Albemarle -> 1709 Union

5495
Nominal Guns96BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.7.1701BWAS-1714
Acquired1.1704BWAS-1714
First Commissioned15.12.1704BWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Shortis (d.1705)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1.1722BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck163' 6"Imperial Feet49.6848 
Length of Keel135' 0"Imperial Feet41.148 
Breadth45' 0"Imperial Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthenc1,398Tons BM 

Armament


1705Broadside Weight = 821 Imperial Pound ( 372.3235 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1705680EstablishmentBWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.12.1704 - 27.3.1705Second CaptainHercules Mitchell (d.1705) ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/828.3.1705 - 18.12.1705CaptainIsaac Townsend (d.1731)BWAS-171419.12.1705 - 5.3.1705/6CaptainWilliam Kerr ADM 6/8/210ADM 6/86.3.1705/6 - 13.9.1706CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1723) ADM 6/8/237BWAS-171410.12.1706 - 29.7.1707CaptainRobert Fairfax (1666-1725) ADM 6/9/31BWAS-171430.7.1707 - 7.1.1707/8CaptainStephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/9/85BWAS-17148.1.1707/8 - 21.12.1708CaptainSir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732) ADM 6/9/117BWAS-171422.12.1708 - 3.9.1709CaptainFrancis Wyvell (d.1729) ADM 6/10/16BWAS-171426.1.1710/11 - 30.4.1711CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1723) ADM 6/11/99ADM 6/111.5.1711 - 2.7.1711CaptainSamuel Vincent (d.1719) ADM 6/11/133ADM 6/11

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1708AdmiralSir John Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-1714

