Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down18.4.1695B028
ShipyardHorsleydown Wharf - Bermondsey B028
Ship ClassSerpent ClassB028
ConstructorJohn & Richard WellsB028
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028
Broken Up10.11.1725B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck65' 6"Imperial Feet19.8425 
Length of Keel50' 6"Imperial Feet15.3924 
Breadth23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen144 2194Tons BM 


18.4.1695Broadside Weight = 4 Imperial Pound ( 1.814 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British 2-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 12 1/2" Mortar

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.169530Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers

16.4.1695 - 28.2.1696/97CommanderJohn Helling ADM 6/3/50ADM 6/329.2.1696/97 - 17.2.1701/2CommanderJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/3/133ADM 6/318.3.1701/2 - 5.4.1702Captain and MasterHenry Turville (d.1719) ADM 6/7/20ADM 6/730.4.1702 - 2.9.1702CommanderJohn Martin ADM 6/7/31BWAS-160318.12.1704 - 5.2.1705/6CommanderWilliam Faulknor (d.1725) ADM 6/8/123BWAS-16036.2.1705/6 - 13.2.1705/6CommanderCaleb Wade (d.1732) ADM 6/8/228ADM 6/810.3.1707/8 - 25.3.1710CommanderEdmund Hooke (d.1744/45) ADM 6/9/146BWAS-160326.3.1710 - 19.11.1711CommanderWilliam Probyn ADM 6/11/172
Commission confirmed 25.10.1711
1.4.1713 - 24.11.1713CommanderHercules Baker (d.1744) ADM 6/11/254BWAS-160325.11.1713 - 3.9.1714CommanderWalter Ross ADM 6/11/277BWAS-16034.9.1714 - 19.11.1714CommanderEdward Whitworth (d.1721) ADM 6/12/16
Commission confirmed 10.1.1714/15
ADM 6/12
20.11.1714 - 6.5.1715CommanderThomas Knightley ADM 6/12/48
Commission confirmed 27.7.1715
30.7.1719 - 10.2.1719/20CommanderJoseph Watts (d.1721) ADM 6/12/176ADM 6/1211.2.1719/20 - 6.12.1721CommanderChristopher Harris (d.1722) ADM 6/12/194BWAS-16037.12.1721 - 28.12.1721CommanderRobert Long (d.1771) ADM 6/13/25ADM 6/1329.12.1721 - 13.2.1721/22CommanderJames Hanway (d.1727) ADM 6/13/28ADM 6/13

Service History

2.9.1702Paid off at Portsmouth Dockyard ADM 106
13.2.1705/6Paid offADM 51
1708Present at the attack on St ValeryBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1711Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
9.11.1711Paid offADM 51
1713Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £982.2.8dBWAS-1603
6.5.1715Paid offADM 51
1716Began small repair at Woolwich - London BWAS-1603
1719Completed small repair at Woolwich - London at a cost of £142.19.9dBWAS-1603
1719Began repairs at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
12.1719Completed repairs at Deptford - London at a cost of £1579.18.3dBWAS-1603
1720Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
13.2.1721/22Paid offADM 51
10.11.1725Break up completed at DeptfordBWAS-1603


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 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive

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