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-GunnerB028
ConstructorWilliam StigantBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
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 - 1697CaptainFleetwood 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.1722) ADM 6/8/171BWAS-171430.9.1708 - 8.2.1714/15CaptainJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/9/186BWAS-1714

19 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.1.1694/95 - 1695First LieutenantHenry Barry ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/36.3.1694/95 - 16.2.1696/97Second LieutenantPhillip Hide ADM 6/3/38ADM 6/33.12.1696 - 9.5.1699First LieutenantWilliam Holding ADM 6/4/51ADM 6/417.2.1696/97 - 12.11.1697Second LieutenantPeter Blackston ADM 6/4/74ADM 6/412.4.1697 - 1697First 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 (d.1727) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/621.6.1703 - 3.5.1704First LieutenantSamuel Chadwick (d.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


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

1 Petty Officer


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

Service History


DateEventSource
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)
6.11.1703Took the Ship of the Line Hasard (54)
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 Passages Volant
8.2.1715

Paid off

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

 

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