Nominal Guns54
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Maure' (1688) (50)
First Commissioned8.5.1711
ShipyardToulon - Provence NNF-1661
Designed by Blaise PangaloNNF-1661
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater7.3.1715/16


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck135' 4"Imperial Feet41.1509 
Length of Keel116' 2"Imperial Feet35.36 
Breadth36' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet10.9919 
Burthen811 394Tons BM 


13.12.1710Broadside 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
1710320 BWAS-1603

3 Ship Commanders

1.5.1711 - 3.11.1711Captain Michael Sansom (d.1711)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/11/133BWAS-16035.11.1711 - 14.11.1714Captain Thomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 6/11/174BWAS-160315.11.1714 - 7.12.1715Captain William Cawley (d.1740) ADM 6/12/42
Confirmed 10.5.1715
ADM 6/12

3 Commissioned Officers

1.5.1711 - 20.11.1714First Lieutenant John Pye ADM 6/11/133ADM 6/1121.11.1714 - 7.12.1715First Lieutenant John Vincent ADM 6/12/41
Confirmed 2.5.1715
ADM 6/12
21.11.1714 - 7.12.1715Second Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/12/41
Confirmed 2.5.1715
ADM 6/12

2 Warrant Officers

18.9.1712 - 1712Midshipman Extra William Cleland (d.1744) ADM 6/11/224ADM 6/1111.2.1713/14 - 20.11.1714Midshipman Extra Robert Milne (d.bef.1734) Transfered ADM 6/11/284ADM 6/11

Service History

8.5.1711Commissioned fot the Downs squadronBWAS-1603
1712In home watersBWAS-1603
14.3.1711/12Took the Privateer Le Saint François
1713Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1715Returned home and then on to the BalticBWAS-1603
7.3.1715/16Sunk as a breakwater at PlymouthBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

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