Southampton -> 1728 Southampton Hulk

Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Southampton' (1693) (54)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1603
Constructor Samuel MillerBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1771B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck122' 3"Imperial Feet37.1891 
Length of Keel102' 2"Imperial Feet31.115 
Breadth34' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen635 8894Tons BM 


1700Broadside Weight = 204 Imperial Pound ( 92.514 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1700230 BWAS-1603
24.5.1726280As a Fifth RateBWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers

28.1.1700/1 - 24.2.1703/4Captain James Moody (d.1724) ADM 6/6/53BWAS-160325.2.1703/4 - 17.3.1708/9Captain Joseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/8/58BWAS-160318.3.1708/9 - 30.4.1711Captain Robert Watkins (d.1732) ADM 6/10/46BWAS-16033.4.1712 - 5.7.1715Captain Charles Fotherby (d.1720) ADM 6/11/202BWAS-16036.7.1715 - 21.9.1715Captain Charles Fotherby (d.1720) ADM 6/12/45ADM 6/1221.7.1724 - 14.9.1724Captain Arthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1312.1.1727/28 - 28.2.1727/28Captain Edward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/13/188ADM 6/1324.11.1731 - 12.3.1734/35Commander Charles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/15/92BWAS-1603

15 Commissioned Officers

29.1.1700/1 - 6.4.1704First Lieutenant Robert Masterton ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/629.1.1700/1 - 13.5.1701Second Lieutenant John Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/614.5.1701 - 27.10.1703Second Lieutenant John Jennings (d.1705) ADM 6/6/95ADM 6/628.10.1703 - 22.10.1706Second Lieutenant Henry Mitchell (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/8/22ADM 6/87.4.1704 - 17.4.1706First Lieutenant William Owen (d.1722) ADM 6/8/71ADM 6/818.4.1706 - 22.10.1706First Lieutenant James Westcombe ADM 6/8/251ADM 6/823.10.1706 - 3.4.1712First Lieutenant Henry Mitchell (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/9/19ADM 6/923.10.1706 - 16.3.1706/7Second Lieutenant Robert Prosser (d.1738) ADM 6/9/19ADM 6/917.3.1706/7 - 3.4.1712Second Lieutenant Andrew Ley ADM 6/9/57ADM 6/93.4.1712 - 21.9.1715First Lieutenant Daniel Berryman (c.1662-?) ADM 6/11/202ADM 6/113.4.1712 - 21.9.1715Second Lieutenant William Kinsey (d.1744) ADM 6/11/202ADM 6/1121.7.1724 - 14.9.1724First Lieutenant John Wood ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1321.7.1724 - 14.9.1724Second Lieutenant Hugh Martin (d.1725) ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1321.7.1724 - 14.9.1724Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Philip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1320.1.1727/28 - 27.3.1728Lieutenant John Elliot (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/190ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer

24.2.1727/28 - 1728Master James Patterson ADM 6/13/195ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer

14.9.1724 - 14.11.1724Midshipman John Jennings (d.bef.1733) ADM 107/3/187ADM 107/3

Service History

1701Sailed for VirginiaBWAS-1603
1704Commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
16.5.1705In company with the Lizard (24) arrived in Falmouth as convoy to about 30 sail
19.5.1705In company with the Lizard (24) left Falmouth as convoy to about 30 sail
1711In the North SeaBWAS-1603
7.1711Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1712Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.1712Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7026.11.10dBWAS-1603
1713Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1715In the ChannelBWAS-1603
21.9.1715Paid offADM 51
24.5.1716Refitted as a 40 gun Fifth Rate Ship of the Line BWAS-1603
12.1723Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
8.1724Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5438.11.1dBWAS-1603
1727Laid upBWAS-1603
1728Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603
1728Renamed Southampton HulkBWAS-1714
1728Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
27.3.1728Paid offADM 51
5.1728refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1988.16.0dBWAS-1603
12.3.1734/35Paid offADM 51
1771Broken up (or sunk) at JamaicaBWAS-1603


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