Ruby

531
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Ruby' (1652) (42)
Ordered29.2.1703/4BWAS-1603
Launched18.2.1705/6BWAS-1603
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B028
ConstructorJoseph Allin (d.1716)BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Captured10.10.1707BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck128' 4"Imperial Feet39.018 
Length of Keel105' 7"Imperial Feet32.0396 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold13' 7"Imperial Feet4.0217 
Burthen674 8894Tons BM 

Armament


1706Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1705/6 - 10.10.1707CaptainPeregrine Bertie (d.1709) ADM 6/8/230BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.2.1705/6 - 20.11.1706Second LieutenantCharles Stanhope ADM 6/8/230ADM 6/819.2.1705/6 - 10.10.1707First LieutenantJoshua Banaster (1675-1738) ADM 6/8/230ADM 6/821.11.1706 - 1.1.1706/7Second LieutenantThomas Rumsey (d.1726) ADM 6/9/28ADM 6/92.1.1706/7 - 10.10.1707Second LieutenantPeter Horroy (d.1750) ADM 6/9/37ADM 6/9

Service History


DateEventSource
1707Sailed to the Virgin IslandsBWAS-1603
10.10.1707Taken by Le Mars (54) in the Western ApproachesBWAS-1603
10.10.1707Battle of the Lizard
10.10.1707Taken by Le Mars (54) in the Western Approaches
1708Condemned at Brest and sold for commerceBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
 

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