Portsmouth

5903
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.7.1706BWAS-1603
Named25.3.1707BWAS-1603
Acquired1.4.1707BWAS-1603
First Commissioned7.4.1707B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild23.10.1728BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 3 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel96' 9"Imperial Feet29.2989 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen532 4594Tons BM 

Armament


1.4.1707Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1707 - 7.5.1708CaptainLord Kenneth Sutherland (1679-1733/34) ADM 6/9/60ADM 6/98.5.1708 - 14.12.1708CaptainJohn Barter (d.1708) ADM 6/9/162BWAS-160315.12.1708 - 24.10.1712CaptainThomas Mann (d.1719) ADM 6/10/13BWAS-16033.2.1720/21 - 20.11.1721Captain and MasterSamuel Mead (d.1725) ADM 6/13/1ADM 6/135.4.1726 - 14.2.1726/27CommanderJohn Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/13/109BWAS-160315.2.1726/27 - 29.3.1727CommanderJohn Gascoigne (d.1753) ADM 6/13/134BWAS-160330.3.1727 - 31.8.1727CommanderJohn Wynnell (c.1674-1759) ADM 6/13/138BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1707 - 19.4.1709LieutenantGeorge Bailey (d.1715) ADM 6/9/60ADM 6/920.4.1709 - 7.11.1710LieutenantWilliam Fleming ADM 6/10/55ADM 6/108.11.1710 - 29.1.1710/11LieutenantWilliam Slater Griffith (d.1738) ADM 6/11/80ADM 6/1130.1.1710/11 - 20.11.1721LieutenantWilliam Parry (d.1753) ADM 6/11/102ADM 6/11

Service History


DateEventSource
1708Stationed in the North SeaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to the West Indies with a convoyBWAS-1603
1710Stationed at JamaicaBWAS-1603
16.1.1710/11Took the privateer Partisan in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1712Stationed in home watersBWAS-1603
24.10.1712

Paid off

BWAS-1603
2.1720Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
1721Fitted as a Hospital ship at SheernessBWAS-1603
1.1721Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship BWAS-1714
20.11.1721

Paid off

BWAS-1603
31.8.1727Paid offADM 51
23.10.1728Docked at Deptford to break upBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrent Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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