Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardSheerness - Kent B028
Ship ClassMaidstone GroupB028
Designed by The Navy BoardB028
ConstructorWilliam Bagwell (d.bef.1697/98)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck96' 4"Imperial Feet29.2777 
Length of Keel80' 4 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Breadth24' 9"Imperial Feet7.3724 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen261 8394Tons BM 


3.1694/95Broadside Weight = 68 Imperial Pound ( 30.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

23 Commanding Officers

10.12.1694 - 4.3.1694/95CaptainHoratio Townsend (d.1697/98)BWAS-16034.3.1694/95 - 11.3.1694/95CaptainJohn Moses (d.1703)BWAS-171411.3.1694/95 - 6.5.1695CaptainTheophilus Hodgson (d.1695)† ADM 6/3/40ADM 6/38.5.1695 - 17.5.1697CaptainThomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/3/55ADM 6/318.5.1697 - 9.11.1698CaptainMartin Gardiner (d.1698) ADM 6/4/99BWAS-17149.11.1698 - 12.1.1698/99CaptainJohn Oake (d.1699)BWAS-171412.1.1698/99 - 29.2.1699/1700CaptainRupert Billingsley (d.1720) ADM 6/6/49
Commission confirmed 20.11.1700
1.3.1699/1700 - 17.1.1699/1700CaptainHenry Crofts (d.1702) ADM 6/6/24BWAS-171418.1.1700/1 - 30.11.1701Captain and MasterEdward Owen (d.1708) ADM 6/6/53BWAS-17141.12.1701 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainEdward Dursley (d.1702) ADM 6/6/123ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 27.8.1702CaptainThomas Day (d.1703) ADM 6/6/130BWAS-171428.8.1702 - 23.3.1703/4CommanderAbraham Tudor (d.1708/9)BWAS-171424.3.1703/4 - 14.11.1704CommanderWilliam Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/8/66BWAS-171415.11.1704 - 23.6.1707CommanderJohn Jephcott ADM 6/8/111BWAS-171424.6.1707 - 13.3.1707/8CommanderChaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/9/76BWAS-171414.3.1707/8 - 17.3.1708/9CommanderCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/9/172
Commission confirmed 23.6.1708
17.3.1708/9 - 23.4.1712CommanderMichael PolkinghorneBWAS-171424.4.1712 - 16.6.1713CommanderThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/11/206BWAS-171417.6.1713 - 13.12.1714Captain and MasterThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/11/263ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 25.7.1715Captain and MasterThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1226.7.1715 - 13.7.1716Captain and MasterCharles Kendall (d.1743/44) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-171414.7.1716 - 11.4.1717Captain and MasterEdward Whitworth (d.1721) ADM 6/12/74ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 24.2.1718/19CaptainGeorge Fairley ADM 6/12/97BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers

21.1.1694/95 - 29.2.1699/1700LieutenantEdward Briscoe (c.1666-?) ADM 6/3/11ADM 6/31.3.1699/1700 - 11.12.1701LieutenantJeremiah Fownes ADM 6/6/24ADM 6/629.1.1701/2 - 30.7.1705LieutenantJacob Hughes ADM 6/7/2ADM 6/731.7.1705 - 4.6.1706LieutenantJohn Bilton (c.1688-?) ADM 6/8/188ADM 6/827.8.1705 - 3.9.1706LieutenantSamuel Francklin (d.1707) ADM 6/8/191ADM 6/816.5.1706 - 13.12.1714LieutenantMartin Bond (c.1670-1732) ADM 6/8/254ADM 6/814.12.1714 - 26.12.1715LieutenantMartin Bond (c.1670-1732) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 19.7.1716LieutenantEdmund Strengthfield ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1220.7.1716 - 9.1.1717/18LieutenantJohn Curtis ADM 6/12/74ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 16.1.1717/18LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 24.2.1718/19LieutenantPeter Peters (d.1754) ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer

21.3.1699/1700 - 23.2.1700/1Midshipman ExtraEdward Manning ADM 6/6/28ADM 6/6

Service History

29.3.1695Took the Privateer L'Espérance
8.7.1697Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine in the Channel
7.8.1697Took the Privateer Le Surprenant in the Channel
1698In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1700For the BalticBWAS-1714
1702In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1709Reportedly a great repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1709Recommissioned for the Glasgow stationBWAS-1714
7.1715Recommissioned for the Firth of ForthBWAS-1714
7.1715Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
8.1715Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1157.12.2dBWAS-1603
1717Baltic convoysBWAS-1714
24.2.1718/19Paid offADM33
20.8.1719Sold at Deptford for £102BWAS-1714


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