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Essex

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Nominal Guns70B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Essex' (1679) (70) 1679-1700
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Ordered23.9.1698BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1698BWAS-1714
Acquired5.1700BWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1677 Programme - 3rd Rates (1677)BWAS-1603
Constructor
John & Richard WellsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.1736BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Third Rate ship of the line 'Essex' (1741) (70) 1741-1759
British 70 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 4"Imperial Inch3.81 (12′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Inch3.1496 (10′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 7 ½"Imperial Inch1.016 (3′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Inch0.4064 (1′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,090Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck150' 4"Imperial Inch3.81 (12′ 5″ Imperial)
Length of Keel124' 0"Imperial Inch3.1496 (10′ 3″ Imperial)
Breadth40' 7 ½"Imperial Inch1.016 (3′ 3″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold16' 6"Imperial Inch0.4064 (1′ 3″ Imperial)
Burthen1,088 5294Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 459 Imperial Pound ( 208.1565 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1700460EstablishmentBWAS-1714

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1700/1 - 6.3.1705/6Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1711
Transfered ADM 6/6/55
BWAS-1714
7.3.1705/6 - 30.6.1707Captain
Henry LumleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1715
ADM 6/8/237
BWAS-1714
1.7.1707 - 14.2.1709/10Captain
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
BWAS-1714
15.2.1709/10 - 31.3.1710Captain
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
ADM 6/11/27
BWAS-1714
1.4.1710 - 5.12.1710Captain
Richard LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1717
ADM 6/11/37
BWAS-1714
6.12.1710 - 27.12.1710Captain
James MoodyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1721
Transfered ADM 6/11/86
ADM 6/11
27.1.1710/11 - 21.11.1711Captain
Kerrit RoffeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
ADM 6/11/99
BWAS-1714
2.3.1714/15 - 28.3.1715Captain
Thomas SwantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1716
ADM 6/12/30
ADM 6/12
29.3.1715 - 9.12.1716Captain
Charles StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1724
ADM 6/12/37
BWAS-1714
14.3.1717/18 - 9.4.1721Captain
Richard RowzierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
ADM 6/12/118
BWAS-1714
10.4.1721 - 28.6.1721Captain
Barrows HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1726
Transfered ADM 6/13/9
ADM 6/13
30.6.1721 - 18.12.1722Captain
Christopher O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1744
ADM 6/13/15
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1702 - 1703Rear-Admiral of the White
Stafford FairborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
BWAS-1714

