Stirling Castle

Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1690B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorJohn Shish (d.1686)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1699BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Stirling Castle' (1699) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck151' 2"Imperial Feet46.0258 
Length of Keel133' 11"Imperial Feet40.5392 
Breadth40' 4"Imperial Feet12.2936 
Depth in Hold17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Burthen1,114Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck151' 2"Imperial Feet46.0258 
Length of Keel120' 11"Imperial Feet36.5773 
Breadth40' 7"Imperial Feet12.3698 
Depth in Hold17' 3"Imperial Feet5.1925 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,059 2994Tons BM 


1688Broadside Weight = 588.5 Imperial Pound ( 266.8851 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 549.5 Imperial Pound ( 249.1986 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck4 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck14 British Saker
Forecastle4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.3.1676/77460Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

19.7.1690 - 18.4.1693CaptainBenjamin Walters (d.1697/98)BWAS-160312.8.1690 - 1691CaptainAnthony Hastings (d.1692)B051bef.8.6.1692 - aft.10.12.1693CaptainHumphrey Sanders (d.1725/26)BWAS-1603bef.1.1.1694/95 - 7.9.1696CaptainRobert Deane (d.1699/1700)BWAS-160313.10.1696 - 14.1.1696/97CaptainSimon Fowkes (d.1702) ADM 6/4/36ADM 6/415.1.1696/97 - 3.1.1697/98CaptainJedediah Barker (d.1702/3) ADM 6/4/62B051

4 Commissioned Officers

13.10.1696 - 3.1.1697/98First LieutenantRobert Dobson (d.1713) ADM 6/4/36ADM 6/413.10.1696 - 3.1.1697/98Second LieutenantEdward Damaresque ADM 6/4/36ADM 6/413.10.1696 - 2.2.1696/97Third LieutenantBrudenell Raleigh (c.1676-c.1700) ADM 6/4/36ADM 6/43.2.1696/97 - 3.1.1697/98Third LieutenantJohn Jarman ADM 6/4/70ADM 6/4

4 Petty Officers

5.7.1690 - 26.6.1691MidshipmanRobert Maxham (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/19ADM 107/129.10.1690 - 8.1.1694/95Master's MateHenry Robbins ADM 107/1/82ADM 107/11.11.1690 - 27.11.1692Volunteer-per-orderThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/128.11.1692 - 18.7.1693MidshipmanThomas Slade (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/60ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

20.4.1692 - 20.9.1692Able SeamanSamuel Oates (c.1645-?) ADM 107/1/32ADM 107/1

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1693With the Channel fleetBWAS-1603
1696In the SoundingsBWAS-1603


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