Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1.6.1688B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Joseph 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

10 Ship Commanders

1.6.1688 - 9.1688Captain William DaviesBWAS-16039.1688 - 9.12.1689Captain George Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB14.5.1690 - 1693Captain William KerrBWAS-16031693Captain Richard HintonBWAS-1603bef.24.8.1693 - aft.24.8.1693Captain Thomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 106/431/110ADM 1061694Captain John Bridges (d.1695)BWAS-16031695 - 19.6.1695Captain Daniel Reeves (d.1702)BWAS-160320.6.1695 - 30.6.1697Captain Peter Watton (d.1717) Transfered ADM 6/3/119ADM 6/31696 - 26.1.1696/97Captain John Worrell (d.1706)BWAS-16033.6.1697 - 5.2.1698/99Captain John Leader (d.1701/2) ADM 6/4/102ADM 6/4

4 Commissioned Officers

10.11.1694 - 6.6.1697First Lieutenant Peter Chamberlain (d.1720) ADM 6/3/112ADM 6/330.12.1695 - 5.2.1698/99Second Lieutenant John Clarke ADM 6/3/109ADM 6/37.6.1697 - 25.8.1697First Lieutenant Charles Poole (d.1738/39) ADM 6/4/104ADM 6/425.8.1697 - 5.2.1698/99First Lieutenant Michael Walford ADM 6/4/115ADM 6/4

1 Warrant Officer

1689 - 14.12.1689Master John BomsteadADM/A

7 Petty Officers

9.7.1688 - 16.3.1692/93Master's Mate Edward Dixon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/34ADM 107/111.7.1689 - 24.7.1689Volunteer-per-order William Martin (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/50ADM 107/129.12.1689 - 2.8.1690Coxswain Thomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/112.3.1689/90 - 3.1.1691/92Volunteer-per-order John Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/118.9.1690 - 20.2.1693Midshipman Sudbury Duncomb (c.1661-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/14.1.1691/92 - 27.5.1692Midshipman John Aston (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/113.1.1692/93 - 19.3.1693/94Midshipman James Wilson (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/65ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen

17.4.1690 - 28.4.1693Able Seaman James Smith (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/88ADM 107/118.1.1690/91 - 19.4.1693Able Seaman George Lumley (c.1671-1710) Transfered 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


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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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