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Bristol

13984
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Bristol' (1653) (48) 1653-1693
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Acquired1693BWAS-1603
First Commissioned8.1693BWAS-1603
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor
Robert & John CastleBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Captured24.4.1709BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel107' 6 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Breadth34' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold13' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen671 6494Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 242 Imperial Pound ( 109.747 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 8-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1693280 BWAS-1603

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1693 - 29.1.1694/95Captain
Edward GurneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1694
BWAS-1603
7.10.1696 - 22.12.1696Captain
Edward DoyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/4/34
BWAS-1603
23.12.1696 - 15.1.1696/97Captain
Fleetwood EmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1699
Transfered ADM 6/4/57
ADM 6/4
16.1.1696/97 - 1698Captain
Stephen ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/4/62
BWAS-1603
13.3.1700/1 - 25.5.1701Captain
Charles DesboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1716
Transfered ADM 6/6/73
ADM 6/6
26.5.1701 - 15.12.1703Captain
Edward ActonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1707
ADM 6/6/99
BWAS-1603
16.12.1703 - 16.11.1704Captain
John WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/34
BWAS-1603
17.11.1704 - 12.12.1704Captain
Richard CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1716
ADM 6/8/111
ADM 6/8
1705Captain
John AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1705
BWAS-1603
1.11.1705 - 6.1.1705/6Captain
Thomas MannBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1712
ADM 6/9/60
Confirmed 10.4.1707
BWAS-1603
7.1.1705/6 - 24.4.1709Captain
Henry GoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1715
ADM 6/9/59
Confirmed 3.4.1707
BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.10.1696 - 1696First Lieutenant
Robert BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1705
ADM 6/4/34
ADM 6/4
7.10.1696 - 12.8.1697Second Lieutenant
James AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1706
Transfered ADM 6/4/34
ADM 6/4
5.8.1697 - 1698Second Lieutenant
William MoncktonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1706
: on board from 13.8.1697 ADM 6/4/130
ADM 6/4
15.3.1700/1 - 9.4.1701First Lieutenant
Beaumont RaymondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1715
Transfered ADM 6/6/74
ADM 6/6
15.3.1700/1 - 9.4.1701Second Lieutenant
Walter PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1712
ADM 6/6/74
ADM 6/6
10.4.1701 - 23.12.1703First Lieutenant
Walter PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1712
ADM 6/6/87
ADM 6/6
10.4.1701 - 23.12.1703Second Lieutenant
John HagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1736
ADM 6/6/87
ADM 6/6
24.12.1703 - 17.12.1704First Lieutenant
Augustus RouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1714
ADM 6/8/35
ADM 6/8
24.12.1703 - 9.1.1705/6Second Lieutenant
William MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1729
ADM 6/8/35
ADM 6/8
18.12.1704 - 15.1.1705/6First Lieutenant
Samuel OatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1710
ADM 6/8/121
ADM 6/8
10.1.1705/6 - 24.4.1709Second Lieutenant
Benjamin FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1742
ADM 6/9/56
Confirmed 10.3.1706/7
ADM 6/9
16.1.1705/6 - 28.10.1708First Lieutenant
Robert WingateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1711
ADM 6/9/52
Confirmed 24.2.1706/7
ADM 6/9
29.10.1708 - 24.4.1709First Lieutenant
James AylettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1723
ADM 6/10/15
ADM 6/10

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1693Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1696At BarbadosBWAS-1603
1698Returned home and became a guardship at Portsmouth until paid offBWAS-1603
1701Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
4.1703At PlymouthBWAS-1603
1705In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
7.1706Returned homeBWAS-1603
1708Sailed with a convoy to VirginiaBWAS-1603
24.4.1709Taken by
L'Achille (64) 1705-1744
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
and
La Gloire (38) 1707-1709
French 38 Gun
5th Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie)
off Plymouth
BWAS-1603
25.4.1709Retaken but foundered in the ChannelBWAS-1603

 

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