Gosport

4504
Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.4.1706BWAS-1603
Acquired8.3.1706/7BWAS-1603
First Commissioned5.3.1706/7B028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard StaceyB028
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild10.1735B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck118' 0"Imperial Feet35.9664 
Length of Keel97' 4"Imperial Feet29.5801 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen530 1494Imperial Feet0.0038 

Armament


8.3.1706/7Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1706/7 - 8.1.1707/8CaptainGeorge Forbes (1685-1765) ADM 6/9/54BWAS-16038.1.1707/8 - 10.11.1709CaptainSir Tancred Robinson (d.1754) ADM 6/9/117BWAS-160310.11.1709 - 11.9.1714CaptainSt John Charlton (d.1742) ADM 6/11/2ADM 6/1126.3.1719 - 8.5.1720CaptainFrancis Blake Delavall (d.1752) ADM 6/12/163BWAS-160330.9.1720 - 18.11.1721CaptainJames Luck (d.1730) ADM 6/12/223
Commission confirmed 29.11.1720
BWAS-1603
11.1.1727/28 - 3.10.1729CaptainDuncomb Drake (d.1734) ADM 6/14/187BWAS-16036.5.1730 - 8.6.1732CaptainDuncomb Drake (d.1734): on board from 11.5.1730 ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/14

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1706/7 - 12.6.1707LieutenantJoseph Risby ADM 6/9/54ADM 6/913.6.1707 - 25.8.1707LieutenantThomas Knowler ADM 6/9/75ADM 6/917.9.1707 - 3.10.1708LieutenantHabbakuk Wyley ADM 6/9/92ADM 6/914.11.1709 - 11.9.1714LieutenantButler Mordaunt (d.1721) ADM 6/11/5ADM 6/1126.3.1719 - 3.4.1720Second LieutenantFletcher Cooper ADM 6/12/163ADM 6/1214.4.1719 - 20.7.1720First LieutenantEdward Allen (d.1744) ADM 6/12/166ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 18.11.1721Second LieutenantRobert Claxton ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/124.4.1720 - 18.11.1721Third LieutenantHenry Annesley (bef.1700-1728) ADM 6/12/201ADM 6/1221.7.1720 - 18.11.1721First LieutenantBasil Wood ADM 6/12/223
Commission confirmed 29.11.1720
ADM 6/12
18.1.1727/28 - 3.10.1729First LieutenantRichard Wilson (d.c.1735) ADM 6/14/189ADM 6/1320.1.1727/28 - 3.10.1729Second LieutenantWilliam Nisbett ADM 6/14/190ADM 6/1320.1.1727/28 - 20.6.1728Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsJohn Fitzgerald ADM 6/13/190ADM 6/1329.3.1729 - 3.10.1729Third Lt. & Lt. at ArmsDaniel Hoar ADM 6/14/20ADM 6/146.5.1730 - 8.6.1732First LieutenantIsaac Barnard (d.1758) ADM 6/14/49ADM 6/14

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.12.1732 - 4.4.1733Lieutenant's ServantBartholomew Gidley (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/223ADM107/34.4.1733 - 8.1.1734/35Able SeamanBartholomew Gidley (c.1715-?) ADM 107/3/223ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1707Stationed in the North SeaBWAS-1603
13.8.1709Took the privateer Rusée in the North SeaBWAS-1603
13.8.1709Took the Privateer La Rusée
1710In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1713Returned homeBWAS-1603
11.9.1714

Paid off

BWAS-1603
5.1717Began large repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
4.1718Completed large repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £3965.9.0dBWAS-1603
3.1718/19Recomissioned for Baltic convoy serviceBWAS-1603
1721In the BalticBWAS-1603
18.11.1721

Paid off

BWAS-1603
3.10.1729Paid offADM 51
1730Sailed to Gibraltar and then to SaleeBWAS-1603
1731Returned homeBWAS-1603
8.6.1732Paid off at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth ADM 106
10.1735Break up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1603

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1721/04/131721/10/20British Baltic Fleet 1721Sir John Norris (1670-1749)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. 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
ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
ADM 106ADM 106 Navy Board Letters-In Document
 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Sunday 25th of August 2019 15:42David EckertBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Terrible' (1747) (74)
Sunday 25th of August 2019 13:16CyWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760)
Sunday 25th of August 2019 09:49David EckertWilliam Holburne (c.1711-1760)
Saturday 24th of August 2019 15:29David EckertBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Arundel' (1746) (24)
Friday 23rd of August 2019 12:42CyBattle of Vigo