Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Dover' (1654)
First Commissioned3.1695/96B028
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Constructor William Bagwell (d.bef.1697/98)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship of the line 'Dover' (1718) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel98' 6"Imperial Feet29.8895 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen604Tons BM 


1703Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.235 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1707Broadside Weight = 270 Imperial Pound ( 122.445 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Culverin
Gun Deck30 British 6-Pound Saker

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1696260 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

7.12.1695 - 24.12.1699Captain William Cross (d.1746) ADM 6/3/100BWAS-16037.3.1700/1 - 4.6.1705Captain Nicholas Trevanion (1670-1737) ADM 6/6/70BWAS-16035.6.1705 - 19.10.1708Captain Thomas Mathews (1676-1750) ADM 6/8/182BWAS-160325.4.1709 - 23.1.1710/11Captain John Williams (d.1711) ADM 6/10/56BWAS-160324.1.1710/11 - 24.9.1711Captain Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/11/100BWAS-160325.9.1711 - 14.6.1714Captain William Houlding (c.1672-1731) ADM 6/11/163BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers

12.12.1695 - 11.2.1696/97First Lieutenant John Aldred (c.1670-1740) ADM 6/3/100ADM 6/325.12.1695 - 12.4.1697Second Lieutenant Benjamin Devonshire (c.1668-?) ADM 6/3/106ADM 6/311.2.1696/97 - 24.12.1699First Lieutenant John Doleing (c.1665-1719) ADM 6/4/72ADM 6/412.4.1697 - 24.12.1699Second Lieutenant Thomas Playsten ADM 6/4/88ADM 6/47.3.1700/1 - 1.11.1703First Lieutenant John Warham (d.c.1704) ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/67.3.1700/1 - 7.11.1705Second Lieutenant John Terry ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/62.11.1703 - 12.11.1705First Lieutenant Christopher Hughes (d.1727) ADM 6/8/48
Commission confirmed 14.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
8.11.1705 - 13.4.1706Second Lieutenant Vincent Pearce (c.1679-1745) ADM 6/8/201ADM 6/813.11.1705 - 19.10.1708First Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/8/201ADM 6/814.4.1706 - 8.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant Samuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/9/29
Commission confirmed 27.11.1706
ADM 6/9
9.1.1707/8 - 19.10.1708Second Lieutenant Chichester Cole ADM 6/9/118ADM 6/926.4.1709 - 14.6.1714First Lieutenant Peter Franklin (d.1735/36) ADM 6/10/56ADM 6/1027.4.1709 - 20.2.1711/12Second Lieutenant Edward Sanderson ADM 6/10/56ADM 6/1021.2.1711/12 - 14.6.1714Second Lieutenant James Smith ADM 6/11/195ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers

3.1.1712/13 - 4.2.1712/13Midshipman Extra Nathaniel Darkin ADM 6/11/238ADM 6/1127.3.1713 - 1713Midshipman Extra Thomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/11/254ADM 118

3 Petty Officers

21.12.1709 - 23.2.1710/11Volunteer-per-order Edward Outridge ADM 107/3/29ADM107/324.2.1710/11 - 18.12.1713Volunteer-per-order Edward Outridge ADM 107/3/29ADM107/319.12.1713 - 29.12.1714Midshipman Edward Outridge ADM 107/3/29ADM107/3

Service History

3.1695/96Commissioned for Irish watersBWAS-1603
6.7.1696Took the Privateer Le Marquis de Tourlaville
2.9.1697Took the Privateer La Fleur des Près (12) In the Channel
1698Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1701Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
4.7.1702Took the Privateer Le Saint Pierre In the North Sea
15.8.1702Took the Privateer L'Entreprenant In the North Sea
30.1.1703Took the Privateer Le Comte de Toulouse (32) off the Isles of ScillyBWAS-1603
1705In the North SeaBWAS-1603
15.8.1707Took the Privateer La Comtesse d'Evreux in the North Sea
22.11.1707Took the Privateer Le Bien Aimé (26) in the North Sea
21.7.1708Took the Privateer Le Chevalier d'Honneur in the North Sea
21.10.1708Paid offBWAS-1603
21.10.1708Paid off and laid up at ChathamBWAS-1603
1709Recommmissioned and sailed to Newfoundland with a convoyBWAS-1603
1710In the Dunkirk squadronBWAS-1603
9.5.1710Took the Privateer Le Saint Louis Ballatre
1711In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1713Prepared for the BalticBWAS-1603


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