Assurance Prize
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Assuré' (1697) (60)
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
ConstructorFrançois Coulomb (1653/54-1716/17)NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up4.1712BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck156' 2"Imperial Feet47.5497 
Length of Keel129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Breadth43' 4"Imperial Feet13.1403 
Depth in Hold17' 11"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,288 4594Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers

14.10.1702 - 11.12.1702CaptainJohn Mitchell ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
1.7.1703 - 21.1.1705/6CaptainRobert Hancock (d.1707) ADM 6/7/135B05122.1.1705/6 - 2.3.1708/9CaptainAnthony Tollat (d.1708/9)† ADM 6/8/224BWAS-16036.12.1709 - 30.7.1711CaptainWilliam Passenger (d.1729) ADM 6/11/12BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers

14.10.1702 - 11.12.1702First LieutenantThomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/7/68
Commission confirmed 22.12.1702
ADM 6/7
14.10.1702 - 11.12.1702Second LieutenantBryant Roper ADM 6/7/68
Commission confirmed 14.12.1702
ADM 6/7
14.10.1702 - 11.12.1702Third LieutenantArthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 2.12.1702
ADM 6/7
13.7.1703 - 4.8.1703Third LieutenantJoshua Paine (d.1748) ADM 6/8/5ADM 6/822.7.1703 - 12.3.1703/4First LieutenantWilliam Hewitt (c.1670-?) ADM 6/8/7ADM 6/85.8.1703 - 8.1.1705/6Second LieutenantJoshua Paine (d.1748) ADM 6/8/10ADM 6/85.8.1703 - 23.1.1703/4Third LieutenantThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 6/8/10ADM 6/824.1.1703/4 - 28.1.1704/5Third LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/8/45ADM 6/813.3.1703/4 - 19.5.1706First LieutenantThomas Grimston (d.1724) ADM 6/8/63ADM 6/829.1.1704/5 - 19.5.1706Third LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/8/216
Commission confirmed 3.1.1705/6
ADM 6/8
9.1.1705/6 - 19.5.1706Second LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/8/217ADM 6/820.5.1706 - 3.2.1706/7First LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/8/254ADM 6/820.5.1706 - 3.2.1706/7Second LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/8/254ADM 6/820.5.1706 - 3.2.1706/7Third LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/8/254ADM 6/84.2.1706/7 - 13.8.1711First LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/9/46ADM 6/94.2.1706/7 - 27.5.1708Second LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/9/46ADM 6/94.2.1706/7 - 6.3.1708/9Third LieutenantJohn Price (d.1727) ADM 6/9/46ADM 6/928.5.1708 - 6.3.1708/9Second LieutenantHumphrey Parker ADM 6/9/167ADM 6/97.3.1708/9 - 13.8.1711Second LieutenantJohn Price (d.1727) ADM 6/10/39ADM 6/107.3.1708/9 - 13.8.1711Third LieutenantWilliam Pooley ADM 6/10/39ADM 6/10

1 Petty Officer

20.12.1709 - 13.8.1711MidshipmanThomas Chichester ADM 107/3/9ADM107/3

1 Crewman

2.12.1709 - 11.12.1709Able SeamanThomas Chichester ADM 107/3/9ADM107/3

Service History

16.10.1702Commissioned for the voyage to EnglandBWAS-1603
26.3.1703Established as a Third RateBWAS-1603
26.3.1703Established as a Third RateBWAS-1603
1704In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1704Refitted as a 66 gun Third Rate
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1707Sailed with a convoy to LisbonBWAS-1603
1708In the ChannelBWAS-1603
2.3.1708/9Action of 1709-03-02
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.4.1712Ordered to be broken up at ChathamBWAS-1603


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