Colchester

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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-GunnerB028
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.12.1694 - 16.2.1696/97CaptainFrederick Weighman (d.1696/97)BWAS-16034.5.1697 - 3.10.1698CaptainWilliam Julius (d.1698)† ADM 6/5/19
Commission confirmed 29.4.1698
BWAS-1603
1.2.1698/99 - 26.6.1699CaptainThomas Jennings (d.1723) ADM 6/5/40BWAS-160321.2.1700/1 - 7.6.1703CaptainJohn Redman (d.1727/28) ADM 6/6/58BWAS-16031703 - 10.5.1703CaptainEdward Doyley (d.1703)BWAS-160311.5.1703 - 16.1.1703/4CaptainDavid Wavell (d.1703/4)BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1694/95 - 30.9.1695Third LieutenantRobert Jenkinson (c.1667-?) ADM 6/3/33ADM 6/324.10.1695 - 2.2.1695/96First LieutenantJohn Linton ADM 6/3/102ADM 6/314.1.1695/96 - 2.2.1695/96Second LieutenantTurin Hinton ADM 6/3/116ADM 6/33.2.1695/96 - 3.5.1697First LieutenantTurin Hinton ADM 6/3/125ADM 6/312.2.1695/96 - 7.12.1697Second LieutenantHenry Cooper ADM 6/3/128ADM 6/34.5.1697 - 31.3.1699First LieutenantJohn Triggs (c.1661-?) ADM 6/5/18
Commission confirmed 21.6.1698
ADM 6/5
8.12.1697 - 31.3.1699Second LieutenantNicholas Randall ADM 6/5/18
Commission confirmed 30.4.1698
ADM 6/5
1.4.1699 - 26.6.1699First LieutenantRichard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 26.6.1699Second LieutenantJohn Chilley (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/51.4.1699 - 13.3.1699/0Third LieutenantRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/5/44ADM 6/524.2.1700/1 - 1701First LieutenantEdward Manning ADM 6/6/59ADM 6/625.2.1700/1 - 12.10.1702Second LieutenantConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/6/60ADM 6/6

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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrent Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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