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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
French Privateer ship 'La Naiade' (1694) (16) 1694-1694
French 16 Gun
Privateer Ship
First Commissioned18.7.1694BWAS-1603
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck74' 10"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Length of Keel57' 6"Imperial Feet17.3954 
Breadth22' 3"Imperial Feet6.7437 
Depth in Hold9' 9"Imperial Feet2.9718 
Burthen152Tons BM 


1694Broadside Weight = 42.5 Imperial Pound ( 19.2741 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck14 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British Falcon

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
169475 BWAS-1603

4 Ship Commanders

18.7.1694 - 3.10.1696Captain
George ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
3.10.1696 - 20.10.1696Commander
Clempson CaveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1708
20.10.1696 - 20.2.1696/97Captain
Thomas LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
Transfered ADM 6/4/38
20.2.1696/97 - 10.4.1701Captain
John AldredBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1684-1712
ADM 6/4/75

2 Warrant Officers

1695 - 19.5.1695Boatswain
William BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/57
ADM 6/3
20.5.1695 - 1695Boatswain
Nicholas PaulBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/57
ADM 6/3

Service History

7.7.1694Purchased for ServiceBWAS-1603
1697To VirginiaBWAS-1603
1700Returned homeBWAS-1603
27.3.1701Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1603
10.4.1701Paid offADM 51
8.1702Ordered to be soldBWAS-1603
1.10.1702Sold at Deptford to James Clarke for £63BWAS-1603


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