Royal James -> 1691 Victory

Nominal Guns100B065
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1675B065
How acquiredPurpose builtB065
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B065
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1633-1721)B065
CategoryFirst RateB065
Ship TypeShip of the Line B065
Sailing RigShip RiggedB065
Broken Up to Rebuild2.1694B065
BecomesBritish First Rate ship of the line 'Victory' (1695) (100)
The Royal James in 1678


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel132' 0"Imperial Feet40.2336 
Breadth45' 0"Imperial Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold18' 8"Imperial Feet5.5118 
Burthen1,422Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck163' 0"Imperial Feet49.6824 
Breadth45' 6"Imperial Feet13.7465 
Burthen1,486Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

6 Commanding Officers

25.3.1678 - 28.8.1678Captain John Wetwang (d.1684)BWAS-160330.11.1678 - 1679CaptainSir William JennensB05113.3.1682/83 - 1686Rear-AdmiralSir Richard Beach (d.1692)B0516.1.1690/91 - 19.3.1692/93Captain Edward Stanley (d.1693)BWAS-16034.1693 - 6.1693Captain Thomas Jennings (d.1723)BWAS-16036.1693 - 2.1694Captain John EveryBWAS-1603

2 Flag Officers

16.3.1677/78 - 28.8.1678AdmiralSir Thomas Allin (Baronet ) (1612-1685)BWAS-16031691 - 1692Admiral of the BlueSir John Ashby (d.1693)E-WIKI

1 Commissioned Officer

1692Fourth LieutenantSir Robert DunbarB051

1 Warrant Officer

1691 - 19.4.1691Carpenter John Greyref:943

4 Petty Officers

2.4.1691 - 4.10.1693Midshipman Charles Bartlett (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/41ADM 107/19.12.1691 - 4.2.1692/93Master's Mate Thomas Teddiman (d.1752) ADM 107/1/30ADM 107/19.1.1691/92 - 17.10.1693Midshipman Francis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 107/1/43ADM 107/110.7.1692 - 2.11.1693Midshipman Thomas Dunn (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/45ADM 107/1

5 Crewmen

17.12.1686 - 31.8.1687Master's Servant Robert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/110.5.1689 - 23.3.1690/91Captain's Clerk John Graheurs (c.1670-?) ADM 107/1/33ADM 107/19.11.1690 - 2.4.1691Able Seaman Charles Bartlett (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/41ADM 107/117.2.1691/92 - 7.1.1692/93Volunteer Philip Hussey ADM 107/1/24ADM 107/126.6.1692 - 23.12.1692Able Seaman Henry Gore (c.1666-1726) ADM 107/1/21ADM 107/1

Service History

3.3.1690/91Renamed VictoryBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur


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