Port Mahon

Nominal Guns42BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned9.10.1711BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupBWAS-1714
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1740BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 4 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Length of Keel76' 10"Imperial Feet23.1648 
Breadth26' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet7.9312 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen282 594Tons BM 


18.10.1711Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers

9.10.1711 - 31.12.1712CommanderWilliam Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/11/166BWAS-17141.1.1712/13 - 13.12.1714CaptainWilliam Haddock (d.1726)BWAS-171414.12.1714 - 20.9.1716Captain and MasterWilliam Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/121.1716 - 9.5.1716CaptainThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41)TRN310.5.1716 - 29.5.1720Captain and MasterWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 6/12/69BWAS-171429.5.1720 - 29.9.1720CaptainJames Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/12/223
Commission confirmed 29.11.1720
30.9.1720 - 11.1.1726/27CaptainDaniel Morris (d.1728) ADM 6/13/4
Commission confirmed 20.2.1720/21
19.9.1727 - 13.11.1727CaptainThomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/13/164ADM 6/1314.11.1727 - 12.11.1730CaptainChristopher Pocklington (d.1766) ADM 6/14/175BWAS-171424.1.1731/32 - 1.2.1731/32CaptainClempson Cave ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/141.2.1731/32 - 30.6.1738CaptainSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/15/100BWAS-171430.6.1738 - 3.10.1738CaptainGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/15/127BWAS-17143.10.1738 - 10.8.1739CaptainJohn Forbes (1714-1796) ADM 6/15/147ODNB

10 Commissioned Officers

9.10.1711 - 13.12.1714LieutenantWilliam Dewell ADM 6/11/166ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 1715LieutenantWilliam Dewell ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1216.5.1716 - 13.9.1716LieutenantThomas Gardner ADM 6/12/70ADM 6/1214.9.1716 - 12.1718LieutenantNathaniel Cooper ADM 6/12/77ADM 6/1220.9.1727 - 17.11.1727LieutenantWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/13/167ADM 6/1318.11.1727 - 10.1.1727/28LieutenantBagnall Owen (d.1732) ADM 6/13/175ADM 6/1311.1.1727/28 - 12.11.1730LieutenantAndrew Stevens (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/14/185ADM 6/1324.1.1731/32 - 30.5.1735LieutenantLeonard Bellamy (d.1746) ADM 6/14/98ADM 6/1431.5.1735 - 1.8.1738LieutenantJohn Watkins (d.1757) ADM 6/15/213ADM 6/141.8.1738 - 14.8.1739LieutenantAmbrose Seccombe (d.1758) ADM 6/15/137ADM 6/15

2 Petty Officers

16.6.1737 - 20.10.1738MidshipmanPeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1746) ADM 107/3/356ADM107/320.10.1738 - 22.8.1739Master's MatePeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1746) ADM 107/3/356ADM107/3

1 Crewman

2.6.1737 - 16.6.1737Able SeamanPeter Rattenbury (c.1710-1746) ADM 107/3/356ADM107/3

Service History

15.10.1711Registered on the Navy ListBWAS-1714
1713Off SaleeBWAS-1714
1714Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate
10.1714Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1715In the North SeaBWAS-1714
12.1715Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £524.0.4dBWAS-1714

Part of Sir John Jennings squadorn off the East coast of Scotland during the rebellion.

1717In the BalticBWAS-1714
1718In the BalticBWAS-1714
12.1718Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1719In the BalticBWAS-1714
3.1718/19Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1181.11.11dBWAS-1714
1720In the BalticBWAS-1714
1722Quarantine GuardBWAS-1714
1724Anti-smuggler operations in the ChannelBWAS-1714
1725Anti-smuggler operations in the ChannelBWAS-1714
9.1727Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1727Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1408.6.10dBWAS-1714
1728Ireland stationBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
22.8.1739Paid offADM 51
4.10.1739Admiralty order to be broken upBWAS-1714
5.1740Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
TRN3The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
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
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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