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Antelope

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.7.1702BWAS-1603
Launched13.3.1702/3BWAS-1603
First Commissioned7.4.1703ADM 33
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1603
Constructor
John TaylorBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1651-1660
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
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

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.4.1703 - 15.1.1704/5Captain
Thomas LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1705
ADM 6/7/117
BWAS-1603
16.1.1704/5 - 11.12.1709Captain
Philip CavendishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1743
Transfered ADM 6/9/86
Confirmed 6.8.1707
BWAS-1603
11.4.1710 - 13.12.1714Captain
George SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1734
ADM 6/11/38
BWAS-1603
14.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16Captain
George SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1734
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
11.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720Captain
Charles BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1740
: on board from 19.3.1718/19 ADM 6/12/158
BWAS-1603
13.11.1733 - 27.11.1733Captain
Samuel GoodereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1741
ADM 6/14/154
ADM 6/14
28.11.1733 - 6.10.1737Captain
Timothy BridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1737
† ADM 6/14/156
BWAS-1603
7.10.1737 - 24.10.1737Captain
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1744
ADM 6/15/81
ADM 6/15

22 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1703 - 2.6.1707Second Lieutenant
Thomas MarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
3.4.1703 - 20.12.1705First Lieutenant
Thomas HowardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1718
Transfered ADM 6/7/115
ADM 6/7
19.9.1706 - 31.12.1709First Lieutenant
Joshua PaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1748
ADM 6/9/76
Confirmed 18.6.1707
ADM 6/9
3.6.1707 - 21.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant
Thomas MarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1718
Transfered ADM 6/9/83
ADM 6/9
15.7.1709 - 29.11.1709Second Lieutenant
Samuel AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1747
Transfered ADM 6/11/12
Issued by
Sir George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1703
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 7.12.1709
ADM 6/11
11.4.1710 - 17.12.1711First Lieutenant
Francis KnightonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1727
Transfered ADM 6/11/38
ADM 6/11
11.4.1710 - 24.9.1710Second Lieutenant
Edward NicholasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1718
Transfered ADM 6/11/38
ADM 6/11
25.9.1710 - 13.12.1714Second Lieutenant
John AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1719
ADM 6/11/71
ADM 6/11
18.12.1711 - 13.12.1714First Lieutenant
William CarrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1718
ADM 6/11/182
ADM 6/11
14.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16First Lieutenant
William CarrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1718
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
14.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16Second Lieutenant
John AldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1719
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
11.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720First Lieutenant
Miller CaldecotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1723
ADM 6/12/158
ADM 6/12
11.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720Second Lieutenant
Edward BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1715-1747
: on board from 20.3.1718/19 ADM 6/12/158
ADM 6/12
13.11.1733 - 6.10.1737First Lieutenant
Thomas WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1744
ADM 6/15/154
ADM 6/14
13.11.1733 - 24.1.1733/34Second Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1740
ADM 6/14/154
ADM 6/14
13.11.1733 - 24.1.1733/34Third Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1742
ADM 6/14/154
ADM 6/14
25.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Second Lieutenant
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1719-1742
Transfered ADM 6/14/160
ADM 6/14
25.1.1733/34 - 17.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1735
ADM 6/15/160
ADM 6/14
7.5.1736 - 19.7.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
James BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1742
ADM 6/15/92
Confirmed 30.12.1737
ADM 6/15
20.7.1737 - 6.10.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1739
ADM 6/15/80
Confirmed 4.10.1737
ADM 6/15
7.10.1737 - 25.10.1737Second Lieutenant
Richard ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1739
ADM 6/15/81
ADM 6/15
7.10.1737 - 24.10.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert PerchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1745
ADM 6/15/81
ADM 6/15

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1712/13 - 10.4.1716Midshipman Extra
Ambrose SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1721
ADM 6/11/246
ADM 6/11
1717Boatswain
John OrbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
1717Cook
Richard VasserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
31.8.1755 - 7.1.1756Master
Francis OrchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1762
ADM 107/4/345
ADM 107/4

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.4.1714 - 2.2.1715/16Midshipman
Matthew BeckwithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1726
ADM 107/3/30
ADM 107/3
12.2.1733/34 - 24.10.1737Midshipman
Joseph RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1744
ADM 107/3/349
ADM 107/3
8.7.1737 - 24.10.1737Midshipman
George IrelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1749
ADM 107/3/327
ADM 107/3

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
31.12.1709Paid offADM 33
1712Returned homeBWAS-1603
10.4.1716

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
24.10.1737

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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