Nominal Guns60B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Mary' (1650) (50)
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Designed by Christopher Pett (1620-1667/68)B065
Constructor Thomas Shish (d.1685)B065
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth36' 8"Imperial Feet11.0067 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen829Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth36' 3"Imperial Feet10.9855 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen777Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth36' 8"Imperial Feet11.0067 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen829 5294Tons BM 


1688Broadside Weight = 366.5 Imperial Pound ( 166.208 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck6 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Saker Cutts

1693Broadside Weight = 465 Imperial Pound ( 210.8778 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British Saker

1696Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.5173 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck23 British 24-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck1 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British Saker

1703Broadside Weight = 371.5 Imperial Pound ( 168.4756 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck14 British Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1689215Establishment for peaceB032
1689280Establishment for war at homeB032
1689355Establishment for war abroadB032

15 Commanding Officers

13.5.1688 - 29.5.1688Captain William DaviesW01423.7.1688 - 21.12.1688Captain John Laton (d.1690/91)BWAS-160322.12.1688 - 1690Captain Mathew Aylmer (1650-1720)B0511692 - 9.11.1691CaptainSir Robert Arthur (d.1692/93)BWAS-160317.2.1691/92 - 6.1692Acting Captain Richard Wyatt (d.1703)TRN26.1692 - 7.1693Captain Henry Butler (d.1693)B0517.1693 - 12.1694Captain John Jennings (1664-1743)B05127.11.1695 - 9.12.1695Captain Charles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/3/96BWAS-160323.12.1695 - 30.12.1696Captain Thomas Sherman (d.1699) ADM 6/3/105ADM 6/31696Captain Thomas HarmanBWAS-16031.5.1697 - 23.11.1697Captain Thomas Poulton (d.1699) ADM 6/4/93BWAS-16032.5.1699 - 22.5.1699Captain James Wishart (d.1723) ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/527.6.1699 - 29.2.1699/1700Captain Thomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/6/4BWAS-16034.3.1700/1 - 24.9.1701Captain William Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/626.12.1701 - 27.11.1703Captain Edward Hopson (1671-1728) ADM 6/6/126BWAS-1603

3 Flag Officers

23.7.1688 - 12.1688Vice-AdmiralSir Roger Strickland (1640-1717)BWAS-16031690Commodore Lawrence WrightBWAS-160331.3.1703 - 27.11.1703Rear-Admiral of the Blue Basil Beaumont (1669-1703)B051

22 Commissioned Officers

24.5.1688 - 1.6.1688Lieutenant Christopher MyngsB05124.5.1688 - 1.6.1688Lieutenant Thomas LeggeB05128.5.1688 - 30.9.1688Second Lieutenant Isaac Townsend (d.1731)B05129.5.1688 - 9.10.1688First Lieutenant John Graydon (c.1666-1725/26)B05130.9.1688 - 10.4.1690First Lieutenant Isaac Townsend (d.1731)B05119.12.1688 - 8.7.1690Second Lieutenant Percy Kirke (d.1693)B05128.12.1688 - 15.5.1690First Lieutenant Edward WhitakerB05123.5.1694 - 29.12.1696Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Champion ADM 6/3/148ADM 6/327.5.1694 - 29.12.1696First Lieutenant Jacob Fletcher ADM 6/3/88ADM 6/327.1.1695/96 - 29.12.1696Third Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/3/120ADM 6/31.5.1697 - 26.6.1699First Lieutenant Elias Masters ADM 6/4/93ADM 6/423.7.1697 - 9.5.1699Second Lieutenant David Lambert (c.1668-?) ADM 6/4/110ADM 6/410.5.1699 - 4.6.1699First Lieutenant William Sharpe ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 26.6.1699Second Lieutenant John Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/527.6.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700First Lieutenant Richard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/6/4ADM 6/627.6.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700Second Lieutenant John Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/6/4ADM 6/627.6.1699 - 27.11.1703Third Lieutenant Robert Saxon ADM 6/6/4ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 13.11.1701First Lieutenant Daniel Conde ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 24.9.1701Second Lieutenant John Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 27.11.1703First Lieutenant John Flawes ADM 6/6/127ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 5.3.1702/3Second Lieutenant William Massam (d.1708) ADM 6/6/129ADM 6/66.3.1702/3 - 27.11.1703Second Lieutenant William Sampson ADM 6/7/105ADM 6/7

3 Petty Officers

12.1690 - 10.1691Midshipman George Gale (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/15ADM 107/110.1691 - 15.10.1692Master's Mate George Gale (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/15ADM 107/130.7.1699 - 24.2.1700/1Midshipman Extra Thomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 6/19/58ref:1272

2 Crewmen

1.1688 - 1689Volunteer Robert Fairfax (1666-1725)LRFS7.7.1688 - 9.12.1688Able Seaman Joseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 107/1/52ADM 107/1

Service History

1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
8.3.1689/90Sailed from Plymouth as flagship of a squadron and with a large convoyTRN2
11.5.1690Arrived in BarbadosTRN2
21.6.1690The squadron landed troops at Frigate Bay, St. ChristopherTRN2
13.8.1690The squadron returned to BarbadosTRN2
20.2.1690/91Refitted as a Fourth RateADM/A
16.1.1691/92In BarbadosTRN2
22.2.1691/92Action of 1692-02-22
14.6.1692Sailed from BarbadosB051
11.8.1692Arrived in PlymouthB051
12.5.1694One of the squadron which captured the French privateer commander René Trouin (Sieur du Gué) (1673-1736) in the La Diligente (34)
12.5.1694Took the Frigate La Diligente (34)
1696Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
1703Refitted as a 64 gun Fourth Rate
27.11.1703Wrecked on the Goodwin Sands during the "Great Storm"BWAS-1603


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
27.11.1703-27.11.1703The Great Storm  

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