Nominal Guns90BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned11.1.1719/20BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1714
CategorySecond RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Deleted from list22.1.1755BWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Burthen1,573Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck162' 6"Imperial Feet49.3801 
Length of Keel132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Breadth47' 4"Imperial Feet14.3401 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Burthen1,576 8894Tons BM 


1720Broadside Weight = 803 Imperial Pound ( 364.1605 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck26 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1720680Establishment (1703)BWAS-1714

13 Ship Commanders

11.1.1719/20 - 8.11.1721Captain William Faulknor (d.1724/25) ADM 6/12/188BWAS-171429.4.1723 - 1.2.1725/26Captain Salmon Morrice (d.1741): on board from 6.5.1723 Transfered ADM 6/13/55BWAS-17141.2.1725/26 - 8.2.1725/26Captain Philip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/13/101ADM 6/1329.1.1740/41 - 8.6.1741Captain Samuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 6/15/373BWAS-17149.6.1741 - 26.9.1741Captain Charles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/15/426BWAS-171427.9.1741 - 2.7.1742Captain Samuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/15/461BWAS-17143.7.1742 - 15.4.1744CaptainSir William Hewett (4th Baronet of Headley Hall) (d.1749) ADM 6/16/72BWAS-171416.4.1744 - 15.6.1744Captain Roger Martin (d.1779) Transfered ADM 6/16/293BWAS-17148.9.1744 - 10.2.1744/45Captain Lachlan Leslie (d.1762) Transfered ADM 6/16/360ADM 6/1611.2.1744/45 - 21.3.1744/45Captain Charles Saunders (1713-1775) Transfered ADM 6/16/438ADM 6/1626.3.1745 - 26.6.1745Captain Harry Powlett (1720-1794) ADM 6/16/459BWAS-171427.6.1745 - 19.7.1745Captain Philip Saumarez (1710-1747) Transfered ADM 6/16/501BWAS-171420.7.1745 - 18.4.1747Captain John Hume (d.1759) ADM 6/16/516BWAS-1714

2 Flag Officers

1720 - 1721AdmiralSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-17147.12.1743 - 18.6.1744Rear-Admiral William Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 107/2/251BWAS-1714

37 Commissioned Officers

11.1.1719/20 - 28.5.1720First Lieutenant Daniel Morris (d.1728) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 30.9.1720Second Lieutenant John Weller (d.1752) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 31.10.1720Third Lieutenant Edward Brookes (c.1676-1738) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 16.2.1720/21Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Edwards (d.1731) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/1211.1.1719/20 - 31.1.1725/26Fifth Lieutenant John Smith (d.1729) ADM 6/12/188ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 25.1.1725/26Sixth Lieutenant James Robinson (d.c.1730) Transfered ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1217.2.1720/21 - 31.5.1722Acting Fourth Lieutenant John Elliot (d.bef.1734) Transfered ADM 6/13/4ADM 6/1317.2.1720/21 - 3.12.1721Fifth Lieutenant Nathaniel Tucker Transfered ADM 6/13/4ADM 6/1317.2.1720/21 - 31.1.1725/26Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Button (d.1728) ADM 6/13/4ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 31.1.1725/26First Lieutenant John Stanley (d.1740) Transfered ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/131.5.1723 - 31.1.1725/26Second Lieutenant Roger Martin (d.1779) ADM 6/13/55ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 8.2.1725/26First Lieutenant Israel Sparkes (d.1753) ADM 6/13/100ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 13.2.1725/26Second Lieutenant Henry Dodson (d.bef.1737) ADM 6/13/100ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 8.2.1725/26Third Lieutenant Robert Callis (c.1686-1733) Transfered ADM 6/13/100ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 9.2.1725/26Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Parry (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/13/100ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 8.2.1725/26Fifth Lieutenant John Gascoigne (d.1753) Transfered ADM 6/13/100ADM 6/131.2.1725/26 - 8.2.1725/26Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Roger Martin (d.1779) Transfered ADM 6/13/100ADM 6/1330.1.1740/41 - 2.4.1742Second Lieutenant Alexander Stewart (d.1742) Transfered ADM 6/16/374ADM 6/1530.1.1740/41 - 26.3.1741Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Paterson (c.1709-1743/44) ADM 6/15/374ADM 6/1527.3.1741 - 12.4.1741Fifth Lieutenant John Paterson (c.1709-1743/44) ADM 6/15/404ADM 6/1513.4.1741 - 24.5.1742Fifth Lieutenant John Paterson (c.1709-1743/44) Transfered ADM 6/16/409ADM 6/155.10.1741 - 18.7.1742Acting Fourth Lieutenant Henry Slade ADM 6/16/464ADM 6/1519.7.1742 - 30.7.1742Acting Fourth Lieutenant Curtis King (d.1745) ADM 6/16/76ADM 6/1631.7.1742 - 2.2.1742/43Fifth Lieutenant Curtis King (d.1745) Transfered ADM 6/16/82ADM 6/169.2.1742/43 - 14.6.1743Sixth Lt. & Lt. at ArmsThe Hon. William Farmer (c.1722-1758) Transfered ADM 6/16/147ADM 6/168.9.1744 - 11.1.1744/45Fifth Lieutenant William Bowyer (d.1746) ADM 6/16/360ADM 6/1612.1.1744/45 - 10.2.1744/45Acting Fourth Lieutenant William Bowyer (d.1746) Transfered ADM 6/16/422ADM 6/1612.1.1744/45 - 19.2.1744/45Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms John Hussey (c.1716-1748) ADM 6/16/422ADM 6/1620.2.1744/45 - 6.5.1746Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Henry Scott (c.1724-1762) Transfered ADM 6/16/445ADM 6/1620.5.1745 - 6.8.1745Third Lieutenant Richard Bligh (1713-1748) ADM 6/16/480ADM 6/167.8.1745 - 4.2.1745/46Second Lieutenant Richard Bligh (1713-1748) Transfered ADM 6/16/524ADM 6/167.8.1745 - 4.2.1745/46Third Lieutenant William Stewart ADM 6/16/524ADM 6/165.2.1745/46 - 14.2.1746/47Second Lieutenant William Stewart ADM 6/17/56ADM 6/179.5.1746 - 27.11.1746Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms James Cope (d.1747) ADM 6/17/102ADM 6/1728.11.1746 - 18.4.1747Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms Thomas Taylor (1721-1797) ADM 6/17/176ADM 6/1714.2.1746/47 - 18.4.1747First Lieutenant William Stewart ADM 6/17/199ADM 6/1714.2.1746/47 - 18.4.1747Acting Fourth Lieutenant Thomas Sliford (c.1710-bef.1756) ADM 6/17/200ADM 6/17

