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 Commanding Officers

14.8.1695 - 24.3.1696/97CaptainWilliam Kerr ADM 6/3/69BWAS-160325.3.1697 - 24.5.1699CaptainRobert Stevens (d.1704/5) ADM 6/4/85BWAS-160312.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701CaptainThomas Cleasbey (d.1718) ADM 6/6/55BWAS-160325.9.1701 - 11.1.1703/4CaptainJasper Hicks (d.1714) ADM 6/6/114BWAS-160312.1.1703/4 - 16.6.1707CaptainSir Francis Hosier (d.1727) ADM 6/8/41BWAS-160326.8.1707 - 20.2.1708/9CaptainThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/9/90BWAS-160321.2.1708/9 - 17.3.1708/9CaptainJohn Williams (d.1711) ADM 6/10/34ADM 6/1018.3.1708/9 - 5.10.1710CaptainGeorge Lumley (c.1671-1710) ADM 6/10/46BWAS-16036.10.1710 - 8.12.1713CaptainWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 6/11/73
Commission confirmed 14.10.1710
6.1.1714/15 - 30.9.1717CaptainJordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/12/16BWAS-1603

31 Commissioned Officers

14.8.1695 - 24.5.1699First LieutenantWilliam Cunningham ADM 6/3/69ADM 6/319.8.1695 - 24.5.1699Second LieutenantThomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 6/3/71ADM 6/312.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701First LieutenantRobert Hobbs ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/612.2.1700/1 - 12.9.1701Second LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 31.12.1701First LieutenantJames Grainger ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 17.3.1701/2Second LieutenantCharles Howard (d.1707) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 9.2.1701/2First LieutenantRobert Coleman ADM 6/6/128ADM 6/619.2.1701/2 - 2.2.1703/4First LieutenantRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/7/11ADM 6/718.3.1701/2 - 22.1.1702/3Second LieutenantSydney Wortley Montague ADM 6/7/20ADM 6/723.1.1702/3 - 21.12.1704Second LieutenantJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/7/81ADM 6/73.2.1703/4 - 23.2.1704/5First LieutenantWilliam Lloyd (d.1723) ADM 6/8/52ADM 6/816.1.1704/5 - 25.1.1704/5Second LieutenantStroud Main ADM 6/8/139ADM 6/89.2.1704/5 - 3.3.1704/5Second LieutenantThomas Mabbot (d.1711/12) ADM 6/8/148ADM 6/824.2.1704/5 - 3.3.1704/5First LieutenantWilliam Graham (d.1717/18) ADM 6/8/156ADM 6/84.3.1704/5 - 25.8.1707First LieutenantThomas Mabbot (d.1711/12) ADM 6/8/208
Commission confirmed 6.12.1705
ADM 6/8
4.3.1704/5 - 25.8.1707Second LieutenantDavid Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/8/207
Commission confirmed 6.12.1705
ADM 6/8
26.8.1707 - 10.4.1709First LieutenantPeter Franklin (d.1735/36) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 16.1.1707/8Second LieutenantJohn Blanchard ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/917.1.1707/8 - 10.4.1709Second LieutenantDavid Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/9/123ADM 6/911.4.1709 - 2.11.1711First LieutenantDavid Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/10/52ADM 6/1011.4.1709 - 19.8.1710Second LieutenantDavid Compton ADM 6/10/52ADM 6/1024.10.1710 - 8.12.1713Second LieutenantJames Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/11/77ADM 6/113.11.1711 - 8.12.1713First LieutenantFoot Pike ADM 6/11/232ADM 6/1113.1.1714/15 - 21.2.1714/15First LieutenantThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 3.3.1714/15Second LieutenantThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 1.3.1714/15Third LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/122.3.1714/15 - 25.9.1716First LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 2.3.1715/16Third LieutenantNathaniel Darkin ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/1224.3.1714/15 - 25.9.1716Second LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/12/35ADM 6/1226.9.1716 - 30.9.1717First LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/12/83
Commission confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
26.9.1716 - 30.9.1717Second LieutenantGeorge Sclater (d.1750) ADM 6/12/82
Commission confirmed 4.12.1716
ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer

22.1.1702/3 - 15.1.1703/4Volunteer-per-orderLeonard Hickes ADM 107/3/6ADM107/3

1 Crewman

7.10.1706 - 18.4.1708VolunteerWilliam Sanderson ADM 107/3/7ADM107/3

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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