Captain Hulk
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Captain' (1708) (70)
Keel Laid Down21.7.1720BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.4.1723BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 70-GunnerB028
Constructor John NaishBWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1762BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck151' 0"Imperial Feet46.0248 
Length of Keel124' 2"Imperial Feet37.7973 
Breadth41' 6 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold17' 5 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,139 7294Tons BM 


21.5.1722Broadside Weight = 522 Imperial Pound ( 236.727 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1719440Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

29.4.1723 - 6.9.1727Captain Thomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/13/55BWAS-17147.9.1727 - 31.1.1727/28Captain Samuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/13/156ADM 6/133.7.1731 - 7.11.1734Captain Digby Dent (c.1680-1737) ADM 6/14/84B0518.11.1734 - 4.5.1737Captain Alexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/14/197BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer

1727Rear-Admiral of the RedSir George Walton (1665-1739)BWAS-1714

21 Commissioned Officers

1.5.1723 - 15.1.1726/27First Lieutenant John Onley (d.c.1742) ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 28.9.1724Second Lieutenant John Mallett ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/1329.9.1724 - 23.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant Philip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/79ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 30.1.1726/27Second Lieutenant John Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 4.4.1726Third Lieutenant Philip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 4.4.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/135.4.1726 - 13.3.1726/27Third Lieutenant Edward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/13/110ADM 6/135.4.1726 - 13.3.1726/27Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Philip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/110ADM 6/1331.1.1726/27 - 31.1.1727/28First Lieutenant John Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/13/133ADM 6/1331.1.1726/27 - 13.3.1726/27Second Lieutenant Robert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/13/133ADM 6/1314.3.1726/27 - 19.4.1727Third Lieutenant Robert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/13/137ADM 6/1314.3.1726/27 - 10.4.1727Fourth Lieutenant Edward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/13/137ADM 6/1311.4.1727 - 19.4.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Edmund Gwynn (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/139ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 30.1.1727/28Third Lieutenant Edmund Gwynn (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/140ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 29.1.1727/28Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Sandys Longden (c.1701-bef.1740/41) ADM 6/13/140ADM 6/1330.1.1727/28 - 31.1.1727/28Third Lieutenant William Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/133.7.1731 - 13.6.1732Second Lieutenant George Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 30.1.1733/34Third Lieutenant George Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 23.11.1733Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms William Russell (d.1755) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 5.3.1735/36Third Lieutenant George Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 5.3.1735/36Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Rice Edwards (d.1779) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

1728 - 23.2.1727/28Master James Patterson ADM 6/13/195ADM 6/13

6 Petty Officers

7.8.1731 - 18.7.1732Midshipman George Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/319.7.1732 - 12.9.1732Master's Mate George Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/313.9.1732 - 5.12.1733Midshipman George Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/328.12.1732 - 24.2.1732/33Midshipman John Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/310.2.1735/36 - 28.4.1738Midshipman George Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM107/328.4.1736 - 2.7.1738Midshipman John Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM107/3

5 Crewmen

19.7.1732 - 27.12.1732Able Seaman John Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/325.2.1732/33 - 31.12.1733Able Seaman John Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/322.7.1734 - 14.9.1734Able Seaman John Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM107/318.3.1734/35 - 10.2.1735/36Able Seaman George Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM107/310.1.1735/36 - 27.4.1736Able Seaman John Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM107/3

Service History

1723Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1724Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1725Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1726In the BalticBWAS-1714
1727In the BalticBWAS-1714

The captain, Thomas Whorwood, and all commissioned officers had their commissions re-confirmed.

ADM 6/13
10.1727In the StraitsBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
1731Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1732Guard ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
2.1734Ordered to be fitted as a hulkBWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714

Paid off

ADM 51
6.1737Refitted as an unarmed Other Vessels Hulk BWAS-1714
7.3.1738/39Rebuild ordered at WoolwichBWAS-1714
10.1742Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1742Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.5.1762Order to be broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


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