Expedition -> 1715 Prince Frederick

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.11.1709BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1.1717/18
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1736BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 6"Imperial Feet45.723 
Length of Keel124' 3"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Breadth41' 0"Imperial Feet12.4968 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,110 9294Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

5 Commanding Officers

8.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718CaptainThomas Mathews (1676-1750) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 13.7.1719CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/12/127BWAS-171417.7.1719 - 10.1.1719/20Second CaptainRobert Harward ADM 6/12/175BWAS-160315.1.1719/20 - 28.4.1723Second CaptainEdward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/12/189BWAS-171429.4.1723 - 13.4.1728CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/13/55BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

1718Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJames Mighells (1667-1733/34)BWAS-17145.1719 - 1719Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Francis Hosier (d.1727)BWAS-1714

13 Commissioned Officers

10.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718First LieutenantWilliam Coulsea ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 18.4.1718Second LieutenantCharles Redman ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 18.4.1718Third LieutenantThomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 21.3.1719/20First LieutenantPeter Horroy (d.1750) ADM 6/12/127ADM 6/1219.4.1718 - 30.4.1723Second LieutenantPelham Winn ADM 6/12/131ADM 6/1219.4.1718 - 8.10.1718Third LieutenantCharles Redman ADM 6/12/131ADM 6/129.10.1718 - 1.5.1723Third LieutenantJohn Towry (d.1757) ADM 6/12/143
Commission confirmed 5.11.1718
ADM 6/12
22.3.1719/20 - 3.12.1721First LieutenantChristopher Simons (d.1728) ADM 6/12/199ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 30.4.1723Fourth LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1224.1.1725/26 - 13.4.1728Third LieutenantWilliam Parkinson (d.1747) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 23.6.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsGeorge Dundas (d.1732) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1314.3.1726/27 - 17.7.1727Second LieutenantPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/15/137ADM 6/1324.6.1727 - 13.4.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Smith ADM 6/13/201
Commission confirmed 12.4.1728
ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer

3.3.1718/19 - 1719Midshipman ExtraWilliam Cross (d.1746) ADM 6/12/154ADM 6/12

3 Petty Officers

1717MidshipmanWilliam Boys (1700-1774)ODNB25.5.1723 - 13.4.1724Midshipman OrdinaryGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 107/3/152ODNB13.11.1726 - 7.2.1728/29Volunteer-per-orderSamuel Frederick Antrim (1715-?) ADM 107/3/306ADM107/3

1 Crewman

25.3.1731 - 24.4.1733VolunteerMarriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794) ADM 107/3/344ADM107/3

Service History

1715Completed at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £11834.14.1dBWAS-1714
2.1.1714/15Renamed Prince FrederickBWAS-1714
1718In the BalticBWAS-1603
1719Fitted for the BalticBWAS-1714
1723Fitted as a guardshipBWAS-1714
1726Fitted for the BalticBWAS-1714
1727Fitted for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth

ADM 106
6.1736Break up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1755Refitted as a 64 gun Third Rate

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1718/04/281718/10British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
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
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 1674-1832 Navy Board: Entry Book of Out Letters Document

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