Royal Oak

Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Royal Oak' (1674) (74)
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Designed by John Shish (d.1686)B028
Constructor Robert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1710B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Royal Oak' (1713) (70)


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 


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

c.2.1691 - 1692Captain George Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-16035.1693 - 8.1693Captain Gerard EllwesB051c.11.9.1693 - 15.4.1694Captain John Norris (1670-1749) TransferedBWAS-160320.9.1695 - 3.1.1697/98Captain Richard Wyatt (d.1703) ADM 6/3/119BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainSir Richard Edwards: on board from 9.3.1700/1 Transfered ADM 6/6/61BWAS-160314.4.1702 - 18.5.1702Captain Baron Wylde (d.1735) Transfered ADM 6/7/29ADM 6/712.9.1702 - 20.11.1702Captain Thomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 6/7/52ADM 6/721.11.1702 - 10.12.1704Captain Gerard Ellwes Transfered ADM 6/7/60BWAS-160311.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Captain William Kerr ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/826.1.1704/5 - 11.2.1704/5Captain George Delavall (c.1667-1723) Transfered ADM 6/8/143ADM 6/89.3.1704/5 - 13.9.1706Captain John Evans (d.1723/24) Transfered ADM 6/8/162B05114.9.1706 - 9.12.1707Captain Baron Wylde (d.1735) ADM 6/9/36
Confirmed 23.12.1706
10.12.1707 - 18.1.1707/8Captain Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) Transfered ADM 6/9/108ADM 6/912.2.1707/8 - 13.12.1709Captain William Passenger (d.1729) Transfered ADM 6/9/139BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers

5.1693 - 8.1693Vice-Admiral of the RedSir George Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB12.1693 - 10.1695Rear-Admiral of the Blue John Neville (d.1697)B051

33 Commissioned Officers

23.9.1695 - 2.1.1695/96Third Lieutenant Thomas Parsons (d.1703) Transfered ADM 6/3/124ADM 6/3c.3.1.1695/96 - 3.1.1697/98Third Lieutenant Humphrey Parker ADM 1/5257/30ADM 1/525715.3.1696/97 - 3.1.1697/98First Lieutenant George Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/4/83ADM 6/426.2.1700/1 - 26.6.1701First Lieutenant William Cunningham Dismissed ADM 6/6/62ref:67128.2.1700/1 - 29.6.1701Third LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 29.6.1701Second Lieutenant George Peyton ADM 6/6/67ADM 6/630.6.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First Lieutenant George Peyton Transfered ADM 6/6/108ADM 6/630.6.1701 - 15.1.1701/2Second LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) Transfered ADM 6/6/108ADM 6/630.6.1701 - 25.9.1701Third Lieutenant John Hemmington (d.1757) Transfered ADM 6/6/106ADM 6/616.4.1702 - 23.5.1702First Lieutenant Philemon Pownoll ADM 6/7/29ADM 6/729.4.1702 - 23.5.1702Third Lieutenant Chaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/7/31ADM 6/730.4.1702 - 23.5.1702Second Lieutenant George Tredenham ADM 6/7/31ADM 6/712.9.1702 - 6.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/7/52ADM 6/726.9.1702 - 5.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant Beaumont Raymond (d.1718) Transfered ADM 6/7/56ADM 6/715.10.1702 - 31.3.1704First Lieutenant Robert Coleman ADM 6/7/54ADM 6/76.1.1702/3 - 16.12.1704Second Lieutenant Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) Transfered ADM 6/7/72ADM 6/76.1.1702/3 - 10.12.1704Third Lieutenant Edward Mansell (d.1735/36) ADM 6/7/72ADM 6/724.3.1703/4 - 10.12.1704First Lieutenant John Hager (d.1747/48) Transfered ADM 6/8/65ADM 6/811.12.1704 - 18.12.1705First Lieutenant Thomas Weedon (d.1707) Transfered ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/811.12.1704 - 31.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant Benjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/811.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Third Lieutenant John Redman (d.bef.1763) ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/826.1.1704/5 - 14.8.1705Third Lieutenant William Fox (d.1710) Transfered ADM 6/8/144ADM 6/815.8.1705 - 31.1.1705/6Third Lieutenant John Berkeley ADM 6/8/189ADM 6/819.12.1705First Lieutenant Walter Massy ADM 6/8/210ADM 6/820.12.1705 - 27.12.1708First Lieutenant Robert Harward Transfered ADM 6/8/211ADM 6/81.2.1705/6 - 30.7.1706Second Lieutenant John Berkeley ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/81.2.1705/6 - 30.7.1706Third Lieutenant Brounker Apreece (c.1681-?) ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/831.7.1706 - 17.8.1709Second Lieutenant George Fairley ADM 6/9/32
Confirmed 10.12.1706
ADM 6/9
31.7.1706 - 15.9.1706Third Lieutenant William Hales Transfered ADM 6/9/103
Confirmed 13.11.1707
ADM 6/9
16.9.1706 - 17.1.1706/7Third Lieutenant William Fearnly Transfered ADM 6/9/27
Confirmed 18.11.1706
ADM 6/9
18.1.1706/7 - 17.8.1709Third Lieutenant Thomas Rumsey (d.1726) Transfered ADM 6/9/43ADM 6/928.12.1708 - 28.8.1709First Lieutenant John St Leger ADM 6/10/18ADM 6/1018.8.1709 - 16.2.1709/10Second Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/10/83ADM 6/10

4 Warrant Officers

1699 - 20.2.1698/99Purser Jonathon Shales TransferedADM/A21.2.1698/99 - 1699Purser Nicholas BestADM/A23.7.1701 - 28.9.1701Midshipman Extra Charles Howard (d.1707) Transfered ADM 6/6/109ADM 6/619.1.1702/3 - 1703Chaplain John Clements ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/7

2 Petty Officers

30.5.1705 - 19.8.1705Midshipman Henry Rossington Transfered ADM 107/2/177ADM 107/29.3.1706/7 - 1.12.1709Volunteer-per-order Thomas Chichester Transfered ADM 107/3/9ADM 107/3

Service History

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

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

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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