Nominal Guns54B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Woolwich' (1675) (54)
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship ClassOxford ClassB028
ConstructorWilliam LeeB028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild8.1736B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Woolwich' (1741) (50)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen761Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck139' 0"Imperial Feet42.3672 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth36' 1"Imperial Feet10.977 
Depth in Hold14' 11"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen761 7694Tons BM 


1694Broadside Weight = 377 Imperial Pound ( 170.9698 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British Saker

7 Commanding Officers

1702 - 13.2.1703/4CaptainThomas ClansbyBWAS-160314.2.1703/4 - 7.4.1704CaptainThomas Ekines ADM 6/8/47BWAS-16038.4.1704 - 17.7.1705CaptainJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712) ADM 6/8/70BWAS-160318.7.1705 - 24.7.1705CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/8/186ADM 6/825.7.1705 - 26.5.1710CaptainRobert Thompson ADM 6/8/187ADM 6/827.5.1710 - 29.1.1711/12CaptainThomas Meade (d.1740) ADM 6/11/48BWAS-160330.1.1711/12 - 12.1714CaptainArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/11/191BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers

16.1.1701/2 - 26.9.1708First LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/6/133ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 3.6.1703Second LieutenantJohn Furzer (d.1721) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/64.6.1703 - 22.4.1704Second LieutenantThomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/7/30ADM 6/723.4.1704 - 24.7.1705Second LieutenantJohn Bray (d.1750) ADM 6/8/162
Commission confirmed 10.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
25.7.1705 - 19.7.1709Second LieutenantFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/8/187ADM 6/827.9.1708 - 19.7.1709First LieutenantJacob Hughes ADM 6/9/186ADM 6/920.7.1709 - 10.4.1710First LieutenantFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/11/5
Commission confirmed 14.11.1709
ADM 6/11
20.7.1709 - 25.4.1710Second LieutenantJohn Lunn (d.1727) ADM 6/10/99
Commission confirmed 4.11.1709
27.5.1710 - 29.1.1711/12First LieutenantMichael Walford ADM 6/11/48ADM 6/1127.5.1710 - 29.1.1711/12Second LieutenantGeorge Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 6/11/48ADM 6/1130.1.1711/12 - 1712First LieutenantCharles Cooper ADM 6/11/191ADM 6/1130.1.1711/12 - 22.3.1713/14Second LieutenantStephen Forster ADM 6/11/191ADM 6/1123.3.1713/14 - 25.6.1716Second LieutenantWilliam Rowley (1690-1768) ADM 6/11/287ADM 6/11

2 Crewmen

31.10.1710 - 26.6.1712Ordinary SeamanSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 107/3/40ADM107/325.1.1719/20 - 22.6.1720Able SeamanFyfield Coe (d.1763) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/3

Service History

10.1220Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2661.17.5dBWAS-1603
1702Commissioned for a convoy to RussianBWAS-1603
1704Sailed to Newfoundland with a convoyBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to VirginiaBWAS-1603
1707Returned homeBWAS-1603
1708Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1712Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
9.1713Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
1714Sailed to the Baltic with a convoyBWAS-1603
2.1714Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1850.17.0dBWAS-1603
12.1714Paid offBWAS-1603
7.1722Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
8.1736Broken up at Deptford to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
B165American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826Mark LardasBook
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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