Bredah

7504
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.3.1690/91BWAS-1714
Acquired23.4.1692B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor Joseph LawrenceBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up7.10.1730B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Breadth40' 5"Imperial Feet12.319 
Depth in Hold16' 8"Imperial Feet4.9107 
Burthen1,094Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Breadth40' 5"Imperial Feet12.319 
Depth in Hold16' 8"Imperial Feet4.9107 
Burthen1,094 7594Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside Weight = 602.5 Imperial Pound ( 273.2341 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British Saker
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
17034601703 EstablishmentBWAS-1714

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1692 - c.5.3.1692/93Captain David Lambert (d.1703) TransferedBWAS-16031694 - 1697Captain John Johnson (d.1703)BWAS-171410.12.1696 - 14.1.1696/97Captain Jedediah Barker (d.1702/3) ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/415.1.1696/97 - 4.7.1697Second Captain William Hockaday Transfered ADM 6/4/62BWAS-17144.1697 - 21.9.1698Captain Thomas Dilkes (d.1706)BWAS-171414.2.1700/1 - 12.10.1702Captain Christopher Fogg (d.1708) ADM 6/6/55BWAS-171413.10.1702 - 29.4.1703Captain Robert Thompson Transfered ADM 6/8/34
Confirmed 13.12.1703
ADM 6/8
15.12.1704 - 7.3.1705/6Captain James Moody (d.1724) Transfered ADM 6/8/121BWAS-17149.3.1705/6 - 24.9.1706Captain Philip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/8/238BWAS-171425.9.1706 - 13.12.1710Captain Thomas Long (d.1710)† ADM 6/9/115
Confirmed 1.1.1707/8
BWAS-1714
25.12.1710 - 5.3.1710/11Captain George Purvis (1680-1740/41) ADM 6/12/23
Confirmed 17.1.1714/15
ADM 6/12
6.3.1710/11 - 6.11.1712Captain William Cock ADM 6/11/117BWAS-171414.3.1717/18 - 9.4.1721Captain Barrows Harris (d.1725/26) Transfered ADM 6/12/118BWAS-171410.4.1721 - 2.12.1722Captain Philip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/13/9BWAS-171429.4.1723 - 31.12.1724Captain Edward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/13/55BWAS-171427.5.1728 - 22.8.1728Second Captain George Berkeley (d.1746/47) ADM 6/14/216TNC

5 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
bef.4.3.1693 - 1694Rear-Admiral Thomas Hopson (1643-1717)ODNB15.1.1696/97 - 2.1697Commodore George Mees (d.1697) ADM 6/4/62BWAS-17141701 - 11.1702Vice-Admiral of the White John Benbow (1652/53-1702)TRN21706 - 1707Commodore William KerrBWAS-17141726 - 27.8.1727Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Francis Hosier (d.1727)† Discharged DeadBWAS-1714

