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
Broken Up to Rebuild8.1715BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Nonsuch' (1717) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 5"Imperial Feet39.6282 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 2"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen676 7794Tons BM 


20.8.1696Broadside 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

10 Commanding Officers

6.6.1696 - 24.9.1696CaptainEdward Boys (d.1696)BWAS-160325.9.1696 - 31.3.1699CaptainSamuel Vincent (d.1719) ADM 6/4/30BWAS-160325.9.1701 - 25.9.1702CaptainRobert Thompson ADM 6/6/114BWAS-16031.7.1703 - 1.2.1703/4CaptainRichard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/7/135ADM 6/7bef.2.2.1704 - 8.3.1705/6CaptainPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27)BWAS-16039.3.1705/6 - 7.5.1708CaptainJohn Carlton (d.1713) ADM 6/8/239BWAS-16038.5.1708 - 14.3.1708/9CaptainLord Kenneth Sutherland (1679-1733/34) ADM 6/9/162ADM 6/915.3.1708/9 - 7.5.1710CaptainGeorge Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/10/44BWAS-16038.5.1711 - 1.12.1711CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/11/177
Commission confirmed 19.11.1711
30.1.1711/12 - 18.2.1712/13CaptainThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/11/191BWAS-1603

20 Commissioned Officers

27.6.1696 - 6.9.1697Second LieutenantAbraham Tudor (d.1708/9)ADM 6/416.6.1697 - 12.8.1697First LieutenantJohn Smith ADM 6/4/104ADM 6/47.9.1697 - 5.6.1699Second LieutenantYard Eastley (d.1737) ADM 6/4/116ADM 6/422.1.1701/2 - 18.11.1702Second LieutenantPhilip Alfin (c.1675-?) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/627.2.1701/2 - 18.11.1702First LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/7/14ADM 6/719.11.1702 - 26.11.1703First LieutenantPhilip Alfin (c.1675-?) ADM 6/7/64ADM 6/719.11.1702 - 1.3.1702/3Second LieutenantThomas Knightley ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/72.3.1702/3 - 23.10.1703Second LieutenantAnthony Hyde (d.1738) ADM 6/7/97ADM 6/723.10.1703 - 6.6.1704Second LieutenantSamuel Blackman ADM 6/8/100
Commission confirmed 10.10.1704
ADM 6/8
27.11.1703 - 24.3.1703/4First LieutenantSir Henry Fitzharris (Baronet ) (d.1704) ADM 6/8/29ADM 6/824.12.1703 - 15.2.1703/4Second LieutenantSamuel Francklin (d.1707) ADM 6/8/35ADM 6/816.2.1703/4 - 24.3.1703/4Second LieutenantJohn Cundett (d.1724) ADM 6/8/48ADM 6/825.3.1704 - 7.6.1704First LieutenantAdam Baynes ADM 6/8/66ADM 6/825.3.1704 - 7.5.1704Second LieutenantJohn Jennings (d.1705) ADM 6/8/66ADM 6/87.6.1704 - 1.5.1706First LieutenantSamuel Blackman ADM 6/8/100
Commission confirmed 10.10.1704
ADM 6/8
2.4.1706 - 1.9.1710Second LieutenantMathew Davis (d.1729) ADM 6/8/248ADM 6/82.5.1706 - 1.9.1710First LieutenantThomas Mister ADM 6/8/228ADM 6/82.9.1710 - 6.7.1711Second LieutenantRobert Little ADM 6/11/219
Commission confirmed 5.8.1712
ADM 6/11
30.1.1711/12 - 19.2.1712/13First LieutenantMichael Walford ADM 6/11/191ADM 6/1130.1.1711/12 - 19.2.1712/13Second LieutenantGeorge Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 6/11/191ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer

5.2.1711/12 - 19.2.1712/13MidshipmanSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3

Service History

1702Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1704Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1708Stationed off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1709Stationed in the North SeaBWAS-1603
1710Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1711In home watersBWAS-1603
1712Sailed with a Russian convoyBWAS-1603
12.2.1712/13Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
8.1715Arrived at Portsmouth to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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