Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Greenwich' (1666) (58)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Elias WaffeBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild1724BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck135' 10"Imperial Feet41.148 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen758 2894Tons BM 


1699Broadside 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
1699280 BWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers

26.2.1700/1 - 12.3.1700/1Captain Stephen Elliott ADM 6/6/62ADM 6/624.3.1700/1 - 10.10.1702Captain Cooper Wade (d.1702/3) ADM 6/6/79BWAS-160312.10.1702 - 1704Captain Charles Smith (d.1750) ADM 6/8/17
Commission confirmed 20.9.1703
2.10.1705 - 18.10.1705Captain John Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/8/195ADM 6/817.10.1705 - 13.2.1705/6CaptainThe Hon. Peregrine Bertie (d.1709)BWAS-160319.10.1705 - 3.4.1708Captain James Jesson (d.1708)† ADM 6/8/197BWAS-16033.4.1708 - 14.12.1710Captain Archibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/10/17
Commission confirmed 14.12.1708
21.8.1712 - 15.4.1716Captain George Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 6/11/221BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers

27.2.1700/1 - 12.10.1702First Lieutenant Francis Neagle ADM 6/6/63
Commission confirmed 25.8.1703
ADM 6/6
28.2.1700/1 - 12.10.1702Second Lieutenant Roger Fairchild (d.1702) ADM 6/6/64ADM 6/613.10.1702 - 28.2.1707/8First Lieutenant John Codner (d.1714) ADM 6/8/16ADM 6/813.10.1702 - 17.4.1705Second Lieutenant Charles Baisant ADM 6/8/16
Commission confirmed 25.8.1703
ADM 6/8
18.4.1705 - 20.11.1706Second Lieutenant Thomas Rumsey (d.1726) ADM 6/8/184
Commission confirmed 4.7.1705
ADM 6/8
21.11.1706 - 17.1.1706/7Second Lieutenant Charles Stanhope ADM 6/9/28ADM 6/918.1.1706/7 - 18.2.1706/7Second Lieutenant Mathew Nesbitt ADM 6/9/42ADM 6/919.2.1706/7 - 27.11.1710Second Lieutenant George Crowe (d.1706) ADM 6/9/49ADM 6/97.1.1708/9 - 15.8.1710First Lieutenant Chichester Cole ADM 6/10/22ADM 6/1016.8.1710 - 14.12.1710First Lieutenant William Stewart ADM 6/11/75
Commission confirmed 23.10.1710
ADM 6/11
28.11.1710 - 14.12.1710Second Lieutenant George St Loe ADM 6/11/84ADM 6/1121.8.1712 - 4.3.1714/15First Lieutenant Thomas Whitney (d.1741) ADM 6/11/220ADM 6/1121.8.1712 - 3.6.1713Second Lieutenant Robert Prosser (d.1738) ADM 6/11/220ADM 6/1126.10.1714 - 15.4.1716Second Lieutenant William Ellerker (d.1771) ADM 6/12/68ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer

22.8.1712 - 1712Midshipman Extra James Symonds ADM 6/11/221ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer

19.4.1701 - 1701Volunteer-per-orderSir Tancred Robinson (d.1754) ADM 6/6/89ADM 6/6

Service History

20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
1704Returned home from the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1705In the DownsBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to Virginia and the West IndiesBWAS-1603
14.12.1710Paid offADM 51
9.1712Laid up in ordinaryBWAS-1603
15.4.1716Paid offADM 51
5.1724Surveyed and then broken up at Chatham for rebuildingBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1701-1702British Fleet for the West indies John Benbow (1652/53-1702) 

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