Mary -> 1728 Princess Mary

Nominal Guns60
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardChatham Dockyard
ConstructorRobert Shortis (d.1705)
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1.1737


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel122' 3"Imperial Feet37.1891 
Breadth37' 6"Imperial Feet11.2994 
Depth in Hold14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Burthen914 4194Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers

19.5.1704 - 12.9.1714CaptainEdward Hopson (1671-1728) ADM 6/8/78BWAS-160311.3.1718/19 - 20.8.1721CaptainEdward Vernon (1684-1757) ADM 6/12/158BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

1705Vice-Admiral of the BlueSir George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers

19.4.1704 - 4.12.1705First LieutenantThomas Egerton ADM 6/8/78ADM 6/819.5.1704 - 5.12.1705Third LieutenantChristopher Parker (d.1765) ADM 6/8/78ADM 6/85.12.1705 - 29.7.1708First LieutenantChristopher Parker (d.1765) ADM 6/8/206ADM 6/85.12.1705 - 12.9.1714Second LieutenantThomas Kiemar (d.1737) ADM 6/8/206ADM 6/829.7.1708 - 12.9.1714First LieutenantWilliam Fearnly ADM 6/9/177ADM 6/911.3.1718/19 - 20.8.1721First LieutenantLuke Richardson (d.1739) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 20.8.1721Second LieutenantWilliam Swale (d.1736) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1230.7.1720 - 20.8.1721Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Forrester (d.1737) ADM 6/13/17
Commission confirmed 21.8.1721
ADM 6/13

1 Crewman

12.11.1730 - 12.3.1730/31Ordinary SeamanGeorge Durell (c.1714-1754) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

Service History

1705In the SoundingsBWAS-1603
6.10.1705Took the Privateer Le Bienvenu
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1707Sailed with a Lisbon convoy and later to the SoundingsBWAS-1603
1708In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1711In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1713Ordered homeBWAS-1603

Paid off

4.1717Began large repair at Portsmouth BWAS-1603
2.1718Completed large repair at Portsmouth at a cost of £10584.9.10dBWAS-1603
1719fitting at Portsmouth at a cost of £4468.10.3dBWAS-1603
3.1718/19Recommissioned and Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603

Returned home and paid off

26.7.1728Renamed Princess MaryBWAS-1603
11.1736Docked at Portsmouth to be inspected for defectsBWAS-1603
1.1737Break up was completedBWAS-1603


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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