Monmouth

5448
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.6.1716BWAS-1714
Launched3.6.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.3.1718/19
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJohn NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild8.1742BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Monmouth' (1742) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel122' 2"Imperial Feet37.1879 
Breadth41' 5"Imperial Feet12.6238 
Depth in Hold17' 1"Imperial Feet5.1852 
Burthen1,114 6194Tons BM 

Armament


3.6.1718Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1718/19 - 31.1.1720/21CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/12/156BWAS-171431.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 2.4.1729CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/14/211BWAS-17142.4.1729 - 15.10.1729CaptainGeorge Purvis (1680-1748) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171414.10.1729 - 29.4.1730CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/14/37ADM 6/1422.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1714

27 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1718/19 - 1719First LieutenantTitus Smith ADM 6/12/156ADM 6/126.3.1718/19 - 12.5.1719Second LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/12/156ADM 6/126.3.1718/19 - 9.5.1722Third LieutenantJohn Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/12/156ADM 6/1213.5.1719 - 19.10.1720Second LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/12/169ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 19.10.1720Fourth LieutenantJohn Sleigh ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1220.10.1720 - 19.3.1720/21First LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/12/228
Commission confirmed 3.1.1720/21
ADM 6/12
20.10.1720 - 9.11.1721Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRoach Faulknor ADM 6/12/227
Commission confirmed 28.12.1720
ADM 6/12
20.3.1720/21 - 30.4.1723First LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/13/6ADM 6/1310.11.1721 - 1722Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAshby Myngs ADM 6/13/22ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728First LieutenantBusby Mansell (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728Second LieutenantWilliam Kinsey (d.1744) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 6.9.1727Third LieutenantRichard Wilson (d.c.1735) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/133.12.1727 - 13.4.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/14/202
Commission confirmed 16.4.1728
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 24.10.1728First LieutenantJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/13/211ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 12.8.1728Second LieutenantJames Master (d.1747) ADM 6/13/211ADM 6/1313.8.1728 - 24.10.1728Second LieutenantSomerset Master (d.1747) ADM 6/13/216ADM 6/1325.10.1728 - 8.2.1728/29First LieutenantWilliam Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/14/4ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 31.3.1731Second LieutenantJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 15.6.1730Third LieutenantWilliam Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 1.4.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 25.5.1730First LieutenantJohn Best (d.1751) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36First LieutenantJohn Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Second LieutenantJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 28.4.1734Third LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.1740) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 28.4.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJoseph Soanes ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1429.4.1734 - 17.2.1735/36Third LieutenantJoseph Soanes ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1429.4.1734 - 17.2.1735/36Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Janeway (d.1740) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/14

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.9.1722 - 24.1.1725/26Midshipman ExtraAshby Myngs ADM 6/13/43ADM 6/131731 - 14.3.1730/31ChaplainWalter Robins ADM 6/14/70ADM 6/14

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.5.1726 - 11.1.1726/27MidshipmanBlumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 107/3/168ADM107/311.1.1726/27 - 14.3.1728/29MidshipmanPeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1746) ADM 107/3/356ADM107/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
30.5.1718 - 31.1.1720/21Volunteer-per-orderBlumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 107/3/168ADM107/38.2.1728/29 - 6.11.1729Volunteer-per-orderSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/37.11.1729 - 29.12.1729Able SeamanSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1719Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.3.1718/19Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14638.4.1dBWAS-1714
20.3.1718/19Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4953.16.1dBWAS-1714
29.10.1721

Paid off

ADM 51
1726fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4260.14.11dBWAS-1714
13.1.1725/26

Recommissioned

BWAS-1714
22.8.1727

The captain, John Balchen, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
1728

Guardship at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
1728fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
4.1728Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth ADM 106
1732fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1734

Commissioned for home waters

BWAS-1714
17.2.1735/36

Paid off

ADM 51
8.1742

Broken up at Portsmouth for rebuilding at Deptford

BWAS-1714

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1719/061719/11British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document
 

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