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Royal Oak

6289
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.3.1736/37BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.10.1737BWAS-1714
Launched29.8.1741BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.8.1741BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner (1733)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Peirson LockBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1716-1755
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.4.1764BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel122' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet37.1951 
Breadth43' 5"Imperial Feet13.1487 
Depth in Hold17' 9"Imperial Feet5.2143 
Burthen1,123 2294Tons BM 

Armament


29.8.1741Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1733480Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1741 - 7.8.1743Captain
Philip VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
ADM 6/15/444
BWAS-1714
7.8.1743 - 11.4.1745Captain
Edmund WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1750
ADM 6/16/13
Issued by
Thomas MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1749

Confirmed 25.10.1745
BWAS-1714
12.4.1745 - 17.9.1746Captain
Charles LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1747
ADM 6/16/463
BWAS-1714
17.9.1746 - 20.11.1746Captain
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
Transfered ADM 6/17/226
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 20.5.1747
ADM 6/17
20.11.1746 - 18.11.1748Captain
James HodsollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1748
ADM 6/17/424
BWAS-1714

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1741 - 31.5.1745Second Lieutenant
Robert WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1745
Transfered ADM 6/15/444
ADM 6/15
21.8.1741 - 19.1.1746/47Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edmund TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1748
Transfered ADM 6/15/444
ADM 6/15
19.5.1745 - 2.11.1745First Lieutenant
Salkeld John ProctorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1759
Transfered ADM 6/17/126
Issued by
William RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1763
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 11.7.1746
ADM 6/17
24.8.1745 - 14.11.1747Second Lieutenant
John WynneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/17/443
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 17.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
14.11.1745 - 30.4.1747Second Lieutenant
Christopher Jarvis HurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1749
ADM 6/17/177
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 29.11.1746
ADM 6/17
1.1.1745/46 - 20.1.1746/47First Lieutenant
John WynneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1747
ADM 6/17/443
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 17.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
31.5.1746 - 20.1.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Edward WhitewoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1760
ADM 6/17/438
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 7.2.1749
ADM 6/17
20.1.1746/47 - 4.7.1747Third Lieutenant
Thomas HumphrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1761
Transfered ADM 6/17/412
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 25.11.1748
ADM 6/17
21.4.1747 - 4.7.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
William HammondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1759
ADM 6/17/407
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17
30.4.1747 - 18.11.1748Second Lieutenant
Edward WhitewoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1760
ADM 6/17/438
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 7.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
4.7.1747 - 18.11.1748Third Lieutenant
William HammondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1759
ADM 6/17/407
Issued by
Henry MedleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1747
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17
1.2.1747/48 - 18.11.1748First Lieutenant
William JacobsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1734-1756
ADM 6/17/421
Issued by
The Hon. John ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1757

Confirmed 9.12.1748
ADM 6/17

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.11.1741 - 7.3.1741/42Midshipman
Daniel RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1748
Transfered ADM 107/3/519
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1741Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.10.1741Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £23947.5.7dBWAS-1714
10.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon
18.11.1748Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard ADM 106
1.1.1748/49SurveyedBWAS-1714
30.10.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
7.11.1763Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
8.4.1764Break up completed at Plymouth for £262.11.1dBWAS-1714

 

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