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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1693BWAS-1603
Launched20.4.1695BWAS-1603
First Commissioned10.12.1694B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-Gunner (1693)B028
Constructor
Sir Henry JohnsonBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1681-1709
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked16.1.1703/4B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck131' 4"Imperial Feet39.9321 
Length of Keel111' 8"Imperial Feet33.8513 
Breadth34' 3"Imperial Feet10.3823 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Burthen696 7294Tons BM 

Armament


1694Broadside 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

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693280Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.12.1694 - 16.2.1696/97Captain
Frederick WeighmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1691
† ADM 107/2/89
BWAS-1603
4.5.1697 - 3.10.1698Captain
William JuliusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1698
† ADM 6/5/19
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 29.4.1698
BWAS-1603
1.2.1698/99 - 30.6.1699Captain
Thomas JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Dockyard Staff
Service 1688-1706
ADM 6/5/40
BWAS-1603
21.2.1700/1 - 10.5.1703Captain
John RedmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1708
ADM 6/6/58
BWAS-1603
11.5.1703 - 7.6.1703Captain
David WavellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1703
BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1694/95 - 30.9.1695Third Lieutenant
Robert JenkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1686-1702
Transfered ADM 6/3/33
ADM 6/3
24.10.1695 - 2.2.1695/96First Lieutenant
John LintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/102
Issued by
David MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1678-1702

Confirmed 9.12.1695
ADM 6/3
14.1.1695/96 - 2.2.1695/96Second Lieutenant
Turin HintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1697
ADM 6/3/116
ADM 6/3
3.2.1695/96 - 3.5.1697First Lieutenant
Turin HintonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1697
ADM 6/3/125
ADM 6/3
12.2.1695/96 - 7.12.1697Second Lieutenant
Henry CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1701
ADM 6/3/128
ADM 6/3
4.5.1697 - 31.3.1699First Lieutenant
John TriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1705
ADM 6/5/18
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 21.6.1698
ADM 6/5
8.12.1697 - 31.3.1699Second Lieutenant
Nicholas RandallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1709
ADM 6/5/18
Issued by
John ThaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1763

Confirmed 30.4.1698
ADM 6/5
1.4.1699 - 30.6.1699First Lieutenant
Richard CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
ADM 6/5/44
ADM 6/5
1.4.1699 - 30.6.1699Second Lieutenant
John ChilleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1689-1722
ADM 6/5/44
ADM 6/5
1.4.1699 - 13.3.1699/1700Third Lieutenant
Robert JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1682-1715
Transfered ADM 6/5/44
ADM 6/5
24.2.1700/1 - 16.1.1703/4First Lieutenant
Edward ManningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1704
ADM 6/6/59
ADM 6/6
25.2.1700/1 - 12.10.1702Second Lieutenant
Coningsby NorburyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1734
Transfered ADM 6/6/60
ADM 6/6

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 3.1.1695/96Chaplain
Patrick GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/3/117
ADM 6/3
4.1.1695/96 - 21.4.1696Chaplain
James MililoBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/114
ADM 6/3
7.1.1695/96 - 1696Purser
William OrchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/114
ADM 6/3
22.4.1696 - 1696Chaplain
Solomon WheatleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/148
ADM 6/3
20.8.1697 - 1698Boatswain
Robert PartridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1698
ADM 6/5/27
Issued by
William JuliusBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1698
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 9.8.1698
ADM 6/5
12.12.1697 - 1698Cook
Peter GurneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
ADM 6/5/18
Issued by
John ThaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1763
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 30.4.1698
ADM 6/5
1698 - c.4.1698Boatswain
Thomas AshbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698
Dismissed ADM 6/5/17
ADM 6/5

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.3.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Henry MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1726
ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3

Service History


DateEventSource
10.12.1694Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1699Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
30.6.1699

Paid off

ADM 51
1701Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1703Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
16.1.1703/4Wrecked in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall in a stormBWAS-1603

 

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