Nominal Guns96BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned18.10.1710BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1763BWAS-1714


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 


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

9 Commanding Officers

18.10.1710 - 13.8.1714CaptainBartholomew Candler (d.1722) ADM 6/11/73BWAS-171427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36CaptainThomas Griffin (1692-1771) ADM 6/15/169BWAS-171430.1.1740/41 - 18.7.1742LieutenantCurtis King (d.1745) ADM 6/16/374ADM 6/1519.7.1742 - 13.3.1742/43LieutenantFrancis Scott ADM 6/16/76ADM 6/1615.3.1742/43 - 17.10.1743LieutenantWilliam Drake ADM 6/16/156ADM 6/164.2.1743/44 - 26.10.1746LieutenantGeorge Withers ADM 6/16/268ADM 6/1610.7.1755 - 21.2.1757LieutenantCheney Hurt ADM 6/18/179BWAS-171421.2.1757 - 2.1.1760LieutenantJohn Facey (d.1767) ADM 6/18/359ADM 6/182.1.1760 - 10.1760LieutenantEdward Whitewood ADM 6/19/122ADM 6/19

2 Flag Officers

10.1710 - 1713Admiral of the WhiteSir John Jennings (1664-1743)BWAS-17141734 - 1735Vice-Admiral of the RedPhilip Cavendish (d.1743)BWAS-1714

16 Commissioned Officers

17.10.1710 - 28.6.1711First LieutenantArthur Delgarno (d.1731) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 18.11.1712Second LieutenantEdward Gregory ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 13.5.1713Third LieutenantVincent Pearce (d.1745) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 13.5.1713Fourth LieutenantJedediah Barker ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1117.10.1710 - 28.6.1711Fifth LieutenantHenry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/11/74ADM 6/1129.6.1711 - 23.8.1711Fifth LieutenantJohn Button (d.1728) ADM 6/12/232
Commission confirmed 25.11.1712
ADM 6/14
1.3.1712/13 - 7.10.1713Fifth LieutenantJohn Dove (d.1743) ADM 6/11/272
Commission confirmed 15.9.1713
ADM 6/11
13.5.1713 - 13.8.1714Second LieutenantHenry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/11/282
Commission confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
8.10.1713 - 13.8.1714Third LieutenantWilliam Ogilvie ADM 6/11/282
Commission confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
8.10.1713 - 13.8.1714Fifth LieutenantGeorge Proctor (d.1736) ADM 6/11/282
Commission confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36First LieutenantThomas Jolley (d.1741) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Second LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Third LieutenantElliott Smith (d.1774) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Fourth LieutenantFrancis Wakeman (d.1741) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Fifth LieutenantSebastian Bishop (d.1746) ADM 6/14/169ADM 6/1427.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSamuel Maisterson (d.1762) ADM 6/15/169ADM 6/14

3 Petty Officers

11.9.1713 - 30.9.1716MidshipmanGeorge Conduit ADM 107/3/40ADM107/33.12.1735 - 9.3.1735/36MidshipmanThomas Gray (c.1716-?) ADM 107/3/313ADM107/324.2.1736/37 - 18.7.1737MidshipmanJohn Couchman (c.1714-1742) ADM 107/3/315ADM107/3

1 Crewman

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

Service History

10.1710Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714

Paid off at Portsmouth

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

Paid off

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
10.1760Paid offBWAS-1714
11.8.1763Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
9.1763Break up completed at Portsmouth for £628BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM 6/18ADM 6/18 Commission and Warrant Book 1751 May-1758 Oct.  Archive
ADM 6/19ADM 6/19 Commission and Warrant Book 1758 Nov.-1763 Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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