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
Constructor William 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1695 - 23.9.1695Commander Charles Laton (d.1704): on board from 5.6.1695 ADM 6/3/50ADM 6/34.3.1695/96 - 18.9.1696Commander John Lowen (d.1711) ADM 6/3/134BWAS-160330.4.1702 - 14.10.1702Commander George Ramsay (d.1717): on board from 1.5.1702 ADM 6/7/31BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 15.1.1702/3Commander John Jephcott ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 11.11.1702
BWAS-1603
16.1.1702/3 - 22.1.1703/4Commander John Jephcott ADM 6/8/78ADM 6/714.12.1704Commander John Anderson (d.1724) ADM 6/8/119ADM 6/815.12.1704 - 7.10.1708Captain and Master Humphry Blowers (d.1720) ADM 6/8/121BWAS-16037.2.1710/11 - 3.3.1711/12Commander Robert Harward Transfered ADM 6/11/105BWAS-160331.3.1713 - 24.11.1713Commander Walter Ross Transfered ADM 6/11/254BWAS-160324.11.1713 - 3.9.1714Commander Timothy Splaine ADM 6/11/277BWAS-16038.1.1717/18 - 17.3.1717/18Commander Samuel Atkins (d.1765) Transfered ADM 6/12/109ADM 6/1217.3.1717/18 - 4.12.1718Commander John Hubbard (d.1728) ADM 6/18/58BWAS-16035.12.1718 - 24.4.1720Commander Thomas Waterhouse (d.1743) ADM 6/12/220
Confirmed 1.12.1720
BWAS-1603
24.4.1720 - 18.8.1720Commander Timothy Brett (d.1739) ADM 6/12/211
Confirmed 9.8.1720
ADM 6/12

8 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.1695 - c.1696Boatswain John SinclairADM/A10.5.1695 - 1695Boatswain Francis SneydonADM/A13.5.1695 - 10.2.1696/97Carpenter Thomas Lowry TransferedADM/A24.4.1696 - 1696Carpenter Humphrey Hayward (d.bef.1725)ADM/A3.3.1696/97 - 1697Gunner John HutchinsADM/A4.3.1696/97 - 1697Boatswain William BryantADM/A18.5.1697 - 1697Boatswain James WillsonADM/A28.5.1701 - 1701Boatswain Richard GodfreyADM/A

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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