Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Captain' (1678) (70)
First Commissioned30.6.1708B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd RatesB028
ConstructorThomas Shish (d.1685)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1722B028
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Captain' (1722) (70)


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 


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 Commanding Officers

30.6.1708 - 11.6.1709CaptainRichard Griffith (d.1719) ADM 6/9/173BWAS-160312.6.1709 - 14.9.1714CaptainThomas Smith (d.1722) ADM 6/11/280
Commission confirmed 22.12.1713
14.3.1717/18 - 28.9.1719CaptainArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-160329.9.1719 - 25.1.1719/20CaptainFrancis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/12/187
Commission confirmed 8.1.1719/20
ADM 6/12

9 Commissioned Officers

30.6.1708 - 12.2.1710/11First LieutenantEdward Dixon (c.1661-?) ADM 6/9/173ADM 6/930.6.1708 - 12.1.1709/10Second LieutenantEdward Thompson ADM 6/9/173ADM 6/91.7.1708 - 6.7.1708Third LieutenantHercules Baker (d.1744) ADM 6/9/173ADM 6/97.7.1708 - 9.1.1709/10Third LieutenantRoger Green (d.1714) ADM 6/9/174ADM 6/910.1.1709/10 - 14.9.1714Third LieutenantMoses Peterson ADM 6/11/274
Commission confirmed 9.10.1713
ADM 6/11
13.1.1709/10 - 14.9.1714Second LieutenantThomas Arnold (1679-1737) ADM 6/11/274
Commission confirmed 9.10.1713
ADM 6/11
13.2.1710/11 - 14.9.1714First LieutenantCornelius Votier ADM 6/11/275
Commission confirmed 20.10.1713
ADM 6/11
17.3.1717/18 - 25.1.1719/20First LieutenantStephen Forster ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 25.1.1719/20Third LieutenantNathaniel Tucker ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/12

Service History

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
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


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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