Kingfisher

516
Nominal Guns48B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Kingfisher' (1676) (46)
Ordered1698B028
Launched1699B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B065
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)B028
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1728B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 3"Imperial Feet38.103 
Length of Keel110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Breadth34' 4 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen691 3694Tons BM 

Armament


1699Broadside Weight = 210 Imperial Pound ( 95.235 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 204 Imperial Pound ( 92.514 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1701230EstablishmentBWAS-1714
4.1701160Peace EstablishmentBWAS-1714

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.4.1701 - 26.6.1701CaptainVincent Cutter (d.1710): on board from 5.4.1701 ADM 6/6/82ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 15.12.1705CaptainAnthony Tollat (d.1708/9): on board from 10.10.1701 ADM 6/6/114BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.4.1701 - 5.6.1701First LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 5.6.1701Second LieutenantSamuel Edwards (c.1671-1707) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/625.9.1701 - 20.10.1701Second LieutenantRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/6/114ADM 6/621.10.1701 - 1.2.1701/2First LieutenantRichard Rowzier (d.1745) ADM 6/6/118ADM 6/621.10.1701 - 1.2.1701/2Second LieutenantRobert Brown ADM 6/6/118ADM 6/62.2.1701/2 - 15.12.1705First LieutenantRobert Brown ADM 6/7/4ADM 6/72.2.1701/2 - 8.3.1703/4Second LieutenantThomas Stringer ADM 6/7/4ADM 6/79.3.1703/4 - 5.12.1705Second LieutenantGeorge Nicholls (d.1708/9) ADM 6/8/61ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1701Sailed with an East India Company convoy to St Helena and the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1603
4.1701CommissionedB066
15.12.1705

Paid off and never recommissioned

BWAS-1603
8.1706Hulked by admiralty orderB066
17.8.1706Refitted as a Hulk
1728Broken up at SheernessB066


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
B066The Ship of the Line - Volume IIBrian LaveryBook
 

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