Victory -> 1714 Royal George -> 1715 Victory

Nominal Guns100
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Victory' (1675) (100)
Keel Laid Down1694
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B065
Designed by Robert Lee (d.1698)
Constructor Robert Lee (d.1698)
CategoryFirst Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1721


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck163' 1"Imperial Feet49.6828 
Length of Keel136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Breadth45' 4"Imperial Feet13.7363 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,486 6394Imperial Feet0.017 


1703Broadside Weight = 848 Imperial Pound ( 384.568 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1695780War EstablishmentBWAS-1714
10.1695580Peace EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders

22.8.1695 - 23.12.1695Captain Thomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/3/75BWAS-171423.12.1695 - 31.1.1695/96Captain Stafford Fairborne (d.1716) Transfered ADM 6/3/104BWAS-17141.2.1695/96 - 8.3.1695/96Captain Gabriel Hughes (d.1699) ADM 6/3/123BWAS-17149.3.1695/96 - 21.4.1696Captain Stafford Fairborne (d.1716) ADM 6/3/136ADM 6/322.4.1696 - 19.3.1696/97Captain Thomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/3/147ADM 6/35.1696 - 22.11.1697Captain Edward WhitakerBWAS-171413.1.1701/2 - 1.2.1701/2Captain Peter Pickard (d.1701/2) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/62.2.1701/2 - 3.1.1702/3Second Captain David Greenhill (d.1716) ADM 6/7/4BWAS-17144.1.1702/3 - 11.1.1702/3Captain John Underdown (d.1728) ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/712.1.1702/3 - 25.4.1703Captain Christopher Myngs Transfered ADM 6/7/76BWAS-171415.12.1704 - 16.2.1704/5Second Captain John Hartnoll ADM 6/8/121BWAS-171428.9.1715 - 7.11.1715Captain Rupert Billingsley (d.1720) Transfered ADM 6/12/56ADM 6/12

3 Flag Officers

22.4.1696 - 1696Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707) ADM 6/3/147ADM 6/35.1696 - 6.12.1696Vice-Admiral Mathew Aylmer (1650-1720)BWAS-17142.1703 - 5.1703Rear-AdmiralSir John Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-1714

41 Commissioned Officers

27.9.1695 - 23.12.1695First Lieutenant John Martin Transfered ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/327.9.1695 - 25.12.1695Second Lieutenant Philip Browne (d.aft.1702) ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/328.9.1695 - 29.12.1695Third Lieutenant Daniel Fisby ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/328.9.1695 - 11.9.1695Acting Fourth Lieutenant Robert Stephens ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/328.9.1695 - 17.8.1696Fifth Lieutenant Paul Sorrell ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/330.12.1695 - 6.9.1698Second Lieutenant William Fairborne (d.1708) Transfered ADM 6/3/108ADM 6/330.12.1695 - 21.4.1696Third Lieutenant Richard Scott (c.1669-?) ADM 6/3/108ADM 6/322.4.1696 - 19.2.1696/97First Lieutenant Robert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/3/148ADM 6/322.4.1696 - 24.9.1696Third Lieutenant Mark Noble (c.1660-1701/2) ADM 6/3/148ADM 6/324.5.1696 - 19.2.1696/97Third Lieutenant Anthony Elliot ADM 6/4/33
Confirmed 2.10.1696
ADM 6/4
24.5.1696 - 19.2.1696/97Fifth Lieutenant John Gullin (c.1671-?) ADM 6/4/70
Confirmed 3.2.1696/97
ADM 6/4
12.9.1696 - 22.11.1696Acting Fourth Lieutenant Daniel Wheler ADM 6/4/24ADM 6/423.11.1696 - 19.2.1696/97Acting Fourth Lieutenant Robert Bokenham (d.1708) ADM 6/4/49ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 20.11.1698First Lieutenant George Smith (d.1704) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 1697Second Lieutenant Anthony Elliot ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 1697Third Lieutenant Robert Bokenham (d.1708) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 17.11.1697Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Gullin (c.1671-?) Transfered ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/420.2.1696/97 - 1697Fifth Lieutenant George Falssum ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/47.9.1697 - 28.10.1697Fifth Lieutenant Abraham Tudor (d.1708/9) ADM 6/4/116ADM 6/429.10.1697 - 31.10.1697Fifth Lieutenant Thomas Lambert ADM 6/4/121ADM 6/416.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2First Lieutenant Unton Deering (d.1706) ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/620.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Second Lieutenant Philemon Pownoll ADM 6/6/136ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 6.2.1701/2Third Lieutenant John James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Brerewood ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 18.2.1701/2Fifth Lieutenant William Sampson Transfered ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 16.11.1702First Lieutenant Francis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant John Tildsely ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Mason (c.1665-1742) ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/77.2.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant James Hodsall ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/719.2.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Fifth LieutenantThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/7/12ADM 6/717.11.1702 - 8.7.1703First Lieutenant Francis Vaughan (d.1706/7) Transfered ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 14.7.1703Second Lieutenant John Tildsely ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 8.6.1703Third Lieutenant James Hodsall Transfered ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 19.7.1703Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Mason (c.1665-1742) Transfered ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 25.2.1702/3Fifth LieutenantThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/726.2.1702/3 - 20.6.1703Fifth Lieutenant George Pomeroy (c.1682-c.1735) Transfered ADM 6/7/96ADM 6/716.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Second Lieutenant Henry Franklin Transfered ADM 6/8/124ADM 6/816.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Third Lieutenant Michael Walford Transfered ADM 6/8/124ADM 6/816.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Monckton ADM 6/8/124ADM 6/816.12.1704 - 24.1.1704/5Fifth Lieutenant Charles Constable (d.bef.1716) Transfered ADM 6/8/124ADM 6/819.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5First Lieutenant Caleb Wade (d.1732) ADM 6/8/123ADM 6/8

3 Warrant Officers

16.4.1695 - 1695Gunner John Batt ADM 6/3/49ADM 6/31716 - 5.12.1716Boatswain John Brimson (d.bef.1723) ADM 6/12/83ADM 6/121727 - 29.11.1727Carpenter Samuel Fox (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/13/176ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer

18.11.1704 - 2.1.1704/5Quartermaster's Mate Alexander Bissett Transfered ADM 107/2/204ADM 107/2

1 Crewman

27.2.1703/4 - 23.4.1704Able Seaman Henry Power (d.1749) Transfered ADM 107/2/90ADM 107/2

Service History


Paid off

ADM 33
5.1703Paid offBWAS-1714

Laid up and crew transfered to the Royal Sovereign


Paid off

ADM 33
27.10.1714Renamed Royal GeorgeBWAS-1714
9.9.1715Renamed VictoryBWAS-1714
6.6.1716Ordered to be taken down to the middle deck.BWAS-1714
7.1716Alteration completed at CorkBWAS-1714
16.3.1720/21Docked at Porstmouth to break upBWAS-1714
4.1721Partly burnt by accident and taken to pieces at Portsmouth to rebuildBWAS-1714


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