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Gosport

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Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.5.1695BWAS-1603
Acquired3.9.1696B028
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-Gunner (1694)B028
Constructor
William CollinsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured28.7.1706B028

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1696 - 24.7.1697Captain
David GreenhillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1706
Transfered ADM 6/4/122
BWAS-1603
13.8.1697 - 30.6.1698Captain
Charles OrmerodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1701
ADM 6/4/121
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.11.1697
ADM 6/4
28.1.1700/1 - 15.3.1700/1Captain
Henry CroftsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1702
Transfered ADM 6/6/53
BWAS-1603
15.3.1700/1 - 1703Captain
Stephen ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/6/74
ADM 6/6
1703 - 10.2.1702/3Lieutenant
Thomas CroftsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703
BWAS-1603
11.2.1702/3 - 24.4.1705Captain
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1716
Transfered ADM 6/8/162
Confirmed 10.3.1704/5
BWAS-1603
25.4.1705 - 31.5.1706Captain
John BarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1709
ADM 6/8/171
BWAS-1603
1.6.1706 - 28.7.1706Captain
Edward St LoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1728
ADM 6/8/255
BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.3.1700/1 - 10.2.1703/4Lieutenant
John ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1663-1704
ADM 6/6/76
ADM 6/6
11.2.1704/5 - 8.1.1705/6Lieutenant
Robert SepponsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1706
ADM 6/8/162
Confirmed 10.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
9.1.1705/6 - 28.7.1706Lieutenant
Robert ProsserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1734
ADM 6/8/217
ADM 1

8 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1696 - 27.12.1696Purser
William NunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/57
ADM 6/4
28.12.1696 - 1696Purser
William PembertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/57
ADM 6/4
26.1.1696/97 - 4.7.1697Carpenter
Israel CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/66
ADM 6/4
26.7.1697 - 1697Cook
John HoleberyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.11.1697
ADM 6/4
2.8.1697 - 1697Carpenter
William HarwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.11.1697
ADM 6/4
9.8.1697 - 1697Boatswain
Robert ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/122
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 3.11.1697
ADM 6/4
10.8.1697 - 23.2.1698/99Purser
John EveryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1699
Transfered ADM 6/4/138
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.1.1697/98
ADM 6/4
11.2.1697/98 - 1698Cook
Richard MaddocksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698
ADM 6/5/5
ADM 6/5

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
31.12.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Caleb ThimbletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/58
ADM 6/4
15.1.1696/97 - 1697Volunteer
Jospeh BarneslyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/62
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
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
28.7.1706

Taken en-route to Jamaica by Jason

BWAS-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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