Defiance

7598
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1695) (64)
Ordered18.8.1704BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down5.1707B028
Acquired5.1707BWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
Constructor John WickerBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Razeed5.1716B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1715) (60)

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


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

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1712Commodore James Littleton (1668-1722/23)BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.5.1707 - 25.5.1707First Lieutenant James Hodsall ADM 6/9/67ADM 6/96.5.1707 - 14.8.1710Second Lieutenant Thomas Smart (d.1722) ADM 6/9/67ADM 6/96.5.1707 - 14.8.1710Third Lieutenant Sidney Cole (c.1679-1744) ADM 6/9/67ADM 6/926.5.1707 - 14.8.1710First Lieutenant Thomas Earle ADM 6/9/71ADM 6/915.8.1710 - 28.8.1711First Lieutenant Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/11/62ADM 6/1115.8.1710 - 14.8.1710Second Lieutenant Henry Cornwall ADM 6/11/62ADM 6/1128.8.1711 - 16.7.1712Third Lieutenant William Baker (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/11/264
Commission confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
5.12.1711 - 25.4.1713Second Lieutenant William Fleming ADM 6/11/255
Commission confirmed 4.4.1713
ADM 6/11
14.12.1711 - 25.4.1713First Lieutenant Henry Reddish (d.1742) ADM 6/11/254
Commission confirmed 4.4.1713
ADM 6/11
17.7.1712 - 25.4.1713Third Lieutenant Charles Harris ADM 6/11/255
Commission confirmed 4.4.1713
ADM 6/11

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1709 - 8.11.1709Master William Fearne (d.1709)ref:9051709 - 8.11.1709Gunner Thomas Griffin (d.1709)ref:90519.8.1710 - 6.2.1710/11Midshipman Extra Jasper Hicks ADM 6/11/63ADM 6/118.9.1710 - 1710Midshipman Extra William Williamson ADM 6/11/67ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.9.1710 - 27.8.1711Midshipman Ordinary Richard Brown ADM 107/3/10ADM 107/328.8.1711 - 7.8.1713Midshipman Richard Brown ADM 107/3/10ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1708Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
8.11.1709

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

BWAS-1603
1711Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
25.4.1713

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1603
8.5.1716Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate

 

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