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Bonaventure

13473
Nominal Guns52BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Launchedc.2.1.1682/83BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1683BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Constructor
Isaac BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild1699BWAS-1603
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Burthen564 1294Tons BM 

Armament


1688Broadside Weight = 234.25 Imperial Pound ( 106.2324 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck22 British 8-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Saker Drake
Gun Deck6 British 3-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 171 Imperial Pound ( 77.5485 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Minions

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1683 - 1685Captain
Henry PriestmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1699
BWAS-1603
1685 - 4.11.1686Captain
Stafford FairborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
BWAS-1603
18.5.1688 - 27.10.1689Captain
Thomas HopsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1708
Transfered
ODNB
26.10.1689 - 12.11.1689Captain
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
ODNB
18.6.1690 - 22.4.1695Captain
John HubbardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1711
Transfered
BWAS-1603
4.4.1695 - 19.9.1695Captain
John RedmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1708
ADM 6/3/44
ADM 6/3
bef.26.10.1695 - aft.15.12.1695Captain
John KnappBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1707
ADM 106
19.2.1695/96 - 24.10.1696Captain
William AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1696
† ADM 6/3/130
BWAS-1603
28.10.1696 - 24.1.1696/97Captain
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
Transfered ADM 6/4/41
BWAS-1603
25.1.1696/97 - 24.2.1696/97Captain
James LittletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1719
ADM 6/4/64
ADM 6/4
25.2.1696/97 - 25.4.1699Captain
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
ADM 6/4/76
ADM 6/4

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1689 - 9.1690Lieutenant
Robert FairfaxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1707
LRFS
15.1.1690/91 - 2.3.1694/95First Lieutenant
Charles LockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1695
† Discharged Dead
ADM/L
18.3.1691/92 - 11.8.1693Lieutenant
William CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1707
Discharged
ADM/L
28.11.1694 - 31.3.1695Second Lieutenant
Henry FranklinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1705
ADM/L
19.3.1694/95 - 25.6.1695Second Lieutenant
Sudbury DuncombBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1695
ADM 6/3/41
ADM 6/3
1.4.1695 - 20.8.1695First Lieutenant
Henry FranklinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1705
ADM 6/3/44
ADM 6/3
26.6.1695 - 21.8.1695Second Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1747
ADM 6/3/64
ADM 6/3
21.8.1695 - 6.3.1695/96First Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1747
ADM 6/3/72
ADM 6/3
21.8.1695 - 9.10.1696Second Lieutenant
George HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1709
: on board from 1.10.1695 ADM 6/3/72
ADM 6/3
7.3.1695/96 - 5.11.1696First Lieutenant
Robert WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1711
ADM 6/3/136
ADM 6/3
6.11.1696 - 28.3.1698First Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1747
ADM 6/4/43
ADM 6/4
6.11.1696 - 28.3.1698Second Lieutenant
Thomas WattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1702
: on board from 8.11.1696 ADM 6/4/44
ADM 6/4
22.12.1696 - 8.4.1697First Lieutenant
Thomas GrimstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
Transfered ADM 6/4/56
ADM 6/4
9.1.1696/97 - 21.8.1697Second Lieutenant
Edmund HicksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1707
ADM 6/4/60
ADM 6/4
9.4.1697 - 22.8.1697First Lieutenant
John KidwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1699
ADM 6/4/88
ADM 6/4
22.8.1697 - 26.4.1699First Lieutenant
Edmund HicksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1707
ADM 6/5/33
Confirmed 10.11.1698
ADM 6/5

16 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1693 - 30.3.1696Carpenter
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/142
ADM/A
1694 - 1.1.1694/95Chaplain
James YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1694-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/25
ADM 6/3
1696 - 30.1.1695/96Purser
Jonathon ShalesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1699
Transfered ADM 6/3/122
ADM 6/3
1696 - 21.12.1696Boatswain
Thomas AbsolemBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/65
ADM 6/4
19.2.1695/96 - 16.3.1695/96Volunteer
James DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/131
ADM 6/3
21.2.1695/96 - 1696Purser
John AdamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/131
ADM 6/3
22.2.1695/96 - 1696Chaplain
Thomas DeavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/132
ADM 6/3
3.4.1696 - 22.12.1696Carpenter
John OswaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/144
ADM 6/3
14.11.1696 - bef.30.12.1696Cook
Nicholas PyperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/4/46
ADM 6/4
22.12.1696 - 1696Boatswain
Thomas KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1696
ADM 6/4/55
ADM 6/4
23.12.1696 - 1696Carpenter
Daniel EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/56
ADM 6/4
26.12.1696 - 1696Gunner
William BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/4/56
ADM 6/4
30.12.1696 - 1696Cook
Thomas SwainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/58
ADM 6/4
1697Gunner
Christopher ShortBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/91
ADM 6/4
4.1.1696/97 - 1697Boatswain
John WadleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/58
ADM 6/4
23.4.1697 - 1697Chaplain
James ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/92
ADM 6/4

9 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
23.4.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Nicholas DyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/52
ADM 6/3
29.4.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Philip AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/53
ADM 6/3
1696Volunteer
Alexander BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/43
ADM 6/4
19.2.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer
Robert AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/131
ADM 6/3
19.2.1695/96 - 16.2.1695/96Volunteer
William PopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/130
ADM 6/3
29.4.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Henry KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/150
ADM 6/3
6.11.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Alexander BellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/43
ADM 6/4
15.2.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Robert FloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/73
ADM 6/4
17.4.1697 - 1697Volunteer
John CorbetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/90
ADM 6/4

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.11.1688 - 22.9.1689Captain's Servant
John AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1693
ADM 107/1/46
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1683Present at the evacuation of TangierBWAS-1603
2.1.1682/83

Commissioner Sir Richard Beach, Portsmouth. ... Today they hope to launch the Bonadventure.

ADM 106
12.6.1685Boat action at MamoraBWAS-1603
1689Londonderry operationsBWAS-1603
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
28.10.1690At PlymouthLRFS
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1696Present at the recapture of Fort York in Hudsons BayBWAS-1603
1696Rerated as a 40 gunner
24.10.1696Action against
Vaillant (50) 1691-1698
French 50 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
in the Channel approaches
BWAS-1603
24.10.1696Bonaventure vs Vaillant
1697Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603

 

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