Lightning

5098
Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.9.1690BWAS-1603
Acquired20.3.1690/91B028
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe B028
Ship Class1690 Program FireshipsB028
ConstructorJohn TaylorB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireship B028
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.3.1690/91 - 28.9.1691CaptainLawrence KeckBWAS-160311.11.1693 - 27.2.1695/96CaptainRobert Audley (d.1696/97)BWAS-160328.2.1695/96 - 22.11.1696CaptainWilliam Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/3/132BWAS-160323.11.1696 - 14.2.1696/97CaptainWilliam Carter (d.1703) ADM 6/4/48ADM 6/415.2.1696/97 - 12.8.1697CaptainCharles Ormerod ADM 6/4/74BWAS-160313.8.1697 - 27.9.1698CaptainBarrows Harris (d.1725/26) ADM 6/4/137
Commission confirmed 12.1.1697/98
BWAS-1603
21.2.1700/1 - 15.1.1701/2Captain and MasterLawrence Keck ADM 6/6/58ADM 6/69.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Captain and MasterThomas Mitchell ADM 6/7/16BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 10.1.1702/3CommanderArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 28.11.1702
BWAS-1603
11.1.1702/3 - 24.11.1705CommanderArchibald Hamilton (d.c.1739) ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/7

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.3.1700/1 - 15.1.1701/2LieutenantRichard Banks ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/610.3.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3LieutenantCharles Cooper ADM 6/7/17ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 24.11.1705LieutenantCharles Cooper ADM 6/7/77ADM 6/7

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.6.1692 - 24.9.1692Master's MateThomas Keck (c.1669-?) ADM 107/1/56ADM 107/125.9.1692 - 17.1.1693/94MidshipmanThomas Keck (c.1669-?) ADM 107/1/56ADM 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 offADM33
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
24.11.1705Taken by the FrenchBWAS-1603

 

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