Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned4.4.1707B028
ShipyardBlackwall - London B028
ConstructorWilliam JohnsonB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Breakwater7.1737B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck119' 7 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Length of Keel98' 6"Imperial Feet29.8895 
Breadth32' 6"Imperial Feet9.8298 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen553 3894Tons BM 


7.4.1707Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1714Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

4.4.1707 - 29.9.1709CaptainRobert Harland (1685-1751) ADM 6/9/59BWAS-160330.9.1709 - 13.12.1709CaptainJames Herbert (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/10/91BWAS-160314.12.1709 - 11.10.1714CaptainBeaumont Waldron (d.1719/20) ADM 6/11/13BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 11.3.1716/17CaptainBeaumont Waldron (d.1719/20) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1212.3.1716/17 - 25.3.1718CommanderTimothy Splaine ADM 6/12/94BWAS-160326.3.1718 - 3.12.1718CaptainGeorge Protheroe ADM 6/12/125
Commission confirmed 25.9.1722
4.12.1718 - 20.9.1722CaptainGeorge Protheroe ADM 6/13/44ADM 6/1313.1.1727/28 - 24.10.1728CaptainThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/13/188BWAS-160325.10.1728 - 1.4.1729CaptainThe Hon. Fitzroy Henry Lee (1698/99-1751) ADM 6/14/3BWAS-16032.4.1729 - 8.5.1732CaptainWilliam Berkeley (d.1732/33) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-16035.5.1735 - 9.5.1737CommanderJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers

27.3.1705 - 11.2.1706/7LieutenantCharles Prescott ADM 6/8/167ADM 6/84.4.1707 - 8.4.1711LieutenantMathew Nesbitt ADM 6/9/60ADM 6/99.4.1711 - 11.10.1714LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/11/127ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 6.10.1715LieutenantSamuel Hill (d.c.1729) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/124.12.1718 - 20.9.1722LieutenantCurtis Barnet (d.1746) ADM 6/13/44
Commission confirmed 11.9.1722
ADM 6/13
13.1.1727/28 - 6.5.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrancis Crosswick ADM 6/13/188ADM 6/1318.1.1727/28 - 15.7.1728First LieutenantNathaniel Cooper (c.1667-?) ADM 6/13/189ADM 6/1318.1.1727/28 - 21.2.1728/29Second LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/14/189ADM 6/1323.7.1728 - 1.4.1729First LieutenantHumphrey Haycocke ADM 6/14/209ADM 6/132.4.1729 - 1.5.1732First LieutenantRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 1.5.1732Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Pocock (d.bef.1735) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/1411.4.1729 - 1.5.1732Second LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/14/22ADM 6/14

2 Petty Officers

5.10.1707 - 20.4.1710MidshipmanSamuel Gower ADM 107/2/267ADM107/212.11.1721 - 20.9.1722Midshipman OrdinaryGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 107/3/152ODNB

1 Crewman

1.9.1729 - 8.10.1729Lieutenant's ServantJohn Gordon (c.1718-c.1744) ADM 107/3/216ADM107/3

Service History

28.1.1706/7Purchased from the builder whilst still on the stocksBWAS-1603
1.4.1707Established as a 42-gun Fifth RateBWAS-1603
7.1707Sailed to ArchangelBWAS-1603
1708Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1711Russian convoyBWAS-1603
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1714Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603

Arrived at Sheerness and paid off

1717Began small repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
4.1717Completed small repair at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £2574.1.1dBWAS-1603
3.1717/18Recommissioned as a Hospital ship for the BalticBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
28.6.1719Took a Spanish privateer near CapriBWAS-1603

Paid off

10.1722Began middling repair at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
2.1724Completed middling repair at Woolwich - London at a cost of £5824.1.11dBWAS-1603
1730Sailed to Gibraltar and then to SaleeBWAS-1603
1731Sailed for HomeBWAS-1603
3.1730/31Began small repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
5.1731Completed small repair at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £673.7.10dBWAS-1603
8.5.1732Paid offADM 51
4.1735Began refitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
6.1735Completed refitting at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £1171.12.9dBWAS-1603
1736Off the TagusBWAS-1603
9.5.1737Paid offBWAS-1603
7.1737Sunk as breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1603


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