Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1696B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)B028
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up8.1733B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 3"Imperial Feet39.9313 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Burthen680 1294Tons 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

10 Ship Commanders

14.8.1695 - 24.3.1696/97Captain William Kerr ADM 6/3/69BWAS-160325.3.1697 - 24.5.1699Captain Robert Stevens (d.1704/5) ADM 6/4/85BWAS-160312.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701Captain Thomas Cleasbey (d.1718) ADM 6/6/55BWAS-160325.9.1701 - 11.1.1703/4Captain Jasper Hicks (d.1714) Transfered ADM 6/6/114BWAS-160312.1.1703/4 - 16.6.1707CaptainSir Francis Hosier (d.1727) Transfered ADM 6/8/41BWAS-160326.8.1707 - 20.2.1708/9Captain Thomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/9/90BWAS-160321.2.1708/9 - 17.3.1708/9Captain John Williams (d.1711) ADM 6/10/34ADM 6/1018.3.1708/9 - 5.10.1710Captain George Lumley (c.1671-1710) ADM 6/10/46BWAS-16036.10.1710 - 8.12.1713Captain William Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/11/73
Confirmed 14.10.1710
6.1.1714/15 - 30.9.1717Captain Jordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/12/16BWAS-1603

31 Commissioned Officers

14.8.1695 - 24.5.1699First Lieutenant William Cunningham ADM 6/3/69ADM 6/319.8.1695 - 24.5.1699Second Lieutenant Thomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 6/3/71ADM 6/312.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701First Lieutenant Robert Hobbs ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/612.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701Second Lieutenant John Crew ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 31.12.1701First Lieutenant James Grainger Transfered ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 17.3.1701/2Second Lieutenant Charles Howard (d.1707) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 9.2.1701/2First Lieutenant Robert Coleman Transfered ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/619.2.1701/2 - 2.2.1703/4First Lieutenant Richard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/7/11ADM 6/718.3.1701/2 - 22.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant Sydney Wortley Montague ADM 6/7/20ADM 6/723.1.1702/3 - 21.12.1704Second Lieutenant John Hemmington (d.1757) Transfered ADM 6/7/81ADM 6/73.2.1703/4 - 23.2.1704/5First Lieutenant William Lloyd (d.1723) Transfered ADM 6/8/52ADM 6/816.1.1704/5 - 25.1.1704/5Second Lieutenant Stroud Main Transfered ADM 6/8/139ADM 6/89.2.1704/5 - 3.3.1704/5Second Lieutenant Thomas Mabbot (d.1711/12) ADM 6/8/148ADM 6/824.2.1704/5 - 3.3.1704/5First Lieutenant William Graham (d.1717/18) ADM 6/8/156ADM 6/84.3.1704/5 - 25.8.1707First Lieutenant Thomas Mabbot (d.1711/12) ADM 6/8/208
Confirmed 6.12.1705
ADM 6/8
4.3.1704/5 - 25.8.1707Second Lieutenant David Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/8/207
Confirmed 6.12.1705
ADM 6/8
26.8.1707 - 10.4.1709First Lieutenant Peter Franklin (d.1735/36) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 16.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant John Blanchard Transfered ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/917.1.1707/8 - 10.4.1709Second Lieutenant David Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/9/123ADM 6/911.4.1709 - 2.11.1711First Lieutenant David Aubin (d.1735) Transfered ADM 6/10/52ADM 6/1011.4.1709 - 19.8.1710Second Lieutenant David Compton Transfered ADM 6/10/52ADM 6/1024.10.1710 - 8.12.1713Second Lieutenant James Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/11/77ADM 6/113.11.1711 - 8.12.1713First Lieutenant Foot Pike ADM 6/11/232ADM 6/1113.1.1714/15 - 21.2.1714/15First Lieutenant Thomas Willyams (1671-1752) Transfered ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 3.3.1714/15Second Lieutenant Thomas Waterhouse (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 1.3.1714/15Third Lieutenant John Wood ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/122.3.1714/15 - 25.9.1716First Lieutenant John Smith ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 2.3.1715/16Third Lieutenant Nathaniel Darkin Transfered ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/1224.3.1714/15 - 25.9.1716Second Lieutenant John Wood ADM 6/12/35ADM 6/1226.9.1716 - 30.9.1717First Lieutenant John Wood ADM 6/12/83
Confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
26.9.1716 - 30.9.1717Second Lieutenant George Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/12/82
Confirmed 4.12.1716
ADM 6/12

2 Petty Officers

16.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701Master's Mate Robert Prosser (c.1674-1738) ADM 107/1/355ADM 107/122.1.1702/3 - 15.1.1703/4Volunteer-per-order Leonard Hickes Transfered ADM 107/3/6ADM 107/3

1 Crewman

7.10.1706 - 18.4.1708Volunteer William Sanderson Transfered ADM 107/3/7ADM 107/3

Service History

1696Sailed with a Portugese convoyBWAS-1603
19.7.1696Took the Privateer La Bergère
1697Sailed with a convoy to OstendBWAS-1603
24.5.1699Paid offADM 51
1701Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
12.9.1701Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
1702Sailed for St Helena and the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
1704Sailed for St Helena and the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
1708Sailed to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
1712Sailed homeBWAS-1603

Paid off

2.1713Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
1715Sailed for the BalticBWAS-1603
4.1715Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7002.0.0dBWAS-1603

Paid off

22.5.1733Ordered to be broken up and a new 60-gun ship built "in her room"BWAS-1603
8.1733Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 11:43

London Gazette, 1696, Deale, September 12 - This day arrived in the Downes, His Majesty's ship the Burlington, Capt. Kerr Commander, with the homeward bound Portugal Fleet, who sailed from Lisbon the 10th of the last month, and are all come safe into the Channel; except the Dolphins Prize who separated from the fleet at latitude 41

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