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HBMS Essex (1700)

Page history last edited by Cy 11 years ago


Essex, 70 Guns



Nationality British
Previously Essex
Ordered 1698/09/23 B057
Laid Down 1698/11/00 B057
Launched 1700/05/00 B057
Shipyard Rotherhithe B028
Constructor John & Richard Wells B057
Rate Third Rate  
Type Ship of the Line  
Out Service 1736/05 B057
Fate Broken Up to Rebuild B057
Becomes Essex


B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 150' 4" Imperial Inch 3.82
Length of Keel 124' 0" Imperial Inch 3.15
Breadth 40' 71/2" Imperial Inch 1.03
Depth in Hold 16' 6" Imperial Inch 0.42
Burthen 1,090 Tons BM  


1703 B057 Broadside Weight = 459
Lower Gun Deck 24 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck 12 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 4 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse 4 British 3-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1700 460 Establishment B057


Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1701/02 1702/10 Post Captain John Hubbard B057
1702/10 1703 Post Captain Richard White B057
1703 1705 Post Captain John Hubbard B057
1706 1708 Post Captain Henry Lumley B057
1708 1710 Post Captain John Smith B057
1710 1710/04/10 Post Captain Vincent Cutter B057
1710/05 1711 Post Captain Richard Leake B057
1711 1711/10 Post Captain Kerrit Roffey B057
1715 1716 Post Captain Charles Strickland B057
1718 1721 Post Captain Richard Rowzier B057
1721 1722 Post Captain Christopher O'Brien B057


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1706 In the Mediterranean B057
1710/10/30 Took the Valeur B057
1711/07/01 Took the privateer Petite-Marie B057
1711/10 Began a great repair at Chatham B057
1714/01 Completed repair at a cost of £12,727 B057
1715 Recommissioned for the Baltic B057
1718 Fitted for the Mediterranean B057
1721 Guard ship at Sheerness B057
1722 Paid off B057
1736/05 Completed breakup at Chatham B057


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
British Baltic Fleet 1715 Admiral of the Blue John Norris 1715/07/00 1715/11/00  


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1702/10/23 Battle of Vigo  
1704/08/24 Battle of Malaga  
1718/08/11 Battle of Cape Passaro  


Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered


Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge

Last Updated :2009/02/16 at 22:16:12 by Cy

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