Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorWilliam Castle (1629-1681)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Espérance d'Angleterre' (1695) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck151' 5"Imperial Feet46.0273 
Length of Keel124' 5"Imperial Feet37.8005 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,058Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 5"Imperial Feet46.0273 
Length of Keel121' 7"Imperial Feet36.8893 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Depth in Hold16' 9"Imperial Feet4.9149 
Burthen1,052 794Tons BM 


1688Broadside Weight = 549.5 Imperial Pound ( 249.1986 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 588.5 Imperial Pound ( 266.8851 kg)B065
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1689300Establishment for peaceB032
1689380Establishment for war at homeB032
1689460Establishment for war abroadB032

5 Commanding Officers

1679CaptainJohn Moore (d.1679)B0511689 - 1690CaptainThomas Allen (d.1690)BWAS-16035.1690 - 2.1691CaptainGeorge Byng (1663/64-1732/33)B0517.2.1690/91 - 10.1691CaptainPeter Pickard (d.1701/2)B0511692 - 16.4.1695CaptainSir Henry Robinson (d.1701)B051

4 Commissioned Officers

6.2.1693/94 - 4.12.1694Third LieutenantThomas LangrishADM 1064.5.1694 - 16.4.1695LieutenantRichard Falle (1664-1703)BSJ1695 - 16.4.1695LieutenantHenry Fowlis (d.1704)TRN26.2.1694/95 - 16.4.1695Third LieutenantThomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 6/3/34ADM 6/3

5 Petty Officers

16.1.1690/91 - 2.2.1690/91MidshipmanJohn Jones (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/28ADM 107/117.10.1691 - 24.12.1694Master's MateWilliam Hickson (c.1652-?) ADM 107/1/81ADM 107/11.10.1692 - 17.1.1692/93Volunteer-per-orderJohn Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/118.1.1693/94 - 22.8.1694MidshipmanJohn Hay (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/88ADM 107/123.8.1694 - 18.11.1694MidshipmanJohn Hay (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/88ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen

30.1.1690/91 - 12.10.1691VolunteerPhilip Hussey ADM 107/1/24ADM 107/122.6.1691 - 2.3.1691/92Captain's ClerkRobert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/27ADM 107/128.4.1695 - 23.8.1695Captain's ClerkJohn Sellers (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/97ADM 107/1

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
BSJBulletin - Société Jersiaise Digital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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