Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorRobert & John CastleBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Privateer 'L'Anarchasis' (1812) (6)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 2 ½"Imperial Feet39.6367 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 3 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen681 7394Tons BM 


15.10.1695Broadside 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

12 Commanding Officers

2.9.1695 - 12.1.1700/1CaptainThomas Hardy (1666-1732) ADM 6/3/74BWAS-160321.2.1700/1 - 5.6.1701CaptainCharles Strickland (d.1724) ADM 6/6/58ADM 6/67.6.1701 - 4.3.1701/2CaptainJohn Viall (d.1701/2) ADM 6/6/103BWAS-16035.3.1701/2 - 17.3.1701/2CaptainRichard Paul (d.1702/3)BWAS-160318.3.1701/2 - 25.9.1702CaptainThomas Hudson (d.1702)BWAS-160326.9.1702 - 12.10.1702CaptainRobert Thompson ADM 6/8/34
Commission confirmed 15.12.1703
ADM 6/8
5.10.1702 - 7.6.1703CaptainPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/8/35
Commission confirmed 20.12.1703
8.6.1703 - 8.9.1703CaptainThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 10.11.1703
ADM 6/8
9.9.1703 - 5.3.1703/4CaptainEdward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/8/23BWAS-16036.3.1703/4 - 24.1.1704/5CaptainThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/8/60BWAS-160325.1.1704/5 - 8.3.1704/5CaptainJohn Evans (d.1723/24) ADM 6/8/144ADM 6/89.3.1704/5 - 20.10.1705CaptainJohn Foljamb (d.1705)† ADM 6/8/161BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers

9.9.1695 - 12.1.1700/1First LieutenantGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/3/76ADM 6/39.10.1695 - 12.1.1700/1Second LieutenantSamuel Edwards (c.1671-1707) ADM 6/3/84ADM 6/317.3.1700/1 - 20.1.1701/2Second LieutenantJohn Tildsely ADM 6/6/77ADM 6/624.5.1701 - 11.10.1702First LieutenantHenry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/6/97ADM 6/613.8.1702 - 29.1.1702/3Second LieutenantGeorge Nicholls (d.1708/9) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 17.11.1703
ADM 6/8
30.1.1702/3 - 11.2.1704/5Second LieutenantRobert Falconer ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
28.3.1703 - 5.3.1703/4First LieutenantJames Adlington (c.1673-1710) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
6.3.1703/4 - 29.3.1704First LieutenantEdmund Hooke (c.1681-1744/45) ADM 6/8/60ADM 6/830.3.1704 - 30.11.1704First LieutenantJames Millison ADM 6/8/67ADM 6/81.12.1704 - 29.4.1705First LieutenantRobert Faulkner (c.1678-1744) ADM 6/8/114ADM 6/812.2.1704/5 - 20.10.1705Second LieutenantCharles Stanhope ADM 6/8/150ADM 6/830.4.1705 - 20.10.1705First LieutenantJoshua Banaster (1675-1738) ADM 6/8/174ADM 6/8

Service History

10.1696Convoy of mast ships from NorwayBWAS-1603
11.1698Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1699Sailed homeBWAS-1603
1701Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.1.1700/1Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
1704In the North SeaBWAS-1603

Taken together with  Sorlings and Blackwall by a French squadron off the Dogger Bank while escorting a homeward bound Baltic convoy

20.10.1705Taken by Le Salisbury (50) off the Dogger Bank
20.10.1705Taken by Triton (42) off the Dogger Bank


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1701-1702British Fleet for the West indiesJohn Benbow (1652/53-1702) 

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