Lion

5110
Nominal Guns60B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.3.1707/8BWAS-1603
Acquired20.1.1709/10BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner
Designed byJ BattBWAS-1603
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1735BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Burthen914 294Tons BM 

Armament


20.1.1708/9Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

1716Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.4.1706365Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1709/10 - 26.12.1714CaptainGalfridus Walpole (1683-1726) ADM 6/10/99BWAS-160327.12.1714 - 21.2.1714/15Second CaptainGeorge Purvis (1680-1748) ADM 6/12/12ADM 6/1222.2.1714/15 - 28.2.1716/17Second CaptainRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/12/28BWAS-160323.8.1720 - 27.9.1720CaptainWilliam Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1228.9.1720 - 24.1.1725/26Second CaptainEdward Reddish (d.1736) ADM 6/12/214BWAS-160313.2.1726/27 - 26.5.1728CaptainJoseph Lawes (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/133ADM 6/1327.5.1728 - 4.8.1728CaptainTimothy Bridge (d.1737) ADM 6/14/34
Commission confirmed 5.8.1729
ADM 6/14
5.8.1728 - 19.2.1728/29CaptainRobert Man (1675-1745) ADM 6/14/9
Commission confirmed 17.12.1728
ADM 6/14
20.2.1728/29 - 21.2.1728/29CaptainRobert Man (1675-1745) ADM 6/14/14ADM 6/1424.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729CaptainEdward Reddish (d.1736) ADM 6/14/17ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 4.3.1730/31Second CaptainGeorge Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/14/31BWAS-160310.12.1730 - 5.6.1732CaptainPerry Mayne (c.1697-1761) ADM 6/15/110
Commission confirmed 13.6.1732
BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1715 - 1716Vice-Admiral of the BlueJohn Baker (1660-1716)BWAS-16031721 - 1724CommodoreThomas Mathews (1676-1750)BWAS-16031728Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEdward Hopson (1671-1728)BWAS-160312.1729 - 1732Rear-Admiral of the BlueThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41)BWAS-1603

31 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.1.1709/10 - 1.1.1710/11Second LieutenantJohn Lopdale ADM 6/11/20ADM 6/1120.1.1709/10 - 1.2.1710/11First LieutenantJohn Berry ADM 6/10/99ADM 6/102.1.1710/11 - 26.12.1714Second LieutenantJohn Miller ADM 6/11/275
Commission confirmed 23.10.1713
ADM 6/11
27.12.1714 - 1.3.1714/15First LieutenantRobert Man (1675-1745) ADM 6/12/12ADM 6/1227.12.1714 - 1.3.1714/15Second LieutenantFrancis Blake Delavall (d.1752) ADM 6/12/12ADM 6/1222.2.1714/15 - 8.7.1715First LieutenantThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/12/28ADM 6/122.3.1714/15 - 8.7.1715Second LieutenantRobert Man (1675-1745) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/129.7.1715 - 15.2.1716/17Second LieutenantJoseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/90
Commission confirmed 16.2.1716/17
ADM 6/12
19.12.1716 - 25.2.1716/17Second LieutenantDuncomb Drake (d.1734) ADM 6/12/91
Commission confirmed 19.2.1716/17
ADM 6/12
16.2.1716/17 - 25.2.1716/17First LieutenantJoseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1223.8.1720 - 9.11.1720First LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1223.8.1720 - 9.11.1720Second LieutenantJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1223.8.1720 - 9.11.1720Third LieutenantRussell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1210.11.1720 - 27.1.1721/22First LieutenantSamuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/12/216ADM 6/1210.11.1720 - 17.9.1723Second LieutenantMiller Caldecot ADM 6/12/216ADM 6/1210.2.1721/22 - 17.9.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsIsaiah Burgess ADM 6/13/75
Commission confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
18.9.1723 - 12.4.1726Second LieutenantIsaiah Burgess ADM 6/13/75
Commission confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
18.9.1723 - 24.1.1725/26Third LieutenantJames Blakeway ADM 6/13/75
Commission confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
14.2.1726/27 - 15.12.1727First LieutenantHenry Hemmington (d.c.1744) ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 20.2.1728/29Second LieutenantJohn Guy (d.1729/30) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 4.6.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/134.6.1728 - 19.6.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/14/34
Commission confirmed 5.8.1729
ADM 6/14
20.6.1728 - 20.2.1728/29Second LieutenantThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/14/34
Commission confirmed 5.8.1729
ADM 6/14
21.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729First LieutenantWilliam Clarke ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729Second LieutenantJohn Jackson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Blakeway ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 10.11.1729First LieutenantArthur Davis (d.1743) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 13.6.1731Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCornelius Mitchell (d.1749) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1417.3.1730/31 - 5.6.1732Second LieutenantBlumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 6/14/109
Issued by Sir Charles Wager (1666-1743), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 6.6.1732
ADM 6/14
15.6.1731 - 24.11.1731LieutenantCharles Knowles (1704-1777)ODNB17.3.1731/32 - 5.6.1732First LieutenantThomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/14/118
Commission confirmed 14.7.1732
ADM 6/14

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.11.1720 - 29.6.1721Midshipman ExtraRupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 6/12/217ADM 6/1211.8.1729 - 18.8.1729Midshipman ExtraWilliam Campbell (d.1755) ADM 6/14/34ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 1729Midshipman ExtraCharles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/141730 - 8.10.1730CarpenterJacob Lamb (d.bef.1733) ADM 6/14/64ADM 6/14

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.12.1714 - 22.3.1714/15Midshipman OrdinaryEdward Outridge ADM 107/3/29ADM107/319.5.1715 - 28.2.1716/17MidshipmanHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 107/3/50ODNB23.3.1720/21 - 5.6.1721MidshipmanWilliam Russell (d.1755) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/316.5.1721 - 15.5.1723Volunteer-per-orderHenry Dove ADM 107/3/159ADM107/316.5.1723 - 9.1.1724/25MidshipmanHenry Dove ADM 107/3/159ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1710Sailed to Lisbon and then into the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
5.5.1710Took the Privateer La Victorieuse
22.3.1710/11Action off Vado
14.12.1711Took the Privateer Fortunée
1713Returned homeBWAS-1603
12.1713Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
8.1714Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1194.18.2dBWAS-1603
1715In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
9.1718Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
21.1719Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12220.10.5dBWAS-1603
1720Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1721Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1721Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3189.9.2dBWAS-1603
1727In the StraitsBWAS-1603
1728Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1728Home to pay off in the AutumnBWAS-1603
9.12.1729Sailed for JamaicaTRN3
5.6.1732

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1603
11.1735Break up co,mpleted at Portsmouth, the remains being moved to Deptford to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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