Worcester

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1695BWAS-1603
Launched31.5.1698BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorRobert WinterBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild2.5.1713B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Worcester' (1714) (54)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Gundeck131' 8 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Length of Keel109' 7"Imperial Feet33.243 
Breadth34' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen689 5094Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 9"Imperial Feet39.9362 
Length of Keel109' 7"Imperial Feet33.243 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen690 4194Tons BM 

Armament


31.5.1698Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.5.1699 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainPeter Watton (d.1717)BWAS-160314.1.1701/2 - 4.2.1704/5CaptainThomas Butler (d.1727) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-16035.2.1704/5 - 21.2.1704/5CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/8/149ADM 6/819.2.1704/5 - 16.6.1712CaptainRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/8/151BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.1.1702/3 - 23.1.1703/4First LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 23.1.1703/4Second LieutenantErasmus Phillips (d.1719) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/724.1.1703/4 - 18.3.1708/9First LieutenantErasmus Phillips (d.1719) ADM 6/8/45ADM 6/824.1.1703/4 - 15.3.1703/4Second LieutenantAnthony Hyde (d.1738) ADM 6/8/45ADM 6/828.4.1708 - 18.3.1708/9Second LieutenantCornelius Votier ADM 6/9/159ADM 6/919.3.1708/9 - 12.2.1710/11First LieutenantCornelius Votier ADM 6/10/46ADM 6/1019.3.1708/9 - 30.3.1709Second LieutenantDavid Compton ADM 6/10/46ADM 6/1031.3.1709 - 16.6.1712Second LieutenantHenry Burges ADM 6/10/50ADM 6/10

Service History


DateEventSource
26.2.1695/96Contract for building issuedBWAS-1603
1700Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
1701Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1705In th North SeaBWAS-1603
1.1705Worcester vs Jason
2.4.1705Took the Frégate Légère La Valeur (24) in the Channel
6.5.1705Brought a Dogger of Nantes laden with provisions and bound for the West Indies into Plymouth as a prizeBG
6.6.1705Took a retaken ship, the John and Susanna of Bristol into PlymouthBG
1708In the North Sea and ChannelBWAS-1603
2.5.1713Docked at Deptford to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603

 

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