Nominal Guns42BWAS-1603
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned31.7.1708B028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1603
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
ConstructorRichard BurchettBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1.1723B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck117' 6"Imperial Feet35.6706 
Length of Keel96' 6 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Breadth33' 0"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold13' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen559 2094Tons BM 


5.8.1708Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

31.7.1708 - 10.12.1710CaptainHenry Lawson (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/9/178BWAS-160311.12.1710 - 3.12.1712CaptainCaesar Brooks (c.1674-1711) ADM 6/11/87ADM 6/1126.7.1715 - 27.3.1716CaptainCharles Poole (d.1738/39) ADM 6/12/47BWAS-160328.3.1716 - 8.12.1719CaptainGeorge Gordon (d.1731) ADM 6/12/65BWAS-1603

5 Commissioned Officers

31.7.1708 - 5.7.1711LieutenantGeorge Hart ADM 6/9/178ADM 6/99.11.1711 - 31.5.1712LieutenantPalmes Bravel (d.c.1727) ADM 6/11/175ADM 6/111.6.1712 - 3.12.1712LieutenantNathaniel Belsham (c.1672-?) ADM 6/11/211ADM 6/1127.7.1715 - 2.3.1715/16LieutenantJames Henderson ADM 6/12/47ADM 6/123.3.1715/16 - 14.12.1719First LieutenantRobert Maynard (d.1750) ADM 6/12/63ADM 6/12

1 Warrant Officer

18.9.1710 - 5.3.1710/11Midshipman ExtraHenry Rossington ADM 6/11/68ADM 6/11

Service History

1709In the Bristol ChannelBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to the Channel IslandsBWAS-1603
1711Stationed in the ChannelBWAS-1603
8.9.1711Took the privateer Bizarre off the coast of PortugalBWAS-1603
18.9.1711Took the privateer Victorieuse off the coast of PortugalBWAS-1603
1712In the North SeaBWAS-1603
12.1712Paid offBWAS-1603
1717Sailed to VirginiaBWAS-1603
12.1719Paid offBWAS-1603
12.1722Began breaking upBWAS-1603
1.1723Completed breaking up for rebuildingBWAS-1603


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