue ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 30.6.1735Second LieutenantJeffery Thomas Saunders ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 18.3.1733/34Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1419.3.1733/34 - 30.6.1735Third LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/14/177ADM 6/1412.6.1735 - 30.6.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/14/214ADM 6/141.7.1735 - 29.8.1739First LieutenantJeffery Thomas Saunders ADM 6/15/215ADM 6/141.7.1735 - 27.7.1738Second LieutenantThomas Williams (d.1754) ADM 6/15/215ADM 6/141.7.1735 - 15.5.1738Third LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1742) ADM 6/15/215ADM 6/141.7.1735 - 7.12.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Dacres ADM 6/14/215ADM 6/148.12.1735 - 11.11.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRandyll Vane (d.1740) ADM 6/14/227ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

1742 - 8.4.1742BoatswainRobert Gray ADM 6/16/42ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer

16.11.1734 - 4.11.1736Master's MateJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

Service History

7.11.1723Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £13135.12.8dBWAS-1714
10.1726Sailed to the StraitsBWAS-1714
1727Off the coast of SpainBWAS-1714
1734In home watersBWAS-1714
12.1735Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1740Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
6.1740Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1740Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1530.10.2dBWAS-1714
2.1753Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1753Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £222.1.0dBWAS-1714
4.12.1771Broken up at Sheerness for £313.2.7dBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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