Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1603
ConstructorJohn 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 Commanding Officers

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
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 - 31.3.1720CaptainCharles Browne (c.1678-1753): on board from 19.3.1718/19 ADM 6/12/158BWAS-160313.11.1733 - 27.11.1733CaptainSamuel Goodere (1687-1741) ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1428.11.1733 - 25.10.1737CaptainTimothy Bridge (d.1737) ADM 6/14/156BWAS-16037.10.1737 - 24.10.1737CaptainThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/15/81ADM 6/15

22 Commissioned Officers

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 - 29.11.1709Second LieutenantSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/11/12
Issued by Sir George Byng (1663/64-1732/33), The Mediterranean Sea
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 - 28.2.1715/16First LieutenantWilliam Carr ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1214.12.1714 - 28.2.1715/16Second LieutenantJohn Aldridge ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720First LieutenantMiller Caldecot ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 31.3.1720Second LieutenantEdward Baker (d.1752) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1213.11.1733 - 6.10.1737First LieutenantThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/15/154ADM 6/1413.11.1733 - 24.1.1733/34Second LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1413.11.1733 - 24.1.1733/34Third LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/14/154ADM 6/1425.1.1733/34 - 22.2.1733/34Second LieutenantAlexander Gordon (d.1743) ADM 6/14/160ADM 6/1425.1.1733/34 - bef.18.5.1735Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Pocock (d.bef.1735) ADM 6/15/160ADM 6/147.5.1736 - 7.4.1739Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Brown (d.1742) ADM 6/15/92
Commission confirmed 30.12.1737
ADM 6/15
20.7.1737 - 6.10.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Chadwick (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/15/80
Commission confirmed 4.10.1737
ADM 6/15
7.10.1737 - 24.10.1737Second LieutenantRichard Chadwick (c.1712-1748) ADM 6/15/81ADM 6/157.10.1737 - 24.10.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Perchard (d.c.1746) ADM 6/15/81ADM 6/15

2 Warrant Officers

19.2.1712/13 - 1713Midshipman ExtraAmbrose Saunders (d.1730/31) ADM 6/11/246ADM 6/1131.8.1755 - 7.1.1756MasterFrancis Orchard (c.1720-c.1763) ADM 107/4/345ADM 107/4

2 Petty Officers

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

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 - Plymouth BWAS-1603
9.1718Completed great repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7291.8.11dBWAS-1603
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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