52 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.12.1704 - 18.12.1705First LieutenantWilliam Collier (d.1736) ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/814.12.1704 - 18.12.1705Second LieutenantThomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/814.12.1704 - 14.6.1705Third LieutenantJames Carlton ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/814.12.1704 - 18.12.1705Fourth LieutenantAlexander Gordon ADM 6/8/120ADM 6/819.12.1704 - 18.12.1705Fifth LieutenantFrancis Ingoldsby ADM 6/8/124ADM 6/819.12.1705 - 5.3.1705/6First LieutenantThomas Weedon (d.1707) ADM 6/8/210ADM 6/819.12.1705 - 5.12.1706Fifth LieutenantSir Tancred Robinson (d.1754) ADM 6/8/210ADM 6/821.12.1705 - 11.9.1706Second LieutenantThomas Howard (d.1734) ADM 6/8/212ADM 6/821.12.1705 - 13.9.1706Third LieutenantFrancis Weston ADM 6/8/212ADM 6/821.12.1705 - 9.12.1706Fourth LieutenantFrancis Ingoldsby ADM 6/8/212ADM 6/86.3.1705/6 - 13.9.1706First LieutenantWilliam Tomm (c.1670-?) ADM 6/8/237ADM 6/810.12.1706 - 19.8.1707First LieutenantThomas Witts (d.1707) ADM 6/9/32ADM 6/910.12.1706 - 24.2.1706/7Second LieutenantConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/9/32ADM 6/910.12.1706 - 16.3.1706/7Third LieutenantJohn James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/9/32ADM 6/910.12.1706 - 21.3.1706/7Fourth LieutenantThomas Knowler ADM 6/9/31ADM 6/910.12.1706 - 10.2.1706/7Fifth LieutenantRobert Paston (d.1711) ADM 6/9/32ADM 6/911.2.1706/7 - 19.3.1706/7Fifth LieutenantRalph Saunderson (d.1718) ADM 6/9/47ADM 6/927.2.1706/7 - 16.3.1706/7Second LieutenantJustinian Miller ADM 6/9/52ADM 6/917.3.1706/7 - 25.8.1707Second LieutenantJohn James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/9/57ADM 6/917.3.1706/7 - 21.3.1706/7Third LieutenantPeter Franklin (d.1735/36) ADM 6/9/57ADM 6/920.3.1706/7 - 14.7.1707Fifth LieutenantJohn Blanchard ADM 6/9/58ADM 6/922.3.1706/7 - 12.6.1707Third LieutenantThomas Knowler ADM 6/9/59ADM 6/922.3.1706/7 - 14.7.1707Fourth LieutenantRalph Saunderson (d.1718) ADM 6/9/58ADM 6/913.6.1707 - 25.8.1707Third LieutenantJoseph Risby ADM 6/9/75ADM 6/915.7.1707 - 25.8.1707Fourth LieutenantJohn Blanchard ADM 6/9/82ADM 6/915.7.1707 - 19.8.1707Fifth LieutenantGeorge Hitchcock ADM 6/9/82ADM 6/920.8.1707 - 25.8.1707First LieutenantJohn Michell ADM 6/9/89ADM 6/920.8.1707 - 25.8.1707Fifth LieutenantNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/9/88ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 8.1.1707/8Second LieutenantRobert Robinson ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 8.1.1707/8Third LieutenantJohn Goodall (d.1728/29) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 8.1.1707/8Fourth LieutenantNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/926.8.1707 - 7.1.1707/8Fifth LieutenantThomas Knowler ADM 6/9/90ADM 6/98.1.1707/8 - 27.12.1708Fifth LieutenantMathew Ellford (d.1733) ADM 6/9/118ADM 6/99.1.1707/8 - 31.3.1708First LieutenantRobert Robinson ADM 6/15/120ADM 6/99.1.1707/8 - 27.12.1708Second LieutenantJohn Goodall (d.1728/29) ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/99.1.1707/8 - 24.12.1708Third LieutenantNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/99.1.1707/8 - 27.12.1708Fourth LieutenantThomas Knowler ADM 6/9/120ADM 6/928.12.1708 - 1.2.1710/11First LieutenantJohn Lambert ADM 6/10/19ADM 6/1028.12.1708 - 1.2.1710/11Second LieutenantDavid Taverner ADM 6/10/19ADM 6/1028.12.1708 - 7.6.1709Third LieutenantAlexander Orrok (d.1742) ADM 6/10/19ADM 6/1028.12.1708 - 8.11.1710Fourth LieutenantThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 6/10/19ADM 6/1028.12.1708 - 21.4.1710Fifth LieutenantGeorge Rawlings ADM 6/10/19ADM 6/108.6.1709 - 26.1.1709/10Third LieutenantSamuel Oates ADM 6/10/68ADM 6/102.2.1710/11 - 12.1.1714/15First LieutenantJohn Doleing (c.1665-1719) ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 12.2.1710/11Second LieutenantJohn Wynnell (c.1674-1759) ADM 6/14/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 2.4.1712Third LieutenantDaniel Berryman ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 9.2.1710/11Fourth LieutenantThomas Rumsey (d.1726) ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 9.2.1710/11Fifth LieutenantJohn Berry ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/1110.2.1710/11 - 8.11.1711Fourth LieutenantJohn Berkeley ADM 6/11/106ADM 6/1110.2.1710/11 - 14.5.1711Fifth LieutenantPeter Peters (d.1754) ADM 6/11/106ADM 6/1112.2.1710/11Second LieutenantEdward Vaughan ADM 6/11/107ADM 6/1115.5.1711 - 2.7.1711Fifth LieutenantCharles Molloy (d.1760) ADM 6/11/137ADM 6/11

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1711 - 2.7.1711ChaplainThomas Pocock (1672-1745)EWIKI

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
29.7.1706 - 25.3.1707Able SeamanJohn Knowles ADM 107/2/253ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1703/4Ordered to be launched by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
1705Commissioned for Byng's squadron in the SoundingsBWAS-1714
1706Commissioned for Shovell's fleetBWAS-1714
1708In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.6.1709Paid offADM 51
29.12.1709Renamed UnionBWAS-1714
2.7.1711Paid offADM 51
5.3.1717/18Docked at Chatham to break up for rebuildBWAS-1714

 

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