Tiger Prize

Nominal Guns48BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAlgerian 'Name Unknown' (1678) (48)
First Commissioned22.3.1677/78B028
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Foundation14.2.1695/96BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen475 194Tons BM 


1678Broadside Weight = 168 Imperial Pound ( 76.188 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin Drake
Gun Deck26 British 6-Pounder

1685Broadside Weight = 159 Imperial Pound ( 72.1065 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Demi-Culverin Drake
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck6 British Minions

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1678230 BWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

22.3.1677/78 - 2.8.1678CaptainThomas Hopson (1643-1717)BWAS-16033.1.1681/82 - 9.1.1681/82CaptainRichard DickensonBWAS-160319.1.1681/82 - 4.10.1682CaptainMathew Aylmer (1650-1720)BWAS-16031.4.1688 - 17.3.1688/89CaptainThomas Smith (d.1708)BWAS-16031689 - 2.1692CaptainJames Barber (d.1691/92)BWAS-16033.1691/92 - 1694CaptainRobert Sincock (d.1702)BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

3.2.1695/96 - 2.2.1696/97LieutenantJohn Crouch (c.1668-?) ADM 6/3/123ADM 6/3

1 Crewman

11.6.1684 - 4.10.1686Able SeamanWilliam Martin (c.1665-?) ADM 107/1/50ADM 107/1

Service History

1685Refitted as a 46 gunner
1689In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
6.1693In the defence of the Smyrna ConvoyBWAS-1603
14.2.1695/96Sunk as a foundation at SheernessBWAS-1603


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