Rupert

6303
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Rupert' (1703) (64)
Acquired7.1716BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.3.1717/18BWAS-1714
ShipyardHarwich Dockyard - Harwich BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-GunnerBWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1736BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck143' 4"Imperial Feet43.5888 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 4"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen930 1194Tons BM 

Armament


1718Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.4.1706365Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1717/18 - 15.2.1718/19CaptainArthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-171415.2.1718/19 - 23.4.1720CommodoreWilliam KerrBWAS-171424.4.1720 - 23.11.1720CaptainThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/220
Commission confirmed 1.12.1720
ADM 6/12
20.6.1729 - 24.5.1730CaptainEdward Reddish (d.1736) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1424.1.1731/32 - 3.11.1735CaptainChristopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) ADM 6/14/99BWAS-1714

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1717/18 - 2.4.1718First LieutenantWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 1.4.1718Second LieutenantDaniel Morris (d.1728) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/122.4.1718 - 23.11.1720First LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/12/128ADM 6/123.4.1718 - 10.6.1718Second LieutenantJohn Norbury ADM 6/12/128ADM 6/1211.6.1718 - 23.11.1720Second LieutenantRichard Orchard (d.1732) ADM 6/12/218
Commission confirmed 14.11.1720
ADM 6/12
13.5.1720 - 23.11.1720Third LieutenantThomas Bradley (d.1741) ADM 6/12/219
Commission confirmed 14.11.1720
ADM 6/12
20.6.1729 - 24.5.1730First LieutenantWilliam Clarke ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 24.5.1730Second LieutenantJohn Jackson (d.1733) ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1420.6.1729 - 24.5.1730Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJames Blakeway ADM 6/14/31ADM 6/1424.1.1731/32 - 13.4.1733First LieutenantWilliam Knight (d.1744) ADM 6/14/99ADM 6/1424.1.1731/32 - 1.3.1733/34Second LieutenantChristopher O'Brien (d.1729) ADM 6/14/99ADM 6/14

Service History


DateEventSource
1711Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1715Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1716Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9261.18.10dBWAS-1714
1718Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
23.11.1720

Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard

ADM 106
1721fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5335.5.9dBWAS-1714
24.5.1730Paid offADM 51
1731Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1732Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1732Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2870.18.7dBWAS-1714
1735Ordered homeBWAS-1714
3.11.1735Paid offADM 51
7.1736Docked at Portsmouth to be broken upBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
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 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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