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5098
Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.9.1690BWAS-1603
Acquired20.3.1690/91B028
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe B028
Ship Class1690 Program Fireships (1690)B028
Constructor
John TaylorBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1690-1703
B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireshipB028
Captured24.11.1705B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck91' 2"Imperial Feet27.7876 
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth25' 2"Imperial Feet7.6302 
Depth in Hold9' 8 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen269 4894Tons BM 

Armament


20.3.1690/91Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.12.1690115Design Complement

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.3.1690/91 - 28.9.1691Captain
Lawrence KeckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
BWAS-1603
11.11.1693 - 27.2.1695/96Captain
Robert AudleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1696
BWAS-1603
28.2.1695/96 - 22.11.1696Captain
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1697
ADM 6/3/132
BWAS-1603
23.11.1696 - 14.2.1696/97Captain
William CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/48
ADM 6/4
15.2.1696/97 - 12.8.1697Captain
Charles OrmerodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1701
ADM 6/4/74
BWAS-1603
13.8.1697 - 27.9.1698Captain
Barrows HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1726
ADM 6/4/137
Confirmed 12.1.1697/98
BWAS-1603
21.2.1700/1 - 15.1.1701/2Captain and Master
Lawrence KeckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1703
ADM 6/6/58
ADM 6/6
9.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Captain and Master
Thomas MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
ADM 6/7/16
BWAS-1603
14.10.1702 - 10.1.1702/3Commander
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1724
ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 28.11.1702
BWAS-1603
11.1.1702/3 - 24.11.1705Commander
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1724
ADM 6/7/76
ADM 6/7

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.3.1700/1 - 15.1.1701/2Lieutenant
Richard BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1703
ADM 6/6/70
ADM 6/6
10.3.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Lieutenant
Charles CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
ADM 6/7/17
ADM 6/7
14.1.1702/3 - 24.11.1705Lieutenant
Charles CooperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1676-1714
ADM 6/7/77
ADM 6/7

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.12.1695 - 1695Cook
John RomoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/110
ADM 6/3
1696 - 14.2.1695/96Carpenter
John OswaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/144
ADM 6/3
1696 - 7.12.1696Boatswain
George PrewellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4
15.2.1695/96 - 1696Carpenter
John MerrittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/129
ADM 6/3
8.12.1696 - 15.7.1697Boatswain
John TurnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.6.1692 - 24.9.1692Master's Mate
Thomas KeckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1703
ADM 107/1/56
ADM 107/1
25.9.1692 - 17.1.1693/94Midshipman
Thomas KeckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1703
ADM 107/1/56
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
28.9.1691Paid offADM 51
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1693To the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1696With the Iceland ConvoyBWAS-1603
1697In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
27.9.1698Paid offADM 33
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
24.11.1705Taken by the FrenchBWAS-1603

 

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