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Experiment

4166
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.6.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired17.12.1689BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Ship Class1689 Program 32-GunnerBWAS-1603
Constructor
Robert LeeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1681-1698
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Razeed7.1717BWAS-1603
Becomes
British Sixth Rate frigate 'Experiment' (1717) (20) 1717-1724
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen370 794Tons BM 

Armament


17.12.1689Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1689145Design Complement

24 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1690 - 7.1692Captain
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
Transfered
BWAS-1603
1692 - 9.6.1693Captain
Thomas HeathBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1692
BWAS-1603
1.1693 - 2.1692Captain
James GreenwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1797
BWAS-1603
2.1694 - 16.8.1694Captain
Michael WilkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1694
BWAS-1603
10.1694 - 1695Captain
David LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1695
BWAS-1603
16.1.1694/95 - 29.4.1697Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/9
ADM 6/3
5.8.1695 - 15.9.1695Captain
James LawnceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1695
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
28.12.1695 - 1696Captain
David LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/3/109
ADM 6/3
30.4.1697 - 1698Captain
John LapthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1698
ADM 6/4/93
BWAS-1603
24.12.1697 - 9.2.1700/1Captain
Tudor TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
Transfered ADM 6/4/133
BWAS-1603
16.3.1700/1 - 24.4.1701Captain
William UrryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/75
ADM 6/6
25.4.1701 - 17.3.1702/3Captain
Richard PaulBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
† ADM 6/6/91
BWAS-1603
6.3.1701/2 - 10.10.1702Captain
Hercules MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
Transfered ADM 6/8/71
Confirmed 13.4.1704
ADM 6/8
1703 - 30.6.1703Captain
William RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
BWAS-1603
10.7.1703 - 11.1.1705/6Captain
Humphrey PudnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1712
Transfered ADM 6/8/98
Confirmed 5.10.1704
BWAS-1603
12.1.1705/6 - 24.9.1706Captain
William JamesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1708
ADM 6/9/132
Confirmed 2.2.1706/7
BWAS-1603
25.9.1706 - 27.1.1706/7Captain
John WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1709
ADM 6/9/77
Confirmed 24.6.1707
BWAS-1603
28.1.1706/7 - 2.2.1707/8Captain
Robert BowlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1729
Transfered ADM 6/9/123
Confirmed 17.1.1707/8
BWAS-1603
1708 - 27.2.1707/8Captain
Charles AdamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
BWAS-1603
3.2.1707/8 - 10.2.1707/8Captain
Sir Robert JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1722
Transfered ADM 6/9/133
BWAS-1603
11.2.1707/8 - 14.3.1708/9Captain
Robert StudleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1716
Transfered ADM 6/9/135
BWAS-1603
12.11.1708 - 5.3.1710/11Captain
John HemmingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1747
BWAS-1603
28.6.1709 - 4.3.1710/11Captain
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
ADM 107/1/204
BWAS-1603
5.3.1710/11 - 19.4.1715Captain
Mathew EllfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1715
ADM 6/11/117
BWAS-1603

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - c.12.1695Lieutenant
William GunmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1695
† Discharged Dead
ADM/A
30.12.1695 - 1696Lieutenant
Martin HooglanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/109
ADM 6/3
15.2.1695/96 - 23.3.1697/98Lieutenant
James WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1704
ADM 6/3/130
ADM 6/3
24.3.1697/98 - 3.3.1698/99Lieutenant
Samuel RyddallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1795
ADM 6/5/13
ADM 6/5
4.3.1698/99 - 11.2.1700/1Lieutenant
John GullinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
Transfered ADM 6/6/18
Confirmed 30.11.1699
ADM 6/6
31.12.1700 - 11.2.1700/1Lieutenant
Gilbert TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1703
ADM 6/6/51
ADM 6/6
26.3.1701 - 22.11.1703Lieutenant
Edward HollandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1721
ADM 6/6/80
ADM 6/6
23.11.1703 - 28.1.1706/7Lieutenant
Richard EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1707
ADM 6/8/100
Confirmed 10.10.1704
ADM 6/8
29.1.1706/7 - 2.11.1711Lieutenant
Foot PikeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1730
Transfered ADM 6/9/115
Confirmed 30.12.1707
ADM 6/9
3.11.1711 - 4.2.1713/14Lieutenant
David AubinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1735
Transfered ADM 6/11/233
Confirmed 2.12.1712
ADM 6/11
5.2.1713/14 - 19.4.1715Lieutenant
William ElfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1728
ADM 6/11/283
ADM 6/11

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1717Boatswain
John TeagueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618
1717Cook
John LancasterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717
ref:1618

Service History


DateEventSource
1690Sailed to AmericaBWAS-1603
1693In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1694At JamaicaBWAS-1603
1697Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1603
1698Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1699Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1700Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1701Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1708With Byng's fleet in the DownsBWAS-1603
11.1708With Mighells's squadron in the North SeaBWAS-1603
11.1709In the Channel and then to PortugalBWAS-1603
24.8.1710Took the Privateer
La Découverte 1709-1710
French Privateer

3.1710/11Commissioned for North America and JamaicaBWAS-1603
1.6.1711Took the Privateer
La Dame de Lazire 1711-1711
French Privateer
BWAS-1603
12.1712Sent to Motherbank to look after the quarantine shipsBWAS-1603
1713Sailed HomeBWAS-1603
4.1713Began large repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
8.1713Completed large repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £2847.18.9dBWAS-1603
19.4.1715

Paid off

ADM 51
1717Began refitting at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1603
7.1717Completed refitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £1450.6.4dBWAS-1603

 

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