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Lichfield

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Litchfield
Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1693BWAS-1603
Launched4.2.1694/95BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-Gunner (1693)B028
Constructor
William StigantBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1683-1685
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild28.5.1720BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 3"Imperial Feet39.6265 
Length of Keel107' 7"Imperial Feet32.639 
Breadth34' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen682Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.235 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1695230EstablishmentBWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.2.1694/95 - 2.11.1696Captain
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1747
Transfered ADM 6/3/33
ADM 6/3
2.11.1696 - 15.1.1696/97Captain
Stephen ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
Transfered ADM 6/4/42
ADM 6/4
16.1.1696/97 - 6.1699Captain
Fleetwood EmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1699
ADM 6/4/62
BWAS-1714
1.10.1701 - 30.6.1703Captain
Lord James Berkeley (Viscount Dursley)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
ADM 6/6/115
ODNB
1.7.1703 - 21.9.1703Captain
John WoodenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1704
ADM 6/7/135
ADM 6/7
27.9.1703 - 15.12.1703Captain
Peter ChamberlainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
ADM 6/8/17
ADM 6/8
16.12.1703 - 24.4.1705Captain
Rupert BillingsleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1716
ADM 6/8/34
BWAS-1714
25.4.1705 - 19.3.1707/8Captain
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1716
Transfered ADM 6/8/171
BWAS-1714
30.9.1708 - 8.2.1714/15Captain
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
ADM 6/9/186
BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1694/95 - 16.2.1696/97Second Lieutenant
Phillip HideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1700
Transfered ADM 6/3/38
ADM 6/3
14.1.1695/96 - 3.12.1696First Lieutenant
Henry BarryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/8
ADM 6/3
3.12.1696 - 9.5.1699First Lieutenant
William HoldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
Transfered ADM 6/4/51
ADM 6/4
17.2.1696/97 - 23.11.1697Second Lieutenant
Peter BlackstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Ship Owner
Privateer
Service 1695-1711
ADM 6/4/74
ADM 6/4
12.4.1697 - 6.1699First Lieutenant
John RuffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1706
ADM 6/4/89
ADM 6/4
13.11.1697 - 28.1.1700/1Second Lieutenant
John TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1736
ADM 6/4/124
ADM 6/4
25.9.1701 - 20.6.1703First Lieutenant
Nathaniel BlackmoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1734
ADM 6/6/114
ADM 6/6
25.9.1701 - 20.6.1703Second Lieutenant
Samuel ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1727
Transfered ADM 6/6/114
ADM 6/6
21.6.1703 - 3.5.1704First Lieutenant
Samuel ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1727
Transfered ADM 6/7/134
ADM 6/7
21.6.1703 - 30.6.1703Second Lieutenant
George PomeroyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1735
ADM 6/7/134
ADM 6/7
1.7.1703 - 16.5.1705Second Lieutenant
George BaileyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
ADM 6/7/136
ADM 6/7
4.5.1704 - 29.9.1708First Lieutenant
John ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1713
ADM 6/8/75
ADM 6/8
17.5.1705 - 28.11.1707Second Lieutenant
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1743
ADM 6/8/179
ADM 6/8
29.11.1707 - 29.4.1708Second Lieutenant
Edy RumseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1734
Transfered ADM 6/9/153
Confirmed 3.4.1708
ADM 6/9
30.9.1708 - 27.12.1708First Lieutenant
John St LegerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1712
Transfered ADM 6/9/186
ADM 6/9
30.9.1708 - 30.5.1709Second Lieutenant
Yelverton PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1742
ADM 6/9/186
ADM 6/9
31.5.1709 - 3.3.1714/15First Lieutenant
Yelverton PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1742
Transfered ADM 6/10/65
ADM 6/10
31.5.1709 - 22.1.1712/13Second Lieutenant
George WhartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1717
ADM 6/10/65
ADM 6/10
23.1.1712/13 - 2.5.1717Second Lieutenant
Caesar BlountBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1743
Transfered ADM 6/11/242
ADM 6/11

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1.1694/95 - 1695Cook
John GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/25
ADM 6/3
29.3.1695 - 1695Gunner
John PopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/43
ADM 6
12.4.1695 - 1695Gunner
Arthur CapeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/44
ADM 6/3
24.4.1695 - bef.29.10.1696Chaplain
Robert DavisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/52
ADM 6/3
1714Carpenter
John WallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714
ref:1618
1714 - 1717Gunner
Nicholas HockadayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1717
ref:1618
1717Boatswain
Robert WoolnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
1717Cook
John RenneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
1717Carpenter
William SkeffingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.2.1694/95 - 1695Volunteer
Andrew HorsemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1712
ADM 6/3/34
ADM 6/3
8.2.1694/95 - 1695Volunteer
Somerset RobinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/34
ADM 6/3
15.3.1694/95 - 1695Volunteer
Thomas PinkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/40
ADM 6/3
11.3.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer
Henry KempeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/137
ADM 6/3
16.10.1696 - 1696Volunteer
William ShirleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/37
ADM 6/4
6.2.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
John HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1705
ADM 6/4/71
ADM 6/4
6.4.1704 - 10.8.1705Volunteer-per-order
Edward MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1710
ADM 107/2/267
RNLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
1695Commissioned for the SoundingsBWAS-1603
28.7.1695Took the Privateer
Le Postillon 1695-1695
French Privateer

8.8.1695Took the Privateer
La Marie de Grâce 1695-1695
French Privateer

12.12.1695Took the Frigate
Le Tigre (24) 1694-1695
French 24 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)

1697Commissioned for Yarmouth fishery protectionBWAS-1603
13.5.1697Took the Privateer
L'Empereuse 1697-1697
French Privateer

6.1699Paid offADM 51
1702Commissioned for the expedition to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
12.6.1703Took the Frigate
13.11.1703Took the Ship of the Line
Le Hasardeux (50) 1699-1703
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
ref:801
13.5.1704Took the Privateer
Le Soleil (22) 1704-1704
French 22 Gun
Privateer
in the North Sea

1705In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1706Sailed with the Smyrna convoyBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to St Helena and the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
22.3.1706/7Paid off and laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1603
30.5.1710Took the Privateer
Le Comte de Vassy 1710-1710
French Privateer

1711In the ChannelBWAS-1603
18.1.1710/11Took the Frigate
Le Sorlingues (32) 1705-1711
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

16.4.1711Took the Frigate
Les Deux Amis (28) 1711-1711
French 28 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)

1712Off PortugalBWAS-1603
29.2.1711/12Took the Privateer
Le Passages Volant 1712-1712
French Privateer

8.2.1715

Paid off

BWAS-1603
28.5.1720Broken up at Plymouth to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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