Royal William

Nominal Guns32B149
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1.4.1696B149
Home Port B149
ShipyardLondon - Thames B149
CategoryFifth RateB149
Ship TypeShip B149
Sailing RigShip RiggedB149
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Edinburgh' (1707) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Breadth29' 0"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Burthen364Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel83' 4 ½"Imperial Feet25.3111 
Breadth28' 8"Imperial Feet8.5598 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen364 4294Tons BM 


1696Broadside Weight = 107 Imperial Pound ( 48.5245 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck10 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Commanding Officers

1.4.1696 - 1705Captain Edward BurdB1499.11.1705 - 1.5.1707Captain Thomas GordonB149

2 Commissioned Officers

1.4.1696 - 1696Lieutenant Andrew BrownB14912.3.1705/6 - 1.5.1707Lieutenant David PrescioB149

1 Warrant Officer

12.3.1705/6 - 1.5.1707Sailing Master George MilneB149

Service History

12.1.1696/97Ordered to Orkney and cruise in defence of the islandsB149
11.3.1696/97Ordered on a cruise against privateers off the coast of ScotlandB149
20.8.1697Ordered to take crews to two Darien company ships in Hamburg, the Caledonia and Instauration, and convoy the ships toB149
1.12.1697laid up and paid off in Blackness road in the Firth of ForthB149
8.1702Ordered that her defects should be remediedB149
27.2.1702/3Lent to Captain Thomas Gordon of Aberdeen and two partners for a trading voyage to the East IndiesB149
8.9.1705Outfitted and commissioned at the expense of the Royal BurghsB149
7.3.1705/6Ordered to guard the East coast of Scotland and convoy vessels between Tynemouth and the Orkney IslandsB149
12.3.1705/6A party of forty-two sentinels commanded by one officer, with three sergeants, three corporals and one drum ordered onB149
5.1706In Gothenburg being fitted with new masts and ordered to convoy twenty-five to thirty sail for ScotlandB149
11.1706Laid up in harbour for the winterB149
3.1706/7Recommisioned for the protection of the east coast of ScotlandB149
1.5.1707Transfered to the Royal Navy on the Union of England and ScotlandB149


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