Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1687B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorPhineus PettB028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk in Action6.7.1690B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 10"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel128' 10"Imperial Feet39.0144 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen1,089Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Burthen1,051Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 10"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel122' 0"Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.2682 
Depth in Hold17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,051 3094Tons BM 


1678Broadside Weight = 620 Imperial Pound ( 281.17 kg)B028
Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

1688Broadside Weight = 588.5 Imperial Pound ( 266.8851 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1689300Establishment for peaceB032
1689380Establishment for war at homeB032
1689460Establishment for war abroadB032

2 Commanding Officers

4.1687 - 4.1688CaptainCloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)B0514.1690 - 30.6.1690CaptainJohn TyrrellB051

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
6.7.1690Forced into Rye Bay, dismasted and attacked by two French fireships. She was burnt by her crew rather than surrender


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