58 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1693 - 30.11.1694Lieutenant Edward Hopson (1671-1728) Transfered ADM 107/1/257ODNB2.5.1696 - 6.5.1696First Lieutenant Richard Lestock (d.1713) ADM 6/3/154ADM 6/32.5.1696 - 11.9.1696Second Lieutenant John Cowe ADM 6/3/154ADM 6/312.9.1696 - 12.1.1696/97Second Lieutenant Robert Stevens ADM 6/4/24ADM 6/430.1.1696/97 - 16.7.1697First Lieutenant William Villiers Beaumont (1676-1697) ADM 6/4/68ADM 6/430.1.1696/97 - 4.8.1697Second Lieutenant Henry Searle (d.1699) ADM 6/4/68ADM 6/430.1.1696/97 - 16.7.1697Third Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/4/68ADM 6/417.7.1697 - 21.8.1698First Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/5/5
Confirmed 8.2.1697/98
ADM 6/5
5.8.1697 - 21.9.1698Second Lieutenant Robert Belbin ADM 6/4/130
Confirmed 8.12.1697
ADM 6/4
6.8.1697 - 21.9.1698Third Lieutenant Robert Pierson ADM 6/4/128
Confirmed 29.11.1697
ADM 6/4
17.2.1700/1 - 17.3.1701/2First Lieutenant Thomas Hudson (d.1702) ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/617.2.1700/1 - 12.10.1703Second Lieutenant James Lienbergh ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/617.2.1700/1 - 11.12.1701Third Lieutenant Thomas Munn (d.1705) Transfered ADM 6/6/56ADM 6/621.4.1702 - 12.10.1703Third Lieutenant Jeremy King ADM 6/8/25
Confirmed 11.11.1703
ADM 6/8
13.10.1702 - 2.5.1704Third Lieutenant Israel Sparkes (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/8/25
Confirmed 11.11.1703
ADM 6/8
2.4.1703 - 27.4.1703First Lieutenant John Smith ADM 6/8/45
Confirmed 22.1.1703/4
ADM 6/8
28.8.1703 - 1.12.1703First Lieutenant William Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/8/39
Confirmed 4.1.1703/4
ADM 6/8
13.10.1703 - 30.11.1703Second Lieutenant Jeremy King ADM 6/8/25
Confirmed 11.11.1703
ADM 6/8
21.12.1704 - 28.2.1704/5Third Lieutenant James Pamflet (d.1727) ADM 6/8/125ADM 6/820.1.1704/5 - 5.3.1705/6First Lieutenant William Tomm (c.1670-?) ADM 3/8/141ADM 6/81.3.1704/5 - 24.9.1706Second Lieutenant James Pamflet (d.1727) ADM 6/8/158ADM 6/81.3.1704/5 - 1.4.1706Third Lieutenant Mathew Davis (d.1729) Transfered ADM 6/8/158ADM 6/86.3.1705/6 - 24.9.1706First Lieutenant Thomas Weedon (d.1707) ADM 6/8/237ADM 6/82.4.1706 - 24.9.1706Third Lieutenant John Cundett (d.1724) ADM 6/8/248ADM 6/825.9.1706 - 1708First Lieutenant James Pamflet (d.1727) ADM 6/9/115
Confirmed 1.1.1707/8
ADM 6/9
25.9.1706 - 25.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant John Cundett (d.1724) Transfered ADM 6/9/115
Confirmed 1.1.1707/8
ADM 6/9
4.12.1706 - 5.6.1707Third Lieutenant William Cockburne Transfered ADM 6/10/57
Confirmed 29.4.1709
ADM 6/10
6.6.1707 - 8.9.1709Third Lieutenant Alexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/9/115
Confirmed 1.1.1707/8
ADM 6/9
9.9.1709 - 31.12.1710Second Lieutenant Alexander Barclay (d.1747) ADM 6/10/95ADM 6/109.9.1709 - 13.12.1710Third Lieutenant Busby Mansell (d.bef.1734) Transfered ADM 6/10/90
Confirmed 26.9.1709
ADM 6/10
1.1.1710/11 - 6.11.1712Second Lieutenant William Miller (d.1749) ADM 6/11/108
Confirmed 13.2.1710/11
ADM 6/11
12.4.1711 - 5.7.1711Third Lieutenant Henry Curle ADM 6/11/128ADM 6/116.7.1711 - 6.11.1712Third Lieutenant George Hart ADM 6/11/194ADM 6/1117.3.1717/18 - 9.4.1721First Lieutenant Thomas Russell (c.1659-1739/40) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 9.4.1721Second Lieutenant Foot Pike ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 10.6.1718Third Lieutenant Henry Herbert (d.c.1740) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1211.6.1718 - 28.3.1720Third Lieutenant William Smith (d.1756) Transfered ADM 6/12/190
Confirmed 19.1.1719/20
ADM 6/12
10.4.1721 - 3.12.1721First Lieutenant Edward Wye ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/1310.4.1721 - 3.12.1721Second Lieutenant Philip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/9ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 3.3.1725/26First Lieutenant Christopher Simons (d.1728) ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 30.4.1723Second Lieutenant Nathaniel Tucker ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 20.7.1724Third Lieutenant Philip Vincent (d.1746) Transfered ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/134.12.1721 - 14.3.1721/22Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. James Cornwallis (1701-1727) ADM 6/13/23ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 23.1.1725/26Third Lieutenant John Elliot (d.bef.1734) Transfered ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.6.1722 - 22.3.1723/24Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Matthew Beckwith (d.1728) Transfered ADM 6/13/38ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 8.5.1723Second Lieutenant Pelham Winn ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/139.5.1723 - 21.2.1723/24Second Lieutenant William Baker (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/1322.2.1723/24 - 28.6.1726Second Lieutenant Julian Legg (d.1726) ADM 6/13/65ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 3.3.1725/26Third Lieutenant John Dove (d.1743) Transfered ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 3.3.1725/26Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Jolley (d.1741) Transfered ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/134.3.1725/26 - 11.11.1727First Lieutenant Christopher Simons (d.1728) ADM 6/13/105ADM 6/134.3.1725/26 - 28.7.1727Third Lieutenant Henry Fowkes (d.1729) ADM 6/13/105ADM 6/134.3.1725/26 - 26.10.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Annesley (bef.1700-1728) ADM 6/13/105ADM 6/1322.6.1726 - 12.10.1727Lieutenant Henry Osborne (1694-1771)ODNB27.5.1728 - 3.6.1728Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Hay ADM 6/13/216
Confirmed 13.8.1728
ADM 6/13
4.6.1728 - 22.8.1728First Lieutenant Robert Allen (c.1675-1752) ADM 6/14/216
Confirmed 13.8.1728
ADM 6/13
4.6.1728 - 22.8.1728Second Lieutenant Charles Dennison (d.1742) ADM 6/14/216
Confirmed 13.8.1728
ADM 6/13
4.6.1728 - 22.8.1728Third Lieutenant William Hay ADM 6/14/216
Confirmed 13.8.1728
ADM 6/13

