Bridgewater

3411
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1697/02/15BWAS-1603
Acquired1698/05/30BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1699
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Group 32-Gunner
ConstructorRobert ShortisBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate
Broken Up1738/04B028

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

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1699/06/28 - 1699CaptainSir Thomas DilkesBWAS-16031702/01/15 - 1704/10CaptainRichard GriffithBWAS-16031704/10/18 - 1707/11CaptainThomas LawrenceBWAS-16031707/11/13 - 1712CaptainWalter PigotBWAS-16031715 - 1717CaptainJohn FletcherBWAS-16031727 - 1730CaptainJohn TempleBWAS-16031734/02/26 - 1737CommanderGeorge PocockBWAS-1603

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
1700/03/30 - 1700Volunteer-per-orderChristopher ParkerADM 6/6

Service History


DateEventSource
1699Commissioned for the Irish CoastBWAS-1603
1705/05/16In 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
1718/02Began repairs at Woolwich BWAS-1603
1718/06Completed repairs at Woolwich at a cost of £2251.10.8dBWAS-1603
1727/03Converted to a 8-gun fireship at WoolwichBWAS-1603
1732/06Began fitting at Sheerness BWAS-1603
1732/07Completed fitting at Sheerness at a cost of £854.6.0dBWAS-1603
1733/03Began fitting at Sheerness BWAS-1603
1734/02RecommissionedBWAS-1603
1734/04Completed fitting at Sheerness at a cost of £415.14.1dBWAS-1603
1736/12Began repairs at Sheerness BWAS-1603
1737Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1603
1737Completed repairs at Sheerness at a cost of £272.10.7dBWAS-1603
1738/04Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1603
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/6 ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
 

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