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Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.3.1689/90B028
Launched21.3.1690/91BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Joseph LawrenceBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured10.10.1707B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel105' 10"Imperial Feet32.004 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold13' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen663 5594Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 273 Imperial Pound ( 123.8055 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British Minions

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
1691230 BWAS-1603

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1690/91 - 6.11.1691Captain
Clifford ChamberlinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1691
BWAS-1603
7.11.1691 - c.6.1692Captain
Thomas GillamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1693
Transfered
BWAS-1603
7.1692 - 10.4.1693Captain
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
Transfered
BWAS-1603
c.11.4.1693 - 9.6.1693Captain
Thomas HeathBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
28.4.1696 - 29.4.1696Captain
Richard AthyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1697
ADM 6/3/150
BWAS-1603
10.6.1696 - 3.5.1697Captain
William JuliusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1698
Transfered ADM 107/2/89
BWAS-1603
23.1.1696/97 - 23.5.1699Captain
John ViallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1702
ADM 6/4/64
ADM 6/4
30.9.1701 - 7.2.1704/5Captain
Robert StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
Transfered ADM 6/6/115
BWAS-1603
8.2.1704/5 - 20.2.1704/5Captain
Henry LumleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1715
Transfered ADM 6/8/148
ADM 6/8
21.2.1704/5 - 7.3.1704/5Captain
John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
ADM 6/8/154
ADM 6/8
8.3.1704/5 - 10.10.1707Captain
John BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1736
ADM 6/8/161
ADM 6/8

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.6.1696 - 23.5.1699Second Lieutenant
William HewittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1710
ADM 6/4
8.6.1696 - 23.5.1699First Lieutenant
Francis HollisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1702
ADM 6/4
25.9.1701 - 23.12.1703Second Lieutenant
William VincentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/6/114
ADM 6/6
1.10.1701 - 21.11.1704First Lieutenant
Henry RobbinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1704
ADM 6/6/115
ADM 6/6
24.12.1703 - 21.11.1704Second Lieutenant
Richard ElseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1711
ADM 6/8/35
ADM 6/8
22.11.1704 - 20.3.1706/7First Lieutenant
Richard ElseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1711
ADM 6/8/112
ADM 6/8
2.4.1705 - 6.8.1706Second Lieutenant
John StoaksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1738
ADM 6/8/169
ADM 6/8
7.8.1706 - 10.10.1707Second Lieutenant
Edward NicholasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1718
ADM 6/9/8
ADM 6/9
21.3.1706/7 - 8.8.1707First Lieutenant
Richard HarnageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1711
ADM 6/9/58
ADM 6/9
8.8.1707 - 10.10.1707First Lieutenant
John CrosseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1736
ADM 6/9/86
ADM 6/9

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.5.1693 - 1696Boatswain
Edmund WilkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1696
ADM 6/3/158
Issued by
Sir Francis WhelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1694
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 15.5.1696
ADM 6/3
5.3.1694/95 - 1696Carpenter
William MayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/158
Issued by
Robert WilmotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1695
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 15.5.1696
ADM 6/3
16.3.1696/97 - 1697Chaplain
Richard PritchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/83
ADM 6/4
2.8.1698 - 1698Purser
Israel AlfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1698
ADM 6/5/26
ADM 6/5
1701Gunner
Thomas PopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701
ADM 1/5261/213
ADM 1
1701 - 14.3.1700/1Boatswain
Thomas GascoineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701
Dismissed ADM 1/5261/215
ADM 1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.5.1696 - 1696Volunteer
James LoesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/150
ADM 6/3
1.5.1696 - 1696Volunteer
William AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/150
ADM 6/3
8.9.1702 - 12.5.1704Midshipman
Thomas SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1713
Transfered ADM 107/2/36
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1691Took the Ship
Le Gramon (6) 1691-1691
French 6 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue
1694In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
4.1694Drove ashore French 18-gun privateer on Dominica which then blew upBWAS-1603
1696At BlackstakesBWAS-1603
29.4.1696Paid offADM 33
1697Convoy escort in the Channel and Irish SeaBWAS-1603
23.5.1699

Paid off

ADM 33
1703Refitted as a 54 gun Fourth Rate
1705Fitting for voyage to GuineaBWAS-1603
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard

 

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