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Bridgewater

3411
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1696/97BWAS-1603
Acquired30.5.1698BWAS-1603
First Commissioned2.5.1699B028
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Group 32-Gunner (1694)B028
Constructor
Robert ShortisBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1699
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up4.1738B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck110' 5"Imperial Feet33.5407 
Length of Keel90' 11"Imperial Feet27.4574 
Breadth29' 2"Imperial Feet8.8448 
Depth in Hold11' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen411 3794Tons BM 

Armament


1698Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1694145Design Complement
1703155 BWAS-1603

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 27.6.1699Captain
William PassengerBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1691-1719
Transfered ADM 6/5/45
ADM 6/5
28.6.1699 - 13.1.1701/2Captain
Thomas DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1707
Transfered ADM 6/6/4
BWAS-1603
15.1.1701/2 - 23.12.1705Captain
Richard GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1713
Transfered ADM 6/6/132
BWAS-1603
21.2.1704/5 - 25.4.1708Captain
Thomas LawrenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
Transfered ADM 6/8/154
ADM 6/8
26.4.1708 - 7.1.1711/12Captain
Walter PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1712
ADM 6/9/158
ADM 6/9
21.7.1715 - 7.2.1717/18Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1734
ADM 6/12/45
BWAS-1603
30.3.1727 - 9.9.1737Captain and Master
John TempleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1737
ADM 6/13/138
BWAS-1603
26.2.1733/34 - 10.10.1737Commander
George PocockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1766
ADM 6/15/169
BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1699 - 19.3.1701/2Lieutenant
George PaddonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1715
ADM 6/5/49
ADM 6/5
20.3.1701/2 - 15.3.1704/5Lieutenant
William EffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1705
ADM 6/7/21
ADM 6/7
16.3.1704/5 - 15.5.1711Lieutenant
Charles MolloyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1753
Transfered ADM 6/8/163
ADM 6/8
15.5.1711 - 7.1.1711/12Lieutenant
Peter PetersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1727
ADM 6/11/137
ADM 6/11
21.7.1715 - 14.2.1717/18Lieutenant
Isaac PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1737
ADM 6/12/46
ADM 6/12
6.4.1727 - 9.9.1727Lieutenant
Francis WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1746
ADM 6/13/139
ADM 6/13

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
30.3.1700 - 3.4.1701Volunteer-per-order
Christopher ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1720
: on board from 19.4.1700 Transfered ADM 6/6/29
ADM 6/6

Service History


DateEventSource
1699Commissioned for the Irish CoastBWAS-1603
16.5.1705In action against two privateers off KinsaleBWAS-1603
1707Still stationed off IrelandBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to Russia with a convoyBWAS-1603
1717Sailed to the Mediterranean and SaleeBWAS-1603
2.1718Began repairs at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
6.1718Completed repairs at Woolwich - London at a cost of £2251.10.8dBWAS-1603
3.1726/27Converted to a 8-gun fireship at WoolwichBWAS-1603
6.1732Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
7.1732Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £854.6.0dBWAS-1603
3.1732/33Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
2.1734RecommissionedBWAS-1603
4.1734Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £415.14.1dBWAS-1603
12.1736Began repairs at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
1737Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1603
1737Completed repairs at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £272.10.7dBWAS-1603
4.1738Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1603

 

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