Nominal Guns54BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Ship Class1694 Programme 54-GunnerB028
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck130' 7"Imperial Feet39.6299 
Length of Keel108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Breadth34' 3 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen675 9194Tons BM 


19.2.1694/95Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers

1695 - 7.1695CaptainBaron Wylde (d.1735)BWAS-160329.7.1695 - 1696CaptainEdward Chant (d.1707) ADM 6/3/67BWAS-160315.2.1696/97 - 4.6.1697CaptainNicholas Dyer (d.1697)† ADM 6/4/74BWAS-16035.6.1697 - 21.6.1697CaptainGeorge MohunBWAS-160322.6.1697 - 1697CaptainWilliam Wakelin (d.1705) ADM 6/4/129
Commission confirmed 20.10.1697
22.8.1700 - 12.9.1701CommodoreEdward Neville (d.1701) ADM 6/6/46BWAS-16031.12.1701 - 29.1.1702/3CaptainHenry Middleton (d.1703) ADM 6/6/123BWAS-1603

14 Commissioned Officers

9.1.1694/95 - 2.12.1696First LieutenantWilliam Holding ADM 6/3/5ADM 6/314.1.1694/95 - 12.8.1697Second LieutenantWilliam Tomm (c.1670-?) ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/33.12.1696 - 12.8.1697First LieutenantBarrows Harris (d.1725/26) ADM 6/4/51ADM 6/46.8.1697 - 1697Second LieutenantWilliam Collier (d.1736) ADM 6/4/120
Commission confirmed 20.10.1697
ADM 6/4
13.8.1697 - 1697First LieutenantWilliam Tomm (c.1670-?) ADM 6/4/129
Commission confirmed 20.10.1697
ADM 6/4
22.8.1700 - 20.1.1701/2First LieutenantThomas Long (d.1710) ADM 6/6/46ADM 6/622.8.1700 - 1700Second LieutenantEdward Dursley (d.1702) ADM 6/6/46ADM 6/622.8.1700 - 17.9.1700Third LieutenantJohn Constable (d.1743) ADM 6/6/46ADM 6/618.9.1700 - 30.12.1700Third LieutenantGilbert Talbot ADM 6/6/47ADM 6/69.12.1701 - 20.1.1701/2Second LieutenantRichard Wilkinson ADM 6/6/124ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 28.9.1702First LieutenantRichard Wilkinson ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/621.1.1701/2 - 28.9.1702Second LieutenantNathaniel Douse ADM 6/6/138ADM 6/629.9.1702 - 1702First LieutenantNathaniel Douse ADM 6/7/56ADM 6/729.9.1702 - 1702Second LieutenantEdward Leslie ADM 6/7/56ADM 6/7

2 Warrant Officers

22.8.1700 - 26.2.1700/1Midshipman ExtraThomas Legge (d.1711/12) ADM 6/6/46ADM 6/64.1.1700/1 - 1701Midshipman ExtraMathew Gregory ADM 6/6/51ADM 6/6

Service History

1695Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
1696Commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1603
1697Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
11.10.1697Arrived homeBWAS-1603
1700Flagship of a squadron for VirginiaBWAS-1603
29.1.1702/3Foundered with all hands in a storm off IpswichBWAS-1603


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Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 12:19

London Gazette, 1696, 7 Sep - Pembrooke, The 2d instant, came into our harbour, the Lincoln Frigate with about 150 sail under her convoy from Plymouth, and this morning the Lincoln sailed fro Bristol.

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