1 Warrant Officer

1718 - 2.3.1717/18Boatswain John Bennett ADM 6/12/116ADM 6/12

3 Petty Officers

22.3.1719/20 - 10.2.1721/22Midshipman Robert Shorting (d.1734) Transfered ADM 107/3/121ADM 107/33.4.1741 - 19.6.1741Midshipman Christopher Lobb (c.1719-?) Transfered ADM 107/3/556ADM 107/331.7.1741 - 5.12.1743Midshipman Henry Parr (c.1719-?) ADM 107/3/510ADM 107/3

Service History

1.1720Completed rebuild and refit at a cost of £24,607.0.5d for the rebuild and £ for fittingBWAS-1714
27.4.1720Left England as Flagship of the British Baltic FleetW025
8.5.1720Arrived off the SoundNWB
18.5.1720Arrived off CopenhagenNWB
19.5.1720Entered the BalticNWB
23.5.1720Reached the Stockholm skargard and joined the Swedish battleships under Over-Admiral Count SparreNWB
31.5.1720Left Stolkholm bound for Gottska SandoNWB
7.6.1720Sailed for RevelNWB
10.6.1720Arrived off NargenNWB
13.6.1720Sailed for HangoNWB
17.6.1720Anchored in the harbour of Kapelsvik in Gothland to take in water and provisionsNWB
27.6.1720Arrived at DalaroNWB
12.11.1720Returned to CopenhagenNWB
1.12.1720Arrived in EnglandNWB
1721Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1714
9.5.1721Arrived of the Sound as Flagship of the English Baltic Fleet of 1721W025
29.8.1721Left Kapelskar as part of the Anglo-Swedish fleet eventually sailing on to ElfsnabbenNWB
4.10.1721Sailed for EnglandNWB
12.10.1721Arrived in CopenhagenNWB
17.10.1721Left CopenhagenNWB
31.10.1721Arrived at the NoreNWB
8.11.1721Paid offADM 51
1723Fitted as a guardship,serving at Blackstakes until 1725BWAS-1714
10.1729Started great repair at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.1733Completed great repair at a cost of £27,460.6.0dBWAS-1714
1741At Chatham fitting as a flagship during the spring at a cost of £5,358.11.2dBWAS-1714
1.1741Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
18.4.1747Paid offADM 51
10.1749Converted to a church ship "In the room of the Union" at ChathamBWAS-1714

Order to be cut down and converted to a lazarette for Stangate Creek

9.3.1752Contract for conversion to lazarette with Mr Temple, completed in 1752BWAS-1714
26.11.1754Order to be conveyed to Stangate CreekBWAS-1714
22.1.1755Struck from the Navy ListBWAS-1714
24.3.1770Break up completed at ChathamBWAS-1714


DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
16.4.1720-1.12.1720British Baltic Fleet 1720Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 
13.4.1721-20.10.1721British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749) 

Notes on Ship

Lavery's The Ship of the Line Volume I gives a launch date of 1712/04/21


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