Newcastle

5541
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Newcastle' (1653) (44)
Ordered31.10.1691BWAS-1603
Acquired1692BWAS-1603
ShipyardRatcliffe - London B028
ConstructorChristopher Pett (1620-1667/68)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked27.11.1703BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Length of Keel108' 2"Imperial Feet32.9248 
Breadth33' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen642 6194Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 320.5 Imperial Pound ( 145.3469 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 8-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Saker

1703Broadside 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
1692280 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.6.1692 - 26.11.1695CaptainCharles Wager (1666-1743)TRN21693 - 1694CaptainJedediah Barker (d.1702/3)BWAS-160327.11.1695 - 1697CaptainDaniel Reeves (d.1702) ADM 6/3/96BWAS-160325.9.1701 - 27.11.1713CaptainWilliam Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/6/114BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1695 - 6.12.1695First LieutenantJonathon Denn ADM 6/3/97ADM 6/39.10.1695 - 15.10.1697Second LieutenantSamuel Martin (d.1705) ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/318.10.1697 - 7.3.1700/1First LieutenantWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/5/24ADM 6/518.10.1697 - 25.11.1697Second LieutenantJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/5/24ADM 6/525.9.1701 - 24.1.1702/3Second LieutenantJohn Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/61.10.1701 - 23.10.1701First LieutenantThomas Legge (d.1711/12) ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/614.11.1701 - 26.3.1703First LieutenantDaniel Conde ADM 6/6/120ADM 6/617.11.1702 - 22.3.1702/3First LieutenantNathaniel Fogg ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/73.2.1702/3 - 1703Second LieutenantWilliam Simmond ADM 6/7/85ADM 6/723.3.1702/3 - 1703First LieutenantThomas Dickinson ADM 6/7/110ADM 6/7

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.3.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Fox (d.1710) ADM 6/3/139ADM 6/316.1.1702/3 - 1703Volunteer-per-orderLeonard Roach ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/7

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
11.6.1699 - 6.9.1700Ordinary SeamanRobert Harrison (d.1739) ADM 107/2/159ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
10.1694Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
8.1.1694/95Action of 1695-01-18
1696Sailed to the West Indies with a convoyBWAS-1603
1697Returned homeBWAS-1603
1702Sailed for Guinea and the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
1703Returned homeBWAS-1603
27.11.1703Foundered at Spithead during the Great Storm losing 193 drownedBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.11.1703-27.11.1703The Great Storm  
 

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