Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
Constructor John TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up6.1739B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Length of Keel110' 7"Imperial Feet33.5458 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen690 194Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.235 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1703Broadside 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
1703230Establlishment in war timeBWAS-1714
1703160Establlishment in peaceBWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders

25.11.1698 - 13.1.1701/2Captain Andrew Leake (d.1704) Transfered ADM 6/5/34BWAS-171414.1.1701/2 - 8.1.1702/3Captain Henry Lumley (d.1720) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-171419.1.1702/3 - 10.2.1706/7Captain Thomas Stepney ADM 6/7/78BWAS-171422.4.1707 - 30.11.1710Captain Henry Maynard (d.1742) ADM 6/9/63BWAS-17141.12.1710 - 2.2.1712/13Captain John Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/11/85BWAS-17142.3.1714/15 - 28.10.1715Captain John Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1229.10.1715 - 10.2.1716/17Captain Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) Transfered ADM 6/12/55BWAS-171411.2.1716/17 - 28.11.1717Captain Peter Chamberlain (d.1720) ADM 6/12/88BWAS-171416.2.1718/19 - 10.3.1718/19Captain Arthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/13/3
Confirmed 16.2.1720/21
11.3.1718/19 - 24.4.1720Captain John Shales (d.1720)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/12/158BWAS-171424.7.1720 - 13.11.1721Captain Ambrose Saunders (d.1730/31) ADM 6/13/12
Confirmed 5.6.1721
25.1.1725/26 - 2.1.1726/27Captain John Weller (d.1752) Transfered ADM 6/13/96BWAS-17143.1.1726/27 - 13.2.1726/27Captain Mungo Herdman (d.1727/28) ADM 6/13/129ADM 6/1313.2.1726/27 - 16.7.1727Captain Francis Knighton (d.1727)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/13/133BWAS-171418.7.1727 - 1.12.1727CaptainLord Robert MacCarthy (Viscount Muskerry) (1685-1769) ADM 6/13/146ADM 6/13

25 Commissioned Officers

25.11.1698 - 30.11.1698First Lieutenant Joseph Mighells (d.1707) ADM 6/5/25ADM 6/525.11.1698 - 13.4.1701Second Lieutenant George Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 6/5/34ADM 6/51.12.1698 - 23.9.1700Second Lieutenant John Trehearne (d.1705) Transfered ADM 6/5/34ADM 6/56.3.1700/1 - 15.1.1701/2First Lieutenant Joshua Roydhouse (c.1657-?) ADM 6/6/69ADM 6/614.4.1701 - 13.5.1701Second Lieutenant John Jennings (d.1705) TransferedADM 6/614.5.1701 - 26.2.1701/2Second Lieutenant John Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/6/95ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 8.4.1702First Lieutenant Thomas Browne (c.1659-?) ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/627.2.1701/2 - 14.11.1704Second Lieutenant William Ruthen ADM 6/7/14ADM 6/79.4.1702 - 1.9.1703First Lieutenant Charles Hardy (d.1748) ADM 6/8/28ADM 6/72.9.1703 - 21.4.1707First Lieutenant Timothy Splaine ADM 6/8/84
Confirmed 9.7.1704
ADM 6/8
15.11.1704 - 21.4.1707Second Lieutenant Henry Huish (d.1751) Transfered ADM 6/8/135
Confirmed 13.1.1704/5
ADM 6/8
22.4.1707 - 17.3.1708/9First Lieutenant Timothy Splaine Transfered ADM 6/9/63ADM 6/922.4.1707 - 2.2.1712/13Second Lieutenant Henry Huish (d.1751) ADM 6/9/63ADM 6/928.9.1709 - 21.11.1711First Lieutenant Nathaniel Belsham (c.1672-?) ADM 6/10/90ADM 6/1022.11.1711 - 8.2.1711/12First Lieutenant Joseph Hele (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/11/178ADM 6/119.2.1711/12 - 2.2.1712/13First Lieutenant Peter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/11/192ADM 6/114.3.1714/15 - 28.11.1717First Lieutenant James Rycault (d.1758) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 18.5.1716Second Lieutenant John Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1219.5.1716 - 28.11.1717Second Lieutenant George Anson (1697-1762) ADM 6/12/83
Issued by Sir John Norris (1670-1749), English Channel - British Isles
Confirmed 7.12.1716
ADM 6/12
13.5.1720 - 13.11.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Limeburner (d.1750) ADM 6/13/13
Confirmed 14.6.1721
ADM 6/13
25.1.1725/26 - 1.12.1727First Lieutenant Richard Morlen (d.1734) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 24.11.1726Second Lieutenant William Boteler ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 5.4.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.11.1726 - 1.12.1727Second Lieutenant John Gregory (d.c.1728) ADM 6/13/125ADM 6/135.4.1727 - 1.12.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Shorting (d.1734) ADM 6/13/139ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer

21.4.1719 - 1719Midshipman Extra George Cundett (d.1741) ADM 6/12/166ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer

9.3.1698/99 - 12.1.1701/2Midshipman George Colt (c.1680-?) ADM 107/1/215ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

20.7.1703 - 26.6.1704Able Seaman Charles Polkinhorne (d.1746) Transfered ADM 107/2/179ADM 107/2

Service History

1699Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1700In the BalticBWAS-1603
1703In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1704Returned homeBWAS-1603
1705In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
1706Sailed with the Smyrna convoyBWAS-1603
1708Stationed off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1709Stationed off IrelandBWAS-1603
1711In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1712Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
2.2.1712/13Paid offADM 51
4.1713Began great repair at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
1715Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
10.1715Completed great repair at Woolwich - London at a cost of £4626.10.6dBWAS-1603
28.11.1717Paid offADM 51
1719In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1721In home watersBWAS-1603
13.11.1721Paid offADM 51
1726In the BalticBWAS-1603
1727In the DownsBWAS-1603
1.12.1727Paid offADM 51
6.1739Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603


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

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