London

5040
Nominal Guns96B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Loyal London' (1666) (80)
Acquired1670B065
ShipyardDeptford - London B065
ConstructorJonas Shish (d.1674/75)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1706BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'London' (1706) (100)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Breadth43' 9"Imperial Feet13.1826 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,328Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 1018 Imperial Pound ( 461.663 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck24 British Cannon of 7
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Cannon
Middle Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck30 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1670CaptainJohn Tinker (d.1670)B0515.1.1672 - 11.8.1672Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Edward Spragg (d.1673)ref:12131673CaptainWilliam HoldenB0517.1673 - 1673CaptainThomas ElliottB0511692CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)TRN26.3.1694/95 - 22.12.1695CaptainStafford Fairborne (d.1716) ADM 6/3/38ADM 6/324.12.1695 - 11.6.1696CaptainThomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/3/104ADM 6/312.6.1696 - 2.10.1697CaptainJohn Munden (d.1718/19) ADM 6/4/47
Commission confirmed 20.11.1696
ADM 6/4

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1693 - 12.7.1693Admiral of the BlueSir John Ashby (d.1693)

23 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1670LieutenantJohn FlawesB0511672 - 1673LieutenantGeorge Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB1672First LieutenantJohn Robinson (d.1690)B0511673 - 16.3.1674/75Third LieutenantJohn KirkeB05118.4.1695 - 11.9.1695Fifth LieutenantRichard Scott (c.1669-?) ADM 6/3/51ADM 6/37.5.1695 - 3.3.1695/96First LieutenantNathaniel Symonds ADM 6/3/55ADM 6/37.5.1695 - 10.11.1695Second LieutenantCharles Richards (d.1702/3) ADM 6/3/55ADM 6/37.5.1695 - 3.9.1695Third LieutenantRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/3/55ADM 6/37.5.1695 - 12.9.1695Fourth LieutenantFrancis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/3/55ADM 6/312.9.1695 - 2.2.1695/96Third LieutenantFrancis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/3/77ADM 6/312.9.1695 - 29.12.1695Fourth LieutenantRichard Scott (c.1669-?) ADM 6/3/77ADM 6/312.9.1695 - 27.1.1695/96Fifth LieutenantCharles Christian ADM 6/3/77ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 1.3.1695/96Second LieutenantThomas Richards ADM 6/3/91ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 24.1.1696/97First LieutenantHercules Mitchell (d.1705) ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 8.5.1699Second LieutenantPhilip Browne (d.aft.1702) ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 3.6.1696Third LieutenantRalph Barrow ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 7.1.1695/96Fourth LieutenantJohn Tildsely ADM 6/3/106
Commission confirmed 11.1.1696/97
ADM 6/3
26.12.1695 - 7.8.1696Fifth LieutenantJohn Berkeley ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/38.1.1695/96 - 2.10.1697Third LieutenantJohn Tildsely ADM 6/4/61ADM 6/48.8.1696 - 2.10.1697Fifth LieutenantJohn Berkeley ADM 6/4/98
Commission confirmed 18.5.1697
ADM 6/4
9.8.1696 - 2.10.1697First LieutenantRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/4/34
Commission confirmed 12.10.1696
ADM 6/4
9.8.1696 - 2.10.1697Fourth LieutenantFrancis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/4/47
Commission confirmed 20.11.1696
ADM 6/4
10.3.1696/97 - 2.10.1697Second LieutenantRobert Hobbs ADM 6/4/84ADM 6/4

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.7.1691 - 29.4.1692Master's MateJasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/123.4.1692 - 18.6.1695MidshipmanGeorge Heyboo (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/112.5.1693 - 24.12.1694MidshipmanBenjamin Devonshire (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/81ADM 107/126.6.1693 - 8.1.1693/94Master's MateRichard Haydon (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/53ADM 107/123.7.1693 - 19.4.1695Master's MateJohn Humphreys ADM 107/1/90ADM 107/116.11.1694 - 4.4.1695MidshipmanRobert Haswell (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/87ADM 107/126.4.1695 - 23.8.1695MidshipmanCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 107/1/98ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
26.7.1691 - 26.8.1692VolunteerPeter Fountaine (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/12ADM 107/17.1692 - 2.1693VolunteerWilliam Clarke (c.1666-1727) ADM 107/1/46ADM 107/124.7.1694 - 15.11.1694Able SeamanRobert Haswell (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/87ADM 107/113.2.1694/95 - 25.4.1695Able SeamanCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 107/1/98ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
12.1688In repairTRN2
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.10.1697Paid offADM 51
6.3.1701/2Ordered to be rebuiltBWAS-1793

 

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