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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 - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Joseph LawrenceBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild16.2.1718/19BWAS-1603
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck125' 6"Imperial Feet38.1061 
Length of Gundeck636 3994Tons BM 
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1693 - 1694Captain
William BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
BWAS-1603
25.6.1694 - 31.12.1695Captain
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
BWAS-1603
10.1.1695/96 - 24.1.1696/97Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
Transfered ADM 6/3/118
BWAS-1603
25.1.1696/97 - 24.2.1696/97Captain
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
Transfered ADM 6/4/64
ADM 6/4
25.2.1696/97 - 15.1.1698/99Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
Transfered ADM 6/4/75
ADM 6/4
2.5.1699 - 12.1.1701/2Captain
Edward WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1713
ADM 6/5/45
BWAS-1603
14.1.1701/2 - 2.1.1704/5Captain
James JessonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690
ADM 6/6/130
BWAS-1603
3.1.1704/5 - 9.9.1705Captain
Leonard CrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1708
ADM 6/8/132
BWAS-1603
10.9.1705 - 9.1.1706/7Captain
Henry TurvilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1707
ADM 6/8/203
BWAS-1603
10.1.1706/7 - 23.7.1708Captain
Timothy BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/9/39
BWAS-1603
11.12.1708 - 24.12.1710Captain
George PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1741
Transfered ADM 6/11/6
Confirmed 11.12.1709
BWAS-1603
25.12.1710 - 18.1.1710/11Captain
Robert PearsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1714
ADM 6/11/168
Confirmed 13.11.1711
BWAS-1603
19.1.1710/11 - 31.10.1712Captain
Thomas BeverleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1721
ADM 6/6/143
Confirmed 28.5.1711
BWAS-1603

17 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1694 - 9.5.1699Second Lieutenant
John HazeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1699
ADM 6/3/32
ADM 6/3
9.5.1699 - 31.12.1701First Lieutenant
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1739
Transfered ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
10.5.1699 - 4.6.1699Second Lieutenant
Robert JenkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1686-1702
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
5.6.1699 - 31.12.1701Second Lieutenant
William SharpeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1702
Transfered ADM 6/6/3
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 16.9.1705First Lieutenant
Thomas MannBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1712
ADM 6/6/133
ADM 6/6
21.1.1701/2 - 30.4.1705Second Lieutenant
Michael PolkinghorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1712
ADM 6/6/138
ADM 6/6
1.5.1705 - 10.1.1706/7Second Lieutenant
Francis FarndaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1734
ADM 6/8/205
Confirmed 27.11.1705
ADM 6/8
17.9.1705 - 10.9.1706First Lieutenant
James RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1712
Transfered ADM 6/8/203
Confirmed 20.11.1705
ADM 6/8
11.1.1706/7 - 15.6.1709First Lieutenant
Ellis BrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1747
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9
11.1.1706/7 - 2.6.1709Second Lieutenant
Thomas WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1709
ADM 6/9/40
ADM 6/9
3.6.1709 - 15.6.1709Second Lieutenant
John CrafordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1739
Transfered ADM 6/11/16
Confirmed 12.12.1709
ADM 6/11
16.6.1709 - 1.6.1710First Lieutenant
Thomas AshmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1714
Transfered ADM 6/11/10
Confirmed 2.12.1709
ADM 6/11
16.6.1709 - 29.6.1711Second Lieutenant
Henry RiceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1728
Transfered ADM 6/11/10
Confirmed 2.12.1709
ADM 6/11
2.6.1710 - 11.9.1710First Lieutenant
Thomas SandysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1710
ADM 6/11/50
ADM 6/11
12.9.1710 - 31.12.1710First Lieutenant
William MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1729
Transfered ADM 6/11/108
Confirmed 13.2.1710/11
ADM 6/11
28.5.1711 - 31.10.1712First Lieutenant
Alexander BarclayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
ADM 6/11/142
ADM 6/11
30.6.1711 - 31.10.1712Second Lieutenant
James LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1716
ADM 6/11/148
ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.11.1695 - 22.11.1695Boatswain
John PeakBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/95
ADM 6/3
1697 - 11.4.1697Chaplain
John JeffreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697
Transfered ADM 6/4
ADM 6/4

12 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.8.1693 - 9.9.1694Midshipman
William DringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1702
ADM 107/1/91
ADM 107/1
c.1695Volunteer
Thomas LeonardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/68
ADM 6/3
14.2.1694/95 - 1695Volunteer
John GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1717
ADM 6/3/36
ADM 6/3
26.6.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Thomas LennardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/63
ADM 6/3
5.2.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer
Herbert SydeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/126
ADM 6/3
11.3.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer
George ChorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/137
ADM 6/3
11.3.1695/96 - bef.27.9.1696Volunteer
Robert MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/137
ADM 6/3
26.3.1696 - 25.2.1696/97Volunteer
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
Transfered ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3
26.2.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
ADM 6/4/77
ADM 6/4
11.3.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749
ADM 6/4/82
ADM 6/4
19.3.1699/1700 - 4.4.1701Volunteer-per-order
Sir Henry Fitzharris (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1704
ADM 6/6/27
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 7.9.1702Midshipman
Thomas SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1713
Transfered ADM 107/2/36
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
1693In the North SeaBWAS-1603
7.2.1695Took the Frigate
Le Coëtquen (18) 1692-1695
French 18 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
BWAS-1603
18.4.1696Took the Privateer
La Notre Dame de Lombardie (24) 1696-1696
French 24 Gun
Privateer

18.4.1696Took the Privateer
Le Saint Jean 1696-1696
French Privateer

23.8.1696Took the Privateer
Le Commode 1696-1696
French Privateer

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 Ship of the Line
Le Coventry (50) 1704-1709
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
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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