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Royal Sovereign

6088
Nominal Guns104BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1723/24BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.10.1723BWAS-1714
Launched5.3.1728/29BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.2.1740/41BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Constructor
Benjamin RosewellBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1741
BWAS-1714
CategoryFirst RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up17.5.1768BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck175' 0"Imperial Feet53.34 
Length of Keel140' 0"Imperial Feet42.672 
Breadth50' 3 ½"Imperial Feet15.2527 
Depth in Hold20' 1"Imperial Feet6.1214 
Burthen1,883 4694Tons BM 

Armament


2.1741Broadside Weight = 1140 Imperial Pound ( 516.99 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 42-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1741780EstablishmentBWAS-1714

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 5.4.1742Captain
Robert AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1751
Transfered ADM 6/16/375
BWAS-1714
16.1.1743/44 - 14.2.1743/44Captain
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
Discharged Dead ADM 6/16/260
ADM 6/16
2.3.1743/44 - 17.7.1744Captain
William DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1744
ADM 6/16/276
BWAS-1714
18.7.1744 - 6.11.1744Captain
Thomas HanwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1759
Transfered ADM 6/16/342
BWAS-1714
7.11.1744 - 19.8.1745Captain
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1758
ADM 6/16/380
BWAS-1714
20.8.1745 - 13.10.1747Captain
John OrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1748
Transfered ADM 6/16/530
BWAS-1714
16.10.1755 - 22.5.1759Captain
William BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1774
ADM 6/18/202
BWAS-1714
7.8.1759 - 13.3.1759Captain
Thomas LynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1780
ADM 6/19/84
ADM 6/19
27.10.1759 - 27.12.1762Captain
Robert HathornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1767
ADM 6/19/98
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1757 - 1758Admiral
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1758
BWAS-1714
10.1760 - 1760Rear-Admiral of the White
Francis GearyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1780
E-WIKI
1763 - 9.1763Vice-Admiral
Francis HolburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1768
ADM 107/3/53
BWAS-1714

32 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.2.1740/41 - 4.2.1740/41Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/15/375
ADM 6/15
5.2.1740/41 - 7.2.1741/42Fifth Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/16/378
ADM 6/15
5.2.1740/41 - 27.9.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Baker PhillipsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1745
ADM 6/15/378
ADM 6/15
20.3.1740/41 - 20.9.1741Fourth Lieutenant
Magnus GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1739
ADM 6/15/401
ADM 6/15
21.9.1741 - 7.2.1741/42Third Lieutenant
Magnus GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1739
ADM 6/16/459
ADM 6/15
28.9.1741 - 7.2.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Henry PrettieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1768
ADM 6/16/461
ADM 6/15
8.2.1741/42 - 19.2.1741/42Second Lieutenant
Magnus GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1739
ADM 6/16/12
ADM 6/16
8.2.1741/42 - 15.3.1741/42Fourth Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
ADM 6/16/12
ADM 6/16
8.2.1741/42 - 15.3.1741/42Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Matteate BradyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1744
ADM 6/16/12
ADM 6/16
20.2.1741/42 - 2.7.1742First Lieutenant
Magnus GoddardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1739
Transfered ADM 6/16/18
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 2.7.1742Third Lieutenant
William MawmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1746
Transfered ADM 6/16/31
ADM 6/16
16.3.1741/42 - 22.11.1742Fourth Lieutenant
Henry PrettieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1768
Transfered ADM 6/16/31
ADM 6/16
24.1.1743/44 - 2.2.1743/44Second Lieutenant
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1746
ADM 6/16/262
ADM 6/16
24.1.1743/44 - 2.2.1743/44Third Lieutenant
Francis MohunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1744
ADM 6/16/262
ADM 6/16
24.1.1743/44 - 3.1.1744/45Fourth Lieutenant
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
ADM 6/16/262
ADM 6/16
24.1.1743/44 - 3.12.1744Fifth Lieutenant
Roger AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/16/262
ADM 6/16
24.1.1743/44 - 19.11.1744Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward KellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1722-1748
ADM 6/16/262
ADM 6/16
3.2.1743/44 - 12.10.1744First Lieutenant
William ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1746
ADM 6/16/267
ADM 6/16
3.2.1743/44 - 20.7.1744Second Lieutenant
Francis MohunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1744
Transfered ADM 6/16/267
ADM 6/16
3.2.1743/44 - 22.11.1744Third Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/16/267
ADM 6/16
16.10.1744 - 25.8.1745First Lieutenant
John HydeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/16/372
ADM 6/16
16.10.1744 - 15.11.1744Second Lieutenant
The Hon. John BerminghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1733-1745
ADM 6/16/372
ADM 6/16
23.11.1744 - 28.8.1745Second Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
ADM 6/16/393
ADM 6/16
4.1.1744/45 - 28.8.1745Third Lieutenant
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
ADM 6/16/416
ADM 6/16
29.8.1745 - 29.7.1746First Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1746
† ADM 6/16/536
ADM 6/16
29.8.1745 - 10.1.1745/46Second Lieutenant
Bowles SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1747
ADM 6/16/536
ADM 6/16
23.1.1745/46 - 3.6.1746Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
John BurgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1747
ADM 6/17/47
ADM 6/17
13.4.1747 - 9.10.1747Second Lieutenant
Louis LasinbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1752
Transfered ADM 6/17/218
ADM 6/17
10.6.1747 - 9.10.1747Fifth Lieutenant
Edward LeightonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1749
Transfered ADM 6/17/236
ADM 6/19
16.10.1755 - bef.24.3.1756First Lieutenant
James EricksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1741
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/18/202
ADM 6/18
10.10.1757 - 27.1.1758Sixth Lieutenant
Percy PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1771
Transfered ADM 6/18/444
ADM 6/18
1.10.1790 - 1790Eighth Lieutenant
John DraperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1820
ADM 6/24/72
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1741 - 2.11.1741Boatswain
Edward HutchinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1741-1764
ADM 6/15/473
ADM 6/15

