Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
ConstructorWilliam StigantBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild13.6.1717BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Weymouth' (1719) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck123' 4"Imperial Feet37.4948 
Length of Keel107' 10"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen672 7994Tons 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

13 Commanding Officers

8.8.1693 - 23.11.1697CaptainWilliam Jumper (d.1714/15): on board from 25.8.1693BWAS-160324.11.1697 - 20.6.1699CaptainThomas Poulton (d.1699)† ADM 6/4/126BWAS-160313.7.1699 - 27.12.1699CaptainCharles Desborough (d.1722/23) ADM 6/6/7BWAS-16034.4.1701 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainWilliam Gifford (1649-1724) ADM 6/6/83BWAS-160313.1.1701/2 - 31.3.1703CaptainSamuel Whitaker (d.1707) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-16031.4.1703 - 14.10.1706CaptainJohn Mitchell ADM 6/7/114BWAS-16032.1.1706/7 - 16.12.1707CaptainCharles Smith (d.1750) ADM 6/9/37BWAS-160317.12.1707 - 6.3.1709/10CaptainThomas Legge (d.1711/12) ADM 6/9/111BWAS-160318.5.1710 - 25.2.1712/13CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/11/45BWAS-160326.2.1712/13 - 13.6.1713CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/12/12
Commission confirmed 24.12.1714
13.6.1713 - 4.1.1714/15CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/11/262BWAS-160312.3.1714/15 - 15.2.1715/16CaptainRobert Studley (d.1717) ADM 6/12/33BWAS-160316.2.1715/16 - 31.1.1716/17CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/12

26 Commissioned Officers

13.2.1696/97 - 24.11.1697Second LieutenantMathew Gregory ADM 6/4/73ADM 6/49.6.1697 - 24.11.1697First LieutenantNicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 6/4/103ADM 6/425.11.1697 - 22.3.1697/98First LieutenantSir Charles Rich (1680-1706) ADM 6/4/127ADM 6/425.11.1697 - 29.11.1699Second LieutenantEdward Leigh ADM 6/4/127ADM 6/423.3.1697/98 - 14.2.1699/1700First LieutenantNathaniel Blackmore ADM 6/5/12ADM 6/530.11.1699 - 14.2.1699/1700Second LieutenantPaul Sorrell ADM 6/6/19ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 21.12.1702Second LieutenantWilliam Lloyd (d.1723) ADM 6/6/85ADM 6/610.4.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First LieutenantJordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/6/87ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 21.12.1702First LieutenantThomas Stephenson ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/622.12.1702 - 2.11.1703First LieutenantWilliam Lloyd (d.1723) ADM 6/7/69ADM 6/723.12.1702 - 31.10.1703Second LieutenantCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/7/68ADM 6/71.11.1703 - 20.2.1704/5First LieutenantCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/8/23ADM 6/83.11.1703 - 30.8.1704Second LieutenantEzekiel Wright (d.1736) ADM 6/8/22ADM 6/831.8.1704 - 4.5.1705Second LieutenantJohn Harris ADM 6/8/91ADM 6/85.5.1705 - 14.10.1706Second LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/8/175ADM 6/82.1.1706/7 - 11.1.1708/9First LieutenantRichard Thomas Girlington (d.1743) ADM 6/9/37ADM 6/92.1.1706/7 - 18.1.1707/8Second LieutenantVincent Pearce (d.1745) ADM 6/9/37ADM 6/922.1.1707/8 - 11.1.1708/9Second LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/9/127ADM 6/912.1.1708/9 - 6.3.1709/10First LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/11/19
Commission confirmed 13.1.1709/10
ADM 6/11
18.5.1710 - 5.12.1711First LieutenantWilliam Stephenson ADM 6/11/45ADM 6/1118.5.1710 - 28.7.1711Second LieutenantEdward Nurse (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/11/45ADM 6/111.1.1711/12 - 4.3.1711/12Second LieutenantWilliam Bridge (d.1744) ADM 6/11/264
Commission confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
5.3.1711/12 - 4.1.1714/15First LieutenantWilliam Bridge (d.1744) ADM 6/11/264
Commission confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
5.3.1712/13 - 4.1.1714/15Second LieutenantThomas Bridges ADM 6/11/270
Commission confirmed 15.8.1713
ADM 6/11
12.3.1714/15 - 31.1.1716/17First LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/12/33ADM 6/1212.3.1714/15 - 31.1.1716/17Second LieutenantJohn Stepney ADM 6/12/33ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer

