Vanguard -> 1728 Duke

Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned26.1.1710/11BWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1733BWAS-1714


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 Ship Commanders

26.1.1710/11 - 11.3.1710/11Captain John Evans (d.1723/24) ADM 6/11/102BWAS-171412.3.1710/11 - 16.7.1711Captain Rupert Billingsley (d.1720) ADM 6/11/119BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers

2.2.1710/11 - 30.7.1711First Lieutenant John Crew ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 30.7.1711Second Lieutenant Benjamin Wilshaw ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 30.7.1711Third Lieutenant Joseph Hele (d.1743) ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 30.7.1711Acting Fourth Lieutenant Roger Green (d.1714) ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/112.2.1710/11 - 7.3.1710/11Fifth Lieutenant James Smith Transfered ADM 6/11/103ADM 6/118.3.1710/11 - 30.7.1711Fifth Lieutenant Richard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/11/118ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers

1717 - 14.11.1717Purser James Janeway (d.bef.1730) ADM 6/12/106ADM 6/1215.11.1717 - 1718Purser John Lowther ADM 6/12/106ADM 6/12

Service History

3.1710/11Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714

Paid off and never subsequently recommissioned

26.7.1728Renamed DukeBWAS-1714
1733Broken up to be rebuilt


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