Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.5.1714B028
First Commissioned23.1.1716/17
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 54-Gunner
ConstructorJohn HaywardBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up to Rebuild9.1733B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 3"Imperial Feet39.6265 
Length of Keel108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Breadth35' 1"Imperial Feet10.6731 
Depth in Hold14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen711 6794Tons BM 


7.8.1716Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

23.1.1716/17 - 14.3.1717/18CaptainEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/12/85BWAS-160311.3.1718/19 - 28.5.1720CaptainNicholas Eaton (d.c.1729) ADM 6/12/158BWAS-160329.5.1720 - 9.11.1721CaptainWilliam Smith (c.1674-1756) ADM 6/13/7
Commission confirmed 6.3.1730/31

6 Commissioned Officers

25.1.1716/17 - 17.3.1717/18First LieutenantJohn Hubbard (d.1728) ADM 6/12/85ADM 6/1228.1.1716/17 - 14.8.1717Second LieutenantJoseph Lawes (d.1740/41) ADM 6/12/85ADM 6/1215.8.1717 - 17.3.1717/18Second LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/106ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 9.11.1721First LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/1211.3.1718/19 - 9.11.1721Second LieutenantJames Howard ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 9.11.1721Third LieutenantJames Smith ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/12

Service History

1717In the BalticBWAS-1603
23.2.1716/17Completed at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £9950.15.10dBWAS-1603
28.6.1717Took the Privateer Fildrim (36)
1719In the BalticBWAS-1603
1721In the BalticBWAS-1603
9.11.1721Paid offADM 51
9.1733Broken up at Sheerness to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1719/061719/11British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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