Comet

3646
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1694/95BWAS-1603
Acquired23.4.1695BWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship ClassSerpent ClassB028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1695 - 29.2.1695/96CommanderSalmon Morrice (d.1741) ADM 6/3/50ADM 6/328.2.1695/96 - 3.8.1697CommanderJohn Holmes ADM 6/3/133ADM 6/310.6.1696 - 16.2.1696/97CommanderPeter Cade ADM 6/4/6ADM 6/416.2.1696/97 - 2.2.1697/98CommanderRobert MastertonBWAS-16032.3.1701/2 - 29.4.1702CommanderSamuel Tilby ADM 6/7/24ADM 6/730.4.1702 - 2.9.1704CommanderThomas Hughes (d.1731) ADM 6/7/31BWAS-160318.12.1704 - 7.1.1705/6CommanderFrancis Percy (d.1740/41) ADM 6/8/123BWAS-16038.1.1705/6 - 7.3.1705/6CommanderJohn Parr (d.1742) ADM 6/8/217ADM 6/85.6.1706 - 10.10.1706CommanderFrancis Gregory (d.1706)† ADM 6/8/256BWAS-1603

Service History


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

Paid off

ADM 51
2.9.1702Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth ADM 106
10.10.1706Taken by three French privateers off DunkirkBWAS-1603

 

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