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.1.1741/42 - 3.8.1742Master's Mate
Probert MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1736-1754
Transfered ADM 107/4/40
ADM 107/4
12.1744 - 3.1744/45Midshipman
Alexander Arthur HoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1805
Transfered ADM 107/3/53
ODNB
1758 - 27.5.1758Midshipman
Robert LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
3.7.1759 - 6.2.1760Midshipman
Henry ClarkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1762
ADM 107/5/180
ADM 107/5
29.3.1761 - 1761Midshipman
John WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1808
ref:849
28.2.1762 - 27.12.1762Midshipman
Robert BaldockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1777
ADM 107/6/174
ADM 107/6

22 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
29.5.1743 - 21.10.1743Able Seaman
William BrograveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1762
Transfered ADM 107/4/238
ADM 107/4
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
William BignalBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
John HinksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
Robert ThurwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
Timothy DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
John MorganBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
John EscutcheonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
David CorbettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
John FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
John BoyddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Able Seaman
John SheenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Landman
John JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/118
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Landman
Richard WarnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Landman
William HollandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Landman
William ColesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Landman
Walter DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
1758 - 27.5.1758Unknown
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
27.5.1758 - 1758Quarter Gunner
William NorthoverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/117
ADM 36
28.12.1759 - 12.3.1760Able Seaman
George SurteesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1780
Transfered ADM 107/5/278
ADM 107/5
29.12.1760 - 28.8.1761Ordinary Seaman
Robert BaldockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1777
ADM 107/6/174
ADM 107/6
29.8.1761 - 27.2.1762Able Seaman
Robert BaldockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1777
ADM 107/6/174
ADM 107/6
1762 - 27.12.1762Unknown
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1728/29Completed at a cost of £34,720.4.4dBWAS-1714
2.1741Commissioned for Norris' fleetBWAS-1714
14.4.1742Paid offADM 51
12.1743Started refitting at ChathamBWAS-1714
3.1743/44Completed refit at a cost of £8,231.19.8dBWAS-1714
5.1745At the NoreBWAS-1714
12.1745In the approaches to the ThamesBWAS-1714
17.10.1747Paid offADM 51
3.1.1747/48Surveyed but no repair carried outBWAS-1714
10.1755Started refitting as a 90-gun shipBWAS-1714
1756At the NoreBWAS-1714
5.1756Completed refitting at a cost of £10,888.19.4dBWAS-1714
1757In the Western squadronBWAS-1714
1757In the DownsBWAS-1714
1758At SpitheadBWAS-1714
13.1.1759

Paid off

ADM 51
9.1759Fitted to lie in the Downs at a cost of £3,354.13.7dBWAS-1714
1761Started harbour serviceBWAS-1714
27.12.1762Paid offADM 51
9.9.1763Surveyed and found to be in need of a great repairBWAS-1714
10.4.1768ResurveyedBWAS-1714
18.4.1768Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
17.5.1768Break up completed at Portsmouth at £778.18.8dBWAS-1714

 

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