Colchester

535
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.11.1705BWAS-1603
Named13.2.1706/7BWAS-1603
Launched22.2.1706/7BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild1.4.1719BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 6"Imperial Feet39.6291 
Length of Keel108' 3"Imperial Feet32.9279 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen682 394Tons BM 

Armament


22.2.1706/7Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1706/7 - 31.3.1710CaptainRichard Leake (d.1720/21) ADM 6/9/49BWAS-16031.4.1710 - 30.8.1714CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/11/37BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1706/7 - 16.3.1706/7First LieutenantPeter Franklin (d.1735/36) ADM 6/9/49ADM 6/919.2.1706/7 - 8.1.1707/8Second LieutenantChichester Cole ADM 6/9/49ADM 6/917.3.1706/7 - 20.8.1708First LieutenantJustinian Miller ADM 6/9/57ADM 6/99.1.1707/8 - 17.10.1713Second LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/9/118B16521.8.1708 - 30.8.1714First LieutenantJohn Edwards (d.1731) ADM 6/11/9
Commission confirmed 28.11.1709
ADM 6/11
18.10.1713 - 30.8.1714Second LieutenantMark Hughes ADM 6/11/281
Commission confirmed 8.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.3.1707 - 28.1.1709/10MidshipmanJohn Knowles ADM 107/2/253ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
1708In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
30.8.1714

Returned home to pay off

BWAS-1603
28.6.1718Docked at Plymouth to be broken upBWAS-1603
1.4.1719Remains transported to Chatham for rebuildingBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
B165American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826Mark LardasBook
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM107/2ADM 107/2 1703-1712 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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