Nominal Guns62B032
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Montagu' (1654) (52)
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
ConstructorPhineus 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

12 Commanding Officers

14.4.1677 - 60.30.1678CaptainSir John Holmes (d.1679)BWAS-160312.5.1678 - 15.10.1678CaptainRichard Trevanion (1627-1714)B0513.5.1683 - 11.6.1684CaptainHenry Killigrew (1652-1712)BWAS-16031685 - 27.9.1685CaptainJohn Ashby (d.1693)B05130.8.1688 - 27.11.1688CaptainLord John Berkeley (3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton) (1663-1696/97)BWAS-160327.11.1688 - 5.1689CaptainAnthony Hastings (d.1692)BWAS-16035.1689 - 9.10.1690CaptainThomas Leighton (d.1690)BWAS-160310.10.1690 - 2.1.1690/91CaptainJohn Laton (d.1690/91)TRN21.1691 - 1693CaptainSimon Fowkes (d.1702)BWAS-16031694CaptainWilliam Bridges (d.1694/95)BWAS-160316.1.1694/95 - 1695CaptainEdward Littleton (d.1695/96) ADM 6/3/10ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 30.8.1696CaptainBasil Beaumont (1669-1703) ADM 6/3/100BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers

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

8 Commissioned Officers

1690LieutenantJohn Perry (1670-1733/34)ref:105911.2.1694/95 - 11.9.1695LieutenantCharles Christian ADM 6/3/33ADM 6/311.2.1694/95 - 13.12.1695Second LieutenantBenjamin Barnett (c.1669-1703) ADM 6/3/34ADM 6/315.4.1695 - 13.12.1695First LieutenantJohn Luffe ADM 6/3/45ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 30.8.1696First LieutenantJohn Jephcott ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 17.4.1696Second LieutenantRobert Standley ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/313.12.1695 - 30.8.1696Third LieutenantRobert Coleman ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/317.4.1696 - 30.8.1696Second LieutenantJonas Hanway (d.1737) ADM 6/3/146ADM 6/3

3 Petty Officers

30.1.1691/92 - 10.6.1692MidshipmanThomas Leventhorp (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/56ADM 107/111.6.1692 - 17.1.1693/94Master's MateThomas Leventhorp (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/56ADM 107/14.2.1695/96 - 30.8.1696Volunteer-per-orderJohn Teleman ADM 6/3/125ADM 6/3

2 Crewmen

11.9.1689 - 28.11.1689Ordinary SeamanPhilip Simpkins (c.1668-?) ADM 107/1/69ADM 107/113.3.1690/91 - 23.6.1691Captain's ClerkRichard 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
2.1.1690/91Action against a French privateerBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1694Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
6.1694Captured a large 28-gun ship, laden with cornTRN2
3.1694/95In March a small squadron under Captain Edward Littleton (d.1695/96), 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 ChannelBWAS-1603
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


B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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