Panther

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1702BWAS-1603
Launched15.3.1702/3BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1603
ConstructorEdward PopelyBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1713B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Panther' (1716) (54)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 3 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Length of Keel108' 9 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold13' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen683 2794Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703280EstablishmentBWAS-1714

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.4.1703 - 16.10.1705CaptainThe Hon. Peregrine Bertie (d.1709) ADM 6/7/115BWAS-16031705 - 30.4.1706CaptainCharles Smith (d.1750)BWAS-160330.4.1706 - 8.11.1707CaptainHenry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/9/107
Commission confirmed 2.12.1707
BWAS-1603
26.12.1707 - 26.10.1710CaptainJohn Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/9/114BWAS-160326.10.1710 - 25.5.1714CaptainCharles Constable (d.bef.1716): on board from bef.18.1.1710/11 ADM 6/11/76BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.5.1703 - 14.5.1705First LieutenantJohn Lambert (d.1739) ADM 6/7/125ADM 6/715.6.1703 - 19.11.1703Second LieutenantJohn Ruffin ADM 6/7/132ADM 6/710.8.1704 - 14.5.1705Second LieutenantJedediah Barker ADM 6/9/99
Commission confirmed 6.11.1707
ADM 6/9
15.5.1705 - 8.11.1707First LieutenantJedediah Barker ADM 6/9/99
Commission confirmed 6.11.1707
ADM 6/9
15.5.1705 - 8.11.1707Second LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/9/99
Commission confirmed 6.11.1707
ADM 6/9
22.1.1707/8 - 25.5.1714First LieutenantJohn Thomas ADM 6/9/127ADM 6/918.8.1709 - 25.5.1714Second LieutenantDaniel Morris (d.1728) ADM 6/10/83ADM 6/10

Service History


DateEventSource
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1707In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1708With the fleet in the DownsBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to the SoundingsBWAS-1603
2.6.1709Took the Privateer La Belette
1711Sailed to St Helena and then to teh Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
1712Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
1713Returned home and paid offBWAS-1603
1713Broken up at Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1603
25.5.1714Paid offADM 51

 

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