Nominal Guns52
NationalityCommonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned29.4.1661
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
ConstructorJohn Tippetts
CategoryThird Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1702
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Monck' (1701) (64)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth35' 0"Imperial Feet10.668 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Burthen697 1994Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 503 Imperial Pound ( 228.1105 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin

1677Broadside Weight = 426.5 Imperial Pound ( 193.418 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck/Forecastle10 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 654 Imperial Pound ( 296.589 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660220 BWAS-1603
1666260 BWAS-1603

15 Commanding Officers

29.4.1661 - 12.2.1662/63CaptainNicholas Tatersell (d.1662/63)BWAS-16037.10.1664 - 14.11.1667CaptainThomas Penrose (d.1667)BWAS-160330.4.1668 - 24.7.1668CaptainSir William Reeves (d.1673)B05122.3.1671/72 - 16.8.1673CaptainBernard Ludman (d.1673)B05117.8.1673 - 6.4.1674CaptainHenry Killigrew (1652-1712)B05124.10.1689 - 1690CaptainSir Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)ODNB1691CaptainWilliam Bokenham (d.1702)BWAS-16031692 - 6.1692CaptainBenjamin Hoskins (d.1712)BWAS-16036.1692 - 1693CaptainStafford Fairborne (d.1716)BWAS-16031694CaptainThomas Warren (d.1699)BWAS-160323.12.1695 - 30.1.1695/96CaptainEdward Bibb (d.1701) ADM 6/3/105BWAS-160319.9.1696 - 9.12.1696CaptainJedediah Barker (d.1702/3) ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/418.2.1696/97 - 19.2.1696/97CaptainRobert Stapleton (d.1702) ADM 6/4/74BWAS-160320.2.1696/97 - 1.5.1699Second CaptainRobert Stapleton (d.1702) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/426.12.1701 - 17.7.1705CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/6/126ADM 6/6

1 Flag Officer

19.2.1696/97 - 1697CommodoreSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/4

16 Commissioned Officers

1661 - 1662LieutenantThomas TraffordB0511662LieutenantThomas DarcyB0516.2.1694/95 - 13.2.1695/96Third LieutenantJohn Wyatt (c.1673-?) ADM 6/3/34ADM 6/319.2.1694/95 - 13.2.1695/96Second LieutenantThomas Campion ADM 6/3/37ADM 6/324.1.1695/96 - 1696Third LieutenantWilliam Cawley (d.1740) ADM 6/3/120ADM 6/314.2.1695/96 - 17.2.1696/97First LieutenantThomas Campion ADM 6/3/129ADM 6/314.2.1695/96 - 17.2.1696/97Second LieutenantJohn Wyatt (c.1673-?) ADM 6/3/129ADM 6/319.9.1696 - 2.2.1696/97First LieutenantJonathon Denn ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/419.9.1696 - 2.2.1696/97Second LieutenantDaniel Conde ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/419.9.1696 - 1697Third LieutenantEdward Manning ADM 6/4/28ADM 6/418.2.1696/97 - 2.3.1696/97First LieutenantCharles Hendrick ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/418.2.1696/97 - 1697Second LieutenantArthur Basse ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/43.3.1696/97 - 8.5.1699First LieutenantHenry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/4/79ADM 6/431.12.1701 - 5.1.1702/3Second LieutenantPhilip Stanhope (d.1708) ADM 6/6/126ADM 6/610.1.1701/2 - 21.3.1707/8First LieutenantJohn Cater ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/627.11.1702 - 1702Second LieutenantWilliam Mees ADM 6/7/62ADM 6/7

6 Petty Officers

25.11.1691 - 11.12.1692Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/131.12.1691 - 31.7.1694MidshipmanThomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/129.2.1691/92 - 22.4.1692MidshipmanGeorge Heyboo (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/117.8.1692 - 29.8.1692Master's MateWilliam Jenuson (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/9ADM 107/114.1.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer-per-orderJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/33.1696/97 - 20.9.1699MidshipmanLord James Berkeley (Viscount Dursley) (1679-1736)ODNB

2 Crewmen

19.7.1690 - 19.7.1691Able SeamanJasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/12.4.1691 - 7.8.1692VolunteerJohn Chamberlain (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/70ADM 107/1

Service History

1.1660Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6273.0.0dBWAS-1603
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1666Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
18.9.1666Took the Ship of the Line Le Rubis (60) Off Cape Dungeness
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1677Refitted as a 60 gun Third Rate
1685Refitted as a 58 gun Third Rate
1689Flagship of a squadron patrolling the channel and Irish seaB051
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
27.5.1692Part of Vice-Admiral Sir George Rooke's Van Division of the Blue squadron at the Battle of BarfleurTRN2
1.6.1692Action at Cherbourg
1693In company with Chatham took two French merchantmen while on-route from Madeira to IrelandTRN2
6.1693Part of Sir George Rooke's convoy escort for the Smyrna FleetSOTON
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
12.5.1694Part of a squadron of 6 ships which took the French ship Diligent, commanded by Du Guay Trouin near the Scilly IslesTRN2
8.6.1694Flagship of an allied division commanded by the Marquis of Carmarthen supporting failed troop landings in Camaret Bay,TRN2
12.5.1695Took the Frigate La Diligente (34)
1702Rebuilt at RotherhytheTRN2


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Posted by linda sherwood-page on Thursday 21st of April 2016 10:59

I have discovered a William Diamont served as a seaman on the Monck in 1692. Dying from his wounds by October as a result of 'a battle with the French'. Presume Barfleur or La Hogue. Are there any lists for this period of ordinary seamen, with any details, age? etc.
With many thanks

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