Defiance

7597
Nominal Guns64B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired1695B065
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor Joseph 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 - 31.1.1695/96Captain Gabriel Hughes (d.1699) ADM 6/3/79BWAS-16031.2.1695/96 - 8.3.1695/96Captain Stafford Fairborne (d.1716) ADM 6/3/123ADM 6/39.3.1695/96 - 6.5.1699Captain Gabriel Hughes (d.1699) ADM 6/3/136ADM 6/37.5.1699 - 5.3.1700/1Captain Andrew Pedder (d.1702) ADM 6/6/16
Commission confirmed 6.11.1699
BWAS-1603
16.3.1699/1700 - 5.5.1700Captain William Moses (d.1739/40) ADM 6/6/26ADM 6/611.5.1700 - 21.8.1700Captain John Mayne (d.1712) ADM 6/6/39BWAS-160314.2.1700/1 - 16.5.1701Captain John Johnson (d.1703) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/617.5.1701 - 19.2.1701/2Captain Henry Martin (d.1701/2)† ADM 6/6/96BWAS-160320.2.1701/2 - 19.3.1701/2Captain Philip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/8/35
Commission confirmed 20.12.1703
BWAS-1603
10.3.1701/2 - 8.10.1702Captain Richard Kirkby (d.1703)TRN210.10.1702 - 13.7.1704Captain Samuel Vincent (d.1719) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 10.11.1703
BWAS-1603
14.7.1704 - 21.8.1704Captain William Cross (d.1746) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.9.1695 - 18.3.1699/1700First Lieutenant Owen Serle ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/330.9.1695 - 18.3.1699/1700Second Lieutenant Beaumont Raymond (d.1718) ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/330.9.1695 - 18.3.1699/1700Third Lieutenant Anthony Drinkwater ADM 6/3/81ADM 6/319.3.1699/1700 - 5.2.1700/1First Lieutenant Thomas Tomkins (d.1722) ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/619.3.1699/1700 - 21.8.1700Second Lieutenant Robert Hobbs ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/619.3.1699/1700 - 21.8.1700Third Lieutenant Humphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/617.2.1700/1 - 15.5.1701First Lieutenant John Sapsford ADM 6/6/17ADM 6/64.3.1700/1 - 13.10.1702Second Lieutenant John Jephcott ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/74.3.1700/1 - 18.5.1701Third Lieutenant Henry Long (d.1723) ADM 6/6/66ADM 6/616.5.1701 - 10.12.1702First Lieutenant Philip Boys (1671-1726/27) ADM 6/6/96ADM 6/619.5.1701 - 21.4.1703Third Lieutenant George Harman ADM 6/6/97ADM 6/610.6.1701 - 27.2.1701/2Second Lieutenant Henry Partington (d.1738/39) ADM 6/6/103ADM 6/628.2.1701/2 - 13.7.1704Second Lieutenant John Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
13.10.1702 - 11.12.1702First Lieutenant William Herriott (d.1735) ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
20.4.1703 - 13.7.1704Third Lieutenant John Jerman ADM 6/8/23
Commission confirmed 1.11.1703
ADM 6/8
14.7.1704 - 16.8.1704First Lieutenant William Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/814.7.1704 - 16.8.1704Second Lieutenant Digby Dent (c.1680-1737) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/814.7.1704 - 16.8.1704Third Lieutenant John Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/8

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
19.3.1699/1700 - 21.8.1700Midshipman Extra John Power ADM 6/6/27ADM 6/611.5.1700 - 1700Midshipman Extra Gilbert Talbot ADM 6/6/39ADM 6/611.5.1700 - 15.11.1700Midshipman Extra Covill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/6/39ADM 6/622.5.1700 - 16.2.1700/1Midshipman Extra George Hay ADM 6/6/41ADM 6/6

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.9.1699 - 1.11.1702Volunteer John 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 indies John Benbow (1652/53-1702) 
 

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