Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned8.1693B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1603
ConstructorRobert & John CastleBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild15.10.1712BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Norwich' (1718) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck123' 8"Imperial Feet37.4992 
Length of Keel101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372 
Breadth33' 10"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen618Tons BM 


1703Broadside 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

9 Commanding Officers

24.8.1693 - 13.9.1696CaptainJosias CrowBWAS-160314.9.1696 - 21.11.1697CaptainGeorge Symonds (d.1704) ADM 6/4/25BWAS-160322.11.1697 - 4.11.1698CaptainPhineus Bowles (d.1698)† ADM 6/4/125BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 16.11.1704CaptainAndrew Douglas (d.1725) ADM 6/6/62BWAS-160317.11.1704 - 27.11.1705CaptainJohn Watkins (d.1707) ADM 6/8/111BWAS-160328.11.1705 - 5.4.1706CaptainJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712) ADM 6/8/213BWAS-160328.5.1706 - 17.10.1708CaptainJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712) ADM 6/8/255ADM 6/818.10.1708 - 14.3.1708/9CaptainGeorge Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/9/190ADM 6/915.3.1708/9 - 18.10.1712CaptainRobert Studley (d.1717) ADM 6/10/44BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

9.1693 - 12.1693CommodoreJohn Benbow (1652/53-1702)ODNB

17 Commissioned Officers

24.8.1693 - 20.10.1696First LieutenantJoseph Mighells (d.1707)B05121.10.1696 - 1.5.1699First LieutenantJeremiah Topping ADM 6/4/38ADM 6/431.3.1697 - 1.5.1699Second LieutenantNicholas Randall ADM 6/4/87ADM 6/41699 - 29.4.1699First LieutenantThomas PenhallowADM 1/526127.2.1700/1 - 24.9.1701First LieutenantRobert Hopper (c.1666-?) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 24.9.1701Second LieutenantJohn Triggs (c.1661-?) ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First LieutenantJonathon Denn ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 22.1.1701/2Second LieutenantEdward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/615.5.1702 - 21.11.1703First LieutenantJohn Triggs (c.1661-?) ADM 6/7/36ADM 6/715.5.1702 - 16.6.1704Second LieutenantJames Wilson (c.1672-?) ADM 6/7/36ADM 6/717.6.1704 - 5.4.1706Second LieutenantJohn Ruffin ADM 6/8/97
Commission confirmed 2.10.1704
ADM 6/8
28.5.1706 - 1.2.1708/9First LieutenantThomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/8/255ADM 6/828.5.1706 - 10.9.1706Second LieutenantJames Aylett ADM 6/8/255ADM 6/811.9.1706 - 9.5.1708Second LieutenantJames Richards (d.1743) ADM 6/9/11ADM 6/910.5.1708 - 25.4.1710Second LieutenantAbendigo Mathews ADM 6/9/162ADM 6/92.2.1708/9 - 22.10.1712First LieutenantNathaniel Cooper (c.1667-?) ADM 6/10/30ADM 6/1026.4.1710 - 22.10.1712Second LieutenantJohn Lunn (d.1727) ADM 6/11/42ADM 6/11

Service History

16.11.1693Bombardment of St Malo
1694Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1695Sailed to the West Indies and then to VirginiaBWAS-1603
7.1695Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1603
1696In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1697Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1701Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1708In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to St HelenaBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to New England with a convoy of mast shipsBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
4.1712small repair at Kinsale - Cork BWAS-1603
15.10.1712Arrived at Chatham to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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