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Weymouth

487
Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.8.1690BWAS-1603
Launched8.8.1693B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
Constructor
William StigantBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1683-1685
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild13.6.1717BWAS-1603
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck123' 4"Imperial Feet37.4948 
Length of Keel107' 10"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen672 7994Tons 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

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.8.1693 - 23.11.1697Captain
William JumperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1708
: on board from 25.8.1693 Transfered
BWAS-1603
24.11.1697 - 20.6.1699Captain
Thomas PoultonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1699
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/4/126
BWAS-1603
13.7.1699 - 27.12.1699Captain
Charles DesboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1716
ADM 6/6/7
BWAS-1603
4.4.1701 - 13.1.1701/2Captain
William GiffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
Transfered ADM 6/6/83
BWAS-1603
13.1.1701/2 - 31.3.1703Captain
Samuel WhitakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1805
ADM 6/6/130
BWAS-1603
1.4.1703 - 14.10.1706Captain
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1713
ADM 6/7/114
BWAS-1603
2.1.1706/7 - 16.12.1707Captain
Charles SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1740
Transfered ADM 6/9/37
BWAS-1603
17.12.1707 - 6.3.1709/10Captain
Thomas LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1710
ADM 6/9/111
BWAS-1603
18.5.1710 - 25.2.1712/13Captain
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
ADM 6/11/45
BWAS-1603
26.2.1712/13 - 13.6.1713Captain
Edward FalkinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1746
Transfered ADM 6/12/12
Confirmed 24.12.1714
BWAS-1603
13.6.1713 - 4.1.1714/15Captain
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
ADM 6/11/262
BWAS-1603
12.3.1714/15 - 15.2.1715/16Captain
Robert StudleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1716
ADM 6/12/33
BWAS-1603
16.2.1715/16 - 31.1.1716/17Captain
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
ADM 6/12/62
ADM 6/12

26 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.2.1696/97 - 24.11.1697Second Lieutenant
Mathew GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1701
Transfered ADM 6/4/73
ADM 6/4
9.6.1697 - 24.11.1697First Lieutenant
Nicholas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1715
Transfered ADM 6/4/103
ADM 6/4
25.11.1697 - 22.3.1697/98First Lieutenant
Sir Charles RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/4/127
ADM 6/4
25.11.1697 - 29.11.1699Second Lieutenant
Edward LeighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1701
Transfered ADM 6/4/127
ADM 6/4
23.3.1697/98 - 14.2.1699/1700First Lieutenant
Nathaniel BlackmoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1734
ADM 6/5/12
ADM 6/5
30.11.1699 - 14.2.1699/1700Second Lieutenant
Paul SorrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1701
ADM 6/6/19
ADM 6/6
5.4.1701 - 21.12.1702Second Lieutenant
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1723
ADM 6/6/85
ADM 6/6
10.4.1701 - 15.1.1701/2First Lieutenant
Jordan SandysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1717
Transfered ADM 6/6/87
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 21.12.1702First Lieutenant
Thomas StephensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/134
ADM 6/6
22.12.1702 - 2.11.1703First Lieutenant
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1723
ADM 6/7/69
ADM 6/7
23.12.1702 - 31.10.1703Second Lieutenant
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
ADM 6/7/68
ADM 6/7
1.11.1703 - 20.2.1704/5First Lieutenant
Charles HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1744
Transfered ADM 6/8/23
ADM 6/8
3.11.1703 - 30.8.1704Second Lieutenant
Ezekiel WrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1716
Transfered ADM 6/8/22
ADM 6/8
31.8.1704 - 4.5.1705Second Lieutenant
John HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1705
ADM 6/8/91
ADM 6/8
5.5.1705 - 14.10.1706Second Lieutenant
Thomas WaterhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1741
ADM 6/8/175
ADM 6/8
2.1.1706/7 - 11.1.1708/9First Lieutenant
Richard Thomas GirlingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1740
ADM 6/9/37
ADM 6/9
2.1.1706/7 - 18.1.1707/8Second Lieutenant
Vincent PearceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1741
Transfered ADM 6/9/37
ADM 6/9
22.1.1707/8 - 11.1.1708/9Second Lieutenant
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
ADM 6/9/127
ADM 6/9
12.1.1708/9 - 6.3.1709/10First Lieutenant
Samuel HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1731
ADM 6/11/19
Confirmed 13.1.1709/10
ADM 6/11
18.5.1710 - 5.12.1711First Lieutenant
William StephensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1714
Transfered ADM 6/11/45
ADM 6/11
18.5.1710 - 28.7.1711Second Lieutenant
Edward NurseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1714
Transfered ADM 6/11/45
ADM 6/11
1.1.1711/12 - 4.3.1711/12Second Lieutenant
William BridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1742
ADM 6/11/264
Confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
5.3.1711/12 - 4.1.1714/15First Lieutenant
William BridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1742
ADM 6/11/264
Confirmed 16.6.1713
ADM 6/11
5.3.1712/13 - 4.1.1714/15Second Lieutenant
Thomas BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1725
ADM 6/11/270
Confirmed 15.8.1713
ADM 6/11
12.3.1714/15 - 31.1.1716/17First Lieutenant
Humphrey HaycockeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1734
ADM 6/12/33
ADM 6/12
12.3.1714/15 - 31.1.1716/17Second Lieutenant
John StepneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1711-1718
ADM 6/12/33
ADM 6/12

