Royal Oak

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down14.5.1713BWAS-1603
First Commissioned2.8.1715B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB028
Constructor Jacob Ackworth (c.1668-1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.1737B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel121' 6"Imperial Feet36.8881 
Breadth41' 4 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,106 3394Tons BM 


14.5.1713Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers

2.8.1715 - 12.12.1715Captain James Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/12/48ADM 6/1211.2.1716/17 - 26.3.1717Captain Thomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/88BWAS-160324.3.1716/17 - 3.4.1717Captain Richard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/123.4.1717 - 5.7.1717Captain Nicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/102
Commission confirmed 2.8.1717
6.7.1717 - 13.3.1717/18Captain Richard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1214.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718Captain Robert Coleman ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 2.12.1718Captain Thomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/127ADM 6/123.12.1718 - 27.8.1720Captain Joseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 6/12/214BWAS-16035.5.1726 - 19.2.1728/29Captain Thomas Jacobs (c.1672-1748/49) ADM 6/15/113BWAS-160320.2.1728/29 - 22.12.1729Captain Richard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/14/14BWAS-16033.7.1731 - 20.2.1731/32Captain Richard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/1421.2.1731/32 - 9.4.1736Captain Peter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/15/102BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

bef.29.3.1717 - 6.1717Rear-Admiral of the White William Caldwell (d.1718) ADM 106/709/222BWAS-1603

43 Commissioned Officers

27.7.1715 - 20.12.1715First Lieutenant John Bray (c.1672-1750) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 20.12.1715Second Lieutenant William Hay (d.1728) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 20.12.1715Third Lieutenant Thomas Longueville (d.1759) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 23.3.1716/17First Lieutenant George Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 16.3.1717/18Second Lieutenant John Oliphant (d.1743) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 16.3.1717/18Third Lieutenant Robert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1224.3.1716/17 - 19.3.1717/18First Lieutenant Timothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 3.4.1718First Lieutenant John Lunn (c.1681-1727) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 3.4.1718Second Lieutenant James Lake (d.1744) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 4.4.1718Third Lieutenant William Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 8.9.1720First Lieutenant George Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 6.6.1719Third Lieutenant Henry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 8.9.1720Fourth Lieutenant Philip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/12/212
Commission confirmed 23.8.1720
ADM 6/12
6.5.1726 - 20.2.1728/29First Lieutenant Richard Ward ADM 6/14/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 20.2.1728/29Second Lieutenant William Slater Griffith (d.1738) ADM 6/14/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 4.2.1727/28Third Lieutenant William King (d.1728) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 19.7.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Berkeley (d.1727) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/1320.7.1726 - 29.4.1727Fourth Lieutenant Nathaniel Rogers ADM 6/13/122
Commission confirmed 27.10.1726
ADM 6/13
30.4.1727 - 5.2.1727/28Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/13/206
Commission confirmed 22.5.1728
ADM 6/13
5.2.1727/28 - 25.7.1728Third Lieutenant Edward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/13/206
Commission confirmed 22.5.1728
ADM 6/13
21.2.1728/29 - 20.6.1729First Lieutenant James Lloyd (d.1761) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 18.8.1729Second Lieutenant Charles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 18.8.1729Third Lieutenant James Master (d.bef.1746/47) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 18.8.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1425.7.1729 - 22.12.1729First Lieutenant William Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 22.12.1729Second Lieutenant James Master (d.bef.1746/47) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 22.12.1729Third Lieutenant James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 22.12.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Campbell (d.1755) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/143.7.1731 - 12.1.1731/32First Lieutenant John Jackson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/145.7.1731 - 3.3.1731/32Second Lieutenant James Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/1413.1.1731/32 - 27.11.1732First Lieutenant John Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/144.3.1731/32 - 7.11.1734Second Lieutenant Harcourt Masters ADM 6/14/103ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 11.1.1732/33Third Lieutenant Matthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1428.11.1732 - 4.5.1735First Lieutenant John Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/14/129ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Third Lieutenant James Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Fourth Lieutenant Isaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 4.5.1735Second Lieutenant James Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/14/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 4.5.1735Third Lieutenant Isaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/14/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 4.5.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRt Hon. Frederick Murray (1715/16-1743) ADM 6/14/197ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 9.4.1736First Lieutenant James Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 9.4.1736Second Lieutenant Isaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 9.4.1736Third LieutenantRt Hon. Frederick Murray (1715/16-1743) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 9.4.1736Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Robert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

1720 - 8.9.1720Chaplain Robert Patten ADM 6/12/213ADM 6/12

4 Petty Officers

21.8.1720 - 8.9.1720Midshipman William Manduit ADM 107/3/128ADM 107/35.4.1726 - 14.10.1726Volunteer-per-order Edward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM 107/315.12.1726 - 17.6.1727Midshipman Edward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM 107/36.3.1728/29 - 23.4.1729Volunteer-per-order John Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM 107/3

Service History

15.6.1713Completed at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £14051.10.0dBWAS-1603
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
1719In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1726fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1833.9.8dBWAS-1603
11.3.1726/27Took the Frigate Nuestra Señora del Rosario (40)
1729Sailed for the MediteraneanBWAS-1603
1731In the MediteraneanBWAS-1603
1731Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1731fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
7.1732Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
8.1732Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
8.1732fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
8.3.1736/37Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1603
5.1737Breaking up completed at Portsmouth and remains transported to Plymouth for rebuildingBWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
24.12.1726-9.4.1728British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743) 

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