Vanguard -> 1728 Duke

Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Vanguard' (1678) (90)
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 2nd RatesB028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1733BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Duke' (1739) (90)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 0"Imperial Feet49.3776 
Length of Keel132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Breadth47' 0"Imperial Feet14.3256 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,551Tons BM 


2.1711Broadside Weight = 821 Imperial Pound ( 372.3235 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Commanding Officers

26.1.1710/11 - 11.3.1710/11CaptainJohn Evans (d.1723/24) ADM 6/11/102BWAS-171412.3.1710/11 - 7.1711CaptainRupert Billingsley (d.1720) ADM 6/11/119BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

2.2.1710/11 - 25.9.1712First LieutenantJohn Crew ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 18.11.1711Second LieutenantBenjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 21.11.1711Third LieutenantJoseph Hele (d.1743) ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 1711Fourth LieutenantRoger Green (d.1714) ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 7.3.1710/11Fifth LieutenantJames Smith ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/118.3.1710/11 - 23.9.1711Fifth LieutenantRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/11/118ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers

1717 - 14.11.1717PurserJames Janeway (d.bef.1730) ADM 6/12/106ADM 6/1215.11.1717 - 1718PurserJohn Lowther ADM 6/12/106ADM 6/12

Service History

1.2.1710/11First CommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1710/11Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
7.1711Paid off and never subsequently recommissionedBWAS-1714
26.7.1728Renamed DukeBWAS-1714
1733Broken up to be rebuilt


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive

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