Content Prize

3683
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Content' (1686) (66)
Captured8.1.1694/95TRN2
ShipyardToulon - Provence W033
Designed byBlaise PangaloBWAS-1603
ConstructorBlaise PangaloBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold1715B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel119' 6"Imperial Inch3.0226 (9′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 2"Imperial Inch1.0668 (3′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Inch0.381 (1′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,130Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel119' 6"Imperial Inch3.0226 (9′ 10″ Imperial)
Breadth42' 2"Imperial Inch1.0668 (3′ 5″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Inch0.381 (1′ 2″ Imperial)
Burthen1,130 1794Tons BM 

Armament


1695Broadside Weight = 519 Imperial Pound ( 235.3668 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1695440 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.6.1695 - 20.3.1695/96CaptainCaleb Grantham (d.1698) ADM 6/3/113B05121.3.1695/96 - 24.9.1696CaptainSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 6/3/140B0514.3.1696/97 - 16.6.1697CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/4/80ADM 6/417.6.1697 - 16.11.1697CaptainHovenden Walker (1666-1725) ADM 6/4/104BWAS-160327.1.1701/2 - 19.3.1702/3CaptainRobert Hancock (d.1707)BWAS-16031.10.1703 - 24.4.1704CaptainJohn Lowen (d.1711) ADM 6/8/17ADM 6/8

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.6.1695 - 9.10.1696LieutenantJonathan Walls ADM 6/3/143
Commission confirmed 4.4.1696
ADM 6/3
9.10.1696 - 16.11.1697First LieutenantThomas Mann (d.1719) ADM 6/4/42ADM 6/417.1.1701/2 - 18.9.1702First LieutenantHarcott Meese ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 19.3.1702/3Third LieutenantCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/69.2.1701/2 - 8.7.1702Second LieutenantJohn James Gaths ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/719.9.1702 - 15.1.1702/3First LieutenantPhilemon Pownoll ADM 6/7/54ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 24.4.1704First LieutenantCharles Carter ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.12.1698 - 1698BoatswainJames MontgomeryADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1695Sailed home to refitBWAS-1603
8.1695Sailed to rejoin Russell's fleetBWAS-1603
10.1695Returned homeBWAS-1603
1696Sailed to the North America station to recover the British settlements in Hudons bay as flagship of a small squadronB051
16.5.1696Took the Bomb Vessel La Foudroyante (30)
23.7.1696at St John's, NewfoundlandB051
1697In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1702At BlackstakesBWAS-1603
1703HulkedB065
19.3.1702/3Paid offBWAS-1603
7.1703Fitted as a hulk and storeship and sailed to LisbonBWAS-1603
7.1703Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Storeship BWAS-1603
1715Sold in LisbonBWAS-1603

 

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