Salisbury Prize -> 1716 Preston

Nominal Guns50
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Salisbury' (1703) (50)
First Commissioned14.3.1707/8
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire NNF-1661
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1739


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck134' 4 ½"Imperial Feet40.8559 
Length of Keel109' 9 ½"Imperial Feet33.2359 
Breadth34' 2"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen681 6794Tons BM 


15.3.1707/8Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders

14.3.1707/8 - 27.7.1710Captain Edward St Loe (c.1682-1729) Transfered ADM 6/9/158
Confirmed 26.4.1708
28.7.1710 - 4.10.1711Captain Robert Harland (1685-1751) ADM 6/11/62FWIKI5.10.1711 - 9.12.1714Captain John Clifton (d.1723) ADM 6/11/165BWAS-160322.11.1717 - 6.1.1718/19CaptainSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1221.6.1720 - 17.8.1720Captain Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/12/205ADM 6/1225.1.1725/26 - 12.5.1728Captain Edward Reddish (d.1736) ADM 6/14/96ADM 6/1318.4.1735 - 8.2.1735/36Captain Charles Cotterel (d.1754): on board from 20.4.1735 ADM 6/14/208BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers

14.3.1707/8 - 26.2.1712/13First Lieutenant William Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/9/158
Confirmed 26.4.1708
ADM 6/9
14.3.1707/8 - 1.12.1709Second Lieutenant Henry Cornwall Transfered ADM 6/9/158
Confirmed 26.4.1708
ADM 6/9
2.12.1709 - 4.12.1712Second Lieutenant Robert Hackett ADM 6/11/10ADM 6/115.12.1712 - 9.12.1714Second Lieutenant John Stokoe ADM 6/11/265
Confirmed 23.6.1713
ADM 6/11
22.11.1717 - 6.1.1718/19First Lieutenant James Dore ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1222.11.1717 - 6.1.1718/19Second Lieutenant Charles Cotterel (d.1754) ADM 6/12/107ADM 6/1212.1.1718/19 - 6.1.1718/19First Lieutenant Samuel Goodere (1687-1741) ADM 6/12/149ADM 6/1225.1.1725/26 - 20.5.1728First Lieutenant John James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/14/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 20.5.1728Second Lieutenant Alexander Bowers ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/1325.1.1725/26 - 5.7.1727Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Richard Baker Transfered ADM 6/13/97ADM 6/135.8.1727 - 20.5.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Pitman (d.1751/52) ADM 6/14/147ADM 6/1318.4.1735 - 16.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant William Lumley (d.bef.1741) ADM 6/15/208ADM 6/1418.4.1735 - 16.2.1735/36Third Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Pye (1713-1785) ADM 6/15/208ADM 6/145.5.1735 - 16.2.1735/36First Lieutenant Edmund Beavor (c.1702-1745) ADM 6/15/211ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

5.5.1714 - 7.2.1714/15Midshipman Extra James Scott Transfered ADM 6/11/289ADM 6/11

1 Petty Officer

19.4.1735 - 16.2.1735/36Midshipman James Burcher (c.1716-1747) ADM 107/3/384ADM 107/3

Service History

1708In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1710In the Dunkirk squadronBWAS-1603
1711Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1603
17.6.1711At CartagenaBWAS-1603
7.8.1711Capture of the San Joaquín
1712Returned homeBWAS-1603
1714Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
4.1714Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
8.1714Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3227.0.0dBWAS-1603
2.1.1715/16Renamed PrestonBWAS-1603
1718Sailed to Turkey with His Majesties AmbassadorBWAS-1603
1.1719Began refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
9.1719Completed refitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7780.14.0dBWAS-1603
6.1726Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
2.1730Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4308.11.0dBWAS-1603
11.1733Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
9.1734Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2145.0.6dBWAS-1603
2.1739Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1603


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