Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1689 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor Robert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship B028
Broken Up to Rebuild28.5.1709BWAS-1603


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 


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

31.3.1690 - 2.1691Captain William Vickers (d.1694)BWAS-16036.2.1690/91 - 1692Captain Robert Hancock (d.1707)B0511692Captain Thomas Kercher (d.1694)B05127.12.1693 - 1694Captain Thomas StepneyBWAS-160328.3.1696 - 26.4.1696Captain Thomas Stepney ADM 6/3/142ADM 6/327.4.1696 - 23.11.1696Captain George Delavall (c.1667-1723) ADM 6/3/149BWAS-160324.11.1696 - 14.2.1696/97Captain Nicholas Dyer (d.1697) Transfered ADM 6/4/48BWAS-160315.2.1696/97 - 7.1697Captain William Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/4/74BWAS-160313.7.1697 - 1698Captain William BlowersBWAS-160330.7.1697 - 23.6.1698Captain Humphry Blowers (d.1720) ADM 6/4/131
Confirmed 13.12.1697
ADM 6/4
24.6.1698 - 10.1.1699/1700Captain Collin Hunter (d.1700) ADM 6/5/23BWAS-160311.1.1699/1700 - 5.3.1699/1700Captain Edward Acton (d.1707) ADM 107/1/266BWAS-16036.3.1699/1700 - 26.3.1700Captain Edward Chant (d.1707) ADM 6/6/24ADM 6/627.3.1700 - 16.2.1700/1Captain Edward Acton (d.1707) ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/61.10.1701 - 24.2.1703/4Captain Joseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/6/115BWAS-16032.3.1703/4 - 5.3.1703/4Captain Thomas Scott (d.1725) Transfered ADM 6/8/58ADM 6/86.3.1703/4 - 7.1.1705/6Captain Edward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/8/60BWAS-16038.1.1705/6 - 21.1.1705/6Captain Sampson Bourne (c.1679-1719) ADM 6/8/217ADM 6/822.1.1705/6 - 2.2.1705/6Captain Edward Vernon (1684-1757) Transfered ADM 6/8/223BWAS-16032.2.1705/6 - 16.9.1706Captain John Clifton (d.1723) ADM 6/8/228BWAS-160317.9.1706 - 3.8.1707Captain Henry Long (d.1723) ADM 6/9/26
Confirmed 14.11.1706
5.8.1707 - 23.7.1708Captain Abraham Tudor (d.1708/9)BWAS-160324.7.1708 - 12.5.1709Captain Caesar Brooks (c.1674-1711) ADM 6/10/55
Confirmed 23.4.1709
ADM 6/10

9 Commissioned Officers

28.2.1695/96 - 13.5.1696Lieutenant Richard Trevanion ADM 6/3/132ADM 6/314.5.1696 - 5.8.1697Lieutenant Robert Wilkinson ADM 6/3/157ADM 6/36.8.1697 - 30.6.1698Lieutenant William Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 6/5/5
Confirmed 11.2.1697/98
ADM 6/5
1.7.1698 - 30.4.1700Lieutenant Nathaniel Champion ADM 6/5/24ADM 6/51.5.1700 - 16.2.1700/1Lieutenant Thomas Stephenson Transfered ADM 6/6/55
Confirmed 14.2.1700/1
ADM 6/6
1.10.1701 - 3.4.1704Lieutenant James Knowles ADM 6/6/115ADM 6/64.4.1704 - 14.1.1705/6Lieutenant Nicholas Manley ADM 6/8/69ADM 6/824.1.1705/6 - 5.2.1705/6Lieutenant Alexander Geddes (d.1750/51) Transfered ADM 6/8/224ADM 6/86.2.1705/6 - 29.4.1707Lieutenant John Roberts Transfered ADM 6/8/227ADM 6/8

1 Warrant Officer

7.3.1695/96 - 1.12.1696Purser Nicholas Best TransferedADM/A

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
9.1.1691/92Re-rated as a 24-gun Fifth Rate and commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
9.1.1691/92Refitted 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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