Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1697B028
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)B028
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild24.6.1716BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 9"Imperial Feet39.9362 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen680 1294Tons BM 


6.7.1696Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
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
11.1693280Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

4.6.1696 - 13.5.1699Captain Kerrit Roffey (d.1716)ADM 6/41.10.1701 - 7.4.1704Captain John Symonds (d.1706/7) ADM 6/6/115BWAS-16038.4.1704 - 8.9.1706Captain John Huntingdon (d.1737) ADM 6/8/71BWAS-16039.9.1706 - 4.1.1708/9Captain John Huntingdon (d.1737) ADM 6/9/10ADM 6/913.1.1708/9 - 30.10.1714Captain William Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/10/24BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers

4.6.1696 - 10.8.1697Second Lieutenant Henry Crofts (d.1702)ADM 6/413.8.1697 - 1697Second Lieutenant James Hewet ADM 6/4/122
Confirmed 5.11.1697
ADM 6/4
27.9.1701 - 1.3.1701/2First Lieutenant Robert Drownd (d.1706) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/62.10.1701 - 31.12.1701Second Lieutenant Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) Transfered ADM 6/6/116ADM 6/67.1.1701/2 - 2.3.1701/2Second Lieutenant Thomas Grimston (d.1724) ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/62.3.1701/2 - 25.9.1702First Lieutenant James Grainger ADM 6/7/14
Confirmed 26.9.1702
ADM 6/7
3.3.1701/2 - 15.11.1702Second Lieutenant Nicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) Transfered ADM 6/7/15ADM 6/726.9.1702 - 9.2.1703/4First Lieutenant Nicholas Randall ADM 6/7/26ADM 6/717.3.1702/3 - 15.8.1704Second Lieutenant Edmund Torloeine ADM 6/7/104ADM 6/710.2.1703/4 - 5.4.1705First Lieutenant Francis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/8/47ADM 6/816.8.1704 - 5.4.1705Second Lieutenant Randolf Logan ADM 6/8/216
Confirmed 2.1.1705/6
ADM 6/8
6.4.1705 - 10.8.1714First Lieutenant Randolf Logan ADM 6/8/216
Confirmed 2.1.1705/6
ADM 6/8
28.4.1705 - 15.5.1706Second Lieutenant James Aylett Transfered ADM 6/9/11
Confirmed 11.9.1706
ADM 6/9
31.5.1705 - 19.5.1706Second Lieutenant Simon Lyon (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/8/216
Confirmed 2.1.1705/6
ADM 6/8
9.2.1708/9 - 18.3.1708/9Second Lieutenant James Windham (d.1724/25) Transfered ADM 6/10/32ADM 6/1019.3.1708/9 - 1.12.1709Second Lieutenant Edward Mansfield Transfered ADM 6/10/46ADM 6/1017.5.1709 - 5.12.1709Second Lieutenant Christopher Simons (d.1728) Transfered ADM 6/10/62
Confirmed 20.5.1709
ADM 6/10
5.12.1709 - 10.8.1714Second Lieutenant Edward Mansfield ADM 6/11/11ADM 6/115.3.1713/14 - 30.10.1714First Lieutenant Edward Mansfield ADM 6/11/285ADM 6/1111.8.1714 - 30.10.1714Second Lieutenant L'Estrange Mordaunt (d.c.1751) ADM 6/11/295ADM 6/11

3 Warrant Officers

1698Gunner Hugh HathawayADM 1/525919.1.1702/3 - 1703Boatswain John Williams ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/75.2.1712/13 - 3.3.1714/15Midshipman Extra Nathaniel Darkin Transfered ADM 6/11/243ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers

20.2.1703/4 - 31.12.1704Volunteer-per-order Francis Robinson (d.1729) ADM 107/2/195ADM 107/21.1.1704/5 - 1.12.1706Volunteer-per-order Francis Robinson (d.1729) Transfered ADM 107/2/195ADM 107/2

Service History

1697Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1698Paid offBWAS-1603
1704In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
1708Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
30.10.1714Paid offADM 51
24.6.1716Arrived at Woolwich to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603


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