Lowestoffe

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Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1696BWAS-1603
Launched7.8.1697B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild17.2.1721/22B028
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Lowestoffe' (1723) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck104' 4"Imperial Feet31.7246 
Length of Keel87' 8"Imperial Feet26.5466 
Breadth27' 8"Imperial Feet8.2586 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen356 8894Tons BM 

Armament


7.8.1697Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1694145Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1697 - 1.5.1699CaptainJohn Constable ADM 6/4/112ADM 6/42.5.1699 - 6.9.1702CaptainJohn Underdown (d.1728) ADM 6/5/46NRS00914.10.1702 - 12.1.1702/3CaptainStephen Martin (d.1737) ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
ADM 6/7
13.1.1702/3 - 30.6.1703CaptainRupert Billingsley (d.1720) ADM 6/7/76BWAS-16031.7.1703 - 11.7.1704CaptainCharles Stukely (d.1720) ADM 6/7/135BWAS-160314.7.1704 - 8.4.1709CaptainGeorge Fane (d.1709)† ADM 6/8/85BWAS-16039.4.1709 - 1.6.1715CaptainGeorge Gordon (d.1731) ADM 6/10/84
Commission confirmed 19.8.1709
BWAS-1603
14.9.1716 - 13.1.1717/18CaptainSir Hugh Middleton (5th Baronet Middleton of Ruthin) (d.1756) ADM 6/12/77BWAS-160311.3.1718/19 - 23.5.1719CaptainJohn Yeo (1681-1756) ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/12

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.8.1697 - 9.5.1699LieutenantNicholas Snow ADM 6/4/112ADM 6/410.5.1699 - 25.7.1701LieutenantRichard Falle (1664-1703) ADM 6/5/49BSJ10.2.1701/2 - 29.1.1703/4LieutenantJoseph Woolidge ADM 6/7/8ADM 6/730.1.1703/4 - 20.10.1706LieutenantRichard Davis (d.1718) ADM 6/8/88
Commission confirmed 1.8.1704
ADM 6/8
9.4.1709 - 1.6.1715LieutenantJohn Torway ADM 6/10/84
Commission confirmed 22.8.1709
ADM 6/10
11.3.1718/19 - 23.5.1719LieutenantJohn Gregory (d.c.1728): on board from 13.3.1718/19 ADM 6/12/158ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
30.3.1700 - 7.3.1700/1Midshipman ExtraWilliam Hamilton (c.1672-?) ADM 6/6/30ADM 6/6

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1.1706/7 - 21.6.1709MidshipmanThomas Dare (d.1743) ADM 107/2/278ADM107/212.7.1713 - 3.6.1714MidshipmanSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 107/3/40ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1699Stationed on the Isle of ManBWAS-1603
1700Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
1703Commissioned for GuineaBWAS-1603
7.1704Commissioned for New YorkBWAS-1603
1712Sailed for HomeBWAS-1603
5.1712Began middling repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
6.1712Completed middling repair at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £102.14.8dBWAS-1603
1.6.1715Paid offADM 51
1717Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
1718Sailed homeBWAS-1603
13.1.1718Paid offADM 51
23.5.1719Paid offADM 51


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
29.4.1711-9.10.1711British Fleet For North AmericaSir Hovenden Walker (1666-1725) 
 

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