1693 Program 32-Gunner

General Class NotesBWAS-1603

Four 32-gun Fifth Rates were ordered in early 1693 (the Navy Board estimating the cost for building the first two at £4,455 - or about £6-5-0d per ton), this time with three of the quartet being built by contract. The contract with Ellis (the first of this type to be contracted out) was confirmed 21.3.1693. The contract for the Winchelsea was originally signed with William Wyatt, but he died in June 1693 and the building was instead supervised by his widow. Both Scarborough, renamed Milford after her recapture and Winchelsea were re-rated as 36 guns under the 1703 Establishment of Guns



NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns32
Approved1693/02
Designer 
RateFifth Rate
TypeFrigate
Designed Crew145
Ships in Class4

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 96.00 Imperial Pound ( 43.54 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 x British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 x British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 x British 4-Pounder

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     103' 9"85' 0"28' 0"10' 6"354 4494
Shoreham (32) 17.2.1692/93Shoreham - Sussex 6.1.1693/9421.10.1719Broken Up to Rebuild103' 0"85' 7"28' 1 ½"10' 8"360 894
Scarborough (32) 10.3.1692/93Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 15.2.1693/9418.7.1694Captured104' 10"84' 5"28' 10 ½"11' 7"374 3594
Sorlings (32) 10.4.1693Shoreham - Sussex 19.3.1693/9420.10.1705Captured102' 8 ½"85' 8"28' 2 ½"10' 9"362 5594
Winchelsea (32) 10.4.1693Redbridge - Hampshire 13.8.16946.6.1706Captured103' 5"85' 4 ½"28' 4"10' 7 ½"364 5394


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