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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
Shipyard BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1710 - 13.8.1714Captain
Bartholomew CandlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1718
ADM 6/11/73
BWAS-1714
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Captain
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
ADM 6/15/169
BWAS-1714
30.1.1740/41 - 18.7.1742Lieutenant
Curtis KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1740-1745
Transfered ADM 6/16/374
ADM 6/15
19.7.1742 - 13.3.1742/43Lieutenant
Francis ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1745
ADM 6/16/76
ADM 6/16
15.3.1742/43 - 17.10.1743Lieutenant
William DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
ADM 6/16/156
ADM 6/16
4.2.1743/44 - 26.10.1746Lieutenant
George WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1746
ADM 6/16/268
ADM 6/16
10.7.1755 - 21.2.1757Lieutenant
Cheney HurtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1757
† ADM 6/18/179
BWAS-1714
21.2.1757 - 2.1.1760Lieutenant
John FaceyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1760
ADM 6/18/359
ADM 6/18
2.1.1760 - 10.1760Lieutenant
Edward WhitewoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1730-1760
ADM 6/19/122
ADM 6/19

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1710 - 1713Admiral of the White
Sir John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
ADM 107/3/69
BWAS-1714
1734 - 1735Vice-Admiral of the Red
Philip CavendishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1743
BWAS-1714

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1710 - 28.6.1711First Lieutenant
Arthur DelgarnoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1728
ADM 6/11/74
ADM 6/11
17.10.1710 - 18.11.1712Second Lieutenant
Edward GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1718
ADM 6/11/74
ADM 6/11
17.10.1710 - 13.5.1713Third Lieutenant
Vincent PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1741
Transfered ADM 6/11/74
ADM 6/11
17.10.1710 - 13.5.1713Fourth Lieutenant
Jedediah BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1713
Transfered ADM 6/11/74
ADM 6/11
17.10.1710 - 28.6.1711Fifth Lieutenant
Henry DodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1726
ADM 6/11/74
ADM 6/11
29.6.1711 - 23.8.1711Fifth Lieutenant
John ButtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1726
ADM 6/12/232
Confirmed 25.11.1712
ADM 6/14
1.3.1712/13 - 7.10.1713Fifth Lieutenant
John DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1728
ADM 6/11/272
Confirmed 15.9.1713
ADM 6/11
13.5.1713 - 13.8.1714Second Lieutenant
Henry DodsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1726
ADM 6/11/282
Confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
8.10.1713 - 13.8.1714Third Lieutenant
William OgilvieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1716
ADM 6/11/282
Confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
8.10.1713 - 13.8.1714Fifth Lieutenant
George ProctorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1736
ADM 6/11/282
Confirmed 13.1.1713/14
ADM 6/11
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36First Lieutenant
Thomas JolleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1740
ADM 6/15/169
ADM 6/14
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Second Lieutenant
William DilkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1745
ADM 6/15/169
ADM 6/14
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Third Lieutenant
Elliott SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1769
ADM 6/15/169
ADM 6/14
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Fourth Lieutenant
Francis WakemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1741
ADM 6/15/169
ADM 6/14
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Fifth Lieutenant
Sebastian BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1741
ADM 6/14/169
ADM 6/14
27.2.1733/34 - 17.2.1735/36Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Samuel MaistersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1750
ADM 6/15/169
ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1757 - 13.12.1757Purser
Hezekiah HargoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1757
ADM 6/18/462
ADM 6/18

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
26.6.1712 - 13.8.1714Midshipman
Robert GodfreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726
ADM 107/3/17
ADM 107/3
11.9.1713 - 30.9.1716Midshipman
George ConduitBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1716
ADM 107/3/40
ADM 107/3
3.12.1735 - 9.3.1735/36Midshipman
Thomas GrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1737
ADM 107/3/313
ADM 107/3
24.2.1736/37 - 18.7.1737Midshipman
John CouchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1741
ADM 107/3/315
ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
11.3.1735/36 - 3.4.1736Able Seaman
Thomas GrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1737
ADM 107/3/313
ADM 107/3
27.12.1757 - 1758Invalid
Patrick MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1758
Transfered ADM 36/4801/94
ADM 36

2 Patients


DatesRankNameSource
10.12.1757 - 1757Able Seaman
Caleb NibloroBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1758
ADM 36/4801/20
ADM 36
11.12.1757 - 1757Able Seaman
Thomas DisentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757
ADM 36/4801/18
ADM 36

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 ShipBWAS-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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Posted by Cy on Saturday 1st of October 2016 16:04

Thanks, link was to wrong Duchess, corrected.


Posted by TopNard on Saturday 1st of October 2016 13:41

Error here, Duchess is first rate

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