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Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1693BWAS-1603
Launched23.10.1694BWAS-1603
First Commissioned1695B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-Gunner (1693)B028
Constructor
Sir Henry JohnsonBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1681-1709
B028
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked22.10.1707BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 0 ½"Imperial Feet39.6367 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Burthen683 4194Tons 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
c.15.2.1693/94 - 31.1.1698/99Captain
Edmund LoadesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 0021-1707
BWAS-1603
1.2.1698/99 - 5.6.1701Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
Transfered ADM 6/5/39
BWAS-1603
6.6.1701 - 11.1.1704/5Captain
Charles StricklandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1724
Transfered ADM 6/6/102
BWAS-1603
12.1.1704/5 - 21.12.1705Captain
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1715
Transfered ADM 6/8/134
BWAS-1603
29.12.1705 - 6.3.1705/6Captain
Salmon MorriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1732
Transfered ADM 6/8/213
ADM 6/8
7.3.1705/6 - 22.10.1707Captain
William ConeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
† ADM 6/8/236
BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.7.1697 - 31.3.1699First Lieutenant
Francis NeagleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1702
ADM 6/4/111
ADM 6/4
1.4.1699 - 19.6.1701First Lieutenant
Nathaniel SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
ADM 6/5/44
ADM 6/5
1.4.1699 - 9.5.1699Second Lieutenant
Richard HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1689-1754
Transfered ADM 6/5/44
ADM 6/5
1.4.1699 - 12.5.1699Third Lieutenant
Thomas GrimstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/5/44
ADM 6/5
13.5.1699 - 22.6.1701Second Lieutenant
Thomas GrimstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/5/52
ADM 6/5
13.5.1699 - 16.2.1700/1Third Lieutenant
Nicholas GibbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1705
Transfered ADM 6/5/51
ADM 6/5
5.6.1699 - 4.4.1701Second Lieutenant
Thomas MilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1707
Transfered ADM 6/6/3
ADM 6/6
23.6.1701 - 31.12.1701First Lieutenant
Thomas GrimstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 6/6/105
ADM 6/6
23.6.1701 - 31.12.1701Second Lieutenant
John NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1704
Transfered ADM 6/6/105
ADM 6/6
7.1.1701/2 - 6.1.1701/2Second Lieutenant
Robert EelesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702
ADM 6/6/128
ADM 6/6
18.5.1702 - 21.5.1703First Lieutenant
William OckmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1715
ADM 6/7/36
ADM 6/7
22.5.1703 - 6.10.1703First Lieutenant
John StephensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1718
Transfered ADM 6/7/128
ADM 6/7
20.2.1704/5 - 22.10.1707Second Lieutenant
Edward MansfieldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1716
ADM 6/8/154
ADM 6/8

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.10.1694 - 6.12.1698Boatswain
James MontgomeryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1698
Transfered
ADM/A
26.4.1696 - 3.6.1697Cook
John CollingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/94
Issued by
Andrew LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 1.5.1697
ADM/A
6.8.1696 - 1697Gunner
James RandsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697

Issued by
Andrew LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1697
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 23.6.1697
ADM/A
3.6.1697 - 1697Cook
John JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM/A
6.12.1698 - 1698Boatswain
James CrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
ADM/A

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.5.1700 - 1700Volunteer-per-order
Wheeler FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1710
ADM 6/6/17
ADM 6/6
16.5.1706 - 22.2.1706/7Midshipman
Samuel GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1710
ADM 107/2/267
RNLPC

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1695/96Took the Privateer
Le Phénix (30) 1696-1696
French 30 Gun
Privateer

7.1697RefittingBWAS-1603
1699Guardship at ChathamBWAS-1603
1702Sailed with a Russian convoyBWAS-1603
1705In the North SeaBWAS-1603
15.12.1706Shared the capture of a 16-gun privateer at MalagaBWAS-1603
22.10.1707Wrecked on the Bishop & Clerks rocks off Isles of Scilly, all but one man drowningBWAS-1603

 

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