Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1.6.1688B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1700BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Deptford' (1700) (48)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold13' 11"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen644Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck125Imperial Feet0.0254 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold13' 11"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Draught Aft15' 6"Imperial Feet4.6025 
Burthen614 8094Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1688280 BWAS-1603

9 Commanding Officers

1.6.1688 - 9.1688CaptainWilliam DaviesBWAS-16039.1688 - 9.12.1689CaptainGeorge Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB14.5.1690 - 1693CaptainWilliam KerrBWAS-16031693CaptainRichard HintonBWAS-16031694CaptainJohn Bridges (d.1695)BWAS-16031695 - 19.6.1695CaptainDaniel Reeves (d.1702)BWAS-160320.6.1695 - 30.6.1697CaptainPeter Watton (d.1717) ADM 6/3/119ADM 6/31696 - 26.1.1696/97CaptainJohn Worrell (d.1706)BWAS-16033.6.1697 - 5.2.1698/99CaptainJohn Leader (d.1701/2) ADM 6/4/102ADM 6/4

4 Commissioned Officers

10.11.1694 - 6.6.1697First LieutenantPeter Chamberlain (d.1720) ADM 6/3/112ADM 6/330.12.1695 - 5.2.1698/99Second LieutenantJohn Clarke ADM 6/3/109ADM 6/37.6.1697 - 25.8.1697First LieutenantCharles Poole (d.1738/39) ADM 6/4/104ADM 6/425.8.1697 - 5.2.1698/99First LieutenantMichael Walford ADM 6/4/115ADM 6/4

7 Petty Officers

9.7.1688 - 16.3.1692/93Master's MateEdward Dixon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/34ADM 107/111.7.1689 - 24.7.1689Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Martin (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/50ADM 107/129.12.1689 - 2.8.1690CoxswainThomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/112.3.1689/90 - 3.1.1691/92Volunteer-per-orderJohn Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/118.9.1690 - 20.2.1693MidshipmanSudbury Duncomb (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/14.1.1691/92 - 27.5.1692MidshipmanJohn Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/113.1.1692/93 - 19.3.1693/94MidshipmanJames Wilson (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/65ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen

17.4.1690 - 28.4.1693Able SeamanJames Smith (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/88ADM 107/118.1.1690/91 - 19.4.1693Able SeamanGeorge Lumley (c.1671-1710) ADM 107/1/58ADM 107/1

Service History

10.1688In Dartmouth's fleetBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
11.1691In company with Chester (50) took a 22-gun privateerBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
31.10.1692Took the Ship Le Fortuné (24) BWAS-1603
11.1692In company with Portsmouth (32) took the privateer La Hyacinthe (12) BWAS-1603
11.1693Took the Ship La Hyacinthe (36) BWAS-1603
1694In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1697Sailed for New EnglandBWAS-1603
1698Arrived HomeBWAS-1603
5.2.1698/99Paid offADM 51
1700Ordered to be sold, but instead rebuilt at WoolwichBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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Posted by TopNard on Sunday 2nd of October 2016 22:02

50 guns:
Gundeck: 22 × 18 pdrs
Upper gundeck: 22 × 9 pdrs
Quarterdeck: 4 × 6 pdrs
Forecastle: 2 × 6 pdrs

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