5.12.1704 - 1704BoatswainRichard Gale ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/8

7 Petty Officers

29.9.1693 - 10.9.1694MidshipmanNicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 107/1/72ADM 107/114.4.1694 - 31.10.1694MidshipmanWilliam Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/76ADM 107/120.10.1701 - 17.1.1701/2MidshipmanEdmund Hooke (c.1681-1744/45) ADM 107/1/220ADM 107/115.1.1707/8 - 30.1.1709/10MidshipmanWilliam Baker (d.bef.1727) ADM 107/2/253ADM107/226.5.1710 - 27.1.1711/12MidshipmanJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 107/3/10ADM107/327.1.1711/12 - 22.3.1712/13Master's MateJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 107/3/10ADM107/31.11.1713 - 19.8.1714MidshipmanRichard Newell ADM 107/3/39ADM107/3

1 Crewman

22.8.1692 - 23.4.1694Able SeamanEdmund Hickey (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/69ADM 107/1

Service History


On the 18th Captain Cross in the Weymouth captured a Dutch merchant ship from Surinam with a cargo of sugar, wood, copper ore and ivory.

ADM 106
8.3.1693/94Took the Privateer Le Dauphin
1.8.1694Took the Privateer Le Montpertu
1.8.1694Took the Privateer Le Prosper
11.8.1694Took the Privateer La Marie Bien Aimée
31.8.1694Took the Privateer La Ville de Saint Malo
6.5.1695Took the Privateer Pinelle d'Orléans
11.7.1695Took the Privateer La Harpe
20.7.1695Took the Ship Le Comte de Revel (36)
13.11.1695Took the Privateer L'Émerillion
2.4.1697Took the Privateer L'Union
21.7.1697Took the Frégate Légère L'Héroine (24) off Olonne
1.12.1697Took the Privateer L'Espérance
1698Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
14.2.1699/1700Paid offADM33
1702East India convoyBWAS-1603
5.6.1702Took the Privateer Le Renau off Olonne
7.6.1702Took the Privateer La Légère off Olonne
13.6.1702Took the Privateer Le Succès off Olonne
26.2.1702/3Took the Privateer Le Reynold off Olonne
9.6.1703Took the Privateer L'Aurore off Olonne
14.7.1703Took the Privateer La Diane off Olonne
1704In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1705Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
14.10.1706Paid offADM33
1708Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
23.2.1707/8Took the Privateer Le Marquis de Bernières off Olonne
1710Fitted and sailed to the JamaicaBWAS-1603
6.3.1709/10Paid offADM33
7.8.1711Capture of the San Joaquín
1713Returned homeBWAS-1603
6.1713Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
6.1714Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2572.11.5dBWAS-1603
1715In the BalticBWAS-1603
4.1.1714/15Paid offADM33
1716In the BalticBWAS-1603
31.1.1716/17Paid offADM33
13.6.1717Docked at Woolwich to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 12:12

London Gazette, 8 Sep. 1696, Dublin, Sep.2 - The letters from Kinsale of the 28th past, say, they had advice from Bali?more, that the Dolphin of Leverpool, bound home with sugars, from Nevis, having been taken by 2 French privateers, and retaken soon after by the Weymouth, and that the Harwich and Weymouth were gone in pursuit of the said Privateers.

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