Antelope

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1702BWAS-1603
Launched13.3.1702/3BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1603
ConstructorJohn TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1738B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1703 - 15.1.1704/5CaptainThomas Legge ADM 6/7/117BWAS-160316.1.1704/5 - 11.12.1709CaptainPhilip Cavendish (d.1743) ADM 6/9/86
Commission confirmed 6.8.1707
BWAS-1603
11.4.1710 - 13.12.1714CaptainGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/11/38BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16CaptainGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 20.6.1720CaptainCharles Browne (d.1734) ADM 6/12/158BWAS-16031734 - 25.10.1737CaptainTimothy Bridge (d.1737)BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1703 - 2.6.1707Second LieutenantThomas Marwood (d.1731) ADM 6/7/114ADM 6/73.4.1703 - 20.12.1705First LieutenantThomas Howard (d.1734) ADM 6/7/115ADM 6/719.9.1706 - 10.4.1710First LieutenantJoshua Paine (d.1748) ADM 6/9/76
Commission confirmed 18.6.1707
ADM 6/9
3.6.1707 - 22.1.1707/8Second LieutenantThomas Marwood (d.1731) ADM 6/9/83ADM 6/915.7.1709 - 28.11.1709Second LieutenantSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/11/12
Commission confirmed 7.12.1709
ADM 6/11
11.4.1710 - 17.12.1711First LieutenantFrancis Knighton (d.1727) ADM 6/11/38ADM 6/1111.4.1710 - 24.9.1710Second LieutenantEdward Nicholas ADM 6/11/38ADM 6/1125.9.1710 - 13.12.1714Second LieutenantJohn Aldridge ADM 6/11/71ADM 6/1118.12.1711 - 13.12.1714First LieutenantWilliam Carr ADM 6/11/182ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 7.1718First LieutenantWilliam Carr ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1214.12.1714 - 16.3.1717/18Second LieutenantJohn Aldridge ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 9.11.1720First LieutenantMiller Caldecot ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 3.4.1720Second LieutenantEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1712/13 - 1713Midshipman ExtraAmbrose Saunders (d.1730/31) ADM 6/11/246ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1714 - 2.2.1715/16MidshipmanMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 107/3/30ADM107/319.9.1737 - 13.1.1737/38MidshipmanGeorge Ireland (c.1718-1750) ADM 107/3/327ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
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
1712Returned homeBWAS-1603
7.1718Began great repair at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1603
9.1718Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £7291.8.11dBWAS-1603
1719RecommissionedBWAS-1603
4.1730Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1603
1.1733Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3492.14.2dBWAS-1603
1734RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1735Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
25.10.1737Paid offBWAS-1603
2.1738Completed breaking up at Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/12 ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/7 ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/9 ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11 ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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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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