Hampton Court

Nominal Guns64BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Hampton Court' (1709) (70)
Keel Laid Down20.7.1742BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1759)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.6.1774BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel124' 7"Imperial Feet37.8026 
Breadth44' 0"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold18' 11"Imperial Feet5.4896 
Burthen1,282 8894Tons BM 


3.4.1744Broadside Weight = 704 Imperial Pound ( 319.264 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1741480Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders

2.4.1744 - 26.12.1748Captain Savage Mostyn (1713-1757) ADM 6/16/284BWAS-171410.7.1755 - 15.5.1756Captain Thomas Brodrick (1704-1769) Transfered ADM 6/18/179BWAS-171415.5.1756 - 21.5.1756Captain Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779) Transfered ADM 6/18/265BWAS-171420.8.1756 - 29.11.1756CaptainSir William Burnaby (1710-1776) ADM 6/18/302ADM 6/1829.11.1756 - 21.9.1757Captain Robert Swanton (d.1765) Transfered ADM 6/18/440
Issued by Edward Hawke (1704/5-1781), English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 23.9.1757
1.2.1757 - 1.3.1758Captain Augustus John Hervey (1724-1779) ADM 6/18/351ADM 6/181.3.1758 - 5.3.1759Captain James Webb (d.1761) ADM 6/18/542
Issued by Henry Osborne (1694-1771)
Confirmed 3.10.1758
21.11.1760 - 13.1.1762Captain Carr Scrope (c.1719-1762) ADM 6/19/210BWAS-171413.1.1762 - 19.9.1763Captain Alexander Innes (c.1713-1786) ADM 6/19/380BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers

11.4.1744 - 6.7.1744First Lieutenant Hugh Lyttelton (c.1719-1744) ADM 6/16/289ADM 6/1611.4.1744 - 16.7.1744Second Lieutenant Coll McDonald (d.1753) ADM 6/16/289ADM 6/1625.4.1744 - 16.7.1744Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 6/16/301ADM 6/1617.7.1744 - 11.6.1750First Lieutenant Coll McDonald (d.1753) ADM 6/16/340ADM 6/1617.7.1744 - 30.5.1745Third Lieutenant Charles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 6/16/340ADM 6/1618.4.1745 - 19.8.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Stephen Tippet (c.1724-c.1750) ADM 6/16/478
Confirmed 17.5.1745
ADM 6/16
31.5.1745 - 27.2.1745/46Second Lieutenant Charles Claus (c.1720-1749) ADM 6/16/487ADM 6/1628.2.1745/46 - 9.12.1748Second Lieutenant Henry Trant (c.1703-1760) ADM 6/17/68ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

8.5.1745 - 11.9.1746Master James Shirley (c.1705-1774) ADM 107/4/86ADM 107/4

7 Crewmen

25.9.1755 - 21.5.1756Captain's Servant Cuthbert Baines (1743-1810) Transferedref:9801758 - 14.8.1758Unknown Caleb Jewell Transfered ADM 36/4801/119ADM 36c.8.1758 - 7.10.1758Unknown Patrick Mathews Transfered ADM 36/4801/55ADM 36c.19.8.1758 - 7.10.1758Unknown David Pritchard Transfered ADM 36/4801/57ADM 36c.19.8.1758 - 7.10.1758Unknown James Ward Transfered ADM 36/4801/55ADM 36c.20.8.1758 - 7.10.1758Unknown Timothy Dohorty Transfered ADM 36/4801/57ADM 36c.9.1758 - 7.10.1758Unknown John Sheen ADM 36/4801/119ADM 36

Service History

29.6.1744Sailed from Portsmouth for the East indies in company with Chester (50) and a five ship convoy of East Indiamenref:555
8.1.1744/45Action of 1745-01-08
4.5.1745Took the Privateer La Diane
12.1745Took the Frégate Légère Le Lis (24) BG
27.1.1745/46Took the Privateer Le Dauphin
4.3.1747Took the Privateer Le Comte de Lowendahl (20) BG
20.6.1747Action of June 20 1747
23.6.1747Took the Privateer Le Triomphant
7.12.1747Took the Privateer Le Grand San Juan
9.12.1747Took the Privateer La Thétis (20)
9.12.1748Order to be laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
26.12.1748Paid offADM 51
10.1749Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
2.1750Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7499.14.0dBWAS-1714
1757In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.6.1757Destroyed La Nymphe (24) in Alcudia BayBWAS-1714
28.2.1758Battle of Cartagena
1.7.1758At destruction of La Rose (30) off MaltaBWAS-1714

Paid off

4.1759Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1761Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15358.8.5dBWAS-1714
29.3.1761Expedition against Belle-Isle
5.3.1762Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
28.5.1762Took the Unrated Marte (18)
28.5.1762Took the Frigate Venganza (26) in Mariel Bay, Cuba
6.6.1762Operations against Havana
19.9.1763Paid offBWAS-1714
5.6.1774Break up completed at Plymouth for £763.2.9dBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Rebuild of the Hampton Court of 1709


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