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Royal Oak

6287
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Acquired1690B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed by
John ShishBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
B028
Constructor
Robert LeeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1681-1698
BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1710B028
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck157' 6"Imperial Feet47.8563 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth44' 4"Imperial Feet13.4366 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,154Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck157' 6"Imperial Feet47.8563 
Length of Keel127' 0"Imperial Feet38.7096 
Breadth41' 4"Imperial Feet12.5984 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,154 1094Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 723 Imperial Pound ( 327.8805 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck12 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1690500 BWAS-1603

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
c.2.1691 - 1692Captain
George ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1703
BWAS-1603
5.1693 - 8.1693Captain
Gerard EllwesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1711
B051
c.11.9.1693 - 15.4.1694Captain
John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
Transfered
BWAS-1603
20.9.1695 - 3.1.1697/98Captain
Richard WyattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1703
ADM 6/3/119
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 23.1.1695/96
BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2Captain
Sir Richard EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1708
: on board from 9.3.1700/1 Transfered ADM 6/6/61
BWAS-1603
14.4.1702 - 18.5.1702Captain
Baron WyldeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1683-1707
Transfered ADM 6/7/29
ADM 6/7
12.9.1702 - 20.11.1702Captain
Thomas FowlisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1703
ADM 6/7/52
ADM 6/7
21.11.1702 - 10.12.1704Captain
Gerard EllwesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1711
Transfered ADM 6/7/60
BWAS-1603
11.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Captain
William KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1720
ADM 6/8/119
ADM 6/8
26.1.1704/5 - 11.2.1704/5Captain
George DelavallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1723
Transfered ADM 6/8/143
ADM 6/8
9.3.1704/5 - 13.9.1706Captain
John EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1711
Transfered ADM 6/8/162
B051
14.9.1706 - 9.12.1707Captain
Baron WyldeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1683-1707
ADM 6/9/36
Confirmed 23.12.1706
BWAS-1603
10.12.1707 - 18.1.1707/8Captain
Hovenden WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1715
Transfered ADM 6/9/108
ADM 6/9
12.2.1707/8 - 13.12.1709Captain
William PassengerBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1691-1719
Transfered ADM 6/9/139
BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1693 - 8.1693Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
ODNB
12.1693 - 10.1695Rear-Admiral of the Blue
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1696
B051

