Nightingale

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Nominal Guns24BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.8.1702BWAS-1603
Acquired16.12.1702BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1603
Constructor Robert Shortis (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Captured26.8.1707BWAS-1603
BecomesFrench Sixth Rate frigate 'Le Nightingale' (1707) (24)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel78' 9"Imperial Feet23.803 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen251 4094Tons BM 

Armament


12.1702Broadside Weight = 68 Imperial Pound ( 30.838 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1702115EstablishmentBWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.12.1702 - 25.8.1707Captain Seth Jermy (1653-1724) ADM 6/7/69BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.12.1702 - 27.12.1708Lieutenant John Fitton ADM 6/7/70ADM 6/7

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1702Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
26.8.1707Captured by six privateer galleys off HarwichBWAS-1714
26.8.1707Taken by the French off Harwich
30.12.1707Retaken by Ludlow CastleBWAS-1603

 

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