Dover Prize

3962
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'Le Beaulieu' (1693) (32)
Captured4.6.1693BWAS-1603
First Commissioned7.7.1693
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold30.8.1698BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel86' 0"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen329 3594Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 76.5 Imperial Pound ( 34.69275 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck24 British 6-Pound Saker
Gun Deck1 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck3 British Falcon

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1693120 BWAS-1603

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.7.1693 - 1694CaptainCharles Desborough (d.1722/23)BWAS-16031694 - 21.10.1695CaptainRichard ShortBWAS-160330.1.1694/95 - 1695CaptainThomas Pound ADM 6/3/33ADM 6/3

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1696 - 1696LieutenantHenry GiffordADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
16.3.1693/94PurchasedBWAS-1603
1697Sailed to the Virgin Islands and then to HomeBWAS-1603
30.8.1698Sold for £300BWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
 

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