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 byJohn Shish (d.1686)B028
ConstructorRobert 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 Commanding Officers

c.2.1691 - 1692CaptainGeorge Byng (1663/64-1732/33)BWAS-16035.1693 - 8.1693CaptainGerard EllwesB051c.11.9.1693 - 15.4.1694CaptainSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-160320.9.1695 - 3.1.1697/98CaptainRichard Wyatt (d.1703) ADM 6/3/119BWAS-160326.2.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2CaptainSir Richard Edwards: on board from 9.3.1700/1 ADM 6/6/61BWAS-160314.4.1702 - 18.5.1702CaptainBaron Wylde (d.1735) ADM 6/7/29ADM 6/712.9.1702 - 20.11.1702CaptainThomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 6/7/52ADM 6/721.11.1702 - 10.12.1704CaptainGerard Ellwes ADM 6/7/60BWAS-160311.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5CaptainWilliam Kerr ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/826.1.1704/5 - 11.2.1704/5CaptainGeorge Delavall (c.1667-1723) ADM 6/8/143ADM 6/89.3.1704/5 - 13.9.1706CaptainJohn Evans (d.1723/24) ADM 6/8/162B05114.9.1706 - 9.12.1707CaptainBaron Wylde (d.1735) ADM 6/9/36
Commission confirmed 23.12.1706
10.12.1707 - 18.1.1707/8CaptainHovenden Walker (1666-1725) ADM 6/9/108ADM 6/912.2.1707/8 - 13.12.1709CaptainWilliam Passenger (d.1729) 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 BlueJohn Neville (d.1697)B051

33 Commissioned Officers

23.9.1695 - 2.1.1695/96Third LieutenantThomas Parsons (d.1703) ADM 6/3/124ADM 6/3c.3.1.1695/96 - 3.1.1697/98Third LieutenantHumphrey Parker ADM 1/5257/30ADM 1/525715.3.1696/97 - 3.1.1697/98First LieutenantGeorge Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/4/83ADM 6/426.2.1700/1 - 26.6.1701First LieutenantWilliam Cunningham 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 LieutenantGeorge Peyton ADM 6/6/67ADM 6/630.6.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First LieutenantGeorge Peyton ADM 6/6/108ADM 6/630.6.1701 - 15.1.1701/2Second LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/6/108ADM 6/630.6.1701 - 25.9.1701Third LieutenantJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/6/106ADM 6/616.4.1702 - 23.5.1702First LieutenantPhilemon Pownoll ADM 6/7/29ADM 6/729.4.1702 - 23.5.1702Third LieutenantChaloner Ogle (1681-1750) ADM 6/7/31ADM 6/730.4.1702 - 23.5.1702Second LieutenantGeorge Tredenham ADM 6/7/31ADM 6/712.9.1702 - 6.1.1702/3Third LieutenantEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/7/52ADM 6/726.9.1702 - 5.1.1702/3Second LieutenantBeaumont Raymond (d.1718) ADM 6/7/56ADM 6/715.10.1702 - 31.3.1704First LieutenantRobert Coleman ADM 6/7/54ADM 6/76.1.1702/3 - 16.12.1704Second LieutenantEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/7/72ADM 6/76.1.1702/3 - 10.12.1704Third LieutenantEdward Mansell (d.1735/36) ADM 6/7/72ADM 6/724.3.1703/4 - 10.12.1704First LieutenantJohn Hager (d.1747/48) ADM 6/8/65ADM 6/811.12.1704 - 18.12.1705First LieutenantThomas Weedon (d.1707) ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/811.12.1704 - 31.1.1705/6Second LieutenantBenjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/811.12.1704 - 25.1.1704/5Third LieutenantJohn Redman (d.bef.1763) ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/826.1.1704/5 - 14.8.1705Third LieutenantWilliam Fox (d.1710) ADM 6/8/144ADM 6/815.8.1705 - 31.1.1705/6Third LieutenantJohn Berkeley ADM 6/8/189ADM 6/819.12.1705First LieutenantWalter Massy ADM 6/8/210ADM 6/820.12.1705 - 27.12.1708First LieutenantRobert Harward ADM 6/8/211ADM 6/81.2.1705/6 - 30.7.1706Second LieutenantJohn Berkeley ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/81.2.1705/6 - 30.7.1706Third LieutenantBrounker Apreece (c.1681-?) ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/831.7.1706 - 17.8.1709Second LieutenantGeorge Fairley ADM 6/9/32
Commission confirmed 10.12.1706
ADM 6/9
31.7.1706 - 15.9.1706Third LieutenantWilliam Hales ADM 6/9/103
Commission confirmed 13.11.1707
ADM 6/9
16.9.1706 - 17.1.1706/7Third LieutenantWilliam Fearnly ADM 6/9/27
Commission confirmed 18.11.1706
ADM 6/9
18.1.1706/7 - 17.8.1709Third LieutenantThomas Rumsey (d.1726) ADM 6/9/43ADM 6/928.12.1708 - 28.8.1709First LieutenantJohn St Leger ADM 6/10/18ADM 6/1018.8.1709 - 16.2.1709/10Second LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/10/83ADM 6/10

2 Warrant Officers

23.7.1701 - 28.9.1701Midshipman ExtraCharles Howard (d.1707) ADM 6/6/109ADM 6/619.1.1702/3 - 1703ChaplainJohn Clements ADM 6/7/78ADM 6/7

1 Petty Officer

9.3.1706/7 - 1.12.1709Volunteer-per-orderThomas Chichester ADM 107/3/9ADM107/3

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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