Suffolk

6940
Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.2.1677/78BWAS-1603
Acquired5.1680BWAS-1603
First Commissioned11.8.1680
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd Rates
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (1624-1683)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild1699BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Suffolk' (1699) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 10"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel138' 0"Imperial Feet42.0624 
Breadth40' 6"Imperial Feet12.3444 
Depth in Hold16' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,066Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Breadth40' 0"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Feet4.9022 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,151Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 10"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel121' 4"Imperial Feet36.8856 
Breadth18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Breadth40' 2"Imperial Feet12.2428 
Depth in Hold16' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,041 2394Tons BM 

Armament


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
1689300Establishment for peaceB032
1689380Establishment for war at homeB032
1689460Establishment for war abroadB032

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.8.1680 - 4.9.1680CaptainJohn Perryman (d.1680)B0511689CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)BWAS-16031690 - 1691CaptainJohn Bounty (d.1691)B0511690 - 1691CaptainWolfran Cornewall (d.1719)BWAS-16032.1.1690/91 - 1.1692CaptainLord Peregrine Osborne (2nd Earl of Danby) (1659-1729)B0511692 - 1693CaptainChristopher Billop (1650-1725)BWAS-16031693 - 7.1693CaptainJames Wishart (d.1723)BWAS-16036.1693 - 7.1693CaptainPeter Pickard (d.1701/2)B0517.1693 - 22.12.1695CaptainSir Robert Robinson (d.1718/19)B05123.12.1695 - 5.1.1695/96CaptainChristopher Myngs ADM 6/3/104ADM 6/36.1.1695/96 - 3.1695/96ScholarJohn Johnson (d.1703) ADM 6/3/113ADM 6/33.1695/96 - 1697CommodoreJohn Johnson (d.1703)B051

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.12.1695 - 7.7.1696Second LieutenantHewett Holloway (c.1671-?) ADM 6/3/104ADM 6/319.12.1695 - 1696Third LieutenantJohn Kendall (c.1666-?) ADM 6/3/104ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 2.1.1695/96First LieutenantJames Miller ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 1.1.1695/96Second LieutenantWilliam Villiers Beaumont (1676-1697) ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/326.12.1695 - 1.1.1695/96Third LieutenantGeorge Martin (d.1724) ADM 6/3/107ADM 6/33.1.1695/96 - 7.7.1696First LieutenantRobert Maxham (c.1657-?) ADM 6/3/111ADM 6/38.7.1696 - 4.12.1696First LieutenantEdward HarrisonADM 6/48.7.1696 - 4.12.1696Third LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723)ADM 6/45.6.1699 - 15.1.1699/0Third LieutenantGeorge Dolman (d.1704/5) ADM 6/6/3ADM 6/6

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
24.6.1690 - 12.6.1691MidshipmanWilliam Jenuson (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/9ADM 107/13.8.1690 - 24.8.1691CoxswainThomas Hugbon (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/71ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.6.1690 - 29.12.1690VolunteerHewett Holloway (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/16ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
3.1695/96Sent as flagship of a squadron to blockade Dunkirk and Calais. The other ships were the Monck (52) , Chatham (54) , Woolwich (54) , Deptford (50) , Marigold , Portsmouth (10) and Bideford (24) BWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IIJohn CharnockDigital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
 

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