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Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorJoseph NyeBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Breakwater8.7.1737B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 6"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel90' 1 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth28' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen381 4394Tons BM 


6.8.1696Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1694145Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers

28.12.1695 - 7.10.1697CaptainJames Worthington (d.1697)BWAS-16038.10.1697 - 15.9.1702CaptainJohn Cranby (d.1702) ADM 6/4/119BWAS-160316.9.1702 - 25.7.1703CaptainRobert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/7/64
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
26.7.1703 - 24.1.1704/5CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/8/49
Commission confirmed 11.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
25.1.1704/5 - 20.3.1704/5CaptainThe Hon. Algernon Greville (c.1677-1720) ADM 6/8/143ADM 6/813.3.1704/5 - 13.1.1706/7CaptainEdward Windsor (d.1709) ADM 6/8/166BWAS-160317.1.1706/7 - 19.1.1709/10CaptainGalfridus Walpole (1683-1726) ADM 6/9/43BWAS-160326.7.1710 - 1712CaptainWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/11/59BWAS-160330.6.1719 - 9.2.1719/20CommanderIsaac Townsend (1684-1765)BWAS-16039.2.1719/20 - 17.2.1720/21CommanderHenry Medley (d.1747) ADM 6/12/193BWAS-160317.2.1720/21 - 6.12.1721CommanderJohn Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/13/4BWAS-16031.2.1725/26 - 1.6.1727CommanderThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/14/99ADM 6/132.6.1727 - 1.4.1729CaptainThe Hon. William Hervey ADM 6/14/29
Commission confirmed 20.3.1728/29
ADM 6/14
2.5.1729 - 15.5.1729CommanderGeorge Knowler (d.1743) ADM 6/14/26ADM 6/1416.5.1729 - 19.11.1733CommanderRichard Herbert (d.1740) ADM 6/14/28BWAS-160326.2.1733/34 - bef.8.7.1737CommanderGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/15/169BWAS-1603

11 Commissioned Officers

17.4.1703 - 24.1.1704/5LieutenantJohn Dobney (d.1741) ADM 6/7/119ADM 6/725.1.1704/5 - 19.3.1704/5LieutenantJoshua Roydhouse (c.1657-?) ADM 6/8/143ADM 6/820.3.1704/5 - 25.10.1705LieutenantThomas Beverley (d.1721) ADM 6/8/163ADM 6/826.10.1705 - 19.1.1709/10LieutenantJohn Berry ADM 6/9/6
Commission confirmed 27.7.1706
ADM 6/9
26.7.1710 - 25.7.1710LieutenantJohn Bilton ADM 6/11/59ADM 6/1110.8.1710 - 2.1.1710/11LieutenantJohn Cundett (d.1724) ADM 6/11/66ADM 6/113.1.1710/11 - 13.5.1716LieutenantThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/11/91ADM 6/112.7.1719 - 3.2.1725/26LieutenantIsaac Stepping ADM 6/12/173ADM 6/124.2.1725/26 - 1.4.1729LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/14/102ADM 6/132.5.1729 - 18.5.1731LieutenantGeorge Tocketts ADM 6/14/26ADM 6/1431.1.1734/35 - 3.4.1735LieutenantRichard West ADM 6/14/204ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

30.11.1734 - 10.4.1735MasterBosville Williams (c.1692-bef.1757) ADM 107/3/305ADM107/3

1 Petty Officer

18.6.1727 - 11.3.1728/29MidshipmanEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM107/3

1 Crewman

12.11.1710 - 17.12.1710Able SeamanGeorge Conduit ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3

Service History

1698Off LisbonBWAS-1603
1699In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1700Off Capr VerdeBWAS-1603
1701Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
9.1703Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1704In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1705Off GuineaBWAS-1603
1708Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1711In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
14.4.1719Began refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
8.1719Completed refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £1651.19.0dBWAS-1603
2.1720Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
2.1723Began large repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
4.1724Completed large repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £3517.9.9dBWAS-1603
2.1726Recommissioned for the Baltic and the StraitsBWAS-1603
2.1734Recommissioned for Norris's fleet to the TagusBWAS-1603
2.1737Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1603
3.1736/37Completed refitting at a cost of £840.19.1dBWAS-1603
8.7.1737Sunk as a breakwater at HarwichBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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