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Bideford

3303
Biddeford
Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.5.1694BWAS-1603
Acquired25.10.1695B028
ShipyardHarwich - Essex B028
Ship ClassMaidstone Group (1693)B028
Designed by
The Navy BoardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1694-1695
BWAS-1603
Constructor
Nicholas BarrettBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1690-1695
B028
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked12.11.1699B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck93' 1"Imperial Feet28.3549 
Length of Keel78' 6"Imperial Feet23.7935 
Breadth24' 9"Imperial Feet7.3724 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen255 7394Tons BM 

Armament


25.10.1695Broadside Weight = 61 Imperial Pound ( 27.664 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Saker
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.7.1693110Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.10.1695 - 10.8.1697Captain
Thomas ThatcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Discharged Dead ADM 6/3/83
BWAS-1603
18.10.1697 - 30.4.1699Captain
Samuel MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/5/20
Issued by
Daniel ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 21.5.1698
BWAS-1603
1.5.1699 - 12.11.1699Captain
Henry SearleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1701
† ADM 6/5/45
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.10.1695 - 6.10.1697Lieutenant
William DringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1702
ADM 6/3/85
ADM 6/3
7.10.1697 - 9.5.1699Lieutenant
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1714
ADM 6/5/21
Issued by
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 24.5.1698
ADM 6/5
10.5.1699 - 12.11.1699Lieutenant
Thomas MannBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1712
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.10.1695 - 9.11.1696Cook
John TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
Transfered ADM 6/3/84
ADM 6/3
11.10.1695 - 24.7.1697Carpenter
Phillip MarkhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/85
ADM 6/3
14.10.1695 - 1695Boatswain
Richard SadlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/86
ADM 6/3
25.1.1695/96 - 1696Gunner
Edward BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/120
ADM 6/3
10.11.1696 - 5.1.1697/98Cook
Peter GurneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
ADM 6/4/44
ADM 6/4
17.2.1696/97 - bef.13.5.1698Gunner
Edward StephensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1698
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/4/74
ADM 6/4
5.1.1697/98 - 1698Cook
William FentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/20
Issued by
Vincent CutterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710

Confirmed 13.5.1698
ADM 6/5
30.3.1698 - 1698Carpenter
John RicketsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/21
Issued by
Daniel ReevesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 24.5.1698
ADM 6/5
13.5.1698 - 1698Gunner
William MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1698
ADM 6/5/20
ADM 6/5

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.3.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
David LidesdaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/79
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1695Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
12.11.1699

Wrecked together with Southsea Castle on the Coast of Hispaniola .

NRS009


Notes on Ship


Entry for Thursday, May 2nd 1700NRS009
"held a court-martial for inquiry into the loss, and trying of the officers of the South Sea Castle, and Bideford, lately cast away on the coast of Hispaniola. All acquitted but the lieutenant of the Bideford, who was fined six months' pay"

 

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