Rochester's Prize

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate frégate légère 'La Gracieuse' (1702) (18)
First Commissioned8.7.1702
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Length of Keel73' 0"Imperial Feet22.2504 
Breadth22' 9"Imperial Feet6.8199 
Depth in Hold9' 11"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Burthen200 9194Tons BM 


1702Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1285 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British Minions

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
170285 BWAS-1603

3 Commanding Officers

8.7.1702 - 20.4.1704CommanderMatthew Tate (d.1711/12) ADM 6/7/44BWAS-160321.4.1704 - 21.5.1705CommanderFrancis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/8/73BWAS-160322.5.1705 - 1711CommanderRobert Dobson (d.1713) ADM 6/8/180BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers

20.7.1702 - 30.3.1703LieutenantAndrew Hodges ADM 6/7/45ADM 6/731.3.1703 - 25.5.1705LieutenantWilliam Beauchamp ADM 6/7/114ADM 6/726.5.1705 - 7.11.1705LieutenantVincent Pearce (d.1745) ADM 6/8/181ADM 6/88.11.1705 - 1705LieutenantJohn Terry ADM 6/8/201ADM 6/830.8.1710 - 9.2.1710/11LieutenantRichard Bodington ADM 6/11/66ADM 6/1112.2.1710/11 - 14.1.1711/12LieutenantArthur Trevor (d.1744) ADM 6/11/107ADM 6/11

Service History

1703Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
10.4.1712Sold for £141BWAS-1603


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