Nominal Guns18BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1603
ConstructorSir Anthony Deane (1633-1721)BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel74' 0"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen199 2594Tons BM 


1677Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1285 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British Minions

1685Broadside Weight = 47 Imperial Pound ( 21.3149 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck16 British Saker
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
167485Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
167470Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
167450Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

14 Commanding Officers

19.6.1675 - 15.8.1677Captain Henry Priestman (1647-1712)BWAS-16036.2.1677/78 - 21.8.1679Captain William Trelawny (d.1679)BWAS-16031.7.1679 - 21.7.1679Captain Greenvill Collins (1643-1694)BWAS-160322.4.1682 - 22.2.1683/84Captain William Gifford (1649-1724)BWAS-160326.2.1683/84 - 1686Captain Thomas Leighton (d.1690/91)BWAS-160322.4.1687 - 1688Captain Thomas Ashton (d.1689)BWAS-160315.6.1688 - 23.7.1688Captain John Laton (d.1690/91)BWAS-160323.7.1688 - 15.12.1688Captain John GrimsditchBWAS-160315.12.1688 - 5.1689Captain William TollemacheBWAS-16032.1689 - 1691Commander Andrew Douglas (d.1725)BWAS-16035.1689 - 1690Captain Richard Fitzpatrick (d.1727)BWAS-160317.7.1692 - 20.6.1695Captain Peter Watton (d.1717)BWAS-160315.6.1695 - 7.8.1696Captain Samuel Whitaker (d.1707) ADM 6/3/101BWAS-16037.8.1696 - 15.8.1697Captain Charles Strickland (d.1724)BWAS-1603

2 Warrant Officers

1692 - 13.12.1692Carpenter Benjamin LeeADM/A13.12.1692 - 1692Carpenter William WalkerADM/A

1 Petty Officer

17.9.1690 - 13.10.1692Gunner's Mate Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen

23.5.1688 - 6.7.1688Able Seaman Joseph Winder (c.1661-1737/38) ADM 107/1/52ADM 107/121.10.1689 - 5.8.1690Ordinary Seaman William Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 107/1/76ADM 107/114.10.1692 - 29.4.1693Able Seaman Nicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 107/1/78ADM 107/1

Service History

1675Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1678In home watersBWAS-1603
1679Attending on Trinity HouseBWAS-1603
1682Commissioned for SaleeBWAS-1603
1687In the ChannelBWAS-1603
10.5.1689Took the Privateer Le Vigoreux Roland
1690In the Irish ChannelBWAS-1603
1693To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
6.1693Smyrna ConvoyBWAS-1603
24.2.1695/96Took the Privateer L'Entreprenant
8.1696At GuernseyBWAS-1603


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