Phoenix

5791
Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.11.1693BWAS-1603
Acquired16.3.1693/94B028
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship Class1693 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor& Gardner DaltonB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireship B028
Broken Up to Rebuild1709B028
BecomesBritish fireship 'Phoenix' (1709) (8)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck91' 0"Imperial Feet27.7368 
Length of Keel76' 0"Imperial Feet23.1648 
Breadth25' 2 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold9' 10 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen256 8394Tons BM 

Armament


16.3.1693/94Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1693115Design Complement

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1694 - 20.12.1694CaptainEdward RigbyBWAS-160323.12.1694 - 1.10.1697CaptainJohn Douglas (d.1697) ADM 6/4/39
Commission confirmed 21.10.1696
BWAS-1603
1.10.1697 - 12.9.1699CaptainHercules Mitchell (d.1705)BWAS-160321.2.1700/1 - 30.9.1701Captain and MasterJoseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/6/58BWAS-16037.2.1701/2 - 5.3.1701/2CommanderEdmund Hicks (d.1708)BWAS-16036.3.1701/2 - 12.4.1702Captain and MasterWilliam Cock ADM 6/7/16ADM 6/728.4.1702 - 13.10.1702Captain and MasterJohn Mitchell ADM 6/7/30BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3CommanderUnton Deering (d.1706) ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 11.11.1702
ADM 6/7
8.1.1702/3 - 3.3.1702/3CommanderUnton Deering (d.1706) ADM 6/7/73ADM 6/79.3.1702/3 - 9.12.1703CommanderJohn Trotter (c.1674-1747) ADM 6/7/100BWAS-160310.12.1703 - 8.3.1704/5CommanderGeorge Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/8/32ADM 6/89.3.1704/5 - 22.10.1707CommanderMichael Sansom (d.1711) ADM 6/8/161BWAS-1603

12 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.2.1700/1 - 4.3.1700/1LieutenantJosiah Martin ADM 6/6/60ADM 6/620.3.1700/1 - 12.5.1701LieutenantJames Knowles ADM 6/6/78ADM 6/613.5.1701 - 9.3.1701/2LieutenantRobert Stephens ADM 6/6/95ADM 6/610.3.1701/2 - 15.3.1701/2LieutenantJohn St Leger ADM 6/7/10ADM 6/716.3.1701/2 - 14.1.1702/3LieutenantJohn Wynnell (c.1674-1759) ADM 6/7/19ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 9.12.1703LieutenantJohn Wynnell (c.1674-1759) ADM 6/7/77ADM 6/710.12.1703 - 22.8.1704LieutenantHenry Glanville ADM 6/8/32ADM 6/823.8.1704 - 15.12.1704LieutenantJames Hanway (d.1727) ADM 6/8/99
Commission confirmed 6.10.1704
ADM 6/8
24.1.1704/5 - 20.3.1704/5LieutenantThomas Knightley ADM 6/8/142ADM 6/831.3.1705 - 13.4.1706LieutenantSamuel Tilley (d.1723) ADM 6/8/167ADM 6/821.7.1706 - 25.3.1708LieutenantSamuel Percivall ADM 6/9/148
Commission confirmed 10.3.1708
ADM 6/9
29.4.1709 - 23.10.1710LieutenantWilliam Brockett ADM 6/10/56ADM 6/10

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
22.10.1707Grounded in the Scililes, had no casualties, was salvaged and laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1603

 

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