Lion

5110
Lyon
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-GunnerB028
Designed by J BattBWAS-1603
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1735BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck144' 0"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Gundeck15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1709/10 - 26.12.1714Captain Galfridus Walpole (1683-1726) ADM 6/10/99BWAS-160327.12.1714 - 21.2.1714/15Second Captain George Purvis (1680-1740/41) ADM 6/12/12ADM 6/1222.2.1714/15 - 28.2.1716/17Second Captain Robert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/12/28BWAS-160323.8.1720 - 27.9.1720Captain William Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1228.9.1720 - 24.1.1725/26Second Captain Edward Reddish (d.1736) Transfered ADM 6/12/214BWAS-160313.2.1726/27 - 26.5.1728Captain Joseph Lawes (d.1740/41) ADM 6/14/133ADM 6/1327.5.1728 - 4.8.1728Captain Timothy Bridge (d.1737) Transfered ADM 6/14/34
Confirmed 5.8.1729
ADM 6/14
5.8.1728 - 19.2.1728/29Captain Robert Man (c.1675-1745) ADM 6/14/9
Confirmed 17.12.1728
ADM 6/14
20.2.1728/29 - 21.2.1728/29Captain Robert Man (c.1675-1745) Transfered ADM 6/14/14ADM 6/1424.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729Captain Edward Reddish (d.1736) Transfered ADM 6/14/17ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 4.3.1730/31Second Captain George Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/14/31BWAS-160310.12.1730 - 5.6.1732Captain Perry Mayne (c.1697-1761) ADM 6/15/110
Confirmed 13.6.1732
BWAS-1603

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1715 - 10.11.1716Vice-Admiral of the Blue John Baker (1660-1716)† Discharged DeadBWAS-160311.8.1720 - 1724Commodore Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)BWAS-16031728 - 8.5.1728Vice-Admiral of the White Edward Hopson (1671-1728)† Discharged Dead ADM 107/3/206BWAS-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 Lieutenant John Lopdale ADM 6/11/20ADM 6/1120.1.1709/10 - 1.2.1710/11First Lieutenant John Berry Transfered ADM 6/10/99ADM 6/102.1.1710/11 - 26.12.1714Second Lieutenant John Miller ADM 6/11/275
Confirmed 23.10.1713
ADM 6/11
27.12.1714 - 1.3.1714/15First Lieutenant Robert Man (c.1675-1745) ADM 6/12/12ADM 6/1227.12.1714 - 1.3.1714/15Second Lieutenant Francis Blake Delavall (d.1752) ADM 6/12/12ADM 6/1222.2.1714/15 - 8.7.1715First Lieutenant Thomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/12/28ADM 6/122.3.1714/15 - 8.7.1715Second Lieutenant Robert Man (c.1675-1745) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/129.7.1715 - 15.2.1716/17Second Lieutenant Joseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/90
Confirmed 16.2.1716/17
ADM 6/12
19.12.1716 - 25.2.1716/17Second Lieutenant Duncomb Drake (c.1695-1734) Transfered ADM 6/12/91
Confirmed 19.2.1716/17
ADM 6/12
16.2.1716/17 - 25.2.1716/17First Lieutenant Joseph Watts (d.1721) Transfered ADM 6/12/90ADM 6/1223.8.1720 - 9.11.1720First Lieutenant John Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1223.8.1720 - 9.11.1720Second Lieutenant John Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1223.8.1720 - 9.11.1720Third Lieutenant Russell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/12/211ADM 6/1210.11.1720 - 27.1.1721/22First Lieutenant Samuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/12/216ADM 6/1210.11.1720 - 17.9.1723Second Lieutenant Miller Caldecot ADM 6/12/216ADM 6/1210.2.1721/22 - 17.9.1723Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Isaiah Burgess ADM 6/13/75
Confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
18.9.1723 - 12.4.1726Second Lieutenant Isaiah Burgess ADM 6/13/75
Confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
18.9.1723 - 24.1.1725/26Third Lieutenant James Blakeway (d.1735) Transfered ADM 6/13/75
Confirmed 28.7.1724
ADM 6/13
14.2.1726/27 - 15.12.1727First Lieutenant Henry Hemmington (d.c.1744) Transfered ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 10.8.1727Second Lieutenant John Guy (d.1729/30) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 3.6.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Charles Dennison (d.1742) Transfered ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/134.6.1728 - 19.6.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/14/34
Confirmed 5.8.1729
ADM 6/14
20.6.1728 - 20.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant Thomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/14/34
Confirmed 5.8.1729
ADM 6/14
21.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729First Lieutenant William Clarke Transfered ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729Second Lieutenant John Jackson (d.1733) Transfered ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Blakeway (d.1735) Transfered ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 10.11.1729First Lieutenant Arthur Davis (d.1743) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 1730Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Cornelius Mitchell (d.1749) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1417.3.1730/31 - 5.6.1732Second Lieutenant Blumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 6/14/109
Issued by Sir Charles Wager (1666-1743), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 6.6.1732
ADM 6/14
15.6.1731 - 24.11.1731Lieutenant Charles Knowles (1704-1777)ODNB17.3.1731/32 - 5.6.1732First Lieutenant Thomas Gregory (d.1747/48) ADM 6/14/118
Confirmed 14.7.1732
ADM 6/14

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.11.1720 - 29.6.1721Midshipman Extra Rupert Waring (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/12/217ADM 6/1211.8.1729 - 18.8.1729Midshipman Extra William Campbell (d.1755) Transfered ADM 6/14/34ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 1729Midshipman Extra Charles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/141730 - 8.10.1730Carpenter Jacob Lamb (d.bef.1733) ADM 6/14/64ADM 6/14

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.12.1714 - 22.3.1714/15Midshipman Ordinary Edward Outridge ADM 107/3/29ADM 107/319.5.1715 - 28.2.1716/17Midshipman Henry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 107/3/50ODNB23.3.1720/21 - 5.6.1721Midshipman William Russell (d.1755) Transfered ADM 107/3/127ADM 107/316.5.1721 - 15.5.1723Volunteer-per-order Henry Dove ADM 107/3/159ADM 107/316.5.1723 - 9.1.1724/25Midshipman Henry Dove ADM 107/3/159ADM 107/38.5.1725 - 13.5.1726Midshipman George Rosbee (c.1711-c.1742) Transfered ADM 107/3/229ADM 107/3

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 La 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

 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Wednesday 24th of February 2021 16:39Patrick GrahamAmerican Privateer 'Dalton' (1776)
Tuesday 23rd of February 2021 11:31Carol Philip Affleck (1726-1799)
Monday 22nd of February 2021 22:04Marc P. Bullock John Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767)
Friday 19th of February 2021 19:02Roger Fentiman Phineas Pett
Friday 19th of February 2021 18:54Roger FentimanBritish yacht 'Soesdyke' (1702) (8)