Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild6.1734BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 3"Imperial Feet39.9313 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen683 4194Tons BM 


16.9.1695Broadside 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

11 Ship Commanders

2.9.1695 - 15.12.1696CaptainSir Richard Edwards ADM 6/3/74BWAS-160316.12.1696 - 30.6.1698Captain Richard White (d.1700) ADM 6/4/54BWAS-16038.5.1699 - 21.9.1700Captain Robert Fairfax (1666-1725)BWAS-160325.9.1701 - 29.9.1701Captain Francis Dove (d.1724/25) Transfered ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/630.9.1701 - 7.1.1702/3Captain Thomas Stepney ADM 6/6/115BWAS-16038.1.1702/3 - 23.3.1702/3Captain Charles Richards (d.1702/3)† ADM 6/7/73BWAS-160324.3.1702/3 - 12.1.1706/7Captain Robert Harland (1685-1751) ADM 6/8/198
Confirmed 6.11.1705
13.1.1706/7 - 1.10.1712Captain Humphrey Pudner (d.1753) ADM 6/9/40BWAS-16032.3.1714/15 - 27.5.1718Captain John Shales (d.1720) ADM 6/12/30BWAS-160326.7.1728 - 12.8.1728Captain William Henry Fleming (d.1771) ADM 6/13/211ADM 6/1313.8.1728 - 29.1.1730/31Captain Philip Vanbrugh (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/14/216BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers

21.8.1695 - 10.5.1699First Lieutenant Joshua Roydhouse (c.1657-?) ADM 6/3/72ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 8.1.1696/97Second Lieutenant John Crew Transfered ADM 6/3/85ADM 6/39.1.1696/97 - 26.2.1700/1Second Lieutenant Robert Drownd (d.1706) Transfered ADM 6/4/60ADM 6/410.5.1699 - 30.9.1701First Lieutenant Gerrard Lestock ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 16.3.1700/1Second Lieutenant William Ockman (c.1670-1740) Transfered ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/525.9.1701 - 22.10.1702Second Lieutenant John Hemmington (d.1757) Transfered ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/61.10.1701 - 24.3.1703/4First Lieutenant Adam Baynes ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/626.3.1704 - 26.8.1706First Lieutenant Samuel Hill (d.c.1729) Transfered ADM 6/8/199
Confirmed 6.11.1705
ADM 6/8
26.5.1704 - 3.4.1706Second Lieutenant Henry Hemmington (d.c.1744) Transfered ADM 6/8/199
Confirmed 6.11.1705
ADM 6/8
14.1.1706/7 - 17.12.1708First Lieutenant Gilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/9/41ADM 6/914.1.1706/7 - 29.4.1707Second Lieutenant Gordon Collier ADM 6/9/41ADM 6/930.4.1707 - 1.10.1712Second Lieutenant John Roberts ADM 6/10/93ADM 6/1018.12.1708 - 1.10.1712First Lieutenant Thomas Hedges ADM 6/10/93
Confirmed 12.10.1709
ADM 6/10
4.3.1714/15 - 27.5.1718First Lieutenant Joshua Paine (c.1681-1748) ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 27.5.1718Second Lieutenant John Button (d.1728) ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/1226.7.1728 - 31.1.1730/31First Lieutenant William Kinsey (d.1744) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 10.4.1729Second Lieutenant William Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/14/211ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 9.6.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Hay ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/1412.4.1729 - 31.1.1730/31Second Lieutenant John Warden (d.bef.1767) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/1410.6.1730 - 29.7.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard West Transfered ADM 6/14/68
Confirmed 17.2.1730/31
ADM 6/14

3 Petty Officers

15.3.1699/1700 - 18.1.1701/2Volunteer-per-order Robert Lacon (d.1703) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/616.3.1699/1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-order Thomas Bradley (d.1741) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/627.4.1729 - 31.1.1730/31Volunteer-per-order Denbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/321ADM 107/3

1 Crewman

21.5.1730 - 31.1.1730/31Able Seaman Peter Rattenbury (c.1710-1745) ADM 107/3/356ADM 107/3

Service History

26.2.1696/97Took the Privateer Le Saint Guillaume in the Channel
1700In the BalticBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
1702Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1705Returned homeBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
1706Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to NewfoudlandBWAS-1603
4.9.1710Took the Privateer La Comtesse d'Evreaux on the Newfoundland Banks
1711In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
22.3.1710/11Action off Vado
1712Sailed with a Virginia convoyBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
1715Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
2.1718Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1718Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4817.17.2dBWAS-1603
9.1728Fitted as a guardshipBWAS-1603
10.1728Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
1730Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
6.1734Completed breaking up at Plymouth to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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