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Dolphin

13249
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired29.3.1690B028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1689 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor
Robert LeeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1681-1698
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship B028
Broken Up to Rebuild28.5.1709BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck93' 6"Imperial Feet28.3972 
Length of Keel82' 0"Imperial Feet24.9936 
Breadth24' 9 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen268 794Tons BM 

Armament


29.3.1690Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.12.1689115Design Complement

23 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1690 - 2.1691Captain
William VickersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
BWAS-1603
6.2.1690/91 - 1692Captain
Robert HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
B051
1692Captain
Thomas KercherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1691
B051
27.12.1693 - 1694Captain
Thomas StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
BWAS-1603
28.3.1696 - 26.4.1696Captain
Thomas StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/3/142
ADM 6/3
27.4.1696 - 23.11.1696Captain
George DelavallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1723
ADM 6/3/149
BWAS-1603
24.11.1696 - 14.2.1696/97Captain
Nicholas DyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/48
BWAS-1603
15.2.1696/97 - 24.7.1697Captain
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/74
BWAS-1603
13.7.1697 - 1698Captain
William BlowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1698
BWAS-1603
30.7.1697 - 23.6.1698Captain
Humphry BlowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1711
ADM 6/4/131
Confirmed 13.12.1697
ADM 6/4
24.6.1698 - 10.1.1699/1700Captain
Collin HunterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1700
ADM 6/5/23
BWAS-1603
11.1.1699/1700 - 5.3.1699/1700Captain
Edward ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1707
ADM 107/1/266
BWAS-1603
6.3.1699/1700 - 26.3.1700Captain
Edward ChantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1697
ADM 6/6/24
ADM 6/6
27.3.1700 - 16.2.1700/1Captain
Edward ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1707
ADM 6/6/29
ADM 6/6
1.10.1701 - 24.2.1703/4Captain
Joseph SoanesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1718
ADM 6/6/115
BWAS-1603
2.3.1703/4 - 5.3.1703/4Captain
Thomas ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1723
Transfered ADM 6/8/58
ADM 6/8
6.3.1703/4 - 7.1.1705/6Captain
Edward St LoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1727
ADM 6/8/60
BWAS-1603
8.1.1705/6 - 21.1.1705/6Captain
Sampson BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1719
ADM 6/8/217
ADM 6/8
22.1.1705/6 - 2.2.1705/6Captain
Edward VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1757
Transfered ADM 6/8/223
BWAS-1603
2.2.1705/6 - 16.9.1706Captain
John CliftonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1714
ADM 6/8/228
BWAS-1603
17.9.1706 - 3.8.1707Captain
Henry LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1710
ADM 6/9/26
Confirmed 14.11.1706
BWAS-1603
5.8.1707 - 23.7.1708Captain
Abraham TudorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1709
BWAS-1603
24.7.1708 - 12.5.1709Captain
Caesar BrooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/10/55
Confirmed 23.4.1709
ADM 6/10

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.2.1695/96 - 13.5.1696Lieutenant
Richard TrevanionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/132
ADM 6/3
14.5.1696 - 5.8.1697Lieutenant
Robert WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1700
ADM 6/3/157
ADM 6/3
6.8.1697 - 30.6.1698Lieutenant
William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1703
ADM 6/5/5
Confirmed 11.2.1697/98
ADM 6/5
1.7.1698 - 30.4.1700Lieutenant
Nathaniel ChampionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1700
ADM 6/5/24
ADM 6/5
1.5.1700 - 16.2.1700/1Lieutenant
Thomas StephensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/55
Confirmed 14.2.1700/1
ADM 6/6
1.10.1701 - 3.4.1704Lieutenant
James KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1713
ADM 6/6/115
ADM 6/6
4.4.1704 - 14.1.1705/6Lieutenant
Nicholas ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1706
ADM 6/8/69
ADM 6/8
24.1.1705/6 - 5.2.1705/6Lieutenant
Alexander GeddesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1743
Transfered ADM 6/8/224
ADM 6/8
6.2.1705/6 - 29.4.1707Lieutenant
John RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1729
Transfered ADM 6/8/227
ADM 6/8

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.2.1694/95 - 1695Gunner
John BevinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/34
ADM 6/3
12.2.1694/95 - 1695Carpenter
Thomas RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/34
ADM 6/3
7.3.1695/96 - 1.12.1696Purser
Nicholas BestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1699
Transfered
ADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
9.1.1691/92Re-rated as a 24-gun Fifth Rate and commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
9.1.1691/92Rerated as a 24 gunner
1696Sailed with a Portugese convoyBWAS-1603
1697In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1700In the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1704In the Channel and then the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1705In the North SeaBWAS-1603
2.2.1705/6Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
5.8.1707At JamaicaBWAS-1603
12.5.1709Paid offADM 51
28.5.1709Ordered to be laid up at Portsmouth and broken up to be rebuiltBWAS-1603

 

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