Betty Prize

Nominal Guns36
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'La Betty' (1695) (36)
First Commissioned2.1696
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth28' 6"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen371 6594Tons BM 


2.1696Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin Cutts
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British Minions

3 Commanding Officers

20.2.1696/97 - 27.2.1696/97CaptainThomas Lambert (d.1699/0) ADM 6/4/75ADM 6/427.2.1696/97 - 2.3.1700/1CommanderEdward Manning ADM 6/4/78ADM 6/43.3.1700/1 - 1.10.1702CaptainPeregrine Bertie (d.1709) ADM 6/6/66BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

18.11.1697 - 11.3.1698/99LieutenantJohn Gullin (c.1671-?) ADM 6/4/125ADM 6/411.3.1698/99 - 3.3.1700/1LieutenantSamuel Ryddall ADM 6/6/20
Commission confirmed 19.12.1699
ADM 6/6
5.3.1700/1 - 1.10.1702LieutenantJosiah Martin ADM 6/6/68ADM 6/6

Service History

15.2.1695/96Retaken by PhoenixBWAS-1603
1698Off LisbonBWAS-1603
1699To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1701Sailed to GuineaBWAS-1603
1702Surveying off IrelandBWAS-1603
1.10.1702Sold to John Wheeler for £147BWAS-1603


W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive

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