Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned7.4.1703ADM 33
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1603
Constructor John TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1738B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 5"Imperial Feet39.9329 
Length of Keel108' 11 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Breadth34' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen684 8094Tons BM 


13.3.1702/3Broadside 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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

10.4.1703 - 15.1.1704/5Captain Thomas Legge ADM 6/7/117BWAS-160316.1.1704/5 - 11.12.1709Captain Philip Cavendish (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/9/86
Confirmed 6.8.1707
11.4.1710 - 13.12.1714Captain George Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/11/38BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16Captain George Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720Captain Charles Browne (c.1678-1753): on board from 19.3.1718/19 ADM 6/12/158BWAS-160313.11.1733 - 27.11.1733Captain Samuel Goodere (1687-1741) ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1428.11.1733 - 6.10.1737Captain Timothy Bridge (d.1737)† ADM 6/14/156BWAS-16037.10.1737 - 24.10.1737Captain Thomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/15/81ADM 6/15

22 Commissioned Officers

2.4.1703 - 2.6.1707Second Lieutenant Thomas Marwood (d.1731) ADM 6/7/114ADM 6/73.4.1703 - 20.12.1705First Lieutenant Thomas Howard (d.1734) Transfered ADM 6/7/115ADM 6/719.9.1706 - 31.12.1709First Lieutenant Joshua Paine (c.1681-1748) ADM 6/9/76
Confirmed 18.6.1707
ADM 6/9
3.6.1707 - 21.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant Thomas Marwood (d.1731) Transfered ADM 6/9/83ADM 6/915.7.1709 - 29.11.1709Second Lieutenant Samuel Atkins (d.1765) Transfered ADM 6/11/12
Issued by Sir George Byng (1663/64-1732/33), The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 7.12.1709
ADM 6/11
11.4.1710 - 17.12.1711First Lieutenant Francis Knighton (d.1727) Transfered ADM 6/11/38ADM 6/1111.4.1710 - 24.9.1710Second Lieutenant Edward Nicholas Transfered ADM 6/11/38ADM 6/1125.9.1710 - 13.12.1714Second Lieutenant John Aldridge ADM 6/11/71ADM 6/1118.12.1711 - 13.12.1714First Lieutenant William Carr ADM 6/11/182ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16First Lieutenant William Carr ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1214.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16Second Lieutenant John Aldridge ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720First Lieutenant Miller Caldecot ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720Second Lieutenant Edward Baker (d.1752): on board from 20.3.1718/19 ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1213.11.1733 - 6.10.1737First Lieutenant Thomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/15/154ADM 6/1413.11.1733 - 24.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant William Carleton ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1413.11.1733 - 24.1.1733/34Third Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1425.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Second Lieutenant Alexander Gordon (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/1425.1.1733/34 - 17.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Pocock (d.c.1735) ADM 6/15/160ADM 6/147.5.1736 - 19.7.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/92
Confirmed 30.12.1737
ADM 6/15
20.7.1737 - 6.10.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Chadwick (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/15/80
Confirmed 4.10.1737
ADM 6/15
7.10.1737 - 25.10.1737Second Lieutenant Richard Chadwick (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/15/81ADM 6/157.10.1737 - 24.10.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Perchard (c.1712-c.1746) ADM 6/15/81ADM 6/15

4 Warrant Officers

19.2.1712/13 - 10.4.1716Midshipman Extra Ambrose Saunders (d.1730/31) ADM 6/11/246ADM 6/111717Boatswain John Orbellref:16181717Cook Richard Vasserref:161831.8.1755 - 7.1.1756Master Francis Orchard (c.1720-c.1763) ADM 107/4/345ADM 107/4

3 Petty Officers

28.4.1714 - 2.2.1715/16Midshipman Matthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 107/3/30ADM 107/312.2.1733/34 - 24.10.1737Midshipman Joseph Roberts (c.1711-?) ADM 107/3/349ADM 107/38.7.1737 - 24.10.1737Midshipman George Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 107/3/327ADM 107/3

Service History

12.3.1703/4Action of 1704-03-12
10.3.1704/5Battle of Marbella
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1708In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
9.1708Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
31.12.1709Paid offADM 33
1712Returned homeBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 33
7.1718Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
9.1718Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7291.8.11dBWAS-1603
6.4.1720Paid offADM 33
4.1730Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
1.1733Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3492.14.2dBWAS-1603
1735Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1738Completed breaking up at Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 28th of January 2016 17:32

London Gazette, 1705, Genoa, Nov. 29 - The Newcastle and Antelope Men of War, the latter of 54 guns, commanded by Captain Cavendish. They came thence the 7th, together with the Lime frigate, and soon after fell in with some French merchantmen homeward bound from Newfoundland, of which they took four. They were since separated by bad weather; and the Antelope met off Corsica a large French Man of War of about 70 brass guns, and had a sharp engagement with her, that lasted about two hours, wherein Captain Cavendish was slightly wounded. ? of her men were killed and 16 wounded.

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