Suffolk

6941
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Suffolk' (1718) (70)
Ordered8.3.1715/16BWAS-1714
Acquired20.11.1718BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.5.1719BWAS-1714
How acquiredRebuiltBWAS-1714
Shipyard BWAS-1714
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1.1736BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Suffolk' (1718) (70)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 4"Imperial Feet46.0268 
Length of Keel125' 3"Imperial Feet38.103 
Breadth41' 2"Imperial Feet12.5476 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,129 494Tons BM 

Armament


20.11.1718Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1706440Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1719 - 10.1.1719/20CaptainThe Hon. Charles Stewart (1681-1740/41) ADM 6/12/167BWAS-171411.1.1719/20 - 1721CaptainJohn Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/12/188BWAS-171413.2.1726/27 - 25.7.1728CaptainJohn Cockburn (c.1666-c.1731) ADM 6/13/133BWAS-17143.7.1731 - 15.2.1732/33CaptainWilliam Davies (d.1759) ADM 6/14/84BWAS-171415.2.1732/33 - 27.1.1733/34CaptainPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/14/134BWAS-1714

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1719 - 10.1.1719/20First LieutenantHenry Mitchell (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/12/167ADM 6/127.5.1719 - 10.1.1719/20Second LieutenantJohn Berry ADM 6/12/167ADM 6/127.5.1719 - 1721Third LieutenantSir Roger Butler (d.1741) ADM 6/12/167ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 30.3.1721First LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 10.1.1727/28Second LieutenantWilliam Carey (d.1742) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 1721Fourth LieutenantFrancis Scott ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1231.3.1721 - 1721First LieutenantSimon Lyon (d.1741) ADM 6/13/8ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 4.7.1731First LieutenantThomas Parker (d.1752) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 2.7.1731Second LieutenantJoseph Kiggins (d.c.1749) ADM 6/14/134ADM 6/1314.2.1726/27 - 3.4.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJeffery Thomas Saunders ADM 6/13/134ADM 6/134.4.1727 - 13.6.1732Third LieutenantJeffery Thomas Saunders ADM 6/14/138ADM 6/135.4.1727 - 25.7.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsHenry Allen ADM 6/13/139ADM 6/1312.7.1731 - 13.6.1732Second LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/14/86ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 22.2.1733/34Second LieutenantGeorge Dawnay (d.1766) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 22.2.1733/34Third LieutenantJoseph Cooper (d.1747) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/142.3.1732/33 - 27.8.1733Second LieutenantRichard Collins (d.1779) ADM 6/14/137ADM 6/1428.8.1733 - 24.1.1733/34LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/14/151ADM 6/1419.10.1733 - 27.1.1733/34First LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/14/153ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.11.1728 - 15.12.1729MidshipmanJohn Cumberland (c.1705-?) ADM 107/3/320ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
11.8.1728 - 5.11.1728Able SeamanCharles Wimbleton ADM 107/3/197ADM107/34.1.1733/34 - 16.5.1734Able SeamanDenbigh Woodifield (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/321ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
8.3.1715/16Ordered as a "Great Repair"BWAS-1714
1721Paid offBWAS-1714
1727RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.8.1727

The Captain, John Cockburne, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
1731In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1732Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714
1733Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
6.1719-11.1719British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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