Half Moon

Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship
Expended as Fireship4.6.1692BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel67' 4"Imperial Feet20.4361 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Draught Aft10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen223 7994Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
168885 BWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers

27.4.1688 - 7.1688CaptainJohn GrimsditchBWAS-160323.7.1688 - 10.1688CaptainJohn Munden (d.1718/19)BWAS-160314.10.1688 - 5.1690LieutenantJohn Bounty (d.1691)BWAS-16031.5.1690 - 10.1600CaptainJohn Hailes (d.1693)BWAS-160318.10.1690 - 5.1691CaptainRupert Kempthorne (d.1691)B05126.5.1691 - 2.1692CaptainCharles Guy (d.1697)BWAS-160317.2.1691/92 - 4.6.1692CaptainJohn KnappBWAS-1603

Service History

1685Taken and laid upBWAS-1603
6.1688Converted to a fireshipBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
2.6.1692Battle of La Hogue


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