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
ConstructorSamuel 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 - 24.2.1703/4CaptainJames Moody (d.1724) ADM 6/6/53BWAS-160325.2.1703/4 - 17.3.1708/9CaptainJoseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/8/58BWAS-160318.3.1708/9 - 30.4.1711CaptainRobert Watkins (d.1732) ADM 6/10/46BWAS-16033.4.1712 - 5.7.1715CaptainCharles Fotherby (d.1720) ADM 6/11/202BWAS-16036.7.1715 - 21.9.1715CaptainCharles Fotherby (d.1720) ADM 6/12/45ADM 6/1221.7.1724 - 14.9.1724CaptainArthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1312.1.1727/28 - 28.2.1727/28CaptainEdward Brookes (d.1738) ADM 6/13/188ADM 6/1324.11.1731 - 12.3.1734/35CommanderCharles Knowles (1704-1777) ADM 6/15/92BWAS-1603

15 Commissioned Officers

29.1.1700/1 - 6.4.1704First LieutenantRobert Masterton ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/629.1.1700/1 - 13.5.1701Second LieutenantJohn Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/614.5.1701 - 27.10.1703Second LieutenantJohn Jennings (d.1705) ADM 6/6/95ADM 6/628.10.1703 - 22.10.1706Second LieutenantHenry Mitchell (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/8/22ADM 6/87.4.1704 - 17.4.1706First LieutenantWilliam Owen (d.1722) ADM 6/8/71ADM 6/818.4.1706 - 22.10.1706First LieutenantJames Westcombe ADM 6/8/251ADM 6/823.10.1706 - 3.4.1712First LieutenantHenry Mitchell (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/9/19ADM 6/923.10.1706 - 16.3.1706/7Second LieutenantRobert Prosser (d.1738) ADM 6/9/19ADM 6/917.3.1706/7 - 3.4.1712Second LieutenantAndrew Ley ADM 6/9/57ADM 6/93.4.1712 - 21.9.1715First LieutenantDaniel Berryman ADM 6/11/202ADM 6/113.4.1712 - 21.9.1715Second LieutenantWilliam Kinsey (d.1744) ADM 6/11/202ADM 6/1121.7.1724 - 14.9.1724First LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1321.7.1724 - 14.9.1724Second LieutenantHugh Martin (d.1725) ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1321.7.1724 - 14.9.1724Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/74ADM 6/1320.1.1727/28 - 27.3.1728LieutenantJohn Elliot (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/190ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer

24.2.1727/28 - 1728MasterJames Patterson ADM 6/13/195ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer

14.9.1724 - 14.11.1724MidshipmanJohn Jennings (d.bef.1733) ADM 107/3/187ADM107/3

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


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 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. 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
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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