Sussex

153
Nominal Guns80B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.5.1692BWAS-1603
Launched11.4.1693B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1691 Program - 80 gun 2-DeckersB028
Designed byJohn TippettsB028
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)B065
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Foundered19.2.1694/95B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck157' 2"Imperial Feet47.8545 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth41' 4"Imperial Feet12.5984 
Depth in Hold17' 1 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,263Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck157' 2"Imperial Feet47.8545 
Length of Keel132' 5"Imperial Feet40.2376 
Breadth41' 4"Imperial Feet12.5984 
Depth in Hold17' 1 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,203 3194Tons BM 

Armament


1693Broadside Weight = 708 Imperial Pound ( 321.078 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Lower Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Culverin
Quarterdeck16 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle6 British 6-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 3-Pounder

1694Broadside Weight = 726 Imperial Pound ( 329.241 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck30 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.2.1690/91490Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1693CaptainJohn Mayne (d.1712)BWAS-16031693 - 10.1693CaptainSir John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-160310.1693 - 19.2.1693/94CaptainCharles Hawkins (d.1693/94)BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1693 - 19.2.1693/94Rear-AdmiralSir Francis Wheler (d.1693/94)TRN2

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
30.6.1694 - 12.2.1694/95MidshipmanCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 107/1/98ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
19.2.1693/94Wrecked at Gibraltar in a gale, only two survivorsBWAS-1603


Notes on Ship


Wreck
Currently (2008) the subject of underwater survey and possible recovery of a large quantity of gold by an American Company "Odyssey Marine Exploration".

 

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