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Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.6.1706BWAS-1603
Acquired8.1707B028
First Commissioned18.7.1707B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed by
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1702-1741
B028
Constructor
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1702-1741
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up26.6.1734B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen421 3194Tons BM 

Armament


8.1707Broadside Weight = 126 Imperial Pound ( 57.141 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1707155 BWAS-1603

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1707 - 9.5.1710Captain
John ChilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1689-1722
Transfered ADM 6/9/83
BWAS-1603
10.5.1710 - 25.4.1715Captain
William CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/11/51
BWAS-1603
26.4.1715 - 29.11.1715Captain
William CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/12/40
ADM 6/12
18.5.1719 - 19.7.1719Captain
John YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
: on board from 24.5.1719 Transfered
BWAS-1603
17.7.1719 - 28.10.1722Captain
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1737
: on board from 20.7.1719 Transfered ADM 6/12/175
BWAS-1603
28.10.1722 - 20.7.1724Captain
Joseph LawesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1734
ADM 6/13/74
Confirmed 17.7.1724
ADM 6/13

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.7.1707 - 2.2.1710/11Lieutenant
Thomas WaterhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/9/83
ADM 6/9
2.2.1710/11 - 20.6.1711Lieutenant
Robert BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1740
ADM 6/11/106
ADM 6/11
20.6.1711 - 29.11.1715Lieutenant
John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1720
ADM 6/11/147
ADM 6/11
18.5.1719 - 20.7.1724Lieutenant
John GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1727
ADM 6/12/170
ADM 6/12

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.9.1712 - 25.2.1712/13Midshipman Extra
Henry RossingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
Transfered ADM 6/11/224
ADM 6/11
26.10.1713 - 29.11.1715Midshipman Extra
Henry RossingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/11/275
ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.7.1706 - 24.7.1708Midshipman
Richard RiddellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1713
Transfered ADM 107/3/11
ADM 107/3
22.11.1713 - 29.11.1715Midshipman
Lancelot WhitehallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1716
ADM 107/3/30
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1707In the Downs and North SeaBWAS-1603
1709On the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
5.1710On the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1714Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
29.11.1715Paid offADM 51
1716Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
7.1716Began repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
10.1716Completed repairs at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £4658.6.9dBWAS-1603
1720At JamaicaBWAS-1603
6.1720Sheathed for a voyage to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
20.7.1724Paid offADM 51
10.11.1724SurveyedBWAS-1603
26.6.1734Break up completed ad DeptfordBWAS-1603

 

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