Dreadnought

7617
Nominal Guns60BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.11.1704BWAS-1603
Acquired18.2.1705/6BWAS-1603
First Commissioned11.2.1705/6BWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1603
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild6.1721BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck142' 10"Imperial Feet43.2816 
Length of Keel118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Breadth38' 1"Imperial Feet11.5856 
Depth in Hold15' 9"Imperial Feet4.6177 
Burthen910 3094Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 366 Imperial Pound ( 165.981 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck24 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1705/6 - 7.3.1708/9CaptainJames Mighells (1667-1733/34) ADM 6/8/230BWAS-16038.3.1708/9 - 9.5.1710CaptainJohn Bennet (1670-1716/17) ADM 6/10/41BWAS-160310.5.1710 - 7.11.1714CaptainJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/11/44BWAS-16032.3.1714/15 - 28.3.1715CaptainCharles Strickland (d.1724) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1229.3.1715 - 27.3.1716CaptainRichard Canning (d.1726) ADM 6/12/37BWAS-160328.3.1716 - 13.3.1717/18CaptainSir Tancred Robinson (d.1754) ADM 6/12/65BWAS-160314.3.1717/18 - 5.8.1720CaptainWilliam Haddock (d.1726) ADM 6/12/118BWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1710CommodoreCharles Cornewall (1669-1718)BWAS-16031712Vice-Admiral of the WhiteEdward WhitakerBWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.2.1705/6 - 23.1.1706/7First LieutenantStrickland Tyrwhit ADM 6/8/230ADM 6/811.2.1705/6 - 18.4.1706Second LieutenantThomas Harvey ADM 6/8/230ADM 6/87.5.1706 - 23.1.1706/7Second LieutenantThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/8/252ADM 6/824.1.1706/7 - 8.5.1710First LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/9/44ADM 6/922.1.1707/8 - 8.5.1710Second LieutenantFrancis Dansays (d.1754) ADM 6/9/126ADM 6/99.5.1710 - 7.11.1714First LieutenantJohn Horseman ADM 6/11/50ADM 6/119.5.1710 - 7.11.1714Second LieutenantFrancis Farndale (d.1741) ADM 6/11/50ADM 6/114.3.1714/15 - 26.3.1716First LieutenantJames Witterong ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/124.3.1714/15 - 9.1.1717/18Second LieutenantJohn Weller (d.1752) ADM 6/12/30ADM 6/1227.3.1716 - 14.3.1717/18First LieutenantSamuel Braithwaite (d.1749) ADM 6/12/65ADM 6/1215.3.1717/18 - 5.8.1720First LieutenantJohn Craford (d.1740) ADM 6/12/118ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 5.8.1720Second LieutenantJohn Barnsley (d.1753) ADM 6/12/119ADM 6/1213.5.1720 - 5.8.1720Fourth LieutenantRussell Walker (d.1739) ADM 6/12/212
Commission confirmed 9.8.1720
ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
19.9.1712 - 1712Midshipman ExtraThomas Gadsen (d.c.1742) ADM 6/11/224ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.2.1717/18 - 13.4.1720Volunteer-per-orderWilliam Russell (d.1755) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/313.5.1720 - 5.8.1720MidshipmanWilliam Russell (d.1755) ADM 107/3/127ADM107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
28.7.1718 - 11.6.1719Ordinary SeamanRobert Baynes ADM 107/3/128ADM107/312.6.1719 - 19.2.1719/20Able SeamanRobert Baynes ADM 107/3/128ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1706Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
1707Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1708In the Downs and the North SeaBWAS-1603
1709In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1710Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1713Prepared for the BalticBWAS-1603
11.1713Began middling repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
8.1714Completed middling repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £3400.9.3dBWAS-1603
9.1714Guardship at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
12.1714Paid offBWAS-1603
1715Commissioned for Sir John Norris (1670-1749) fleet in the BalticBWAS-1603
1716In the BalticBWAS-1603
1718small repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £6364.4.2dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
5.8.1720Paid offADM 51
6.1721Docked at Portsmouth for a "Great Repair", which was actually a rebuild to new dimensionsBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
 

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