Defiance

7599
Old Defiance
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Defiance' (1707) (64)
Acquired8.1715BWAS-1714
First Commissioned6.1.1717/18
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 60-Gunner
ConstructorJohn WickerBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1749BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel120' 4"Imperial Feet36.5811 
Breadth38' 6"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen948 7094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1715Broadside Weight = 435 Imperial Pound ( 197.2725 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
18.4.1706365Design Complement
8.1715240Establishment for peaceBWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1.1717/18 - 30.3.1718CaptainSir George Walton (1665-1739) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1231.3.1718 - 4.11.1718CaptainJoseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/12/127BWAS-17149.10.1718 - 4.11.1718CaptainWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/12/145
Commission confirmed 27.11.1718
ADM 6/12
5.11.1718 - 16.2.1720/21CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744) ADM 6/12/143BWAS-171417.2.1720/21 - 24.10.1721CaptainArthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/13/4BWAS-171422.2.1733/34 - 4.3.1733/34CaptainJohn Fletcher (d.1750) ADM 6/14/166ADM 6/145.3.1733/34 - 7.5.1737CaptainJohn Trevor (d.1741) ADM 6/15/172BWAS-171430.8.1739 - 1741CaptainJohn Trevor (d.1741)† ADM 6/15/216ADM 6/1512.10.1741 - 6.3.1742/43CaptainDaniel Hore (d.1762) ADM 6/16/168
Commission confirmed 8.4.1743
BWAS-1714

20 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1.1717/18 - 1.4.1718First LieutenantJohn Stanley (d.1740) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1210.1.1717/18 - 25.11.1718Second LieutenantEdward Sanderson ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/122.4.1718 - 30.12.1718First LieutenantJohn Morris ADM 6/12/128ADM 6/1226.11.1718 - 31.12.1718Second LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/145ADM 6/1231.12.1718 - 24.10.1721First LieutenantWilliam Dilke (d.1756) ADM 6/12/148ADM 6/1231.12.1718 - 24.10.1721Second LieutenantThe Hon. William HerveyADM 6/1229.5.1720 - 14.7.1721Third LieutenantJohn Wearg ADM 6/12/224
Commission confirmed 7.12.1720
ADM 6/12
15.7.1721 - 24.10.1721Third LieutenantMathew Norris (1705-1738) ADM 6/13/20
Commission confirmed 24.10.1721
ADM 6/13
23.2.1733/34 - 7.5.1737First LieutenantJohn Guy ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/1423.2.1733/34 - 7.5.1737Second LieutenantPower Wickham (d.c.1737) ADM 6/15/168ADM 6/142.3.1733/34 - 28.1.1736/37Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThomas Bury (d.1748) ADM 6/15/171ADM 6/1429.1.1736/37 - 7.5.1737Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsMoses Peadle (d.1744) ADM 6/15/64
Commission confirmed 10.5.1737
ADM 6/15
30.8.1739 - 28.5.1741First LieutenantHenry Herbert (d.c.1740) ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1530.8.1739 - 6.3.1742/43Second LieutenantWilliam Moses ADM 6/15/217ADM 6/1531.8.1739 - 9.5.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsRichard Lee (c.1712-1744) ADM 6/15/218ADM 6/1510.5.1740 - 19.9.1740Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJonathon Russell ADM 6/15/289ADM 6/1520.9.1740 - 13.6.1743Second LieutenantJonathon Russell ADM 6/16/189
Commission confirmed 15.6.1743
ADM 6/16
29.5.1741 - 6.3.1742/43First LieutenantJohn Gordon (d.c.1744) ADM 6/16/155
Commission confirmed 10.3.1741/42
ADM 6/16
3.6.1741 - bef.12.1.1740/41Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Best (d.1743) ADM 6/16/188
Commission confirmed 14.6.1743
ADM 6/16
12.1.1741/42 - 14.10.1742Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsAmbrose Cramer (d.1747) ADM 6/16/172
Commission confirmed 18.4.1743
ADM 6/16

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.3.1738/39 - 17.7.1739MidshipmanSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
29.3.1721 - 24.10.1721Able SeamanGeorge Cunning ADM 107/3/159ADM107/39.12.1738 - 28.2.1738/39Able SeamanSamuel Couchman (c.1717-1749) ADM 107/3/358ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1718Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
24.10.1721Paid offADM 51
1730great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1735In the TagusBWAS-1714
7.5.1737Paid offADM 51
6.1740Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.3.1740/41Operations against Cartagena
3.1741/42At Porto BelloBWAS-1714
1743Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Hulk
3.3.1743Paid offADM 51

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1718/04/281718/10British Baltic Fleet 1718Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1719/061719/11British Baltic Fleet 1719Sir John Norris (1670-1749)
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/15ADM 6/15 Commission and Warrant Book 1735 26 Dec.-1742 4 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/16ADM 6/16 Commission and Warrent Book 1742 Jan 4 - 1745 Sept 18 Archive
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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