36 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.2.1700/1 - 1.12.1702First Lieutenant
Walter MassyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/6/56
ADM 6/6
17.2.1700/1 - 19.10.1702Second Lieutenant
George HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1709
ADM 6/6/56
ADM 6/6
17.2.1700/1 - 19.10.1702Third Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
Transfered ADM 6/6/56
ADM 6/6
20.10.1702 - 27.12.1702Second Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/7/67
Confirmed 15.12.1702
ADM 6/7
2.12.1702 - 15.1.1702/3First Lieutenant
Charles CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1711
Transfered ADM 6/7/62
ADM 6/7
28.12.1702 - 10.9.1704Second Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/7/73
ADM 6/7
7.8.1703 - 10.9.1704Third Lieutenant
Edward BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
ADM 6/8/47
Confirmed 10.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
11.9.1704 - 11.1.1707/8First Lieutenant
William CarletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/8/97
Confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
11.9.1704 - 17.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant
Edward BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1736
Transfered ADM 6/8/97
ADM 6/8
11.9.1704 - 7.5.1705Third Lieutenant
Joseph PeachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1717
ADM 6/8/97
Confirmed 29.9.1704
ADM 6/8
8.5.1705 - 18.1.1708/9Third Lieutenant
John GuilfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1715
ADM 6/8/206
Confirmed 1.12.1705
ADM 6/8
12.1.1707/8 - 5.2.1710/11First Lieutenant
James GraingerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1711
ADM 6/9/119
ADM 6/9
19.1.1708/9 - 1.3.1710/11Second Lieutenant
John GuilfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1715
Transfered ADM 6/11/3
ADM 6/11
20.1.1708/9 - 21.11.1711Third Lieutenant
Richard ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1732
ADM 6/11/3
Confirmed 15.11.1709
ADM 6/11
30.1.1710/11 - 21.11.1711First Lieutenant
John James GachesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/11/102
ADM 6/11
3.3.1710/11 - 21.10.1711Second Lieutenant
Thomas WaterhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
Transfered ADM 6/11/116
ADM 6/11
4.3.1714/15 - 9.12.1716First Lieutenant
Thomas WaterhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/12/30
ADM 6/12
4.3.1714/15 - 9.12.1716Second Lieutenant
George BeechBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1737
ADM 6/12/30
ADM 6/12
4.3.1714/15 - 9.12.1716Third Lieutenant
Thomas BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1725
ADM 6/12/30
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - bef.27.2.1719/20First Lieutenant
Joseph RisbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1720
Discharged Dead ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 1.6.1718Second Lieutenant
Thomas WilcocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1723
Transfered ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 9.12.1718Third Lieutenant
John VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1718
ADM 6/12/119
ADM 6/12
10.12.1718 - 1.3.1719/20Third Lieutenant
William BiddleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1728
Transfered ADM 6/12/188
ADM 6/12
5.7.1720 - 9.4.1721First Lieutenant
William CoulseaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1737
Transfered ADM 6/12/209
ADM 6/12
5.7.1720 - 9.4.1721Second Lieutenant
Busby MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1728
ADM 6/12/209
ADM 6/12
5.7.1720 - 4.12.1721Third Lieutenant
John OrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1748
ADM 6/12/209
ADM 6/12
5.7.1720 - 22.12.1720Acting Fourth Lieutenant
John DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1742
Transfered ADM 6/12/209
ADM 6/12
10.4.1721 - 18.12.1722First Lieutenant
George GotherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1722
ADM 6/13/9
ADM 6/13
10.4.1721 - 3.12.1721Second Lieutenant
James HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1732
ADM 6/13/9
ADM 6/13
4.12.1721 - 1.5.1722Second Lieutenant
Charles KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1723
Transfered ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
4.12.1721 - 2.5.1722Third Lieutenant
James HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1732
ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
4.12.1721 - 9.5.1722Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Robert YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1745
Transfered ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
3.5.1722 - 18.12.1722Second Lieutenant
James HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1732
ADM 6/13/35
ADM 6/13
1.6.1722 - 20.7.1722Third Lieutenant
James SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1723
Transfered ADM 6/13/38
ADM 6/13
1.6.1722 - 9.7.1722Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Richard HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1718
Transfered ADM 6/13/38
ADM 6/13
21.7.1722 - 18.12.1722Fourth Lt. & Lt. at Arms
Sir Roger Butler (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1739
ADM 6/13/42
ADM 6/13

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.7.1701 - 1701Carpenter
Samuel RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1701
ADM/A

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1721/22 - 22.2.1721/22Midshipman Ordinary
John WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1721-1728
Transfered ADM 107/3/187
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
21.7.1704Capture of Gibraltar
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
30.10.1710Took the Frégate Légère
La Valeur (20) 1707-1710
French 20 Gun
6th Rate Frégate Légère

1.7.1711Took the Privateer
La Petite-Marie 1711-1711
French Privateer

10.1711Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
21.11.1711Paid offADM 33
1.1714Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £12727.0.0dBWAS-1603
1715Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
28.12.1716

Paid off

ADM 33
1718Fitted for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1718fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
11.8.1718Took the Frigate
Juno (30) 1714-1718
Spanish 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Battle of Passaro

1721Guard ship at SheernessBWAS-1714
19.12.1722Paid offADM 33
5.1736Completed breakup at ChathamBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
 
 

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