Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorWilliam CollinsBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck107' 9"Imperial Feet32.6463 
Length of Keel89' 10"Imperial Feet27.1272 
Breadth28' 1"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen376 8094Tons BM 


3.9.1696Broadside 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
1694145Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

1696 - 24.7.1697CaptainDavid Greenhill (d.1716)BWAS-160313.8.1697 - 30.6.1698CaptainCharles Ormerod ADM 6/4/121
Commission confirmed 3.11.1697
ADM 6/4
28.1.1700/1 - 15.3.1700/1CaptainHenry Crofts (d.1702) ADM 6/6/53BWAS-160315.3.1700/1 - 1703CaptainStephen Elliott ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/61703 - 10.2.1702/3LieutenantThomas CroftsBWAS-160311.2.1702/3 - 24.4.1705CaptainThomas Smith (d.1718) ADM 6/8/162
Commission confirmed 10.3.1704/5
25.4.1705 - 31.5.1706CaptainJohn Barter (d.1708) ADM 6/8/171BWAS-16031.6.1706 - 28.7.1706CaptainEdward St Loe (c.1682-1729) ADM 6/8/255BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

17.3.1700/1 - 10.2.1703/4LieutenantJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 6/6/76ADM 6/611.2.1704/5 - 8.1.1705/6LieutenantRobert Seppons ADM 6/8/162
Commission confirmed 10.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
9.1.1705/6 - 28.7.1706LieutenantRobert Prosser (d.1738) ADM 6/8/217ADM1

Service History

1696Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
30.6.1698Paid offADM 51
1701Sailed to New England at the end of the yearBWAS-1603
1704In New England and then sailed homeBWAS-1603
1705In the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
28.7.1706Taken en-route to Jamaica by JasonBWAS-1603
28.7.1706Gosport vs Jason


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 12:23

London Gazette, 1696, Shoreham, Sept. 7 - On the 3d instant was launched here a fifth rate ship named the Gosport, of 32 guns, built by Mr. Collins and Mr. Chatfield.

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