Defiance

7597
Nominal Guns64B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired1695B065
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceB065
CategoryThird RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild1707B065
BecomesBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1707) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck143' 10"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth37' 11"Imperial Feet11.2812 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen902`Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 10"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth37' 11"Imperial Feet11.2812 
Depth in Hold15' 8"Imperial Feet4.6126 
Burthen902 3594Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.9.1695 - 31.1.1695/96CaptainGabriel Hughes (d.1699) ADM 6/3/79BWAS-16031.2.1695/96 - 8.3.1695/96CaptainStafford Fairborne (d.1716) ADM 6/3/123ADM 6/39.3.1695/96 - 6.5.1699CaptainGabriel Hughes (d.1699) ADM 6/3/136ADM 6/37.5.1699 - 5.3.1700/1CaptainAndrew Pedder (d.1702) ADM 6/6/16
Commission confirmed 6.11.1699
BWAS-1603
16.3.1699/0 - 5.5.1700CaptainWilliam Moses (d.1739/40) ADM 6/6/26ADM 6/611.5.1700 - 21.8.1700CaptainJohn Mayne (d.1712) ADM 6/6/39BWAS-160314.2.1700/1 - 16.5.1701CaptainJohn Johnson (d.1703) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/617.5.1701 - 19.2.1701/2CaptainHenry Martin (d.1701/2)† ADM 6/6/96BWAS-16031702CaptainRichard Kirkby (d.1703)TRN220.2.1701/2 - 19.3.1701/2CaptainPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/8/35
Commission confirmed 20.12.1703
BWAS-1603
10.10.1702 - 20.12.1704CaptainSamuel Vincent (d.1719) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 10.11.1703
BWAS-1603
14.7.1704 - 21.8.1704CaptainWilliam Cross (d.1746) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.9.1695 - 18.3.1699/0First LieutenantOwen Serle ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/330.9.1695 - 18.3.1699/0Second LieutenantBeaumont Raymond (d.1718) ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/330.9.1695 - 18.3.1699/0Third LieutenantAnthony Drinkwater ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/319.3.1699/0 - 5.2.1700/1First LieutenantThomas Tomkins (d.1722) ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/619.3.1699/0 - 21.8.1700Second LieutenantRobert Hobbs ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/619.3.1699/0 - 21.8.1700Third LieutenantHumphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/617.2.1700/1 - 15.5.1701First LieutenantJohn Sapsford ADM 6/6/17ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 13.10.1702Second LieutenantJohn Jephcott ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/74.3.1700/1 - 18.5.1701Third LieutenantHenry Long (d.1723) ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/616.5.1701 - 10.12.1702First LieutenantPhilip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/6/96ADM 6/619.5.1701 - 21.4.1703Third LieutenantGeorge Harman ADM 6/6/97ADM 6/610.6.1701 - 27.2.1701/2Second LieutenantHenry Partington (d.1738/39) ADM 6/6/103ADM 6/628.2.1701/2 - 13.7.1704Second LieutenantJohn Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
13.10.1702 - 11.12.1702First LieutenantWilliam Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
20.4.1703 - 13.7.1704Third LieutenantJohn Jerman ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
14.7.1704 - 16.8.1704First LieutenantWilliam Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/814.7.1704 - 16.8.1704Second LieutenantDigby Dent (d.1737) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/814.7.1704 - 16.8.1704Third LieutenantJohn Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.3.1699/0 - 21.8.1700Midshipman ExtraJohn Power ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/611.5.1700 - 1700Midshipman ExtraGilbert Talbot ADM 6/6/39ADM 6/611.5.1700 - 15.11.1700Midshipman ExtraCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/6/39ADM 6/622.5.1700 - 16.2.1700/1Midshipman ExtraGeorge Hay ADM 6/6/41ADM 6/6

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.9.1699 - 1.11.1702VolunteerJohn Knowles ADM 107/2/253ADM107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
1696Convoy duty in the ChannelBWAS-1603
14.8.1697Action of 1697-08-14
1700Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
1701Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
20.8.1702Benbow vs DuCasse
21.8.1704

Paid off

ADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
9.1701-1702British Fleet for the West indiesJohn Benbow (1652/53-1702) 
 

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