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Norwich

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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.8.1692BWAS-1603
Launched24.8.1693BWAS-1603
First Commissioned8.1693B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1603
Constructor
Robert & John CastleBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild15.10.1712BWAS-1603
Becomes
British Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Norwich' (1718) (50) 1718-1771
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1744 Renamed "Enterprise"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck123' 8"Imperial Feet37.4992 
Length of Keel101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372 
Breadth33' 10"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen618Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.8.1693 - 13.9.1696Captain
Josias CrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1712
Transfered
BWAS-1603
14.9.1696 - 21.11.1697Captain
George SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1697
ADM 6/4/25
BWAS-1603
22.11.1697 - 4.11.1698Captain
Phineus BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1702
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/4/125
BWAS-1603
26.2.1700/1 - 16.11.1704Captain
Andrew DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1716
ADM 6/6/62
BWAS-1603
17.11.1704 - 27.11.1705Captain
John WatkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/111
BWAS-1603
28.11.1705 - 5.4.1706Captain
Jonathan SpannBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1679-1711
ADM 6/8/213
BWAS-1603
28.5.1706 - 17.10.1708Captain
Jonathan SpannBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1679-1711
ADM 6/8/255
ADM 6/8
18.10.1708 - 14.3.1708/9Captain
George PaddonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1715
Transfered ADM 6/9/190
ADM 6/9
15.3.1708/9 - 18.10.1712Captain
Robert StudleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1716
ADM 6/10/44
BWAS-1603

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1693 - 12.1693Commodore
John BenbowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702
ODNB

17 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.8.1693 - 20.10.1696First Lieutenant
Joseph MighellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1704
Transfered
B051
21.10.1696 - 1.5.1699First Lieutenant
Jeremiah ToppingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1701
ADM 6/4/38
ADM 6/4
31.3.1697 - 1.5.1699Second Lieutenant
Nicholas RandallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1709
ADM 6/4/87
ADM 6/4
1699 - 29.4.1699First Lieutenant
Thomas PenhallowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1711
Dismissed
ADM 1/5261
27.2.1700/1 - 24.9.1701First Lieutenant
Robert HopperBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1714
ADM 6/6/63
ADM 6/6
28.2.1700/1 - 24.9.1701Second Lieutenant
John TriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1705
ADM 6/6/64
ADM 6/6
25.9.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First Lieutenant
Jonathon DennBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/114
ADM 6/6
25.9.1701 - 22.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant
Edward St LoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1728
Transfered ADM 6/6/114
ADM 6/6
15.5.1702 - 21.11.1703First Lieutenant
John TriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1705
ADM 6/7/36
ADM 6/7
15.5.1702 - 16.6.1704Second Lieutenant
James WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1704
ADM 6/7/36
ADM 6/7
17.6.1704 - 5.4.1706Second Lieutenant
John RuffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1706
ADM 6/8/97
Confirmed 2.10.1704
ADM 6/8
28.5.1706 - 1.2.1708/9First Lieutenant
Thomas BillopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1732
Transfered ADM 6/8/255
ADM 6/8
28.5.1706 - 10.9.1706Second Lieutenant
James AylettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1723
ADM 6/8/255
ADM 6/8
11.9.1706 - 9.5.1708Second Lieutenant
James RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1712
ADM 6/9/11
ADM 6/9
10.5.1708 - 25.4.1710Second Lieutenant
Abendigo MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1710
ADM 6/9/162
ADM 6/9
2.2.1708/9 - 22.10.1712First Lieutenant
Nathaniel CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1682-1729
ADM 6/10/30
ADM 6/10
26.4.1710 - 22.10.1712Second Lieutenant
John LunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1727
ADM 6/11/42
ADM 6/11

8 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.12.1695 - 30.11.1696Chaplain
Joseph TauntonBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/109
ADM 6/3
1696 - 18.9.1696Carpenter
John ScatliffeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/31
ADM 6/4
1696 - 23.11.1696Gunner
William BantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/48
ADM 6/4
19.9.1696 - 1696Carpenter
John CombesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/28
ADM 6/4
23.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Charles HarnageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/5/29
ADM 6/4
1.10.1696 - 1696Purser
William MorrellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/4/32
ADM 6/4
24.11.1696 - 1696Gunner
Lindsey WalthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/48
ADM 6/4
25.2.1696/97 - 22.4.1697Chaplain
James ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/77
ADM 6/4

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1696 - bef.5.10.1696Volunteer
Thomas FurzerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/34
ADM 6/4
21.2.1695/96 - 23.9.1696Volunteer
Henry AddisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/131
ADM 6/3
24.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Richard MastersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/30
ADM 6/4
1.12.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Edmund NodesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/50
ADM 6/4
1.11.1700 - 15.1.1701/2Midshipman
Thomas SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1713
Transfered ADM 107/2/36
ADM 107/2

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.5.1700 - 31.10.1700Able Seaman
Thomas SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1713
ADM 107/2/36
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
16.11.1693Bombardment of St Malo
1694Off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1695Sailed to the West Indies and then to VirginiaBWAS-1603
7.1695Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1603
1696In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1697Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1701Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1708In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to St HelenaBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to New England with a convoy of mast shipsBWAS-1603
1711Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
1712In the ChannelBWAS-1603
4.1712small repair at Kinsale - Cork BWAS-1603
15.10.1712Arrived at Chatham to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603

 

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