Nominal Guns60B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Mary' (1650) (50)
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Designed byChristopher Pett (1620-1667/68)B065
ConstructorThomas 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 - 29.5.1688CaptainWilliam DaviesW01423.7.1688 - 21.12.1688CaptainJohn Laton (d.1690/91)BWAS-160322.12.1688 - 1690CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)B0511692 - 9.11.1691CaptainSir Robert Arthur (d.1692/93)BWAS-160317.2.1691/92 - 6.1692Acting CaptainRichard Wyatt (d.1703)TRN26.1692 - 7.1693CaptainHenry Butler (d.1693)B0517.1693 - 12.1694CaptainJohn Jennings (1664-1743)B05127.11.1695 - 9.12.1695CaptainCharles Wager (1666-1743) ADM 6/3/96BWAS-160323.12.1695 - 30.12.1696CaptainThomas Sherman (d.1699) ADM 6/3/105ADM 6/31696CaptainThomas HarmanBWAS-16031.5.1697 - 23.11.1697CaptainThomas Poulton (d.1699) ADM 6/4/93BWAS-16032.5.1699 - 22.5.1699CaptainJames Wishart (d.1723) ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/527.6.1699 - 29.2.1699/1700CaptainThomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/6/4BWAS-16034.3.1700/1 - 24.9.1701CaptainWilliam Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/6/83ADM 6/626.12.1701 - 27.11.1703CaptainEdward Hopson (1671-1728) ADM 6/6/126BWAS-1603

3 Flag Officers

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

22 Commissioned Officers

24.5.1688 - 1.6.1688LieutenantChristopher MyngsB05124.5.1688 - 1.6.1688LieutenantThomas LeggeB05128.5.1688 - 30.9.1688Second LieutenantIsaac Townsend (d.1731)B05129.5.1688 - 9.10.1688First LieutenantJohn Graydon (c.1666-1725/26)B05130.9.1688 - 10.4.1690First LieutenantIsaac Townsend (d.1731)B05119.12.1688 - 8.7.1690Second LieutenantPercy Kirke (d.1693)B05128.12.1688 - 15.5.1690First LieutenantEdward WhitakerB05123.5.1694 - 29.12.1696Second LieutenantNathaniel Champion ADM 6/3/148ADM 6/327.5.1694 - 29.12.1696First LieutenantJacob Fletcher ADM 6/3/88ADM 6/327.1.1695/96 - 29.12.1696Third LieutenantJames Knowles ADM 6/3/120ADM 6/31.5.1697 - 26.6.1699First LieutenantElias Masters ADM 6/4/93ADM 6/423.7.1697 - 9.5.1699Second LieutenantDavid Lambert (c.1668-?) ADM 6/4/110ADM 6/410.5.1699 - 4.6.1699First LieutenantWilliam Sharpe ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 26.6.1699Second LieutenantJohn Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/527.6.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700First LieutenantRichard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/6/4ADM 6/627.6.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700Second LieutenantJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/6/4ADM 6/627.6.1699 - 27.11.1703Third LieutenantRobert Saxon ADM 6/6/4ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 13.11.1701First LieutenantDaniel Conde ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 24.9.1701Second LieutenantJohn Paul (c.1669-?) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 27.11.1703First LieutenantJohn Flawes ADM 6/6/127ADM 6/61.1.1701/2 - 5.3.1702/3Second LieutenantWilliam Massam (d.1708) ADM 6/6/129ADM 6/66.3.1702/3 - 27.11.1703Second LieutenantWilliam Sampson ADM 6/7/105ADM 6/7

3 Petty Officers

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

2 Crewmen

1.1688 - 1689VolunteerRobert Fairfax (1666-1725)LRFS7.7.1688 - 9.12.1688Able SeamanJoseph 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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