Royal William

5933
Nominal Guns100BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Prince' (1670) (100)
Ordered18.4.1691BWAS-1603
Launched21.4.1692BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1692BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B065
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild31.7.1714BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 10"Imperial Feet13.4112 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,403Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck167' 3"Imperial Feet50.9027 
Length of Keel131' 0"Imperial Feet39.9288 
Breadth44' 9"Imperial Feet13.4684 
Depth in Hold19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Draught Aft20' 9"Imperial Feet6.3246 
Burthen1,395Tons BM 

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1691/92 - 7.1692CaptainThomas Jennings (d.1723)BWAS-16037.1692 - 1693CaptainWilliam Wright (d.1735)BWAS-16031693 - 7.1693CaptainLord Peregrine Osborne (2nd Earl of Danby) (1659-1729)BWAS-16039.9.1695 - 27.11.1695CaptainBenjamin Hoskins (d.1712) ADM 6/3/76BWAS-160328.11.1695 - 30.9.1697CaptainBenjamin Hoskins (d.1712) ADM 6/4/115
Commission confirmed 18.8.1697
ADM 6/4
1698CaptainJohn Cooper (d.1728)BWAS-160330.1.1701/2 - 12.3.1701/2Second CaptainIsaac Townsend (d.1731) ADM 6/7/3ADM 6/713.3.1701/2 - 6.5.1702Second CaptainThomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/77.5.1702 - 3.1.1702/3Second CaptainThomas Coal ADM 6/7/34ADM 6/721.1.1702/3 - 1.3.1702/3Second CaptainStephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/72.3.1702/3 - 1703Second CaptainJohn Underdown (d.1728) ADM 6/7/97ADM 6/72.3.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Second CaptainPeter Watton (d.1717) ADM 6/7/101ADM 6/7

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1692Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)B0517.7.1693 - 1696Rear-Admiral of the RedLord Peregrine Osborne (2nd Earl of Danby) (1659-1729)BWAS-16031696Vice-AdmiralDavid Mitchell (d.1710)BWAS-16039.1702Rear-Admiral of the RedLord Peregrine Osborne (2nd Marquess of Carmarthen) (1659-1729)BWAS-1603

26 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.2.1694/95 - 30.9.1697First LieutenantMatthew Tate (d.1711/12) ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/313.2.1694/95 - 7.5.1696Second LieutenantJohn Sapsford ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/327.4.1695 - 17.8.1695Third LieutenantJohn Power ADM 6/3/51ADM 6/327.4.1695 - 30.9.1697Fourth LieutenantWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/3/52ADM 6/319.8.1695 - 21.11.1695Third LieutenantJohn Cramer ADM 6/3/71ADM 6/322.11.1695 - 30.9.1697Third LieutenantPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/4/57
Commission confirmed 28.12.1696
ADM 6/4
7.5.1696 - 30.9.1697Second LieutenantRichard Lestock (d.1713) ADM 6/4/34ADM 6/46.11.1696 - 19.9.1698Fifth LieutenantRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/4/43ADM 6/419.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2First LieutenantFrancis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Second LieutenantJohn Tildsely ADM 6/6/137ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Third LieutenantRichard Dyer (d.1707) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/626.1.1701/2 - 15.3.1701/2Fifth LieutenantJoseph Pritchard ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 12.3.1701/2First LieutenantJames Brothers ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 12.3.1701/2Second LieutenantSamuel Gilman ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 21.1.1702/3Third LieutenantArthur Basse ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 31.1.1702/3Fourth LieutenantThomas Egerton ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/713.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702First LieutenantJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/713.3.1701/2 - 24.1.1702/3Second LieutenantFrancis Kestall (d.1706) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/716.3.1701/2 - 15.11.1702Fifth LieutenantMichael Sansom (d.1711) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/717.11.1702 - 18.1.1702/3First LieutenantGeorge Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3First LieutenantAlexander Ekins ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Second LieutenantJohn Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Third LieutenantWilliam Hewitt (c.1670-?) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Fourth LieutenantJohn Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 2.2.1702/3Fifth LieutenantWilliam Simmond ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/726.2.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Fifth LieutenantHenry Masters ADM 6/7/96ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1716 - 2.8.1716BoatswainDaniel Call (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/12/76ADM 6/12

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.4.1692 - 9.8.1692Master's MateJasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/112.6.1692 - 12.8.1692MidshipmanEdward Bowles (d.1694/95) ADM 107/1/12ADM 107/13.9.1692 - 7.2.1692/93MidshipmanRichard Herman (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/31ADM 107/111.12.1692 - 11.12.1693MidshipmanJohn Gullin (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/47ADM 107/11.2.1692/93 - 1.12.1694Master's MateJasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/115.4.1693 - 20.8.1694MidshipmanJohn Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/118.5.1693 - 13.12.1694MidshipmanNicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/121.8.1694 - 31.8.1695Master's MateJohn Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/1

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
4.4.1693 - 14.4.1693Able SeamanJohn Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/130.4.1693 - 17.5.1693Able SeamanNicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur

 

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