Kingfisher

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Nominal Guns46B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1674B028
Launched1.1676BWAS-1603
First Commissioned11.4.1676B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorPhineus Pett (1628-1678)B065
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1698BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Kingfisher' (1699) (48)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen663Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Breadth34' 0"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Burthen664Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck136' 0"Imperial Feet41.4528 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen663 1794Tons BM 

Armament


1675Broadside Weight = 266 Imperial Pound ( 120.631 kg)B028
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 189 Imperial Pound ( 85.7115 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 3-Pounder

1696Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1676220 BWAS-1603

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1676 - 2.5.1676CaptainJohn KirkeBWAS-16039.4.1677 - 1.9.1679CaptainDavid Trotter (d.1683)BWAS-160323.10.1679 - 24.5.1681CaptainMorgan Kempthorne (1655-1681)BWAS-160323.5.1681 - 9.8.1681LieutenantRalph Wrenn (d.1692)BWAS-160310.8.1681 - 28.3.1683CaptainFrancis Wheler (d.1693/94)BWAS-16031685 - 1687CaptainThomas HamiltonB0511689 - 6.1689CaptainThomas AllanBWAS-16036.1689 - 1690CaptainJohn EveryBWAS-160327.5.1690 - 1693CaptainJohn Johnson (d.1703)BWAS-16031694 - 20.2.1700/1CaptainJasper Hicks (d.1714)BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1679 - 23.5.1681LieutenantRalph Wrenn (d.1692)W01428.1.1695/96 - 1696Second LieutenantCharles Christian ADM 6/3/122ADM 6/310.4.1696 - 8.5.1699Second LieutenantThomas Langrish ADM 6/3/144ADM 6/3

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.2.1687/88 - 11.4.1689MidshipmanArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 107/1/7ADM 107/19.1.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer-per-orderBenjamin Redston ADM 6/3/115ADM 6/317.1.1695/96 - 1696Volunteer-per-orderChristopher Harris (d.1722) ADM 6/3/117ADM 6/3

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1681UnknownRupert Kempthorne (d.1691)ref:6495.5.1686 - 7.8.1686Able SeamanCharles Moody (c.1659-?) ADM 107/1/17ADM 107/124.3.1686/87 - 6.2.1687/88VolunteerArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 107/1/7ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1677Commissioned for Home WatersBWAS-1603
1678In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
22.5.1681In action against seven Algerines off SardiniaBWAS-1603
1685Refitted and had a forecastle addedBWAS-1603
6.1685In company with Falcon took the Scottish Effenying Castle BWAS-1603
1686Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
1690Fishery guard ship off the ForelandBWAS-1603
1695Off IrelandBWAS-1603
1696Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1697Returned homeBWAS-1603
1698Paid off and then started rebuilding at WoolwichBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


Unique design featuresBWAS-1603
This vessel was designed to masquerade as a merchantman in the Mediterranean. She had false bulkheads on her upper deck together with various other means of disguising her appearance. She was completed without a forecastle, the latter being added in 1685

 

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