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Paramour

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Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1693BWAS-1603
Named1.4.1694B028
Acquired4.4.1694B028
First Commissioned8.1698B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Constructor
Fisher HardingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1701
BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypePinkB028
Sold22.8.1706B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck64' 0"Imperial Feet19.5072 
Length of Keel52' 0"Imperial Feet15.8496 
Breadth18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Depth in Hold9' 7"Imperial Feet2.921 
Burthen89 5894Tons BM 

Armament


1699Broadside Weight = 0.5 Imperial Pound ( 0.2268 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
169450 BWAS-1603
169920 BWAS-1603

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.8.1698 - 20.7.1699Commander
Edmund HalleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1702
ADM 6/5/28
ADM 6/5
23.8.1699 - 18.9.1700Commander
Edmund HalleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1702
ADM 6/6/11
BWAS-1603
26.4.1701 - 14.10.1702Commander
Edmund HalleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1702
ADM 6/6/92
ADM 6/6
14.10.1702 - 11.3.1702/3Commander
Joseph MighellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1704
ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 11.11.1702
ADM 6/7
12.3.1702/3 - 24.10.1703Commander
Robert StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/7/104
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.10.1698 - 4.12.1698Lieutenant
Edward HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1700
Transfered ADM 6/5/31
ADM 6/5

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.6.1696 - 1696Boatswain
John MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM/A
4.6.1696 - 17.12.1696Carpenter
William CornwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
Transfered ADM 6/4/55
ADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
1.4.1694

You having informed us that the new Pink ordered to be built at Deptford Dockyard for Colonel Middleton may be launched this Spring, we direct you to cause her to be launched accordingly, and that she be named PARAMOUR and entered on the List of the Royal Navy by this name.

ADM/A
23.4.1696

His Majesty has been pleased to lend his Pink, the Paramour, to Mr Halley for a voyage to the East Indies or the South Seas. We direct you to cause her to be sheathed and fitted for such a voyage, and furnished with twelve months Stores proper for her.

ADM/A
19.6.1696

The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have been pleased to appoint me Commander of the Paramour Pink, and to order me to give sufficient security for the Wages that shall become due to the Ship's company. Your Honours have also commanded me to lay before you a List of the number and quality of the Persons I design to take with me. They are as follows:- 1 Chief Mate; 1 Mate and Gunner; 1 Surgeon; 1 Boatswain; 1 Carpenter; 10 Foremast Men; 2 Boys. With myself, Mr Middleton and his servant there will be in all twenty Persons. The voyage intended will be about ten months according to the common course of Navigation.
Sir John Hoskyns of Harwood in the County of Hereford Bank undertakes to give the security desired. Signed by Edmund Halley, Scientist.

ADM/A
23.7.1698

Ordered to be girdled to improve stablity

BWAS-1603
11.1698Sailed for the South Atlantic on a scientific voyage to investigate magnetic influenceBWAS-1603
1699Second voyage to the South AtlanticBWAS-1603
1700Investigating the Channel tidesBWAS-1603
1702Converted to a bomb ketchBWAS-1603
1703In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
23.7.1703

Ordered to be sold

BWAS-1603
22.8.1706

Sold to John Constable for £122

BWAS-1603

 

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