Hazardous Prize
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Hasardeux' (1699) (50)
First Commissioned1704B028
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1661
ConstructorPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1661
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1661
Length of Gundeck128' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)41.5744 (136′ 4″ Imperial)
Breadth35' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)11.4005 (37′ 4″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5472 (14′ 11″ Imperial)


1704Broadside Weight = 360 Imperial Pound ( 163.26 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1704320 BWAS-1603
1.12.1704240 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

25.2.1703/4 - 7.4.1704CaptainJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712) ADM 6/8/58ADM 6/88.4.1704 - 1.2.1705/6CaptainBarrows Harris (d.1725/26)BWAS-16032.2.1705/6 - 12.11.1706CaptainRichard Browne (d.1706)† ADM 6/8/227BWAS-160312.11.1706 - 19.11.1706LieutenantJohn HareBWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

19.4.1704 - 1704First LieutenantJohn Tildsely ADM 6/8/73ADM 6/819.4.1704 - 10.7.1705Second LieutenantThomas Hedges ADM 6/8/73ADM 6/811.7.1705 - 1705Second LieutenantJohn Masts ADM 6/8/186ADM 6/8

1 Petty Officer

15.1.1705/6 - 19.11.1706Midshipman OrdinaryWilliam Baker (d.bef.1727) ADM 107/2/253ADM107/2

Service History

1704Sailed to Virginia with convoysBWAS-1603
8.5.1705Put to see from Portsmouth as part of a convoy escort with the Association (90) , Lennox (70) and Monmouth (64) BWAS-1603
19.11.1706Wrecked on a sandbank near Selsey BillBWAS-1603


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM107/2ADM 107/2 1703-1712 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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Posted by Brian Shepherd on Friday 12th of April 2019 09:11

Hazardous was taken into Plymouth docks on 18 Mar 1704, was refitted and was taken into service on 27 Mar with Capt Barrows Harris commanding. She came out of dock on 29 Apr 1704.
See comments for le Hasardeux regarding this ship's history.

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