Winchester Hulk
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.7.1716BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 50-gunner Later GroupBWAS-1714
Constructor John Phillips (d.1720)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.7.1781BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck131' 4"Imperial Feet39.9321 
Length of Keel108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen710 3494Tons BM 


12.11.1717Broadside Weight = 315 Imperial Pound ( 142.8525 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1716280Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

8.1.1717/18 - 2.11.1718Captain James Campbell (d.1718)† Discharged Dead ADM 6/12/109BWAS-17145.11.1718 - 16.4.1723Captain James Stewart (c.1678-1757) ADM 6/12/143BWAS-171425.1.1725/26 - 25.7.1728Captain James Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/13/96BWAS-171426.7.1728 - 9.10.1729Captain James Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/13/212ADM 6/1330.8.1739 - 12.9.1742Captain James Lloyd (d.1761) Transfered ADM 6/15/216BWAS-171413.9.1742 - 4.3.1742/43Captain William Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/16/154
Confirmed 3.3.1742/43
ADM 6/16

15 Commissioned Officers

10.1.1717/18 - 15.1.1717/18First Lieutenant James Rycault (d.1758) Transfered ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 14.1.1717/18Second Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1215.1.1717/18 - 16.4.1723First Lieutenant Richard Smith ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1215.1.1717/18 - 16.4.1723Second Lieutenant Edward Wells (d.1728) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/126.9.1720 - 16.4.1723Third Lieutenant John Arnold Langley (d.1737) ADM 6/12/213ADM 6/1225.1.1725/26 - 26.7.1728Third Lieutenant Thomas Harrison (d.1749) Transfered ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1331.1.1725/26 - 9.10.1729First Lieutenant James Smith ADM 6/15/101ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 26.7.1728Second Lieutenant Thomas Limeburner (d.1750) Transfered ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/139.2.1728/29 - 9.10.1729Second Lieutenant Robert Pett (d.c.1775) ADM 6/15/11ADM 6/149.2.1728/29 - 9.10.1729Third Lieutenant William Drake ADM 6/15/11ADM 6/1430.8.1739 - 17.9.1739First Lieutenant Robert Claxton ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 13.8.1741Second Lieutenant Thomas Bury (c.1700-1748) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 3.3.1739/40Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms George Langdon (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1518.9.1739 - 26.9.1740First Lieutenant Thomas Philpott ADM 6/15/222ADM 6/1514.8.1741 - 4.3.1742/43Second Lieutenant Benjamin Almes (c.1715-1746) ADM 6/15/443ADM 6/15

3 Warrant Officers

1717Carpenter John Sandersref:161813.1.1717/18 - 30.4.1722Purser John SergentNMM-IGR1771 - 1.7.1771Boatswain Robert Elliot Transfered ADM 6/20/388ADM 6/20

2 Petty Officers

7.10.1718 - 20.11.1719Midshipman Henry German Transfered ADM 107/3/121ADM 107/319.3.1720/21 - 16.4.1723Midshipman Thomas Fort (d.1736) ADM 107/3/129ADM 107/3

Service History

1718Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
5.3.1717/18Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
16.9.1719Attack on Ribadeo
1720Carrying stores to PortsmouthBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
5.1723Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
1.1725Completed refitting at a cost of £4515.4.3dBWAS-1714
2.1726Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1727Off the Spanish coastBWAS-1714
11.1728Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
7.1730small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £739.5.5dBWAS-1714
30.8.1739Recommissioned for Home watersBWAS-1714
10.1739In the Western approachesBWAS-1714
1741Convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1714
1742To the Mediterranean then home to pay offBWAS-1714
4.3.1742/43Paid offADM 51
6.1744Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.6.1744Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
2.1745Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5184.18.0dBWAS-1714
16.3.1744/45Arrived at Harwich and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1714
20.9.1748Ordered to be transported to ChathamBWAS-1714
8.6.1781Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
5.7.1781Break up completedBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
28.4.1718-10.1718British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 

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