Royal Oak

6288
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1710BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down14.5.1713BWAS-1603
Acquired14.5.1713BWAS-1603
First Commissioned2.8.1715
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorJacob Ackworth (d.1748/49)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild5.1737B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1715 - 10.2.1716/17CaptainJames Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/12/48ADM 6/1211.2.1716/17 - 23.3.1716/17CaptainThomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/88BWAS-160324.3.1716/17 - 3.4.1717CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/123.4.1717 - 5.7.1717CaptainNicholas Haddock (1686-1746) ADM 6/12/102
Commission confirmed 2.8.1717
BWAS-1603
6.7.1717 - 13.3.1717/18CaptainRichard Hughes (1670-1756) ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1214.3.1717/18 - 30.3.1718CaptainRobert Coleman ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 2.12.1718CaptainThomas Kempthorne (d.1736) ADM 6/12/127ADM 6/123.12.1718 - 5.9.1720CaptainJoseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 6/12/214BWAS-16035.5.1726 - 19.2.1728/29CaptainThomas Jacobs (d.1748/49) ADM 6/15/113BWAS-160320.2.1728/29 - 2.7.1731CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/14/14BWAS-16033.7.1731 - 20.2.1731/32CaptainRichard Lestock (1678/79-1748) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/1421.2.1731/32 - 6.4.1737CaptainPeter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/15/102BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1717 - 60.1717Rear-Admiral of the WhiteWilliam Caldwell (d.1718)BWAS-1603

43 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1715 - 20.2.1716/17First LieutenantJohn Bray (d.1750) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 20.2.1716/17Second LieutenantWilliam Hay (d.1728) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1227.7.1715 - 20.2.1716/17Third LieutenantThomas Longueville (d.1759) ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 23.3.1716/17First LieutenantGeorge Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 16.3.1717/18Second LieutenantJohn Oliphant (d.1743) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1221.2.1716/17 - 16.3.1717/18Third LieutenantRobert Pysing (d.1748) ADM 6/12/91ADM 6/1224.3.1716/17 - 16.3.1717/18First LieutenantTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/96ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 3.4.1718First LieutenantJohn Lunn (d.1727) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 3.4.1718Second LieutenantJames Lake (d.1744) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 3.4.1718Third LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 5.9.1720First LieutenantGeorge Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/124.4.1718 - 6.6.1719Third LieutenantHenry Osborne (1694-1771) ADM 6/12/129ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 5.9.1720Fourth LieutenantPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/12/212
Commission confirmed 23.8.1720
ADM 6/12
6.5.1726 - 20.2.1728/29First LieutenantRichard Ward ADM 6/14/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 20.2.1728/29Second LieutenantWilliam Slater Griffith (d.1738) ADM 6/14/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 4.2.1727/28Third LieutenantWilliam King (d.1728) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/136.5.1726 - 19.7.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Berkeley (d.1727) ADM 6/13/113ADM 6/1320.7.1726 - 29.4.1727Fourth LieutenantNathaniel Rogers ADM 6/13/122
Commission confirmed 27.10.1726
ADM 6/13
30.4.1727 - 5.2.1727/28Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/13/206
Commission confirmed 22.5.1728
ADM 6/13
5.2.1727/28 - 25.7.1728Third LieutenantEdward Peyton (d.1748) ADM 6/13/206
Commission confirmed 22.5.1728
ADM 6/13
21.2.1728/29 - 19.6.1729First LieutenantJames Lloyd (d.1761) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 18.8.1729Second LieutenantCharles Crauford (d.1745) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 18.8.1729Third LieutenantJames Master (d.1747) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1421.2.1728/29 - 18.8.1729Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/14/15ADM 6/1425.7.1729 - 4.5.1730First LieutenantWilliam Boutflower (d.1733) ADM 6/14/33ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 7.7.1730Second LieutenantJames Master (d.1747) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 4.7.1731Third LieutenantJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/1419.8.1729 - 18.5.1731Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Campbell (d.1755) ADM 6/14/35ADM 6/143.7.1731 - 12.1.1731/32First LieutenantJohn Jackson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/145.7.1731 - 3.3.1731/32Second LieutenantJames Peers (d.1746) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/1413.1.1731/32 - 27.11.1732First LieutenantJohn Durell (d.1748) ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/144.3.1731/32 - 7.11.1734Second LieutenantHarcourt Masters ADM 6/14/103ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 11.1.1732/33Third LieutenantMatthew Michel (c.1705-1752) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1428.11.1732 - 4.5.1735First LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/14/129ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Third LieutenantJames Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 7.11.1734Fourth LieutenantIsaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/14/162ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 4.5.1735Second LieutenantJames Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/14/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 4.5.1735Third LieutenantIsaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/14/197ADM 6/148.11.1734 - 4.5.1735Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsFrederick Murray ADM 6/14/197ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 5.1737First LieutenantJames Newnam (d.c.1753) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 5.1737Second LieutenantIsaac Sunn (d.c.1738) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 5.1737Third LieutenantFrederick Murray ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 5.1737Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRobert Robinson (d.1785) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1720 - 10.9.1720ChaplainRobert Patten ADM 6/12/213ADM 6/12

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1.1720/21 - 28.1.1720/21MidshipmanWilliam Manduit ADM 107/3/128ADM107/315.12.1726 - 17.6.1727MidshipmanEdward Legge (d.1747) ADM 107/3/211ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1.1729/30 - 22.2.1729/30Volunteer-per-orderJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
15.6.1713Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £14051.10.0dBWAS-1603
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
1719In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1726RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1726fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1833.9.8dBWAS-1603
11.3.1726/27Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Nuestra Señora del Rosario (40)
1729Sailed for the MediteraneanBWAS-1603
1731In the MediteraneanBWAS-1603
1731Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1731fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
7.1732Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
8.1732Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
8.1732fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
11.1736SurveyedBWAS-1603
8.3.1736/37Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1603
5.1737Breaking up completed at Portsmouth and remains transported to Plymouth for rebuildingBWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1726/12/241728/04/09British Squadron for the relief of GibraltarSir Charles Wager (1666-1743)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
 

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