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4558
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered29.10.1700BWAS-1603
Launched1702BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship Class1689 Program Fireships (1689)B028
Constructor
William CastleBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1629-1681
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireshipBWAS-1603
Sold21.7.1737BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck94' 7"Imperial Feet28.6957 
Length of Keel78' 9 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth25' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen263 6394Tons BM 

Armament


1702Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
170245As a fireshipBWAS-1603

20 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Captain and Master
William ScalleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1703
Transfered ADM 6/7/19
BWAS-1603
14.10.1702 - 26.11.1702Commander
George RamsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 11.11.1702
BWAS-1603
11.1.1702/3 - 17.3.1706/7Commander
George RamsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1713
ADM 6/7/76
ADM 6/7
18.3.1706/7 - 3.2.1707/8Commander
William HouldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1685-1723
ADM 6/9/103
ADM 6/9
4.2.1707/8 - 17.10.1708Commander
William HouldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1685-1723
Transfered ADM 6/9/133
ADM 6/9
15.12.1708 - 14.5.1712Commander
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
ADM 6/10/13
ADM 6/10
26.2.1716/17 - 16.4.1718Commander
Francis KnightonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1727
ADM 6/12/92
BWAS-1603
17.4.1718 - 3.8.1719Captain
Humphrey OrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1727
BWAS-1603
4.8.1719 - 26.11.1721Captain
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1723
Transfered ADM 6/12/177
ADM 6/12
7.12.1721 - 9.2.1721/22Commander
Nathaniel TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1725
ADM 6/13/25
ADM 6/13
1.2.1725/26 - 28.5.1727Commander
The Hon. James CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720
† ADM 6/13/99
BWAS-1603
20.5.1727 - 18.6.1727Commander
Peter WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1748
ADM 6/13/153
ADM 6/13
19.6.1727 - 12.1.1727/28Commander
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1711
ADM 6/13/174
Confirmed 22.8.1727
ADM 6/13
4.4.1729 - 6.12.1731Commander
Edward BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1732
ADM 6/14/21
BWAS-1603
28.6.1732 - 8.8.1732Commander
John TowryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1718-1749
ADM 6/14/116
BWAS-1603
26.2.1733/34 - 29.12.1734Commander
William WeighmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1679-1735
ADM 6/14/169
BWAS-1603
30.12.1734 - 18.4.1735Commander
Thomas FoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1749
Transfered ADM 6/14/201
BWAS-1714
18.4.1735 - 25.5.1736Commander
Samuel FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1716-1744
ADM 6/15/208
BWAS-1603
26.5.1736 - 3.10.1736Commander
William ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1726-1747
ADM 6/15/54
Confirmed 30.3.1737
ADM 6/15
5.10.1736 - 7.5.1737Commander
Griffith DearingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1738
ADM 6/15/62
Confirmed 9.5.1737
ADM 6/15

18 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.3.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Lieutenant
John BrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
ADM 6/7/17
ADM 6/7
14.1.1702/3 - 12.3.1702/3Lieutenant
John BrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/77
ADM 6/7
13.3.1702/3 - 26.11.1703Lieutenant
Luke RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1732
Transfered ADM 6/7/106
ADM 6/7
25.3.1704 - 19.3.1704/5Lieutenant
Thomas WaterhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/8/65
ADM 6/8
20.3.1704/5 - 1.4.1705Lieutenant
John StoaksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1738
Transfered ADM 6/8/163
ADM 6/8
4.2.1707/8 - 14.12.1708Lieutenant
James RycaultBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1758
ADM 6/9/135
ADM 6/9
15.12.1708 - 23.6.1709Lieutenant
Edward BennettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1732
Transfered ADM 6/10/13
ADM 6/10
24.6.1709 - 28.6.1711Lieutenant
Thomas JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
ADM 6/10/72
ADM 6/10
29.6.1711 - 14.5.1712Lieutenant
William BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1744
ADM 6/11/241
Confirmed 22.1.1712/13
ADM 6/11
26.2.1716/17 - 22.5.1717Lieutenant
Henry CurleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1735
ADM 6/12/92
ADM 6/12
15.8.1717 - 16.3.1717/18Lieutenant
Arthur TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1735
ADM 6/12/104
Confirmed 15.10.1717
ADM 6/12
17.3.1717/18 - 27.8.1718Lieutenant
William WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1718
ADM 6/12/120
ADM 6/12
28.8.1718 - 10.3.1718/19Lieutenant
John GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1727
Transfered ADM 6/12/220
Confirmed 28.11.1720
ADM 6/12
4.8.1719 - 9.4.1721Lieutenant
John BestBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1737
Transfered ADM 6/12/177
ADM 6/12
4.12.1721 - 9.2.1721/22Lieutenant
George BeechBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1737
ADM 6/13/23
ADM 6/13
4.2.1725/26 - 10.4.1729Lieutenant
George BeechBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1737
ADM 6/14/102
ADM 6/13
11.4.1729 - 3.2.1730/31Lieutenant
James CusackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1743
Transfered ADM 6/14/22
ADM 6/14
29.6.1732 - 21.8.1732Lieutenant
Charles SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1723-1739
Transfered ADM 6/14/117
ADM 6/14

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1.1720/21 - 4.4.1721Midshipman Ordinary
Thomas DiasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1717-1728
Transfered ADM 107/3/187
ADM 107/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
17.8.1729 - 15.3.1729/30Able Seaman
Richard LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1741
Transfered ADM 107/3/320
ADM 107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
26.11.1702

Paid off

ADM 33
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1707In the Mediterranean and then the DownsBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
14.5.1712

Paid off

ADM 33
5.1713Began middling repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
7.1713Completed middling repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £1552.0.2dBWAS-1603
1717With the Baltic fleetBWAS-1603
26.9.1717Paid offADM 33
1718Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.8.1718Battle of Cape Passaro
4.1719Began refitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
8.1719Completed refitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1446.11.9dBWAS-1603
17.12.1719Paid offADM 33
9.2.1721/22Paid offADM 33
1723In the BalticBWAS-1603
6.1725Began refitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1603
10.1725Completed refitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1336.9.0dBWAS-1603
1726In the BalticBWAS-1603
1727In the BalticBWAS-1603
8.8.1732

Paid off

BWAS-1603
1734Recommissioned for Norris's fleetBWAS-1603
1735In the TagusBWAS-1603
7.5.1737

Paid off

BWAS-1603
21.7.1737Sold at Deptford for £113BWAS-1603

 

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