Superb

6952
Nominal Guns64
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Superbe' (1708) (56)
Captured29.7.1710
First Commissioned22.9.1710
ShipyardLorient - Brittany NNF-1661
Designed byPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)BWAS-1603
ConstructorPierre-Blaise Coulomb (1699-1753)NNF-1661
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1733

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 6"Imperial Feet43.5899 
Length of Keel119' 3"Imperial Feet36.2752 
Breadth40' 3 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold15' 6 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Draught Forward17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Draught Aft18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,020 3394Tons BM 

Armament


1716Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710365 BWAS-1603

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.9.1710 - 31.8.1714CaptainJames Moneypenny (d.1723) ADM 6/11/69BWAS-160329.2.1715/16 - 13.3.1717/18CaptainGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/12/62BWAS-160314.3.1717/18 - 29.2.1719/20CaptainStreynsham Master (1680/81-1725) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-160329.4.1723 - 24.10.1726CaptainArthur Field (d.1726)† ADM 6/13/55BWAS-160325.10.1726 - 1.6.1727CommanderJohn Price (d.1727)BWAS-16032.6.1727 - 4.12.1727CaptainJohn Price (d.1727)BWAS-160311.12.1727CaptainWilliam Berkeley (d.1732/33) ADM 6/13/216
Commission confirmed 13.8.1728
ADM 6/13
12.12.1727 - 15.6.1730CaptainPeter Solgard (d.1738/39) ADM 6/14/218
Commission confirmed 23.8.1728
BWAS-1603
27.12.1727 - 22.4.1729CaptainEdward St Loe (c.1682-1729)BWAS-1603

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.9.1710 - 31.8.1714First LieutenantThomas Parker (d.1752) ADM 6/11/70ADM 6/1125.9.1710 - 3.1.1711/12Second LieutenantThomas Leighton ADM 6/11/70ADM 6/114.1.1711/12 - 31.8.1714Second LieutenantWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/11/277
Commission confirmed 16.11.1713
ADM 6/11
3.3.1715/16 - 8.10.1717First LieutenantThomas Wilcocks (d.1741) ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/123.3.1715/16 - 20.1.1716/17Second LieutenantJohn Borradale ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/1221.1.1716/17 - 8.10.1717Second LieutenantJohn Vincent ADM 6/12/85ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 29.2.1719/20First LieutenantThomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 4.12.1718Second LieutenantJohn Sleigh ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/125.12.1718 - 29.2.1719/20Second LieutenantChristopher Wilsford (d.c.1727) ADM 6/12/198ADM 6/121.5.1723 - 9.9.1728First LieutenantWilliam Biddle (d.1727) ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/139.7.1723 - 2.4.1724Second LieutenantMathew Norris (1705-1738) ADM 6/13/58ADM 6/139.4.1724 - 19.11.1725Second LieutenantThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/13/68ADM 6/1319.11.1725 - 3.6.1728Second LieutenantThomas Ley (d.1737) ADM 6/13/93ADM 6/1319.11.1725 - 30.3.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757) ADM 6/13/93ADM 6/1330.3.1726 - 21.6.1726Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Watson (d.1744) ADM 6/13/109ADM 6/1322.6.1726 - 27.5.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsCharles Pyott ADM 6/13/218
Commission confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13
28.5.1728 - 9.9.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Pocock (d.1732) ADM 6/13/218
Commission confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13
4.6.1728 - 9.9.1728Second LieutenantCharles Pyott ADM 6/14/218
Commission confirmed 23.8.1728
ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.3.1717/18 - 29.2.1719/20MidshipmanThe Hon. John Byng (1704-1757)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
22.9.1710RegisteredBWAS-1603
1711In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1713Ordered homeBWAS-1603
31.8.1714Paid offADM 51
1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
8.10.1717

Paid off

ADM 51
1718Fitted at Chatham "for the Streights" the sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
29.2.1719/20

Paid off

ADM 51
4.1720Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
3.1720/21Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9704.17.3dBWAS-1603
1723Recommissioned as a guardship at SheernessBWAS-1603
1725Fitted at Portsmouth for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1726Sailed to the West Indies and was present at the blockade of Porto BelloBWAS-1603
9.9.1728Paid offADM 51
10.1732Moved to Woolwich to be rebuilt or repairedBWAS-1603
9.1733Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1603

 

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