33 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1695 - 2.1.1695/96Third Lieutenant
Thomas ParsonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1703
Transfered ADM 6/3/124
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 3.2.1695/96
ADM 6/3
c.3.1.1695/96 - 3.1.1697/98Third Lieutenant
Humphrey ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1709
ADM 1/5257/30
ADM 1/5257
15.3.1696/97 - 3.1.1697/98First Lieutenant
George DolmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1704
ADM 6/4/83
ADM 6/4
26.2.1700/1 - 26.6.1701First Lieutenant
William CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1707
Dismissed ADM 6/6/62
ref:671
28.2.1700/1 - 29.6.1701Third Lieutenant
Sir Robert JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1722
ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
4.3.1700/1 - 29.6.1701Second Lieutenant
George PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
ADM 6/6/67
ADM 6/6
30.6.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First Lieutenant
George PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
Transfered ADM 6/6/108
ADM 6/6
30.6.1701 - 15.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant
Sir Robert JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1722
Transfered ADM 6/6/108
ADM 6/6
30.6.1701 - 25.9.1701Third Lieutenant
John HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
Transfered ADM 6/6/106
ADM 6/6
16.4.1702 - 23.5.1702First Lieutenant
Philemon PownollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
ADM 6/7/29
ADM 6/7
29.4.1702 - 23.5.1702Third Lieutenant
Chaloner OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1749
ADM 6/7/31
ADM 6/7
30.4.1702 - 23.5.1702Second Lieutenant
George TredenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1702
ADM 6/7/31
ADM 6/7
12.9.1702 - 6.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
ADM 6/7/52
ADM 6/7
26.9.1702 - 5.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant
Beaumont RaymondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/56
ADM 6/7
15.10.1702 - 31.3.1704First Lieutenant
Robert ColemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1739
ADM 6/7/54
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 16.12.1704Second Lieutenant
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
Transfered ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 10.12.1704Third Lieutenant
Edward MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1712
ADM 6/7/72
ADM 6/7
24.3.1703/4 - 10.12.1704First Lieutenant
John HagarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1736
Transfered ADM 6/8/65
ADM 6/8
11.12.1704 - 18.12.1705First Lieutenant
Thomas WeedonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1706
Transfered ADM 6/8/119
ADM 6/8
11.12.1704 - 31.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant
Benjamin WilshawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1711
ADM 6/8/119
ADM 6/8
11.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Third Lieutenant
John RedmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1715
ADM 6/8/119
ADM 6/8
26.1.1704/5 - 14.8.1705Third Lieutenant
William FoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1706
Transfered ADM 6/8/144
ADM 6/8
15.8.1705 - 31.1.1705/6Third Lieutenant
John BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1712
ADM 6/8/189
ADM 6/8
19.12.1705First Lieutenant
Walter MassyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/8/210
ADM 6/8
20.12.1705 - 27.12.1708First Lieutenant
Robert HarwardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1721
Transfered ADM 6/8/211
ADM 6/8
1.2.1705/6 - 30.7.1706Second Lieutenant
John BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1712
ADM 6/8/226
ADM 6/8
1.2.1705/6 - 30.7.1706Third Lieutenant
Brounker ApreeceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/8/226
ADM 6/8
31.7.1706 - 17.8.1709Second Lieutenant
George FairleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1724
ADM 6/9/32
Confirmed 10.12.1706
ADM 6/9
31.7.1706 - 15.9.1706Third Lieutenant
William HalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1707
Transfered ADM 6/9/103
Confirmed 13.11.1707
ADM 6/9
16.9.1706 - 17.1.1706/7Third Lieutenant
William FearnlyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1675-1720
Transfered ADM 6/9/27
Confirmed 18.11.1706
ADM 6/9
18.1.1706/7 - 17.8.1709Third Lieutenant
Thomas RumseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1726
Transfered ADM 6/9/43
ADM 6/9
28.12.1708 - 28.8.1709First Lieutenant
John St LegerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1712
ADM 6/10/18
ADM 6/10
18.8.1709 - 16.2.1709/10Second Lieutenant
John StanleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1740
ADM 6/10/83
ADM 6/10

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.1.1695/96 - 1696Purser
Purser ShalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/122
ADM 6/3
31.1.1695/96 - 20.2.1698/99Purser
Jonathon ShalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1699
Transfered ADM 6/3/122
ADM/A
1.2.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer
William OrchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/123
ADM 6/3
21.2.1698/99 - 1699Purser
Nicholas BestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1699
ADM/A
23.7.1701 - 28.9.1701Midshipman Extra
Charles HowardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1696
Transfered ADM 6/6/109
ADM 6/6
19.1.1702/3 - 1703Chaplain
John ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696-1703
ADM 6/7/78
ADM 6/7

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1695/96 - 3.2.1695/96Volunteer
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1705
ADM 6/3/125
ADM 6/3
18.3.1695/96 - 27.2.1696/97Volunteer
Walter MiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/139
ADM 6/3
28.2.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Edward LawtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/78
ADM 6/4
28.2.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Walter MiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/79
ADM 6/4
25.5.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Charles BradfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/99
ADM 6/4
30.5.1705 - 19.8.1705Midshipman
Henry RossingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
Transfered ADM 107/2/177
ADM 107/2
9.3.1706/7 - 1.12.1709Volunteer-per-order
Thomas ChichesterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1713
Transfered ADM 107/3/9
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
17.6.1693Battle of Lagos
12.1693Sailed for the StraitsB051
30.6.1694Off Cape Spartel with Admiral Lord Edward RussellB051
18.10.1694Entered Cadiz for the winterB051
3.1694/95Sent as flagship of a squadron to cruise off Cape SpartelB051
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1706Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1706At AlicanteBWAS-1603
1.5.1707

Sailed from the Downs with a convoy of about forty merchantmen bound to the westward in company with the Hampton Court and the Grafton

B051
1.5.1707Action off Brighthelmstone
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
1708In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1709In the SoundingsBWAS-1603
1710Docked at Woolwich to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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