Deal Castle

Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard BurchettBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild12.12.1722BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Deal Castle' (1727) (20)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 2"Imperial Feet29.8768 
Length of Keel74' 6"Imperial Feet22.5933 
Breadth26' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen272 1894Tons BM 


3.1705/6Broadside Weight = 68 Imperial Pound ( 30.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

7 Commanding Officers

10.9.1706 - 10.6.1707CaptainCharles Howard (d.1707) ADM 6/9/10BWAS-171411.6.1707 - 28.2.1707/8CommanderHenry Blinston (d.1729) ADM 6/10/4
Commission confirmed 2.12.1708
ADM 6/10
28.2.1707/8 - 16.6.1713CommanderJohn Codner (d.1714) ADM 6/10/5
Commission confirmed 1.12.1708
17.6.1713 - 23.4.1714CaptainJohn Codner (d.1714)† ADM 6/11/264BWAS-171417.4.1714 - 27.9.1714CommanderFrancis Willis (d.1721)BWAS-171428.9.1714 - 4.10.1715CaptainFrancis Willis (d.1721) ADM 6/11/298BWAS-17145.10.1715 - 24.8.1719Captain and MasterFrancis Willis (d.1721) ADM 6/12/53ADM 6/12

4 Commissioned Officers

30.8.1709 - 19.6.1711LieutenantJohn Symonds ADM 6/10/86ADM 6/1020.6.1711 - 24.2.1712/13LieutenantRobert Booth (d.1740) ADM 6/11/147ADM 6/1125.2.1712/13 - 6.10.1715LieutenantJohn Crosse (d.1752) ADM 6/11/246ADM 6/117.10.1715 - 20.8.1719LieutenantJoseph Weld ADM 6/12/53ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer

17.11.1712 - 1712Midshipman ExtraWilliam Brockett ADM 6/11/231ADM 6/11

Service History

1707Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
9.1715Prepared for service at LeithBWAS-1714
1717Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
24.8.1719Paid offADM 51
12.12.1722Docked at Sheerness to be broken up and rebuiltBWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian on Monday 16th of June 2014 20:48

The London Gazette
Publication date: 9 April 1717
Copenhagen April 10, The Deal-Castle, a British man of war, commanded by Captain Willis, arrived here on the 5th inst. He brought with him two ships which he retook from the Swedes in the North Sea, one of them is a large Dutch Flt-Boat laden with wine and brandy, the other is the packet-boat which carried from Holland the mail for England of the 19th past; but the mail for England was taken by the Swedish privateer, who having put some men into these two vessels, went to cruise again.

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