Cumberland (80) from 1695

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Anne Wyatt at Bursledon and launched on 12 November 1695.

The ship retained her name after her capture by the French Navy.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the ship was under the command of:

  • in the British service
    • in 1702: Captain Simon Fowkes
    • in 1703 and 1704: Captain Samuel Martin
    • in 1705 and 1706: Captain Hovenden Walker
    • in 1707: Captain Sir Richard Edwards
  • in the French service
    • from 1707: no information found yet

The ship was sold to Genoa in 1715. resold to Spain in 1717, recaptured by the British in 1718 and sold to Austria in 1720. She was finally broken up in 1733.

Service during the War

British service

In August 1702, the ship was part of the powerful combined fleet assembled for the unsuccessful expedition against Cádiz.

In 1705, the ship served in the Channel and in the Bay of Biscay.

In 1706, the ship served with the Fleet of the Mediterranean.

On 21 October 1707, the ship took part in the engagement at The Lizard where she was captured by the French Navy.

French service

no information found yet


Technical specifications
Guns 80 (in 1695)
Lower gundeck 26 x 24-pdrs
Middle gundeck 26 x 12-pdrs
Upper gundeck 22 x 6-pdrs
Quarterdeck 6 x 6-pdrs
Crew 476 men
Length at gundeck 156 ft (47.55 m)
Width 42 ft (12.80 m)
Depth 18 ft (5.49 m)
Displacement 1220 Tons (Builder's Old Measurement)


Phillips, M., Michael Phillip's Ships of the Old Navy

Harrison, Simon and Manuel Blasco, Three Decks - Warships in the Age of Sail


N.B.: the section Service during the War is partly derived from our articles depicting the various campaigns, battles and sieges.