Nominal Guns62B032
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Montagu' (1654) (52)
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor Phineus Pett (1628-1678)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB032
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1698B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Montagu' (1698) (60)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth36' 6"Imperial Feet10.9982 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Draught Aft17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen829Tons BM 
Burthen829 1194Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth36' 6"Imperial Feet10.9982 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 


1677Broadside Weight = 432 Imperial Pound ( 195.9123 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 429 Imperial Pound ( 194.5515 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1677355 BWAS-1603
1689280Establishment for War at homeB032
1689352Establishment for War abroadB032

13 Ship Commanders

14.4.1677 - 60.30.1678CaptainSir John Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-160312.5.1678 - 15.10.1678Captain Richard Trevanion (1627-1714)B0513.5.1683 - 11.6.1684Captain Henry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-16031685 - 27.9.1685Captain John Ashby (d.1693)B05130.8.1688 - 27.11.1688CaptainLord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton) (1663-1696/97) TransferedBWAS-160327.11.1688 - 5.1689Captain Anthony Hastings (d.1692)BWAS-16035.1689 - 9.10.1690Captain Thomas Leighton (d.1690)BWAS-160310.10.1690 - 2.1.1690/91Captain John Laton (d.1690/91)TRN21.1691 - 19.12.1693Captain Simon Fowkes (d.1702) TransferedBWAS-16031694Captain William Bridges (d.1694/95)BWAS-16031694 - 15.1.1694/95Captain William Kiggings (d.1698) ADM 1/5254/164ADM 1/525416.1.1694/95 - 12.12.1695Captain Edward Littleton (d.1695/96) ADM 6/3/10ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 30.8.1696Captain Basil Beaumont (1669-1703) ADM 6/3/100BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers

1694Vice-Admiral Thomas Hopson (1643-1717)BWAS-160313.4.1696 - 21.4.1696Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)B051

10 Commissioned Officers

bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677First Lieutenant Peter Belbin (d.1678) ADM 8/1/83ADM8bef.1.5.1677 - aft.21.5.1677Second Lieutenant Adrian Scroope ADM 8/1/83ADM81690Lieutenant John Perry (1670-1733/34)ref:105911.2.1694/95 - 11.9.1695Lieutenant Charles Christian ADM 6/3/33ADM 6/311.2.1694/95 - 13.12.1695Second Lieutenant Benjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703) ADM 6/3/34ADM 6/315.4.1695 - 13.12.1695First Lieutenant John Luffe ADM 6/3/45ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 30.8.1696First Lieutenant John Jephcott ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 17.4.1696Second Lieutenant Robert Standley ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 30.8.1696Third Lieutenant Robert Coleman ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/317.4.1696 - 30.8.1696Second Lieutenant Jonas Hanway (d.1737) ADM 6/3/146ADM 6/3

3 Petty Officers

30.1.1691/92 - 10.6.1692Midshipman Thomas Leventhorp (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/56ADM 107/111.6.1692 - 17.1.1693/94Master's Mate Thomas Leventhorp (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/56ADM 107/14.2.1695/96 - 30.8.1696Volunteer-per-order John Teleman ADM 6/3/125ADM 6/3

2 Crewmen

11.9.1689 - 28.11.1689Ordinary Seaman Philip Simpkins (c.1668-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/69ADM 107/113.3.1690/91 - 23.6.1691Captain's Clerk Richard Culliford (d.1738) ADM 107/1/10ADM 107/1

Service History

1677In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1678In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1683Sailed for TangierBWAS-1603
1685Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1691Two or three cruisers under Captain Simon Fowkes (d.1702) of the Montagu, 60, picked up nine large privateers, besides several small craft, off the Irish coastBWAS-1603

Action against a French privateer

20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1694Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
6.1694Captured a large 28-gun ship, laden with cornTRN2

In March a small squadron under Captain <IDOffr=9665=ID>, of the Montagu, 60, captured, or contributed to the capture of, the greater part of a fleet of about thirty sail of French merchantmen in the Channel

13.4.1696Bombarded CalaisB051
30.8.1696Paid offADM 51

Notes on Ship

Death of Captain LatonTRN2
On January 2nd 1690, Captain John Layton, of the Montague 60, was killed near Ushant in a petty encounter with a French twenty-four-gun privateer, which, after losing between forty and fifty men, was taken and carried into Plymouth


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