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Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1694/95BWAS-1603
Acquired23.4.1695BWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship ClassSerpent Class (1695)B028
Constructor
Sir Henry JohnsonBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1681-1709
BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb VesselB028
Captured10.10.1706B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck66' 1 ½"Imperial Feet20.1295 
Length of Keel50' 6"Imperial Feet15.3924 
Breadth23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen143 1494Tons BM 

Armament


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

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1695 - 29.2.1695/96Commander
Salmon MorriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1732
Transfered ADM 6/3/50
ADM 6/3
28.2.1695/96 - 9.6.1696Commander
John HolmesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/133
ADM 6/3
10.6.1696 - 16.2.1696/97Commander
Peter CadeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/6
ADM 6/4
16.2.1696/97 - 2.2.1697/98Commander
Robert MastertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
BWAS-1603
2.3.1701/2 - 29.4.1702Commander
Samuel TilbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702
ADM 6/7/24
ADM 6/7
30.4.1702 - 2.9.1704Commander
Thomas HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1713
ADM 6/7/31
BWAS-1603
18.12.1704 - 7.1.1705/6Commander
Francis PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1739
Transfered ADM 6/8/123
BWAS-1603
8.1.1705/6 - 7.3.1705/6Commander
John ParrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1713
Transfered ADM 6/8/217
ADM 6/8
5.6.1706 - 10.10.1706Commander
Francis GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1702
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/8/256
BWAS-1603

13 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 5.1.1695/96Boatswain
William ButtBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/112
ADM 6/3
24.4.1695 - 1695Gunner
William CoughlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/52
ADM 6/3
24.4.1695 - 7.2.1695/96Carpenter
John DalamareBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/52
ADM 6/3
1696 - 2.2.1695/96Boatswain
Charles StantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/125
ADM 6/3
1696 - 15.10.1696Boatswain
Robert WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
Transfered ADM 6/5/37
ADM/A
2.3.1695/96 - 1696Boatswain
Anthony BonnetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/134
ADM 6/3
2.3.1695/96 - 6.3.1695/96Gunner
John ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/133
ADM/A
3.3.1695/96 - 23.2.1696/97Carpenter
Joseph LukeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/135
ADM 6/3
1697 - 2.3.1696/97Cook
John BullenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/83
ADM 6/4
16.1.1696/97 - 1697Boatswain
George SimondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/62
ADM 6/4
25.2.1696/97 - 3.3.1696/97Carpenter
Richard EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/77
ADM 6/4
3.3.1696/97 - 1697Cook
Richard CrouchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/80
ADM 6/4
4.3.1696/97 - 1697Carpenter
Thomas NewtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/80
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1696To NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1697At NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
2.2.1697/98

Paid off

ADM 51
2.9.1702Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
10.10.1706Taken by three French privateers off DunkirkBWAS-1603
10.10.1706Taken by
Le Don du St Esprit (26) 1706-1708
French 26 Gun
Privateer
ref:692


Notes on Ship


Captor ref:692

Maybe Don du St Esprit



 

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