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Captain

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Captain' (1678) (70) 1678-1708
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Ordered27.4.1706BWAS-1603
Acquired6.7.1708BWAS-1603
First Commissioned30.6.1708B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
Constructor
Thomas ShishBritish
Ship Builder
B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1722B028
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Captain' (1722) (70) 1722-1762
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 6"Imperial Feet45.723 
Length of Keel124' 2"Imperial Feet37.7973 
Breadth41' 2 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,121 5194Tons BM 

Armament


6.7.1708Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1603
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
4.1706440Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
30.6.1708 - 11.6.1709Captain
Richard GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1713
ADM 6/9/173
BWAS-1603
12.6.1709 - 14.9.1714Captain
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1716
ADM 6/11/280
Confirmed 22.12.1713
BWAS-1603
14.3.1717/18 - 28.9.1719Captain
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1724
ADM 6/12/118
BWAS-1603
29.9.1719 - 25.1.1719/20Captain
Francis DrakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1683-1720
ADM 6/12/187
Confirmed 8.1.1719/20
ADM 6/12

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.6.1708 - 12.2.1710/11First Lieutenant
Edward DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1676-1711
ADM 6/9/173
ADM 6/9
30.6.1708 - 12.1.1709/10Second Lieutenant
Edward ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1710
ADM 6/9/173
ADM 6/9
1.7.1708 - 6.7.1708Third Lieutenant
Hercules BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1726
Transfered ADM 6/9/173
ADM 6/9
7.7.1708 - 9.1.1709/10Third Lieutenant
Roger GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1711
ADM 6/9/174
ADM 6/9
10.1.1709/10 - 14.9.1714Third Lieutenant
Moses PetersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1720
ADM 6/11/274
Confirmed 9.10.1713
ADM 6/11
13.1.1709/10 - 14.9.1714Second Lieutenant
Thomas ArnoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1732
ADM 6/11/274
Confirmed 9.10.1713
ADM 6/11
13.2.1710/11 - 14.9.1714First Lieutenant
Cornelius VotierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1715
ADM 6/11/275
Confirmed 20.10.1713
ADM 6/11
17.3.1717/18 - 25.1.1719/20First Lieutenant
Stephen ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1720
ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 25.1.1719/20Third Lieutenant
Nathaniel TuckerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.9.1708 - 16.12.1708Midshipman
Francis RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1729
ADM 107/2/195
ADM 107/2
10.4.1718 - 25.1.1719/20Volunteer-per-order
James RentoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1748
ADM 107/3/139
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1709On the Portugese coastBWAS-1603
1710In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1711In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1712In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1713Returned homeBWAS-1603
1714Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
14.9.1714Paid offADM 51
1715Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3664.11.11dBWAS-1603
1717Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1603
1718RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1718Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5690.4.6dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
25.1.1720Paid offADM 51

 

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