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Nominal Guns64BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1695) (64)
Keel Laid Down5.1707B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorJohn WickerBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1715) (60)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck146' 3 ½"Imperial Feet44.5135 
Length of Keel120' 4"Imperial Feet36.5811 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.5847 
Burthen948 7094Tons BM 


1707Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers

5.1707 - 15.8.1708CaptainRobert Kirktown (d.1718)BWAS-160316.8.1708 - 27.7.1710CaptainJohn Evans (d.1723/24) ADM 6/11/63
Commission confirmed 15.8.1710
28.7.1710 - 25.4.1713CaptainEdward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/11/65BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer

1712CommodoreJames Littleton (1668-1722/23)BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers

6.5.1707 - 25.5.1707First LieutenantJames Hodsall ADM 6/9/67ADM 6/96.5.1707 - 14.8.1710Second LieutenantThomas Smart (d.1722) ADM 6/9/67ADM 6/96.5.1707 - 14.8.1710Third LieutenantSidney Cole (d.1744) ADM 6/9/67ADM 6/926.5.1707 - 14.8.1710First LieutenantThomas Earle ADM 6/9/71ADM 6/915.8.1710 - 28.8.1711First LieutenantEdward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/11/62ADM 6/1115.8.1710 - 14.8.1710Second LieutenantHenry Cornwall ADM 6/11/62ADM 6/1128.8.1711 - 16.7.1712Third LieutenantWilliam Baker (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/11/264
Commission confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
5.12.1711 - 25.4.1713Second LieutenantWilliam Fleming ADM 6/11/255
Commission confirmed 4.4.1713
ADM 6/11
14.12.1711 - 25.4.1713First LieutenantHenry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/11/254
Commission confirmed 4.4.1713
ADM 6/11
17.7.1712 - 25.4.1713Third LieutenantCharles Harris ADM 6/11/255
Commission confirmed 4.4.1713
ADM 6/11

4 Warrant Officers

1709 - 8.11.1709GunnerThomas Griffin (d.1709)ref:9051709 - 8.11.1709MasterWilliam Fearne (d.1709)ref:90519.8.1710 - 1710Midshipman ExtraJasper Hicks ADM 6/11/63ADM 6/118.9.1710 - 1710Midshipman ExtraWilliam Williamson ADM 6/11/67ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers

5.9.1710 - 27.8.1711Midshipman OrdinaryRichard Brown ADM 107/3/10ADM107/328.8.1711 - 7.8.1713MidshipmanRichard Brown ADM 107/3/10ADM107/3

Service History

1708Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603

In Action with Centurion against two French ships of 60 and 70 guns

1711Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603

Returned home and paid off

8.5.1716Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ref:905Colborn's United Services Magazine and Naval and Military Journal (May 1843-Dec. 1882) Periodical
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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