Defiance

3846
Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.11.1672BWAS-1603
Acquired16.6.1676BWAS-1603
First Commissioned28.12.1677B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor Phineus Pett (1628-1678)B028
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1695B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1695) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth37' 10"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold15' 10"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen890Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen881Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 10"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth37' 10"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold15' 10"Imperial Feet4.572 
Draught Aft17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen890 7594Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 641.5 Imperial Pound ( 290.9206 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Upper Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 444 Imperial Pound ( 201.354 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1677390 BWAS-1603
1.1.1678/79400War at home ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1.1.1678/79320War Abroad ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1.1.1678/79255Peace ADM 8/1/90ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80390War at home ADM 8/1/112ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80310War Abroad ADM 8/1/112ADM8-DB
1.1.1679/80245Peace ADM 8/1/112ADM8-DB
1694270Establishment for peaceB032
1694345Establishment for war at homeB032
1694429Establishment for war abroadB032

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1677 - 23.3.1677/78Captain Edward Russell (1653-1727)BWAS-160327.3.1678 - 21.6.1679CaptainSir John ErnleBWAS-160315.9.1688 - 1689Captain John Ashby (d.1693)B0511690Captain John Graydon (c.1666-1725/26)BWAS-16031691 - 1693Captain Edward Gurney (d.1694/95)BWAS-16031694 - 4.10.1694Captain James Stewart (d.1704/5)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1688 - 1688Lieutenant George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)ADM 6/18

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.6.1691 - 24.9.1691Volunteer-per-order John Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/123.3.1691/92 - 9.5.1693Midshipman Edward Rainey (1670-1703) ADM 107/1/36ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1678In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
4.10.1694Paid offADM 51

 

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