Success -> 1731 Success Hulk

Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned2.9.1709B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Designed by Joseph Allin (d.1716)B028
Constructor Joseph Allin (d.1716)B028
CategoryOther VesselsB028
Ship TypeTransport B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck126' 2"Imperial Feet38.4068 
Length of Keel105' 7"Imperial Feet32.0396 
Breadth31' 2 ½"Imperial Feet9.4615 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen546 9294Tons BM 


9.1709Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck24 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.170990 BWAS-1603
173156as a hulkBWAS-1603

6 Ship Commanders

2.9.1709 - 22.12.1710Captain Tobias Lisle (d.1719) ADM 6/10/87BWAS-160323.12.1710 - 10.4.1713Captain George Ramsay (d.1717) ADM 6/11/88BWAS-160311.4.1713 - 6.2.1714/15Captain Christopher O'Brien (d.1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/11/256BWAS-160316.8.1716 - 16.4.1718Captain John Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/12/77BWAS-160317.4.1718 - 22.1.1722/23Captain Francis Knighton (d.1727) Transfered ADM 6/12/124BWAS-160315.2.1726/27 - 12.6.1728Captain John Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/13/134BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers

7.6.1709 - 13.1.1709/10Lieutenant Edward Reddish (d.1736) Transfered ADM 6/10/67ADM 6/102.9.1709 - 21.8.1710Lieutenant Humphrey Haycocke Transfered ADM 6/10/87ADM 6/1022.8.1710 - 1.2.1710/11Lieutenant Thomas Rumsey (d.1726) Transfered ADM 6/11/275
Confirmed 13.10.1713
ADM 6/11
30.1.1710/11 - 23.4.1712Lieutenant John St Leger ADM 6/11/104ADM 6/1124.4.1712 - 9.4.1713Lieutenant Miller Caldecot ADM 6/11/206ADM 6/1110.4.1713 - 7.2.1714/15Lieutenant John Price (d.1727) Transfered ADM 6/11/256ADM 6/1121.8.1716 - 16.4.1718Lieutenant Humphrey Orme (d.1751) ADM 6/12/77ADM 6/1217.4.1718 - 16.1.1718/19Lieutenant George Beech (c.1673-1749) ADM 6/12/124ADM 6/1217.2.1718/19 - 15.5.1719Lieutenant Thomas Jolley (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/12/153ADM 6/1216.5.1719 - 21.3.1719/20Lieutenant John James Gaches (d.1748) ADM 6/12/169ADM 6/1222.3.1719/20 - 17.5.1720Lieutenant Andrew Hamilton (d.1724) Transfered ADM 6/12/199ADM 6/1218.5.1720 - 14.2.1726/27Lieutenant Isaac Power (d.1745) ADM 6/12/203ADM 6/1215.2.1726/27 - 19.6.1728Lieutenant John Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/13

3 Petty Officers

1.7.1714 - 20.7.1716Midshipman Samuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 107/3/40ADM 107/325.4.1715 - 13.4.1717Midshipman Robert Mead (d.c.1737) Transfered ADM 107/3/185ADM 107/317.5.1734 - 19.10.1734Midshipman Denbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/321ADM 107/3

3 Crewmen

4.6.1714 - 30.6.1714Able Seaman Samuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 107/3/40ADM 107/31.9.1730 - 13.6.1732Able Seaman John Amherst (1718-1778) Transfered ADM 107/3/312ADM 107/317.1.1730/31 - 23.8.1732Volunteer-per-order Charles Baker (d.1750) Transfered ADM 107/3/222ADM 107/3

Service History

1710Sailed to the MediterraenanBWAS-1714
1711To the Mediterranean at the end of the yearBWAS-1603
1713At Lisbon and Port MahonBWAS-1603
1718To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
1727With Sir Charles Wager (1666-1743)'s fleet for the StraitsBWAS-1714
1728Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1730Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
2.1731Refitted as a Unrated Hulk
2.1731Renamed Success HulkBWAS-1714
2.1731Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £164.10.1dBWAS-1603
27.9.1748Ordered to be used as a breakwater at Sheerness, but sold insteadBWAS-1714
6.12.1748Sold for £175BWAS-1603


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