Royal Sovereign

Nominal Guns100BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Royal Sovereign' (1660) (100)
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck167' 9"Imperial Feet50.905 
Length of Keel135' 6"Imperial Feet41.1524 
Breadth48' 4"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Burthen1,683Tons BM 


1694Broadside Weight = 1164 Imperial Pound ( 527.874 kg)B065
Gun Deck22 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck48 British Culverin

2 Commanding Officers

4.2.1691/92 - 27.7.1695CaptainHumphrey SaundersB05127.7.1695 - 17.10.1695CaptainEdward Whitaker ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/3

4 Flag Officers

6.1690 - 7.1690Admiral of the FleetArthur Herbert (1648-1716)B0511692 - 31.5.1692Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Ralph Delavall (c.1641-1706/7)B0513.6.1692 - 1692Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Ralph Delavall (c.1641-1706/7)EWIKI18.2.1692/93 - 1694Rear-Admiral of the RedMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)B051

4 Commissioned Officers

6.1694 - 25.12.1695Fifth LieutenantAnthony Elliot ADM 6/3/89ADM 6/329.10.1694 - 29.12.1695Fifth LieutenantTudor Trevor (d.1739/40) ADM 6/3/89ADM 6/310.11.1694 - 23.11.1695Third LieutenantGeorge Smith (d.1704) ADM 6/3/83ADM 6/320.4.1695 - 25.12.1695Second LieutenantThomas Lambert (d.1699/0) ADM 6/3/86ADM 6/3

2 Petty Officers

7.5.1692 - 16.4.1693Master's MateJohn Henderson (c.1655-1702) ADM 107/1/68ADM 107/19.6.1692 - 22.7.1693Master's MateJohn Humphreys ADM 107/1/90ADM 107/1

4 Crewmen

1.7.1689 - 25.4.1690Able SeamanHenry Day ADM 107/1/5ADM 107/122.4.1690 - 29.10.1690Able SeamanWilliam Ockman (c.1670-1740) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/12.11.1690 - 6.12.1690VolunteerRichard Haddock (c.1674-1749/50) ADM 107/1/29ADM 107/119.7.1693 - 13.1.1693/94Able SeamanThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/1

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive

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