Assistance

7466
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
Constructor Samuel 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 - 5.2.1701/2Captain John Graydon (c.1666-1725/26): on board from 27.1.1700/1 ADM 6/6/53BWAS-16039.2.1701/2 - 23.6.1702Captain Thomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/724.6.1702 - 4.2.1702/3Captain Charles Cornewall (1669-1718) ADM 6/7/43ADM 6/78.2.1702/3 - 28.12.1705Captain John Edwards ADM 6/7/86BWAS-160329.12.1705 - 1.2.1705/6Captain Richard Browne (d.1706) ADM 6/8/213ADM 6/86.2.1705/6 - 23.7.1708Captain Barrows Harris (d.1725/26) ADM 6/8/228BWAS-1603c.24.7.1708 - 6.3.1708/9Captain Abraham Tudor (d.1708/9)BWAS-16038.3.1708/9 - 9.6.1709Captain William Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/10/41BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.1.1701 - 19.7.1701Second Lieutenant Edward Scott ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/629.1.1700/1 - 22.3.1702First Lieutenant George Smith (d.1704) ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/620.7.1701 - 22.3.1701/2Second Lieutenant Covill 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 Lieutenant Covill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/7/21ADM 6/724.3.1701/2 - 20.5.1703Second Lieutenant Walter Fredenham ADM 6/7/21ADM 6/721.5.1703 - 26.3.1706Second Lieutenant Allan Brough (c.1668-?) ADM 6/7/128ADM 6/715.1.1704/5 - 26.3.1706First Lieutenant Archibald Bowles ADM 6/8/137ADM 6/827.3.1706 - 26.8.1706First Lieutenant Allan Brough (c.1668-?) ADM 6/8/244ADM 6/89.4.1706 - 12.1.1706/7Second Lieutenant William Head ADM 6/8/247ADM 6/827.8.1706 - 3.6.1709First Lieutenant Joseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/10/41
Commission confirmed 9.3.1708/9
ADM 6/10
13.1.1707/8 - 3.6.1709Second Lieutenant Henry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/10/41
Commission confirmed 9.3.1708/9
ADM 6/10
4.6.1709 - 18.2.1709/10First Lieutenant Henry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/10/66ADM 6/104.6.1709 - 16.10.1709Second Lieutenant John Barnard ADM 6/10/66ADM 6/1017.10.1709 - 15.6.1710Second Lieutenant Thomas Howard (d.1734) ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/10

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1700/1 - 7.3.1701Midshipman Extra William 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
2.3.1708/9

In action against Duguay-Trouin's squadron

BWAS-1603
18.2.1709/10

Paid off

ADM 33
6.1710Broken up at Limehouse to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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