Bonaventure -> 1716 Argyle

Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Bonaventure' (1699) (48)
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild20.10.1719B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Argyll' (1722) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel108' 0"' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen703 6894Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1712185Establishment for peacetimeBWAS-1714
1712280Establishment for warBWAS-1714

3 Commanding Officers

19.9.1711 - 28.7.1713CaptainRalph Saunderson (d.1718) ADM 6/11/161BWAS-16032.3.1714/15 - 15.1.1715/16CaptainConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/12/30BWAS-171416.1.1715/16 - 1.12.1718CaptainConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/12/59ADM 6/12

2 Flag Officers

2.1717 - 6.1718Rear-Admiral of the RedCharles Cornewall (1669-1718)BWAS-17149.1718 - 7.10.1718Vice-Admiral of the WhiteCharles Cornewall (1669-1718)ODNB

7 Commissioned Officers

10.9.1711 - 28.7.1713First LieutenantSamuel Percivall ADM 6/11/161ADM 6/1124.9.1711 - 28.7.1713Second LieutenantRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/11/163ADM 6/114.3.1714/15 - 15.1.1715/16First LieutenantChristopher Oates (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 15.1.1715/16Second LieutenantDavid Compton ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1216.1.1715/16 - 1.12.1718First LieutenantDavid Compton ADM 6/12/59ADM 6/1216.1.1715/16 - 1.12.1718First LieutenantChristopher Oates (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/59ADM 6/129.6.1718 - 1.12.1718Second LieutenantJames Cornewall (1698-1743/44) ADM 6/12/144
Commission confirmed 17.11.1718
ADM 6/12

2 Petty Officers

25.9.1712 - 9.4.1713MidshipmanWilliam Sanderson ADM 107/3/7ADM107/323.3.1714/15 - 25.1.1715/16MidshipmanEdward Outridge ADM 107/3/29ADM107/3

Service History

1712Commissioned for home watersBWAS-1714
1716Operations against SaleeBWAS-1714
2.1.1715/16Renamed ArgyleBWAS-1714
2.1717Off SaleeBWAS-1714
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
20.10.1719Docked at Woolwich to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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