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
ConstructorJohn 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 - 6.9.1727CaptainThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/13/55BWAS-17147.9.1727 - 31.1.1727/28CaptainSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/13/156ADM 6/133.7.1731 - 7.11.1734CaptainDigby Dent (c.1680-1737) ADM 6/14/84B0518.11.1734 - 4.5.1737CaptainAlexander 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 LieutenantJohn Onley (d.c.1742) ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 28.9.1724Second LieutenantJohn Mallett ADM 6/13/56ADM 6/1329.9.1724 - 23.1.1725/26Second LieutenantPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/79ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 30.1.1726/27Second LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 4.4.1726Third LieutenantPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/1324.1.1725/26 - 4.4.1726Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Russell (d.1743/44) ADM 6/13/96ADM 6/135.4.1726 - 13.3.1726/27Third LieutenantEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/13/110ADM 6/135.4.1726 - 13.3.1726/27Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsPhilip Vincent (d.1746) ADM 6/13/110ADM 6/1331.1.1726/27 - 31.1.1727/28First LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/13/133ADM 6/1331.1.1726/27 - 13.3.1726/27Second LieutenantRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/13/133ADM 6/1314.3.1726/27 - 19.4.1727Third LieutenantRobert Young (d.1754) ADM 6/13/137ADM 6/1314.3.1726/27 - 10.4.1727Fourth LieutenantEdward Smith (d.1743) ADM 6/13/137ADM 6/1311.4.1727 - 19.4.1727Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsEdmund Gwynn (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/139ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 30.1.1727/28Third LieutenantEdmund Gwynn (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/140ADM 6/1320.4.1727 - 29.1.1727/28Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsSandys Longden (c.1701-bef.1740/41) ADM 6/13/140ADM 6/1330.1.1727/28 - 31.1.1727/28Third LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/15/191ADM 6/133.7.1731 - 13.6.1732Second LieutenantGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/14/84ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 30.1.1733/34Third LieutenantGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1414.6.1732 - 23.11.1733Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsWilliam Russell (d.1755) ADM 6/14/111ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 5.3.1735/36Third LieutenantGeorge Murray (d.1785) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/1431.1.1733/34 - 5.3.1735/36Fourth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRice Edwards (d.1779) ADM 6/15/162ADM 6/14

1 Warrant Officer

1728 - 23.2.1727/28MasterJames Patterson ADM 6/13/195ADM 6/13

6 Petty Officers

7.8.1731 - 18.7.1732MidshipmanGeorge Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/319.7.1732 - 12.9.1732Master's MateGeorge Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/313.9.1732 - 5.12.1733MidshipmanGeorge Grant (c.1701-?) ADM 107/3/224ADM107/328.12.1732 - 24.2.1732/33MidshipmanJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/310.2.1735/36 - 28.4.1738MidshipmanGeorge Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM107/329.3.1736 - 6.6.1738MidshipmanJohn Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM107/3

5 Crewmen

19.7.1732 - 27.12.1732Able SeamanJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/325.2.1732/33 - 31.12.1733Able SeamanJohn Rowzier (c.1714-1752) ADM 107/3/307ADM107/35.6.1734 - 31.7.1734Able SeamanJohn Moodie (d.1755) ADM 107/3/383ADM107/318.3.1734/35 - 10.2.1735/36Able SeamanGeorge Allan (c.1715-1757) ADM 107/3/490ADM107/35.12.1735 - 28.3.1736Able SeamanJohn 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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