Basilisk

3244
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1690/91BWAS-1603
Launched4.5.1695B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Ship ClassSerpent ClassB028
ConstructorWilliam ReddingBWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028
Broken Up21.1.1728/29B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck72' 0"Imperial Feet21.9456 
Length of Keel57' 4"Imperial Feet17.3881 
Breadth23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen163 6394Tons BM 

Armament


4.5.1695Broadside Weight = 4 Imperial Pound ( 1.814 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British 2-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 12 1/2" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.169530Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1695 - 23.9.1695CommanderCharles Laton (d.1704): on board from 5.6.1695 ADM 6/3/50ADM 6/34.3.1695/96 - 18.9.1696CommanderJohn Lowen (d.1711) ADM 6/3/134BWAS-160330.4.1702 - 14.10.1702CommanderGeorge Ramsay (d.1717): on board from 1.5.1702 ADM 6/7/31BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 15.1.1702/3CommanderJohn Jephcott ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
BWAS-1603
16.1.1702/3 - 5.9.1704CommanderJohn Jephcott ADM 6/8/78ADM 6/714.12.1704CommanderJohn Anderson (d.1724) ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/815.12.1704 - 25.4.1710Captain and MasterHumphry Blowers (d.1720) ADM 6/8/121BWAS-16037.2.1710/11 - 3.3.1711/12CommanderRobert Harward ADM 6/11/105BWAS-160331.3.1713 - 24.11.1713CommanderWalter Ross ADM 6/11/254BWAS-160324.11.1713 - 3.9.1714CommanderTimothy Splaine ADM 6/11/277BWAS-16038.1.1717/18 - 17.3.1717/18CommanderSamuel Atkins (d.1765) ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 4.12.1718CommanderJohn Hubbard (d.1728) ADM 6/18/58BWAS-16035.12.1718 - 24.4.1720CommanderThomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/220
Commission confirmed 1.12.1720
BWAS-1603
24.4.1720 - 18.8.1720CommanderTimothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/211
Commission confirmed 9.8.1720
ADM 6/12

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1707Present at the Seige of ToulonBWAS-1603
1711Sailed in the St Lawrence expeditionBWAS-1603
1711Began small repair at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
1713Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
1714To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1714Completed small repair at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
1715small repair at Woolwich - London at a cost of £389.6.7dBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
18.8.1720Paid offADM 51
21.1.1728/29Docked at Deptford to be broken upBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
29.4.1711-9.10.1711British Fleet For North AmericaSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) 
 

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