6 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1694/95 - 1695Volunteer
John NagelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/38
ADM 6/3
4.1.1695/96 - bef.29.4.1697Purser
Richard WightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/112
ADM 6/3
9.1.1695/96 - 1696Chaplain
StoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/115
ADM 6/3
bef.20.9.1696 - 20.9.1696Purser
Anthony BerkdaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/28
ADM 6/4
30.4.1697 - 1697Purser
Robert RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/93
ADM 6/4
5.12.1704 - 1704Boatswain
Richard GaleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1704
ADM 6/8/115
ADM 6/8

11 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
29.9.1693 - 10.9.1694Midshipman
Nicholas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1715
ADM 107/1/72
ADM 107/1
14.4.1694 - 31.10.1694Midshipman
William HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1703
ADM 107/1/76
ADM 107/1
3.4.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Thomas SmartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1721
ADM 6/3/44
ADM 6/3
23.4.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Robert RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/52
ADM 6/3
3.6.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Francis ArcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/59
ADM 6/3
28.6.1699 - 27.12.1699Midshipman
John RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1734
ADM 107/1/350
ADM 107/1
20.10.1701 - 17.1.1701/2Midshipman
Edmund HookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1739
ADM 107/1/220
ADM 107/1
15.1.1707/8 - 30.1.1709/10Midshipman
William BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1724
ADM 107/2/253
ADM 107/2
26.5.1710 - 27.1.1711/12Midshipman
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
ADM 107/3/10
ADM 107/3
27.1.1711/12 - 22.3.1712/13Master's Mate
John GascoigneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1747
Transfered ADM 107/3/10
ADM 107/3
1.11.1713 - 19.8.1714Midshipman
Richard NewellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1716
ADM 107/3/39
ADM 107/3

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
22.8.1692 - 23.4.1694Able Seaman
Edmund HickeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
ADM 107/1/69
ADM 107/1
17.2.1715/16 - 1.2.1716/17Unknown
Thomas GriffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1709-1762
NMM-GRI

Service History


DateEventSource
18.11.1693

On the 18th Captain Cross in the Weymouth captured a Dutch merchant ship from Surinam with a cargo of sugar, wood, copper ore and ivory.

ADM 106
8.3.1693/94Took the Privateer
Le Dauphin 1694-1694
French Privateer

1.8.1694Took the Privateer
Le Montpertu 1693-1694
French Privateer

1.8.1694Took the Privateer
Le Prosper 1694-1694
French Privateer

11.8.1694Took the Privateer
La Marie Bien Aimée 1694-1694
French Privateer

31.8.1694Took the Privateer
La Ville de Saint Malo 1694-1694
French Privateer

6.5.1695Took the Privateer
La Pucelle d'Orléans 1694-1695
French Privateer
BWAS-1603
11.7.1695Took the Privateer
La Harpe 1695-1695
French Privateer

20.7.1695Took the Ship
Le Comte de Revel (36) 1688-1695
French 36 Gun
Privateer Ship

13.11.1695Took the Privateer
L'Émerillion 1695-1695
French Privateer

11.12.1696Capture of the Fougueux
2.4.1697Took the Privateer
L'Union 1697-1697
French Privateer

21.7.1697Took the Frigate
L'Héroine (24) 1697-1697
French 24 Gun
Privateer Frigate (Frégate Légère)
off Olonne

1.12.1697Took the Privateer
L'Espérance 1697-1697
French Privateer

1698Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
14.2.1699/1700Paid offADM 33
1702East India convoyBWAS-1603
5.6.1702Took the Privateer
Le Renau 1702-1702
French Privateer
off Olonne

7.6.1702Took the Privateer
La Légère 1702-1702
French Privateer
off Olonne

13.6.1702Took the Privateer
Le Succès 1702-1702
French Privateer
off Olonne

26.2.1702/3Took the Privateer
Le Reynold 1703-1703
French Privateer
off Olonne

9.6.1703Took the Privateer
L'Aurore 1703-1703
French Privateer
off Olonne

14.7.1703Took the Privateer
La Diane 1703-1703
French Privateer
off Olonne

1704In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1705Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
14.10.1706Paid offADM 33
1708Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
23.2.1707/8Took the Privateer
Le Marquis de Bernières 1708-1708
French Privateer
off Olonne

1710Fitted and sailed to the JamaicaBWAS-1603
6.3.1709/10Paid offADM 33
7.8.1711Capture of the San Joaquín
1713Returned homeBWAS-1603
6.1713Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1603
6.1714Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2572.11.5dBWAS-1603
1715In the BalticBWAS-1603
4.1.1714/15Paid offADM 33
1716In the BalticBWAS-1603
31.1.1716/17Paid offADM 33
13.6.1717Docked at Woolwich to be broken up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
18.5.1715-29.11.1716British Baltic Fleet 1715
Sir John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1697
 
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Saturday 14th of November 2020 19:19

Follow the link to the next incarnation and all shall be revealed. This version was broken up in 1717


Posted by Ilone winters on Saturday 14th of November 2020 19:03

Who was captain of weymouth 1722 when it was ordered with swallow to apprehend black bart


Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 12:12

London Gazette, 8 Sep. 1696, Dublin, Sep.2 - The letters from Kinsale of the 28th past, say, they had advice from Bali?more, that the Dolphin of Leverpool, bound home with sugars, from Nevis, having been taken by 2 French privateers, and retaken soon after by the Weymouth, and that the Harwich and Weymouth were gone in pursuit of the said Privateers.

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