Jersey -> 1731 Jersey Hulk

Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1701B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorJoseph NyeBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck132' 1"Imperial Feet40.2344 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 2"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Burthen676 7794Tons BM 


24.11.1698Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers

26.2.1700/1 - 20.12.1702CaptainRobert Stapleton (d.1702)† ADM 6/6/62BWAS-16038.7.1703 - 23.3.1704/5CaptainGeorge Rogers (d.1729) ADM 6/8/129
Commission confirmed 1.1.1704/5
26.3.1705 - 28.12.1705CaptainWilliam Passenger (d.1729) ADM 6/8/166BWAS-160310.1.1705/6 - 19.1.1706/7CaptainJohn Symonds (d.1706/7)† ADM 6/8/222BWAS-160313.11.1707 - 20.11.1707CaptainWalter Pigot (d.1754) ADM 6/9/101BWAS-160321.11.1707 - 29.8.1712CaptainEdward Vernon (1684-1757) ADM 6/9/103BWAS-16032.3.1714/15 - 4.3.1714/15CaptainWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/128.3.1714/15 - 11.3.1714/15CaptainRobert Studley (d.1717) ADM 6/12/32ADM 6/1229.2.1715/16 - 8.3.1715/16CaptainThomas Scott (d.1725) ADM 6/12/62ADM 6/1217.9.1716 - 23.11.1717CaptainThomas Smith (d.1722) ADM 6/12/78BWAS-160310.4.1721 - 17.12.1722CaptainWilliam Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/13/9BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

1711CommodoreJames Littleton (1668-1722/23)BWAS-1603

23 Commissioned Officers

28.2.1700/1 - 7.7.1703Second LieutenantGeorge Rogers (d.1729) ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/68.7.1703 - 6.5.1705Second LieutenantThomas Saunders ADM 6/8/174
Commission confirmed 28.4.1705
ADM 6/8
7.5.1705 - 1.9.1706Second LieutenantPeter Hussey ADM 6/8/175ADM 6/82.9.1706 - 20.11.1707Second LieutenantRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/9/101ADM 6/921.1.1706/7 - 20.11.1707First LieutenantJohn Sanders ADM 6/9/101
Commission confirmed 14.11.1707
ADM 6/9
21.11.1707 - 23.11.1707First LieutenantGeorge Colt ADM 6/9/103ADM 6/921.11.1707 - 17.12.1708Second LieutenantJames Dore ADM 6/9/103ADM 6/924.11.1707 - 8.8.1711First LieutenantAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/9/104ADM 6/918.12.1708 - 15.6.1709Second LieutenantThomas Ashman ADM 6/11/10
Commission confirmed 2.12.1709
ADM 6/11
16.6.1709 - 6.7.1711Second LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/11/16
Commission confirmed 12.12.1709
ADM 6/11
7.7.1711 - 29.8.1712Second LieutenantRobert Little ADM 6/11/219
Commission confirmed 5.8.1712
ADM 6/11
9.8.1711 - 29.8.1712First LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/11/223
Commission confirmed 10.9.1712
ADM 6/11
4.3.1714/15 - 11.3.1714/15First LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 11.3.1714/15Second LieutenantJohn Stepney ADM 6/12/31ADM 6/123.3.1715/16 - 8.3.1715/16First LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/123.3.1715/16 - 8.3.1715/16Second LieutenantNathaniel Darkin ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/1217.9.1716 - 23.11.1717First LieutenantJohn Toller (d.1747) ADM 6/12/78ADM 6/1217.9.1716 - 20.2.1716/17Second LieutenantYelverton Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/12/78ADM 6/1217.9.1716 - 22.2.1716/17Third LieutenantJohn Berry ADM 6/12/78ADM 6/1222.2.1716/17 - 23.11.1717Second LieutenantJohn Berry ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1210.4.1721 - 17.12.1722First LieutenantThomas Langstaffe (d.1742) ADM 6/15/9ADM 6/1310.4.1721 - 17.12.1722Second LieutenantJohn Lopdale ADM 6/15/9ADM 6/1310.5.1722 - 17.12.1722Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/15/36ADM 6/13

3 Petty Officers

15.6.1709 - 1.7.1711Volunteer-per-orderMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 107/3/30ADM107/32.7.1711 - 17.10.1712Midshipman OrdinaryMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 107/3/30ADM107/318.10.1712 - 27.4.1714MidshipmanMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 107/3/30ADM107/3

Service History

1701Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
12.1702At New YorkBWAS-1603
1703Returned homeBWAS-1603
1705Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
17.5.1705Sailed from Portsmouth as convoy to "about 30 sail of Merchant-men and Coasters" bound for the DownsBG
1706Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
17.7.1711Action off Cartagena
7.8.1711Capture of the San Joaquín
29.8.1712Paid offADM 51
8.1715Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
3.1715/16Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2967.16.0dBWAS-1603
1717In the Baltic
23.11.1717Paid offADM 51
1721Guardship at Plymouth
17.12.1722Paid offADM 51
1731Renamed Jersey HulkBWAS-1714
8.1731Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
6.1735Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
7.1735Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £881.0.7dBWAS-1603
27.5.1763Deliberately sunk at Plymouth instead of breaking up
2.6.1763Ordered to be broken up


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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