Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned15.3.1695ADM 6/3
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Coventry' (1704) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen670Tons BM 


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

8 Commanding Officers

15.3.1694/95 - 12.1696CaptainGeorge Mister (d.1696)† ADM 6/3/41ADM 6/331.3.1697 - 3.4.1697CaptainGeorge Delavall (c.1667-1723) ADM 6/4/86BWAS-160321.11.1698 - 5.1699CaptainGeorge Smith (d.1704)BWAS-16037.5.1699 - 18.9.1699CaptainRobert Bokenham (d.1708)BWAS-160319.9.1699 - 20.2.1700/1CaptainCharles Strickland (d.1724) ADM 6/6/20
Commission confirmed 8.1.1699/1700
ADM 6/6
3.4.1701 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainThomas Hardy (1666-1732) ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 26.3.1704CaptainKerrit Roffey (d.1716) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-160327.3.1704 - 24.7.1704CaptainHenry Lawrence ADM 6/8/66BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers

15.3.1694/95 - 3.4.1697Second LieutenantEdward Dixon (c.1661-?) ADM 6/3/40ADM 6/36.5.1699 - 4.4.1701First LieutenantEdward Dixon (c.1661-?) ADM 6/6/17
Commission confirmed 14.11.1699
ADM 6/6
6.5.1699 - 3.3.1700/1Second LieutenantJames Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/6/17
Commission confirmed 14.11.1699
ADM 6/6
4.4.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First LieutenantGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/64.4.1701 - 18.2.1701/2Second LieutenantWilliam Eden (d.1710) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 24.7.1704Second LieutenantLionel Ley ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/719.2.1701/2 - 4.11.1702First LieutenantWilliam Eden (d.1710) ADM 6/7/11ADM 6/716.11.1702 - 2.5.1704First LieutenantNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer

2.1.1694/95 - 1695CookRichard Webb ADM 6/3/25ADM 6/3

Service History

1695Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1695Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.4.1697Paid offADM 51
7.1697Sailed home for a refitBWAS-1603
1702Sailed with a Virginia convoy and then to BarbadosBWAS-1603
1704In the ChannelBWAS-1603

Taken by a squadron for French privateers off the

Isles of Scilly


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