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


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 


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 Ship Commanders

6.3.1718/19 - 13.11.1721Captain John Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/12/156BWAS-171431.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728Captain John Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 2.4.1729Captain Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) Transfered ADM 6/14/211BWAS-17142.4.1729 - 15.10.1729Captain George Purvis (1680-1740/41) ADM 6/14/20BWAS-171414.10.1729 - 16.12.1729Captain Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/14/37ADM 6/1422.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Captain Covill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/14/166BWAS-1714

27 Commissioned Officers

6.3.1718/19 - 20.10.1720First Lieutenant Titus Smith ADM 6/12/156ADM 6/126.3.1718/19 - 12.5.1719Second Lieutenant Charles Drummond (d.1771) Transfered ADM 6/12/156ADM 6/126.3.1718/19 - 13.11.1721Third Lieutenant John Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/12/156ADM 6/1213.5.1719 - 19.10.1720Second Lieutenant James Scott ADM 6/12/169ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 19.10.1720Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Sleigh ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1220.10.1720 - 19.3.1720/21First Lieutenant James Scott Transfered ADM 6/12/228
Confirmed 3.1.1720/21
ADM 6/12
20.10.1720 - 9.11.1721Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Roach Faulknor (1697-c.1763) Transfered ADM 6/12/227
Confirmed 28.12.1720
ADM 6/12
20.3.1720/21 - 13.11.1721First Lieutenant Robert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/13/6ADM 6/1310.11.1721 - 13.11.1721Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Ashby Myngs (d.1727) ADM 6/13/22ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728First Lieutenant Busby Mansell (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728Second Lieutenant William Kinsey (d.1744) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 6.9.1727Third Lieutenant Richard Wilson (d.c.1735) ADM 6/13/99ADM 6/133.12.1727 - 13.4.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Lloyd (d.1748) ADM 6/14/202
Confirmed 16.4.1728
ADM 6/13
26.7.1728 - 24.10.1728First Lieutenant John Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/13/211ADM 6/1326.7.1728 - 12.8.1728Second Lieutenant James Master (d.bef.1746/47) ADM 6/13/211ADM 6/1313.8.1728 - 24.10.1728Second Lieutenant Somerset Master (d.1747) Transfered ADM 6/13/216ADM 6/1325.10.1728 - 8.2.1728/29First Lieutenant William Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/14/4ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 16.12.1729Second Lieutenant John Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 16.12.1729Third Lieutenant William Hewett (d.1749) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 16.12.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Aubrey Beauclerk (1710-1740/41) ADM 6/14/11ADM 6/142.4.1729 - 16.12.1729First Lieutenant John Best (d.1751) ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36First Lieutenant John Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 28.4.1734Third Lieutenant William Baker (d.1740) ADM 6/14/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 28.4.1734Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Joseph Soanes ADM 6/14/171ADM 6/1429.4.1734 - 17.2.1735/36Third Lieutenant Joseph Soanes ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/1429.4.1734 - 17.2.1735/36Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Janeway (c.1712-1740) ADM 6/15/184ADM 6/14

2 Warrant Officers

12.9.1722 - 23.1.1725/26Midshipman Extra Ashby Myngs (d.1727) Transfered ADM 6/13/43ADM 6/131731 - 14.3.1730/31Chaplain Walter Robins ADM 6/14/70ADM 6/14

2 Petty Officers

10.5.1726 - 11.1.1726/27Midshipman Blumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 107/3/168ADM 107/311.1.1726/27 - 14.3.1728/29Midshipman Peter Rattenbury (c.1710-1745) Transfered ADM 107/3/356ADM 107/3

4 Crewmen

12.3.1718/19 - 13.11.1721Volunteer-per-order Blumfield Barradall (d.1749) ADM 107/3/168ADM 107/38.2.1728/29 - 6.11.1729Volunteer-per-order Samuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM 107/37.11.1729 - 29.12.1729Able Seaman Samuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/306ADM 107/35.4.1734 - 17.2.1735/36Captain's Servant Henry Rose (c.1721-bef.1754) ADM 107/3/473ADM 107/3

Service History

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

Paid off

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



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

ADM 6/13

Guardship at Portsmouth

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

Commissioned for home waters


Paid off

ADM 51

Broken up at Portsmouth for rebuilding at Deptford



DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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