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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
Constructor
Joseph AllinBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1700-1705
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1706/7 - 31.3.1710Captain
Richard LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1717
Transfered ADM 6/9/49
BWAS-1603
1.4.1710 - 30.8.1714Captain
John BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1736
ADM 6/11/37
BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1706/7 - 16.3.1706/7First Lieutenant
Peter FranklinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1714
ADM 6/9/49
ADM 6/9
19.2.1706/7 - 8.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant
Chichester ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1710
Transfered ADM 6/9/49
ADM 6/9
17.3.1706/7 - 20.8.1708First Lieutenant
Justinian MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1711
ADM 6/9/57
ADM 6/9
9.1.1707/8 - 17.10.1713Second Lieutenant
Samuel TilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1726
ADM 6/9/118
B165
21.8.1708 - 30.8.1714First Lieutenant
John EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1727
ADM 6/11/9
Confirmed 28.11.1709
ADM 6/11
18.10.1713 - 30.8.1714Second Lieutenant
Mark HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1714
ADM 6/11/281
Confirmed 8.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1714Purser
David HideBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714
ref:1618
1714Carpenter
Walter DodemeadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1717
ref:1618
1717Carpenter
Walter DodemeadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1714-1717
ref:1618
1717Boatswain
Charles PopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
1717Cook
William HusseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
1717Gunner
Henry LaversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.3.1707 - 28.1.1709/10Midshipman
John KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1710
ADM 107/2/253
ADM 107/2

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

 

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