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 Commissioned21.8.1741
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1733 Establishment 70-Gunner
ConstructorPeirson Lock (d.1755)BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1741 - 7.8.1743CaptainPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/15/444BWAS-17147.8.1743 - 11.4.1745CaptainEdmund Williams (d.1751/52) ADM 6/16/13
Issued by Thomas Mathews (1676-1750)
Commission confirmed 25.10.1745
BWAS-1714
12.4.1745 - 17.9.1746CaptainCharles Long (c.1711-1761) ADM 6/16/463BWAS-171417.9.1746 - 20.11.1746CaptainCharles Proby (d.1799) ADM 6/17/226
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 20.5.1747
ADM 6/17
20.11.1746 - 18.11.1748CaptainJames Hodsoll (d.1754) ADM 6/17/424BWAS-1714

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1741 - 31.5.1745Second LieutenantRobert Wilson (d.1749) ADM 6/15/444ADM 6/1521.8.1741 - 19.1.1746/47Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdmund Turner ADM 6/15/444ADM 6/1519.5.1745 - 2.11.1745First LieutenantSalkeld John Proctor ADM 6/17/126
Issued by William Rowley (1690-1768), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 11.7.1746
ADM 6/17
24.8.1745 - 14.11.1747Second LieutenantJohn Wynne (d.1754) ADM 6/17/443
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 17.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
14.11.1745 - 30.4.1747Second LieutenantChristopher Jarvis Hurt (d.bef.1763) ADM 6/17/177
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 29.11.1746
ADM 6/17
1.1.1745/46 - 20.1.1746/47First LieutenantJohn Wynne (d.1754) ADM 6/17/443
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 17.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
31.5.1746 - 20.1.1746/47Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdward Whitewood ADM 6/17/438
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 7.2.1749
ADM 6/17
20.1.1746/47 - 4.7.1747Third LieutenantThomas Humphris (d.1761) ADM 6/17/412
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 25.11.1748
ADM 6/17
21.4.1747 - 4.7.1747Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Hammond (d.1778) ADM 6/17/407
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17
30.4.1747 - 18.11.1748Second LieutenantEdward Whitewood ADM 6/17/438
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 7.2.1748/49
ADM 6/17
4.7.1747 - 18.11.1748Third LieutenantWilliam Hammond (d.1778) ADM 6/17/407
Issued by Henry Medley (d.1747), The Mediterranean Sea
Commission confirmed 15.11.1748
ADM 6/17
1.2.1747/48 - 18.11.1748First LieutenantWilliam Jacobs (c.1708-1758) ADM 6/17/421
Issued by The Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)
Commission confirmed 9.12.1748
ADM 6/17

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1741Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.10.1741Completed at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £23947.5.7dBWAS-1714
11.2.1743/44Battle 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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

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