Triumph (90)

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Origin and History

The ship was built by Robert Lee at Chatham Dockyard and launched on 2 March 1698.

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

  • from February 1702: Captain Robert Bokenham
  • from August 1701: Second Captain John Fletcher
  • from November 1702: Captain Richard Hughes
  • in March 1703: Captain James Stewart
  • from February 1705 to September 1706: Captain Richard Edwards
  • from January 1708: Captain Bartholomew Candler
  • in 1709: Captain John Hubbard
  • in 1711: Captain Robert Kirkham

In 1714, the ship was renamed “HMS Prince”.

The ship underwent a rebuild in December 1738 and was relaunched in 1750. She was finally broken up in 1773.

Service during the War

In August 1702, the ship was part of the powerful combined fleet assembled for the unsuccessful expedition against Cádiz. On 19 October, the ship sailed for England.

In 1708, the ship served in the Channel.

Characteristics

Technical specifications
Guns 96 (in 1703)
Lower gundeck 26 x 32-pdrs
Middle gundeck 26 x 18-pdrs
Upper gundeck 26 x 12-pdrs
Quarterdeck 12 x 6-pdrs
Forecastle 4 x 6-pdrs
Roundhouse 2 x 6-pdrs
Crew 680 men
Length at gundeck 160 ft 1 in (48.8 m)
Width 46 ft 1 in (14.06 m)
Depth 18 ft 3 in (5.56 m)
Displacement 1482 Tons (Builder's Old Measurement)

References

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

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

Wikipedia

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