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.10.1692 - 20.7.1693Midshipman William Weighman (c.1666-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/91ADM 107/19.10.1692 - 9.4.1693Midshipman David Lambert (c.1668-?) Transfered ADM 107/1/57ADM 107/118.1.1692/93 - 2.5.1693Master's Mate John Aldred (c.1670-1740) ADM 107/1/35ADM 107/17.6.1705 - 12.7.1705Midshipman Tancred Robinson (c.1685-1754) Transfered ADM 107/2/62ADM 107/25.10.1722 - 2.12.1722Volunteer-per-order Richard Pocock (d.c.1735) ADM 107/3/181ADM 107/322.2.1725/26 - 2.3.1727/28Volunteer-per-order Peter Robertson (c.1711-1747) ADM 107/3/299ADM 107/33.3.1727/28 - 22.8.1728Midshipman Peter Robertson (c.1711-1747) ADM 107/3/299ADM 107/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
31.3.1693 - 9.6.1693Able Seaman Judah Frisby (c.1671-1696) ADM 107/1/68ADM 107/112.5.1706 - 8.7.1707Ordinary Seaman George Conduit ADM 107/3/40ADM 107/39.7.1707 - 23.2.1708/9Able Seaman George Conduit ADM 107/3/40ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1697Captured the Cerf Volante (40)BWAS-1714
21.9.1698Paid offADM 51
8.1701Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
1703Still in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1704Great repair (or possibly a rebuild) at ChathamBWAS-1714
1705Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
1706Commissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1714
1708With George Byng (1st Viscount Torrington of Devon) (1663/64-1732/33) fleet in the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.1708Sailed for Lisbon and then to BrazilBWAS-1714
1710In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.12.1710Action of 1710-12-13
13.12.1710Took the Ship of the Line Le Maure (50)
1711In the ChannelBWAS-1714
6.11.1712Paid offADM 51
1714Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
1715Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £11792.0.0dBWAS-1603
1717small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1100.1.1dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Took the Principe de Asturias (70) BWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
1721Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1722Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1723Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1724Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1725Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1726Flagship in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
22.8.1728Paid offADM 51
7.10.1730Completed break up at Portsmouth for £539.5.3dBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1701-1702British Fleet for the West indies John Benbow (1652/53-1702) 

Sources


IDNameAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif Winfield, Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif Winfield, Book
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. Colledge, Book
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian Lavery, Book
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrant Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrant Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrant Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVarious, Periodical
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University Press, Web Site
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid Clowes, Digital Book
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrant Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrant Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrant Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/10ADM 6/10 Commission and Warrant Book 1708 Dec.-1709 2 Nov. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrant Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrant Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 107/2ADM 107/2 1703-1712 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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