Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorWilliam StigantBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild28.5.1720BWAS-1603


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 


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

9 Commanding Officers

5.2.1694/95 - 2.11.1696CaptainArchibald Hamilton (c.1673-1754) ADM 6/3/33ADM 6/32.11.1696 - 15.1.1696/97CaptainStephen Elliott ADM 6/4/42ADM 6/416.1.1696/97 - 6.1699CaptainFleetwood Emes (d.1703) ADM 6/4/62BWAS-17141.10.1701 - 30.6.1703CaptainLord James Berkeley (Viscount Dursley) (1679-1736) ADM 6/6/115ODNB1.7.1703 - 21.9.1703CaptainJohn Wooden (d.1704) ADM 6/7/135ADM 6/727.9.1703 - 15.12.1703CaptainPeter Chamberlain (d.1720) ADM 6/8/17ADM 6/816.12.1703 - 24.4.1705CaptainRupert Billingsley (d.1720) ADM 6/8/34BWAS-171425.4.1705 - 22.3.1706/7CaptainThomas Smith (d.1718) ADM 6/8/171BWAS-171430.9.1708 - 8.2.1714/15CaptainJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/9/186BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers

6.3.1694/95 - 16.2.1696/97Second LieutenantPhillip Hide ADM 6/3/38ADM 6/314.1.1695/96 - 3.12.1696First LieutenantHenry Barry ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/33.12.1696 - 9.5.1699First LieutenantWilliam Holding ADM 6/4/51ADM 6/417.2.1696/97 - 23.11.1697Second LieutenantPeter Blackston ADM 6/4/74ADM 6/412.4.1697 - 6.1699First LieutenantJohn Ruffin ADM 6/4/89ADM 6/413.11.1697 - 28.1.1700/1Second LieutenantJohn Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/4/124ADM 6/425.9.1701 - 20.6.1703First LieutenantNathaniel Blackmore ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 20.6.1703Second LieutenantSamuel Chadwick (c.1675-1727) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/621.6.1703 - 3.5.1704First LieutenantSamuel Chadwick (c.1675-1727) ADM 6/7/134ADM 6/721.6.1703 - 30.6.1703Second LieutenantGeorge Pomeroy ADM 6/7/134ADM 6/71.7.1703 - 16.5.1705Second LieutenantGeorge Bailey (d.1715) ADM 6/7/136ADM 6/74.5.1704 - 29.9.1708First LieutenantJohn Thompson ADM 6/8/75ADM 6/817.5.1705 - 28.11.1707Second LieutenantJohn Toller (d.1747) ADM 6/8/179ADM 6/829.11.1707 - 29.4.1708Second LieutenantEdy Rumsey (d.1736) ADM 6/9/153
Commission confirmed 3.4.1708
ADM 6/9
30.9.1708 - 27.12.1708First LieutenantJohn St Leger ADM 6/9/186ADM 6/930.9.1708 - 30.5.1709Second LieutenantYelverton Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/9/186ADM 6/931.5.1709 - 3.3.1714/15First LieutenantYelverton Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/10/65ADM 6/1031.5.1709 - 22.1.1712/13Second LieutenantGeorge Wharton ADM 6/10/65ADM 6/1023.1.1712/13 - 2.5.1717Second LieutenantCaesar Blount (d.1749) ADM 6/11/242ADM 6/11

1 Warrant Officer

2.1.1694/95 - 1695CookJohn Griffin ADM 6/3/25ADM 6/3

1 Petty Officer

6.4.1704 - 10.8.1705Volunteer-per-orderEdward Mathews ADM 107/2/267RNLPC

Service History

1695Commissioned for the SoundingsBWAS-1603
28.7.1695Took the Privateer Le Postillon
8.8.1695Took the Privateer La Marie de Grâce
12.12.1695Took the Frégate Légère Le Tigre (24)
1697Commissioned for Yarmouth fishery protectionBWAS-1603
13.5.1697Took the Privateer L'Empereuse
6.1699Paid offADM 51
1702Commissioned for the expedition to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
12.6.1703Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 3ème Ordre Le Martiale (30)
13.11.1703Took the Ship of the Line Le Hasardeux (50) ref:801
13.5.1704Took the Privateer Le Soleil (22) 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
1711In the ChannelBWAS-1603
18.1.1710/11Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) Le Sorlingues (32)
16.4.1711Took the Frégate Légère Les Deux Amis (28)
1712Off PortugalBWAS-1603
29.2.1711/12Took the Privateer Le Passages Volant

Paid off

28.5.1720Broken up at Plymouth to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


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