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Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
British Second Rate ship of the line 'Union' (1704) (96) 1704-1722
British 96 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1709 Renamed "Union"
Keel Laid Down5.3.1717/18BWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1741
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1749BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck164' 6"Imperial Feet49.9896 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold18' 10"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,577 6394Tons BM 


1726Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Ship Commanders

9.2.1725/26 - 23.11.1726Captain
Philip VanbrughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1753
Transfered ADM 6/13/103
24.11.1726 - 1.12.1726Captain
Salmon MorriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1732
ADM 6/13/125
ADM 6/13
14.9.1745 - 19.1.1745/46Captain
William ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
Transfered ADM 6/16/544
ADM 6/16

1 Flag Officer

1726 - 17.10.1726Admiral
Sir John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726

6 Commissioned Officers

9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726First Lieutenant
Israel SparkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1730
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13
9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Second Lieutenant
Henry DodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1726
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13
9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Third Lieutenant
Robert CallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1732
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13
9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Fourth Lieutenant
William ParryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1753
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13
9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Fifth Lieutenant
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13
9.2.1725/26 - 1.12.1726Sixth Lieutenant
Roger MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1756
ADM 6/13/103
ADM 6/13

2 Warrant Officers

1734 - 30.12.1734Carpenter
Samuel GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1734-1736
ADM 6/14/201
ADM 6/14
1751 - 9.10.1751Carpenter
William WallaceBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1751-1771
ADM 6/18/14
ADM 6/18

2 Crewmen

18.1.1732/33 - 14.8.1733Ordinary Seaman
Charles MackieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1748
Transfered ADM 107/4/7
ADM 107/4
1757 - 29.5.1757Able Seaman
Felix MacartyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1758
Transfered ADM 36/4799/52
ADM 36

Service History

23.3.1725/26Completed at a cost of £27,580.1.8dBWAS-1714
10.1726Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
17.10.1726Paid off, seeing no further serviceBWAS-1714
1734Underwnet a small repair at Chatham at a cost of £3,666.6.11dBWAS-1714
1748Surveyed twiceBWAS-1714
1749Surveyed twiceBWAS-1714
14.9.1749Ordered to be broken up by the AdmiraltyBWAS-1714
11.1749Break up completed at Chatham for £614.1.4dBWAS-1714


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