Blenheim

7507
Nominal Guns96BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1704/5BWAS-1714
Launched15.4.1709BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1710BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1763BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet49.3967 
Length of Keel131' 4 ½"Imperial Feet39.9415 
Breadth47' 2 ½"Imperial Feet14.3383 
Depth in Hold18' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Burthen1,557 3594Tons BM 

Armament


1710Broadside 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

1716Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1710680EstablishmentBWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1710 - 13.8.1714Captain Bartholomew Candler (d.1722) ADM 6/11/73BWAS-171427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Captain Thomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/15/169BWAS-171430.1.1740/41 - 18.7.1742Lieutenant Curtis King (d.1745) ADM 6/16/374ADM 6/1519.7.1742 - 13.3.1742/43Lieutenant Francis Scott ADM 6/16/76ADM 6/1615.3.1742/43 - 17.10.1743Lieutenant William Drake ADM 6/16/156ADM 6/164.2.1743/44 - 26.10.1746Lieutenant George Withers ADM 6/16/268ADM 6/1610.7.1755 - 21.2.1757Lieutenant Cheney Hurt (c.1691-c.1757)† ADM 6/18/179BWAS-171421.2.1757 - 2.1.1760Lieutenant John Facey (d.1767) ADM 6/18/359ADM 6/182.1.1760 - 10.1760Lieutenant Edward Whitewood ADM 6/19/122ADM 6/19

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1710 - 1713Admiral of the WhiteSir John Jennings (1664-1743) ADM 107/3/69BWAS-17141734 - 1735Vice-Admiral of the Red Philip Cavendish (d.1743)BWAS-1714

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1710 - 28.6.1711First Lieutenant Arthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 18.11.1712Second Lieutenant Edward Gregory (c.1670-?) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 13.5.1713Third Lieutenant Vincent Pearce (c.1679-1745) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 13.5.1713Fourth Lieutenant Jedediah Barker ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 28.6.1711Fifth Lieutenant Henry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1129.6.1711 - 23.8.1711Fifth Lieutenant John Button (d.1728) ADM 6/12/232
Commission confirmed 25.11.1712
ADM 6/14
1.3.1712/13 - 7.10.1713Fifth Lieutenant John Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/11/272
Commission confirmed 15.9.1713
ADM 6/11
13.5.1713 - 13.8.1714Second Lieutenant Henry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/11/282
Commission confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
8.10.1713 - 13.8.1714Third Lieutenant William Ogilvie ADM 6/11/282
Commission confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
8.10.1713 - 13.8.1714Fifth Lieutenant George Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/11/282
Commission confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36First Lieutenant Thomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant William Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Third Lieutenant Elliott Smith (d.1769) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Fourth Lieutenant Francis Wakeman (d.1741) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Fifth Lieutenant Sebastian Bishop (d.1746) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Samuel Maisterson (d.1762) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1757 - 13.12.1757Purser Hezekiah Hargood (d.1772) ADM 6/18/462ADM 6/18

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
26.6.1712 - 13.8.1714Midshipman Robert Godfrey (c.1726-1726) ADM 107/3/17ADM107/311.9.1713 - 30.9.1716Midshipman George Conduit ADM 107/3/40ADM107/33.12.1735 - 9.3.1735/36Midshipman Thomas Gray (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/313ADM107/324.2.1736/37 - 18.7.1737Midshipman John Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
11.3.1735/36 - 3.4.1736Able Seaman Thomas Gray (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/313ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1710Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.8.1714

Paid off at Portsmouth

BWAS-1714
7.1715Started a great repair at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1716Completed great repair at a cost of £12,974.3.3 3/4dBWAS-1714
1734Recommissioned for service in the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.1734Started fitting as a flagship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1734Completed fitting as a flagship at a cost of £5,011.10.2 3/4dBWAS-1714
17.2.1735/36

Paid off

BWAS-1714
24.4.1740Order to be fitted as a Hospital ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
5.1740Recommissioned as a Hospital ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.1740Completed fitting as a Hospital ship at a cost of £1,585.0.11d.BWAS-1714
6.1740Refitted as an unarmed Unrated Hospital Ship BWAS-1714
10.1760Paid offBWAS-1714
11.8.1763Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
9.1763Break up completed at Portsmouth for £628BWAS-1714

 

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