Bridgewater

3411
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1696/97BWAS-1603
Acquired30.5.1698BWAS-1603
First Commissioned2.5.1699
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Group 32-Gunner
ConstructorRobert Shortis (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1699 - 27.6.1699CaptainWilliam Passenger (d.1729) ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/528.6.1699 - 15.1.1701/2CaptainThomas Dilkes (d.1706) ADM 6/6/4BWAS-160315.1.1701/2 - 23.12.1705CaptainRichard Griffith (d.1719) ADM 6/6/132BWAS-160321.2.1704/5 - 25.4.1708CaptainThomas Lawrence (d.1747) ADM 6/8/154ADM 6/826.4.1708 - 7.1.1711/12CaptainWalter Pigot (d.1754) ADM 6/9/158ADM 6/921.7.1715 - 15.5.1719CaptainJohn Fletcher (d.1750) ADM 6/12/45BWAS-160330.3.1727 - 1730Captain and MasterJohn Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/13/138BWAS-160326.2.1733/34 - 10.10.1737CommanderGeorge Pocock (1705/6-1792) ADM 6/15/169BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.5.1699 - 19.3.1701/2LieutenantGeorge Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/520.3.1701/2 - 15.3.1704/5LieutenantWilliam Efford ADM 6/7/21ADM 6/716.3.1704/5 - 15.5.1711LieutenantCharles Molloy (d.1760) ADM 6/8/163ADM 6/815.5.1711 - 20.7.1715LieutenantPeter Peters (d.1754) ADM 6/11/137ADM 6/1121.7.1715 - 10.3.1718/19LieutenantIsaac Power ADM 6/12/46ADM 6/126.4.1727 - 25.7.1728LieutenantFrancis Withers (d.c.1751) ADM 6/13/139ADM 6/13

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.3.1700 - 21.6.1702Volunteer-per-orderChristopher Parker (d.1765) ADM 6/6/29ADM 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 BWAS-1603
6.1718Completed repairs at Woolwich at a cost of £2251.10.8dBWAS-1603
3.1726/27Converted to a 8-gun fireship at WoolwichBWAS-1603
6.1732Began fitting at Sheerness BWAS-1603
7.1732Completed fitting at Sheerness at a cost of £854.6.0dBWAS-1603
3.1732/33Began fitting at Sheerness BWAS-1603
2.1734RecommissionedBWAS-1603
4.1734Completed fitting at Sheerness at a cost of £415.14.1dBWAS-1603
12.1736Began repairs at Sheerness BWAS-1603
1737Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1603
1737Completed repairs at Sheerness at a cost of £272.10.7dBWAS-1603
4.1738Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1603

 

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