Portland

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.2.1691/92BWAS-1603
Launched28.3.1693BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild16.2.1718/19BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Portland' (1723) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck636 3994Tons BM 
Length of Gundeck125' 6"Imperial Feet38.1061 
Length of Keel103' 6"Imperial Feet31.4452 
Breadth34' 0"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
1693 - 1694CaptainWilliam Bridges (d.1694/95)BWAS-160325.6.1694 - 31.12.1695CaptainWilliam Smith (d.1695)BWAS-160310.1.1695/96 - 24.1.1696/97CaptainJames Littleton (1668-1722/23) ADM 6/3/118BWAS-160325.1.1696/97 - 24.2.1696/97CaptainVincent Cutter (d.1710) ADM 6/4/64ADM 6/425.2.1696/97 - 15.1.1698/99CaptainJames Littleton (1668-1722/23) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/42.5.1699 - 12.1.1701/2CaptainEdward Whitaker ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160314.1.1701/2 - 2.1.1704/5CaptainJames Jesson (d.1708) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-16033.1.1704/5 - 9.9.1705CaptainLeonard Crow ADM 6/8/132BWAS-160310.9.1705 - 9.1.1706/7CaptainHenry Turville (d.1719) ADM 6/8/203BWAS-160310.1.1706/7 - 23.7.1708CaptainTimothy Bridges ADM 6/9/39BWAS-160311.12.1708 - 21.5.1709CaptainGeorge Purvis (1680-1748) ADM 6/11/6
Commission confirmed 11.12.1709
BWAS-1603
25.12.1710 - 18.1.1710/11CaptainRobert Pearson (d.1723) ADM 6/11/168
Commission confirmed 13.11.1711
BWAS-1603
19.1.1710/11 - 31.10.1712CaptainThomas Beverley (d.1721) ADM 6/6/143
Commission confirmed 28.5.1711
BWAS-1603

17 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1694 - 9.5.1699Second LieutenantJohn Haze ADM 6/3/32ADM 6/39.5.1699 - 31.12.1701First LieutenantRobert Coleman ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 4.6.1699Second LieutenantRobert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/55.6.1699 - 20.1.1701/2Second LieutenantWilliam Sharpe ADM 6/6/3ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 16.9.1705First LieutenantThomas Mann (d.1719) ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 30.4.1705Second LieutenantMichael Polkinghorne ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/61.5.1705 - 10.1.1706/7Second LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/8/205
Commission confirmed 27.11.1705
ADM 6/8
17.9.1705 - 10.9.1706First LieutenantJames Richards (d.1743) ADM 6/8/203
Commission confirmed 20.11.1705
ADM 6/8
11.1.1706/7 - 15.6.1709First LieutenantEllis Brand (1681-1759) ADM 6/9/40ADM 6/911.1.1706/7 - 2.6.1709Second LieutenantThomas Whitaker (d.1767) ADM 6/9/40ADM 6/93.6.1709 - 15.6.1709Second LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/11/16
Commission confirmed 12.12.1709
ADM 6/11
16.6.1709 - 1.6.1710First LieutenantThomas Ashman ADM 6/11/10
Commission confirmed 2.12.1709
ADM 6/11
16.6.1709 - 29.6.1711Second LieutenantHenry Rice ADM 6/11/10
Commission confirmed 2.12.1709
ADM 6/11
2.6.1710 - 11.9.1710First LieutenantThomas Sandys ADM 6/11/50ADM 6/1112.9.1710 - 31.12.1710First LieutenantWilliam Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/11/108
Commission confirmed 13.2.1710/11
ADM 6/11
28.5.1711 - 31.10.1712First LieutenantAlexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/11/142ADM 6/1130.6.1711 - 31.10.1712Second LieutenantJames Lindsay (1691-1768) ADM 6/11/148ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.8.1693 - 9.9.1694MidshipmanWilliam Dring (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/91ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
16.3.1699/0 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderJohn Shales (d.1720) ADM 6/6/25ADM 6/619.3.1699/0 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderHenry Fitzharris (d.1704) ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/6

Service History


DateEventSource
1693In the North SeaBWAS-1603
17.2.1694/95Took the Privateer Le Coasquen
18.4.1696Took the Privateer La Notre Dame de Lombardie (24)
18.4.1696Took the Privateer Le Saint Jean
23.8.1696Took the Privateer Le Commode
1697Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1700With the Baltic squadronBWAS-1603
1701Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1702In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1705In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1706In Home watersBWAS-1603
1707In Home watersBWAS-1603
28.5.1708Wager's Action
6.5.1709Took the Fourth Rate Ship of the Line Le Coventry (50) Bastimentos, near Puerto Bello
4.6.1709Action of 1709-06-04
8.1709Commissioned for the Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1603
12.1710Commissioned for the Downs squadronBWAS-1603
1712In the North SeaBWAS-1603
31.10.1712Paid offADM 51
16.2.1718/19Docked at Portsmouth tb be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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