Duchess -> 1701 Princess Anne -> 1702 Windsor Castle -> 1706 Blenheim

Nominal Guns90B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 2nd RatesB028
Constructor John Shish (d.1686)B028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1708B028
BecomesBritish Second Rate ship of the line 'Blenheim' (1709) (96)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck162' 8"Imperial Feet49.3809 
Length of Keel143' 0"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Breadth45' 8"Imperial Feet13.7566 
Depth in Hold18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Burthen1,546Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck163Imperial Feet0.0254 
Breadth45Imperial Feet0.2286 
Burthen1,364Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB032
Length of Keel137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Breadth45' 0"Imperial Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Draught Aft19' 0"Imperial Feet5.7912 
Burthen1,475Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck162' 8"Imperial Feet49.3809 
Length of Keel126' 2"Imperial Feet38.4068 
Breadth45' 1"Imperial Feet13.7211 
Depth in Hold18' 4"Imperial Feet5.4991 
Draught Aft20' 6"Imperial Feet6.2484 
Burthen1,364 194Tons BM 


1679Broadside Weight = 772 Imperial Pound ( 350.102 kg)B028
Gun Deck26 British 34-Pounder
Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Gun Deck26 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 918 Imperial Pound ( 416.3139 kg)B065
Gun Deck26 British Cannon of 7
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck36 British Saker
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

9 Ship Commanders

15.1.1689/90 - aft.31.5.1690Captain Thomas Gillam (d.1693)BWAS-1603bef.16.1.1690/91 - aft.28.1.1692/93Captain John Clements (d.1695)BWAS-1603bef.8.9.1693 - 12.4.1695Captain William Bokenham (d.1702)BWAS-160312.6.1695 - 30.6.1695Captain David Lambert (d.1703) ADM 6/3/61BWAS-16031.7.1695 - 18.8.1695Captain Thomas Crawley Transfered ADM 6/3/64ADM 6/39.9.1695 - 6.11.1695Captain James Stewart (d.1704/5) ADM 6/3/76ADM 6/37.11.1695 - 6.5.1696Second Captain James Stewart (d.1704/5) ADM 6/3/90ADM 6/37.5.1696 - 5.12.1697Captain Thomas Ley (d.1702) ADM 6/4/42
Confirmed 8.10.1696
9.2.1701/2 - 15.11.1702Captain Charles Guy: on board from 4.3.1701/2 ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/7

2 Flag Officers

5.1690 - 11.1690Rear-Admiral of the Red George Rooke (1650-1708/9)ODNB30.12.1695 - 1696Vice-Admiral of the RedSir Cloudisley Shovell (1650-1707) ADM 6/3/109ADM 6/3

17 Commissioned Officers

10.1.1694/95 - 1.10.1695Second Lieutenant Richard Haddock (c.1674-1749/50) ADM 6/3/5ADM 6/31.4.1695 - 30.9.1695Fifth Lieutenant Peter Hussey ADM 6/3/2ADM 6/322.5.1695 - 4.7.1695Acting Fourth Lieutenant Edward Rainey (1670-1703) Transfered ADM 6/3/58ADM 6/31.10.1695 - 10.11.1695Second Lieutenant Robert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) ADM 6/3/87ADM 6/31.10.1695 - 10.11.1695Third Lieutenant Edward Rumsey (d.1710) ADM 6/3/87ADM 6/31.10.1695 - 10.11.1695Acting Fourth Lieutenant Peter Hussey ADM 6/3/87ADM 6/31.10.1695 - 10.11.1695Fifth Lieutenant Jonathon Humphrys ADM 6/3/87ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 18.12.1695First Lieutenant Robert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) ADM 6/3/91ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 23.5.1696Second Lieutenant Edward Rumsey (d.1710) ADM 6/3/91ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 18.12.1695Third Lieutenant Peter Hussey ADM 6/3/91ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 5.12.1697Acting Fourth Lieutenant Richard Adams (d.1723) ADM 6/3/92ADM 6/311.11.1695 - 5.12.1697Fifth Lieutenant John Humphreys ADM 6/3/91ADM 6/319.12.1695 - 21.4.1696First Lieutenant Robert Hughes (d.1728/29) ADM 6/3/104ADM 6/319.12.1695 - 21.4.1696Third Lieutenant Mark Noble (c.1660-1701/2) ADM 6/3/103ADM 6/38.5.1696 - 22.3.1697/98Acting Fourth Lieutenant Henry Thornhill (d.1701) ADM 6/4/36
Confirmed 15.10.1696
ADM 6/4
24.5.1696 - 5.12.1697First Lieutenant Edward Rumsey (d.1710) ADM 6/4/34ADM 6/425.9.1696 - 5.12.1697Second Lieutenant Mark Noble (c.1660-1701/2) ADM 6/4/30ADM 6/4

1 Warrant Officer

1693 - 22.1.1692/93Surgeon Nathaniel Doggetref:943

9 Petty Officers

6.5.1690 - 13.10.1690Midshipman Henry Parker ADM 107/1/8ADM 107/17.9.1690 - 15.2.1690/91Midshipman Thomas Campion Transfered ADM 107/1/11ADM 107/128.9.1690 - 16.4.1691Midshipman William Wise (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/43ADM 107/126.1.1690/91 - 17.1.1692/93Master's Mate Joshua Roydhouse (c.1657-?) ADM 107/1/55ADM 107/12.2.1690/91 - 20.3.1690/91Midshipman John Jones (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/28ADM 107/128.10.1691 - 31.10.1694Midshipman Thomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 107/1/76ADM 107/111.5.1693 - 24.10.1693Midshipman James Ferguherson (c.1663-?) ADM 107/1/44ADM 107/19.12.1694 - 18.2.1694/95Midshipman Robert Eales (c.1673-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/97ADM 107/120.7.1695 - 23.8.1695Midshipman George Heyboo (c.1662-?) ADM 107/1/99ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

1.12.1693 - 18.7.1694Able Seaman Robert Prosser (c.1674-1738) Transfered ADM 107/1/355ADM 107/1

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
31.12.1701Renamed Princess AnneBWAS-1714
17.3.1701/2Renamed Windsor CastleBWAS-1714
21.7.1704Ordered to be rebuiltBWAS-1714
12.3.1704/5Rebuild ReorderedBWAS-1714
18.12.1706Renamed BlenheimBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship


The rebuild was started by Joseph Allin and taken over by Richard Stacey in November 1705


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