Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Oxford' (1674) (54)
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBristol - England B028
Ship ClassOxford ClassB028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild7.1723BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Oxford' (1727) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck126' 6 ½"Imperial Feet38.4175 
Length of Keel103' 5"Imperial Feet31.4367 
Breadth35' 0 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold14' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen675 4494Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

8 Commanding Officers

21.10.1702 - 8.2.1702/3CaptainThomas Legge ADM 6/7/58ADM 6/79.2.1702/3 - 5.12.1705CaptainJoshua Moore (d.1705/6) ADM 6/7/87BWAS-16036.12.1705 - 20.1.1705/6CaptainAnthony Tollat (d.1708/9) ADM 6/8/207ADM 6/821.1.1705/6 - 16.12.1707CaptainJohn Bennet (1670-1716/17) ADM 6/8/223BWAS-160317.12.1707 - 19.11.1710CaptainCharles Smith (d.1750) ADM 6/9/111BWAS-160320.11.1710 - 31.3.1712CaptainCharles Smith (d.1750) ADM 6/11/83ADM 6/116.1.1714/15 - 27.3.1716CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/12/16BWAS-160328.3.1716 - 16.4.1717CaptainCharles Poole (d.1738/39) ADM 6/12/65BWAS-1603

24 Commissioned Officers

21.10.1702 - 16.11.1702First LieutenantGeorge Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/7/58ADM 6/721.10.1702 - 16.11.1702Second LieutenantJohn Castle (d.1706) ADM 6/7/58ADM 6/717.11.1702 - 3.11.1704Second LieutenantTobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/7/61ADM 6/718.11.1702 - 5.6.1704First LieutenantJohn Castle (d.1706) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/716.2.1703/4 - 2.9.1704Fifth LieutenantThomas Weynnoll ADM 6/8/48ADM 6/83.9.1704 - 5.12.1705Second LieutenantJohn Hubbard (d.1728) ADM 6/8/92ADM 6/86.12.1705 - 26.9.1706First LieutenantThomas Stringer ADM 6/8/207ADM 6/86.12.1705 - 18.12.1705Second LieutenantGeorge Nicholls (d.1708/9) ADM 6/8/207ADM 6/820.12.1705Second LieutenantSamuel Toft ADM 6/8/211ADM 6/821.12.1705 - 11.2.1705/6Second LieutenantAnthony Lochard ADM 6/8/212ADM 6/827.9.1706 - 5.3.1706/7First LieutenantCharles Poole (d.1738/39) ADM 6/9/103ADM 6/96.3.1706/7 - 17.11.1707First LieutenantJohn Brerewood ADM 6/9/54ADM 6/918.11.1707 - 19.11.1710First LieutenantSamuel Toft ADM 6/9/101ADM 6/918.11.1707 - 20.11.1710Second LieutenantEdward Blackett (1683-1756) ADM 6/9/101ADM 6/920.11.1710 - 5.8.1711First LieutenantThomas Wilcocks (d.1741) ADM 6/11/83ADM 6/1120.11.1710 - 1.2.1710/11Second LieutenantRichard Ward ADM 6/11/83ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 7.8.1713Second LieutenantCharles Redman ADM 6/11/104ADM 6/112.3.1710/11 - 12.1.1714/15First LieutenantJohn Redman (d.bef.1763) ADM 6/11/116ADM 6/1113.1.1714/15 - 11.4.1716First LieutenantNathaniel Blackmore ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 18.5.1716Second LieutenantGeorge Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1213.1.1714/15 - 1.6.1715Third LieutenantHenry Huish (d.1751) ADM 6/12/19ADM 6/1212.4.1716 - 16.5.1717First LieutenantGeorge Knowler (d.1743) ADM 6/12/67ADM 6/1219.5.1716 - 13.10.1716Second LieutenantJohn Waldron (d.1721) ADM 6/12/83
Commission confirmed 12.12.1716
ADM 6/12
15.10.1716 - 16.5.1717Second LieutenantJohn Elliot (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/12/85
Commission confirmed 29.1.1716/17
ADM 6/12

2 Warrant Officers

20.1.1702/3 - 1703ChaplainEdward Grove ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/72.6.1715 - 20.11.1715Midshipman ExtraHenry Huish (d.1751) ADM 6/12/43ADM 6/12

3 Petty Officers

21.1.1702/3 - 1703Volunteer-per-orderThomas Jill ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/724.4.1705 - 5.5.1706Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Ward ADM 170/2/266ADM107/222.6.1720 - 26.5.1722MidshipmanFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/3

Service History

1703Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1704Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to GuineaBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to St HelenaBWAS-1603
1708Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1709In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to St Helena and then to the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
1715In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1716In the ChannelBWAS-1603
16.5.1717Paid offADM 51
7.1723Broken up at Portsmouth to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


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