Royal William

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


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 Ship Commanders

9.3.1691/92 - 7.1692Captain Thomas Jennings (d.1723)BWAS-16037.1692 - 1693Captain William Wright (d.1735)BWAS-16031693 - 7.1693CaptainLord Peregrine Osborne (2nd Earl of Danby) (1659-1729)BWAS-16039.9.1695 - 27.11.1695Captain Benjamin Hoskins (d.1712) ADM 6/3/76BWAS-160328.11.1695 - 7.5.1697Captain Benjamin Hoskins (d.1712) ADM 6/4/115
Confirmed 18.8.1697
ADM 6/4
8.5.1697 - 6.12.1697Captain John Cooper (d.1728)BWAS-160330.1.1701/2 - 12.3.1701/2Second Captain Isaac Townsend (d.1731) Transfered ADM 6/7/3ADM 6/713.3.1701/2 - 6.5.1702Second Captain Thomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/77.5.1702 - 3.1.1702/3Second Captain Thomas Coal ADM 6/7/34ADM 6/721.1.1702/3 - 1.3.1702/3Second Captain Stephen Martin (d.1737) Transfered ADM 6/7/80ADM 6/72.3.1702/3 - 1703Second Captain John Underdown (d.1728) ADM 6/7/97ADM 6/72.3.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Second Captain Peter Watton (d.1717) ADM 6/7/101ADM 6/7

4 Flag Officers

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-Admiral David Mitchell (d.1710)BWAS-16039.1702Rear-Admiral of the RedLord Peregrine Osborne (2nd Marquess of Carmarthen) (1659-1729)BWAS-1603

26 Commissioned Officers

13.2.1694/95 - 6.12.1697First Lieutenant Matthew Tate (d.1711/12) ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/313.2.1694/95 - 7.5.1696Second Lieutenant John Sapsford ADM 6/3/36ADM 6/327.4.1695 - 17.8.1695Third Lieutenant John Power ADM 6/3/51ADM 6/327.4.1695 - 6.12.1697Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Faulknor (d.1724/25) ADM 6/3/52ADM 6/319.8.1695 - 21.11.1695Third Lieutenant John Cramer ADM 6/3/71ADM 6/322.11.1695 - 6.12.1697Third Lieutenant Philip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/4/57
Confirmed 28.12.1696
ADM 6/4
7.5.1696 - 6.12.1697Second Lieutenant Richard Lestock (d.1713) ADM 6/4/34ADM 6/46.11.1696 - 6.12.1697Fifth Lieutenant Robert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/4/43ADM 6/419.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2First Lieutenant Francis Vaughan (d.1706/7) Transfered ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Second Lieutenant John Tildsely ADM 6/6/137ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 5.2.1701/2Third Lieutenant Richard Dyer (d.1707) ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/626.1.1701/2 - 15.3.1701/2Fifth Lieutenant Joseph Pritchard ADM 6/6/140ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 12.3.1701/2First Lieutenant James Brothers ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 12.3.1701/2Second Lieutenant Samuel Gilman Transfered ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 21.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant Arthur Basse Transfered ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/76.2.1701/2 - 31.1.1702/3Acting Fourth Lieutenant Thomas Egerton Transfered ADM 6/7/7ADM 6/713.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702First Lieutenant Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/713.3.1701/2 - 24.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant Francis Kestall (d.1706) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/716.3.1701/2 - 15.11.1702Fifth Lieutenant Michael Sansom (d.1711) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/717.11.1702 - 18.1.1702/3First Lieutenant George Dolman (d.1704/5) Transfered ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3First Lieutenant Alexander Ekins ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Second Lieutenant John Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Third Lieutenant William Hewitt (c.1670-?) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/725.1.1702/3 - 2.2.1702/3Fifth Lieutenant William Simmond ADM 6/7/82ADM 6/726.2.1702/3 - 18.3.1702/3Fifth Lieutenant Henry Masters ADM 6/7/96ADM 6/7

2 Warrant Officers

1694Carpenter Paul Stigant (d.1717)ADM 1061716 - 2.8.1716Boatswain Daniel Call (d.bef.1716) ADM 6/12/76ADM 6/12

9 Petty Officers

30.4.1692 - 9.8.1692Master's Mate Jasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/112.6.1692 - 12.8.1692Midshipman Edward Bowles (d.1694/95) ADM 107/1/12ADM 107/112.7.1692 - 20.12.1692Master's Mate Humphrey Bryant (c.1663-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/106ADM 107/13.9.1692 - 7.2.1692/93Midshipman Richard Herman (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/31ADM 107/111.12.1692 - 11.12.1693Midshipman John Gullin (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/47ADM 107/11.2.1692/93 - 1.12.1694Master's Mate Jasper Poynter (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/77ADM 107/115.4.1693 - 20.8.1694Midshipman John Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/118.5.1693 - 13.12.1694Midshipman Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/121.8.1694 - 31.8.1695Master's Mate John Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen

4.4.1693 - 14.4.1693Able Seaman John Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/130.4.1693 - 17.5.1693Able Seaman Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/19.2.1701/2 - 15.3.1701/2Ordinary Seaman Henry Rossington Transfered ADM 107/2/177ADM 107/2

Service History

19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur


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