Nominal Guns60BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned3.4.1706
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1603
ConstructorJohn LockBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sunk as Breakwater4.2.1750/51BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 6 "Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel122' 0 "Imperial Feet37.1856 
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen987 394Tons BM 


4.1706Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

12 Commanding Officers

3.4.1706 - 5.1.1714/15CaptainNicholas Trevanion (1670-1737) ADM 6/8/245BWAS-16039.3.1715/16 - 10.2.1716/17CaptainThomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/12/64ADM 6/1211.2.1716/17 - 10.3.1718/19CaptainCharles Browne (d.1734) ADM 6/12/88BWAS-16038.5.1719 - 17.1.1719/20CaptainFrancis Percy (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/167BWAS-160318.1.1719/20 - 16.2.1720/21CaptainWilliam Ellford (d.1723) ADM 6/12/190BWAS-160317.2.1720/21 - 1721CaptainHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/13/4BWAS-16031726 - 1728CaptainWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756)BWAS-16031728CaptainJohn Cockburn (c.1666-c.1731)BWAS-16031728 - 1729CaptainJohn St Loe (d.1757)BWAS-16031731 - 1732CaptainPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753)BWAS-16031732 - 19.3.1732/33CaptainJoseph Lawes (d.1732/33)BWAS-16033.1732/33 - 1736CaptainEdmund Williams (d.1751/52)BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers

3.4.1706 - 8.3.1715/16First LieutenantChristopher Hughes (d.1727) ADM 6/8/245ADM 6/83.4.1706 - 28.9.1707Second LieutenantJohn Bray (d.1750) ADM 6/8/245ADM 6/829.9.1707 - 10.1713Second LieutenantGeorge Knowler (d.1743) ADM 6/10/94
Commission confirmed 14.10.1709
ADM 6/10
9.3.1715/16 - 7.5.1719First LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/12/64ADM 6/129.3.1715/16 - 7.5.1719Second LieutenantNathaniel Darkin ADM 6/12/64ADM 6/128.5.1719 - 1719First LieutenantHenry Huish (d.1751) ADM 6/12/167ADM 6/128.5.1719 - 1719Second LieutenantWilliam Kiency (d.1744) ADM 6/12/167ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 1720Third LieutenantJohn Norbury ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/12

4 Petty Officers

26.5.1734 - 16.4.1735Gunner's MateThomas Cook (c.1698-?) ADM 107/3/509ADM107/31735 - 1739MidshipmanGeorge Edgcumbe (1720-1795)ODNB21.11.1735 - 22.5.1736Master's MateBartholomew Gidley (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/223ADM107/322.5.1736 - 6.4.1738MidshipmanBartholomew Gidley (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/223ADM107/3

7 Crewmen

29.7.1716 - 9.8.1716Not RatedRichard Newell ADM 107/3/39ADM107/31.4.1717 - 16.1.1719/20Captain's ServantWilliam Manduit ADM 107/3/128ADM107/317.1.1719/20 - 9.1.1720/21Able SeamanWilliam Manduit ADM 107/3/128ADM107/311.5.1731 - 1732VolunteerThomas Frankland (1718-1781)ODNB21.11.1731 - 23.5.1732Able SeamanPeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1746) ADM 107/3/356ADM107/34.1.1732/33 - 18.4.1733Volunteer-per-orderDenbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/321ADM107/330.9.1735 - 21.11.1735Able SeamanBartholomew Gidley (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/223ADM107/3

Service History

1707In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
6.6.1710Took the Privateer Saint François
1711In the ChannelBWAS-1603
4.1.1710/11Took the Privateer Le Duc de Montmorency
17.4.1711Took the Privateer Reine des Anges
1712Off NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1713Off NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
10.1713Began large repair at Plymouth BWAS-1603
1714Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
12.1714Paid offBWAS-1603
1715In the DownsBWAS-1603
5.1716Completed large repair at Plymouth at a cost of £4823.7.8dBWAS-1603
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
1719Fitted at Chatham, completing in 1720BWAS-1603
1719Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1719fitting at Portsmouth at a cost of £4404.19.10dBWAS-1603
1724Began refitting at Plymouth BWAS-1603
1726Completed refitting at Plymouth at a cost of £7498.9.9dBWAS-1603
1727Off the coast of SpainBWAS-1603
1728Guardship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
1735With the fleet to the TagusBWAS-1603
9.4.1737Paid offBWAS-1603
10.4.1737Started a "Great Repair wich amounted to a rebuild, completing January 1740BWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
17191719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
17211721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)


BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12 ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/8 ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/10 ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ODNB Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site

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