Content Prize

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Content' (1686) (66)
ShipyardToulon - Provence W033
Designed by Blaise PangaloBWAS-1603
Constructor Blaise PangaloBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


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 


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

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

7 Commissioned Officers

6.6.1695 - 9.10.1696Lieutenant Jonathan Walls ADM 6/3/143
Commission confirmed 4.4.1696
ADM 6/3
9.10.1696 - 16.11.1697First Lieutenant Thomas Mann (d.1719) ADM 6/4/42ADM 6/417.1.1701/2 - 18.9.1702First Lieutenant Harcott Meese ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 19.3.1702/3Third Lieutenant Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/69.2.1701/2 - 8.7.1702Second Lieutenant John James Gaths ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/719.9.1702 - 15.1.1702/3First Lieutenant Philemon Pownoll ADM 6/7/54ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 24.4.1704First Lieutenant Charles Carter ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer

6.12.1698 - 1698Boatswain James MontgomeryADM/A

Service History

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
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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