Nominal Guns24BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate ship 'Le Rossignol' (1707) (24)
First Commissioned5.1.1707/8BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild2.3.1723/24BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel78' 9"Imperial Feet23.803 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen251 4094Tons BM 


1.1708Broadside Weight = 68 Imperial Pound ( 30.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

8 Ship Commanders

5.1.1707/8 - 16.8.1708Commander John Pepys ADM 6/9/116BWAS-171417.8.1708 - 12.11.1708Commander John Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/9/182ADM 6/917.10.1709 - 14.10.1711Commander George Colt (c.1680-?) ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/1015.10.1711 - 4.8.1713Commander Edward Nurse (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/11/168BWAS-17144.8.1713 - 19.12.1714Captain and Master Edward Nurse (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/11/268BWAS-17145.4.1715 - 21.12.1716Captain Hercules Baker (1683-1744) ADM 6/12/38BWAS-171422.12.1716 - 29.3.1717Captain Robert Man (c.1675-1745) Transfered ADM 6/12/145
Confirmed 28.11.1718
ADM 6/12
30.3.1717 - 21.6.1717CaptainThe Hon. George Clinton (1686-1761) Transfered ADM 6/12/100
Confirmed 21.6.1717
ADM 6/12

5 Commissioned Officers

5.1.1707/8 - 28.4.1709Lieutenant Richard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/9/116ADM 6/929.4.1709 - 26.1.1710/11Lieutenant James Campbell (d.1718) ADM 6/10/56ADM 6/1011.5.1711 - 15.10.1711Lieutenant James Hutchinson (d.1733) ADM 6/11/137ADM 6/1116.10.1711 - 19.12.1714Lieutenant John Markett (d.bef.1752) ADM 6/11/169ADM 6/119.4.1715 - 21.6.1717Lieutenant Robert Munford Transfered ADM 6/12/39ADM 6/12

Service History

16.1.1707/8Re-established and named FoxBWAS-1603
2.1708Service in the North Sea until 1710BWAS-1603
1712Service off NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1712Service off IrelandBWAS-1603
9.1713Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
12.1713Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1339.3.4dBWAS-1714

Paid off

1715Service in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
27.6.1717Paid offADM 51
2.3.1723/24Broken up at Deptford Dockyard to rebuildB068


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Posted by Barry Jolly on Monday 5th of December 2016 19:45

Captain Baker was succeeded by Captain Robert Man - see Stamford Mercury 6th December 1716.

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