Assistance

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Nominal Guns50B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Assistance' (1687) (50)
Ordered29.4.1699B065
Keel Laid Down1699B065
Acquired1699B065
ShipyardDeptford - London B028
ConstructorSamuel MillerB065
CategoryFourth RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild15.6.1710B065
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Assistance' (1710) (54)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck119' 7"Imperial Feet36.2806 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth33' 3"Imperial Feet10.0838 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen607Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Burthen607 6294Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.235 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 204 Imperial Pound ( 92.514 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1700/1 - 5.2.1701/2CaptainJohn Graydon (c.1666-1725/26) ADM 6/6/53BWAS-16039.2.1701/2 - 23.6.1702CaptainThomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/724.6.1702 - 7.2.1702/3CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/7/43ADM 6/78.2.1702/3 - 28.12.1705CaptainJohn Edwards ADM 6/7/86BWAS-160329.12.1705 - 1.2.1705/6CaptainRichard Browne (d.1706) ADM 6/8/213ADM 6/86.2.1705/6 - 23.7.1708CaptainBarrows Harris (d.1725/26) ADM 6/8/228BWAS-16031709 - 2.3.1708/9CaptainAbraham Tudor (d.1708/9)BWAS-16038.3.1708/9 - 9.6.1709CaptainWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/10/41BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1701 - 19.7.1701Second LieutenantEdward Scott ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/629.1.1700/1 - 22.3.1702First LieutenantGeorge Smith (d.1704) ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/620.7.1701 - 22.3.1701/2Second LieutenantCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/7/18
Commission confirmed 13.3.1701/2
ADM 6/7
23.3.1701/2 - 14.1.1704/5First LieutenantCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/7/21ADM 6/724.3.1701/2 - 20.5.1703Second LieutenantWalter Fredenham ADM 6/7/21ADM 6/721.5.1703 - 26.3.1706Second LieutenantAllan Brough (c.1668-?) ADM 6/7/128ADM 6/715.1.1704/5 - 26.3.1706First LieutenantArchibald Bowles ADM 6/8/137ADM 6/827.3.1706 - 26.8.1706First LieutenantAllan Brough (c.1668-?) ADM 6/8/244ADM 6/89.4.1706 - 12.1.1706/7Second LieutenantWilliam Head ADM 6/8/247ADM 6/827.8.1706 - 3.6.1709First LieutenantJoseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/10/41
Commission confirmed 9.3.1708/9
ADM 6/10
13.1.1707/8 - 3.6.1709Second LieutenantHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/10/41
Commission confirmed 9.3.1708/9
ADM 6/10
4.6.1709 - 15.6.1710First LieutenantHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/10/66ADM 6/104.6.1709 - 16.10.1709Second LieutenantJohn Barnard ADM 6/10/66ADM 6/10

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1700/1 - 7.3.1701Midshipman ExtraWilliam Cawley (d.1740) ADM 6/6/54ADM 6/6

Service History


DateEventSource
1702Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1705In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
2.3.1708/9In action against Duguay-Trouin's squadronBWAS-1603
9.6.1709

Paid off

ADM 51
6.1710Broken up at Limehouse to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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