Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Ship Class1689 Program FireshipsB028
ConstructorJohn FrameBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireship B028
Sunk as Breakwater12.1712B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck94' 10 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Length of Keel86' 8"Imperial Feet26.2467 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold9' 7"Imperial Feet2.921 
Burthen288 1194Tons BM 


17.4.1690Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.12.1689115Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers

1690 - 1692CaptainWilliam Harman (d.1694)BWAS-16033.12.1692 - 24.5.1693CaptainJohn HartnollBWAS-160324.5.1693 - 1694CaptainJohn Anderson (d.1724)BWAS-16031694CaptainCooper Wade (d.1702/3)BWAS-160330.8.1695 - 21.4.1696CaptainJames Jesson (d.1708) ADM 6/3/73ADM 6/34.5.1696 - 3.12.1697CaptainRichard Browne (d.1706) ADM 6/3/154BWAS-16036.3.1700/1 - 26.6.1701Captain and MasterJosiah Hickman (d.1701) ADM 6/6/69ADM 6/626.6.1701 - 8.7.1701CommanderWilliam Fairborne (d.1708) ADM 6/6/106ADM 6/66.3.1701/2 - 15.9.1702Captain and MasterBennet Allen (c.1675-1750) ADM 6/7/16BWAS-160316.9.1702 - 10.1.1702/3CommanderJordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/7/61ADM 6/711.1.1702/3 - 11.3.1702/3CommanderJordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/712.3.1702/3 - 20.12.1703CommanderWalter Riddle ADM 6/7/103BWAS-160314.12.1704 - 24.9.1706CommanderJohn Williams (d.1711) ADM 6/8/119BWAS-160325.9.1706 - 4.8.1707CommanderAbraham Tudor (d.1708/9)BWAS-16034.8.1707 - 30.7.1710CommanderThomas Richards ADM 6/9/114
Commission confirmed 20.12.1707
30.7.1710 - 20.12.1712CommanderJoseph Lingen (d.1752) ADM 6/11/234BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers

5.4.1701 - 18.2.1701/2LieutenantHenry Blinston (d.1729) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/619.2.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3LieutenantThomas Billop (d.1740) ADM 6/7/12ADM 6/726.2.1702/3 - 22.3.1702/3LieutenantJohn Gray (d.c.1736) ADM 6/7/96ADM 6/723.3.1702/3 - 12.7.1703LieutenantJoshua Paine (d.1748) ADM 6/7/110ADM 6/714.2.1704/5 - 31.1.1705/6LieutenantBrounker Apreece (c.1681-?) ADM 6/8/151ADM 6/86.2.1705/6 - 3.12.1706LieutenantClement Hardy ADM 6/8/229ADM 6/84.12.1706 - 9.3.1707/8LieutenantDalby Thomas ADM 6/9/130
Commission confirmed 20.12.1707
ADM 6/9
10.3.1707/8 - 14.7.1709LieutenantThomas Mallon (d.1719) ADM 6/9/144ADM 6/915.7.1709 - 20.12.1712LieutenantEdmund Strengthfield ADM 6/11/234
Commission confirmed 9.12.1712
ADM 6/11

2 Petty Officers

28.3.1691 - 5.4.1692CoxswainJohn Kendall (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/84ADM 107/117.11.1694 - 17.4.1695Master's MateWilliam Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/91ADM 107/1

1 Crewman

17.8.1690 - 31.10.1690Able SeamanJohn Kendall (c.1666-?) ADM 107/1/84ADM 107/1

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1693In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1694In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1696Convoy escort dutiesBWAS-1603
3.12.1697Paid offADM 51
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
1705In the SoundingsBWAS-1603
1705Refitted as a 8 gunner
25.9.1706Commissioned for Jamaica and then to homeBWAS-1603
7.1707In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.1708Sailed to LisbonBWAS-1603
1709In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1710In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
3.7.1710Refitted as a 8 gunner
9.12.1712Ordered to be sunk as a breakwaterBWAS-1603
20.12.1712Paid offADM 51


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