Harwich

496
Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.11.1694BWAS-1603
Launched14.9.1695BWAS-1603
First Commissioned9.1695
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-Gunner
ConstructorRobert & John CastleBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked5.10.1700B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 2"Imperial Feet39.6257 
Length of Keel109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Breadth34' 4"Imperial Feet10.3886 
Depth in Hold13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Burthen683 4194Tons BM 

Armament


14.9.1695Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1695 - 11.1697CaptainAndrew Douglas (d.1725) ADM 6/3/74BWAS-160323.3.1697/98 - 12.11.1699CommodoreThomas Warren (d.1699)† ADM 6/5/12BWAS-160313.11.1699 - 5.10.1700CaptainWilliam Cock ADM 6/6/113
Commission confirmed 8.9.1701
BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1695 - 9.3.1695/96First LieutenantRobert Jackson (c.1668-1726) ADM 6/3/74ADM 6/327.1.1695/96 - 22.3.1697/98First LieutenantJames Grainger ADM 6/3/120ADM 6/323.3.1697/98 - 1698First LieutenantEdward Rumsey (d.1710) ADM 6/5/13ADM 6/523.3.1697/98 - 1698Second LieutenantHenry Thornhill (d.1701) ADM 6/5/13ADM 6/5

Service History


DateEventSource
1697On the Irish coast and then sailed with a convoy for VirginiaBWAS-1603
11.1697

Paid off

ref:1059
1699Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1603
5.10.1700Wrecked while cleaning at Collinstaw Island, Amoy in ChinaBWAS-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
ref:1059Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900 Digital Book
 

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