Swiftsure -> 1716 Revenge

Nominal Guns64B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Swiftsure' (1673) (70)
ShipyardHarwich - Essex B028
Constructor Edward SnelgroveBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild3.10.1716B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Revenge' (1718) (70)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck148' 0"Imperial Inch3.7592 (12′ 3″ Imperial)
Length of Keel122' 0"Imperial Inch3.0988 (10′ 1″ Imperial)
Breadth39' 0"Imperial Inch0.9906 (3′ 2″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 10"Imperial Inch0.3556 (1′ 1″ Imperial)
Burthen987 394Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1703440 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers

16.9.1696 - 23.11.1697Captain Gerard Ellwes ADM 6/4/26BWAS-171424.11.1697 - 29.12.1699Captain William Jumper (d.1714/15) ADM 6/4/126BWAS-171426.2.1700/1 - 16.11.1701Captain William Jumper (d.1714/15) ADM 6/6/61ADM 6/614.1.1701/2 - 4.2.1702/3Captain Robert Wynn ADM 6/6/130BWAS-17145.2.1702/3 - 14.2.1702/3Captain William Caldwell (d.1718) ADM 6/7/87ADM 6/724.12.1705 - 29.6.1708Captain Richard Griffith (d.1719) ADM 6/8/212BWAS-171430.6.1708 - 15.7.1711Captain John Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/9/173BWAS-171416.7.1711 - 13.9.1711Captain Joseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/11/169
Commission confirmed 16.10.1711
14.9.1711 - 27.8.1712Captain George Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/11/167
Commission confirmed 12.10.1711
30.8.1712 - 23.12.1712Captain John Cooper (d.1728) ADM 6/11/221ADM 6/11

28 Commissioned Officers

16.9.1696 - 15.1.1696/97First Lieutenant Nathaniel Hubbard (d.1731)ADM 6/416.9.1696 - 24.11.1697Second Lieutenant Richard Needham ADM 6/4/26ADM 6/416.9.1696 - 25.11.1697Third Lieutenant Joseph Berry ADM 6/4/26ADM 6/416.1.1696/97 - 24.11.1697First Lieutenant William Tugwell ADM 6/4/62ADM 6/425.11.1697 - 19.2.1699/1700First Lieutenant Peter Chamberlain (d.1720) ADM 6/4/127ADM 6/425.11.1697 - 19.2.1699/1700Second Lieutenant Nicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 6/4/127ADM 6/425.11.1697 - 29.3.1698Third Lieutenant Mathew Gregory ADM 6/4/127ADM 6/430.3.1698 - 29.11.1699Third Lieutenant Paul Sorrell ADM 6/5/15ADM 6/530.11.1699 - 19.2.1699/1700Third Lieutenant Edward Leigh ADM 6/6/19ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 16.11.1701Second LieutenantSir Charles Rich (3rd Baronet Rich, of London) (1680-1706) ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/628.2.1700/1 - 16.11.1701Third Lieutenant George Standish ADM 6/6/63ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 16.11.1701First Lieutenant George Ramsay (d.1717) ADM 6/6/67ADM 6/616.1.1701/2 - 29.7.1705Second Lieutenant Andrew Horseman ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/619.1.1701/2 - 21.12.1702First Lieutenant Stephen Goulton (c.1664-?) ADM 6/6/135ADM 6/629.1.1701/2 - 21.1.1703/4Third Lieutenant William Pyne ADM 6/7/3ADM 6/722.12.1702 - 2.2.1702/3First Lieutenant Thomas Stephenson ADM 6/7/67ADM 6/73.2.1702/3 - 29.7.1705First Lieutenant John Doleing (c.1665-1719) ADM 6/7/85ADM 6/721.1.1703/4 - 20.7.1704Third Lieutenant Benjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/8/44ADM 6/831.12.1705 - 16.11.1709First Lieutenant Andrew Horseman ADM 6/8/214ADM 6/88.1.1705/6 - 4.6.1706Second Lieutenant Andrew Hodges ADM 6/8/217ADM 6/88.1.1705/6 - 18.2.1707/8Third Lieutenant Thomas Ripley ADM 6/8/217ADM 6/84.6.1706 - 27.12.1708Second Lieutenant John Bilton (c.1688-?) ADM 6/8/257ADM 6/819.2.1707/8 - 4.1.1710/11Second Lieutenant Thomas Ripley ADM 6/9/140ADM 6/917.11.1709 - 23.12.1712First Lieutenant William Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/11/5ADM 6/112.12.1709 - 4.1.1710/11Third Lieutenant John St Loe (d.1757) ADM 6/11/10ADM 6/115.1.1710/11 - 27.7.1711Second Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/11/91ADM 6/115.1.1710/11 - 25.2.1710/11Third Lieutenant John Ripley ADM 6/11/92ADM 6/1128.7.1711 - 23.12.1712Second Lieutenant Robert Marsham (1681-?) ADM 6/11/178
Commission confirmed 26.11.1711
ADM 6/11

1 Warrant Officer

28.2.1698/99 - 1699Boatswain Moses BowlesADM/A

3 Petty Officers

1701 - 16.11.1701Volunteer-per-order Charles Bargrave (1686-1755) ADM 6/6/124ADM 6/61701 - 16.11.1701Volunteer-per-order William Probyn ADM 6/6/124ADM 6/623.1.1707/8 - 31.3.1709Volunteer-per-order Rupert Waring (d.1753) ADM 107/3/11ADM107/3

2 Crewmen

2.12.1701 - 28.3.1702Ordinary Seaman Alexander Bissett ADM 107/2/204ADM107/228.3.1702 - 15.1.1703/4Able Seaman Alexander Bissett ADM 107/2/204ADM107/2

Service History


Commissioned for the North Sea

1699In the DownsBWAS-1714
8.1702In operations against CadizBWAS-1714
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
21.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1707In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
2.1707Action against privateersBWAS-1714
7.1710With a Russian convoyBWAS-1714
1711In the St Lawrence expeditionBWAS-1714

Paid off

2.1.1715/16Renamed RevengeBWAS-1714
3.10.1716Docked at Woolwich to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
29.4.1711-9.10.1711British Fleet For North AmericaSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) 

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