Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned21.4.1696B028
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
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Blakoual' (1705) (52)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 1 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen678 4494Tons BM 


1696Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers

21.4.1696 - 4.6.1697CaptainJohn Lytcott (d.1697)† ADM 6/3/147BWAS-160325.7.1697 - 1699CaptainWilliam Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/4/121
Commission confirmed 13.12.1697
25.9.1701 - 5.2.1701/2CaptainWilliam Wakelin (d.1705) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/61702 - 14.1.1701/2CaptainThomas Day (d.1703)BWAS-16036.2.1701/2 - 3.5.1703CaptainEdward Dursley (d.1702) ADM 6/7/7BWAS-16034.5.1703 - 20.10.1705CaptainSamuel Martin (d.1705)† ADM 6/8/148
Commission confirmed 5.2.1704/5

7 Commissioned Officers

25.5.1696 - 7.7.1697First LieutenantEdmund FosterADM 6/425.5.1696 - 24.7.1697Second LieutenantThomas WareADM 6/48.7.1697 - 1698First LieutenantJohn Huggins ADM 6/4/128
Commission confirmed 3.12.1697
ADM 6/4
25.7.1697 - 1697Second LieutenantRobert Leveson ADM 6/4/137
Commission confirmed 14.1.1697/98
ADM 6/4
25.9.1701 - 8.5.1705First LieutenantJoseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/629.9.1701 - 1701Second LieutenantNathaniel Boyce ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/69.5.1705 - 1705First LieutenantRichard Cook ADM 6/8/177ADM 6/8

Service History

1697Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1699Paid offBWAS-1603
1703Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1704Sailed homeBWAS-1603
20.10.1705Taken by a French squadron off the Dogger Bank while escorting a Baltic convoyBWAS-1603


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive

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