Experiment

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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
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Razeed7.1717BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Experiment' (1717) (20)

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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1690 - 1692CaptainJohn Jennings (1664-1743)BWAS-16031692 - 9.6.1693CaptainThomas Heath (d.1693)BWAS-16031.1693 - 2.1692CaptainJames Greenway (d.1703)BWAS-16032.1694 - 16.8.1694CaptainMichael Wilkins (d.1694)BWAS-160310.1694 - 1695CaptainDavid Lloyd (d.1714)BWAS-16031695 - 15.9.1695CaptainJames Lawnce (d.1695)BWAS-160316.1.1694/95 - 29.4.1697CaptainJohn Fletcher (d.1697) ADM 6/3/9ADM 6/328.12.1695 - 1696CaptainDavid Lloyd (d.1699) ADM 6/3/109ADM 6/330.4.1697 - 1698CaptainJohn Lapthorne ADM 6/4/93BWAS-160324.12.1697 - 9.2.1700/1CaptainTudor Trevor (d.1739/40) ADM 6/4/133BWAS-160316.3.1700/1 - 24.4.1701CaptainWilliam Urry ADM 6/6/75ADM 6/625.4.1701 - 17.3.1702/3CaptainRichard Paul (d.1702/3)† ADM 6/6/91BWAS-16036.3.1701/2 - 10.10.1702CaptainHercules Mitchell (d.1705) ADM 6/8/71
Commission confirmed 13.4.1704
ADM 6/8
1703 - 30.6.1703CaptainWilliam Russell (d.1703)BWAS-160310.7.1703 - 11.1.1705/6CaptainHumphrey Pudner (d.1753) ADM 6/8/98
Commission confirmed 5.10.1704
BWAS-1603
12.1.1705/6 - 24.9.1706CaptainWilliam Jameson (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/9/132
Commission confirmed 2.2.1706/7
BWAS-1603
25.9.1706 - 27.1.1706/7CaptainJohn Williams (d.1711) ADM 6/9/77
Commission confirmed 24.6.1707
BWAS-1603
28.1.1706/7 - 2.2.1707/8CaptainRobert Bowler (d.1734) ADM 6/9/123
Commission confirmed 17.1.1707/8
BWAS-1603
1708 - 27.2.1707/8CaptainCharles Adamson (d.1707/8)BWAS-16033.2.1707/8 - 10.2.1707/8CaptainSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/9/133BWAS-160311.2.1707/8 - 14.3.1708/9CaptainRobert Studley (d.1717) ADM 6/9/135BWAS-160312.11.1708 - 5.3.1710/11CaptainJohn Hemmington (d.1757)BWAS-160328.6.1709 - 11.1709CaptainCharles Hardy (c.1680-1744)BWAS-16035.3.1710/11 - 19.4.1715CaptainMathew Ellford (d.1733) ADM 6/11/117BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.12.1695 - 1696LieutenantMartin Hooglan ADM 6/3/109ADM 6/315.2.1695/96 - 23.3.1697/98LieutenantJames Wilson (c.1672-?) ADM 6/3/130ADM 6/324.3.1697/98 - 3.3.1698/99LieutenantSamuel Ryddall ADM 6/5/13ADM 6/54.3.1698/99 - 11.2.1700/1LieutenantJohn Gullin (c.1671-?) ADM 6/6/18
Commission confirmed 30.11.1699
ADM 6/6
31.12.1700 - 11.2.1700/1LieutenantGilbert Talbot ADM 6/6/51ADM 6/626.3.1701 - 22.11.1703LieutenantEdward Holland (d.1735/36) ADM 6/6/80ADM 6/623.11.1703 - 28.1.1706/7LieutenantRichard Evans ADM 6/8/100
Commission confirmed 10.10.1704
ADM 6/8
29.1.1706/7 - 2.11.1711LieutenantFoot Pike ADM 6/9/115
Commission confirmed 30.12.1707
ADM 6/9
3.11.1711 - 4.2.1713/14LieutenantDavid Aubin (d.1735) ADM 6/11/233
Commission confirmed 2.12.1712
ADM 6/11
5.2.1713/14 - 19.4.1715LieutenantWilliam Elford ADM 6/11/283ADM 6/11

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
3.1710/11Commissioned for North America and JamaicaBWAS-1603
1.6.1711Took the Privateer La Dame de Lazire 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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