Milford

5401
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.6.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired18.3.1689/90BWAS-1603
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1603
Ship Class1689 Program 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorJoseph LawrenceBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured1.12.1693BWAS-1603
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'Le Milford' (1693) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 2"Imperial Feet32.0142 
Length of Keel88' 5"Imperial Feet26.8383 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen355 6294Tons BM 

Armament


1689Broadside 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
6.1689145Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.3.1689/90 - aft.24.3.1691/92CaptainCharles Hawkins (d.1693/94)BWAS-1603bef.10.4.1692 - 1.12.1693CaptainRoger Vaughan (d.1694/95)BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1693 - 29.3.1693MasterJoseph SewellADM 1/5253

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.6.1692 - 1.12.1693MidshipmanRobert Eales (c.1673-?) ADM 107/1/97ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1691Sailed for the Newfoundland fisheriesBWAS-1603
1692In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1.12.1693Taken by a squadron of four French ships off Orfordness losing 16 killedBWAS-1603

 

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