Nominal Guns8
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate fireship 'Phoenix' (1694) (28)
First Commissioned27.4.1709
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship Class1693 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor& Gardner DaltonB028
Ship TypeFireship
Broken Up to Rebuild4.1727


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck93' 6"Imperial Feet28.3972 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth25' 10 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen273 2194Tons BM 


2.2.1710/11Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1603
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers

27.4.1709 - 28.9.1710CommanderThomas Graves (d.1755) ADM 6/10/57BWAS-16033.2.1710/11 - 17.6.1713CommanderEdward Blackett (1683-1756) ADM 6/11/104BWAS-160317.6.1713 - 5.10.1715CaptainEdward Blackett (1683-1756) ADM 6/11/264BWAS-16035.10.1715 - 1721Captain and MasterVincent Pearce (d.1745) ADM 6/12/53BWAS-1603

3 Commissioned Officers

13.4.1711 - 7.10.1715LieutenantGeorge Hitchcock ADM 6/11/128ADM 6/117.10.1715 - 25.10.1715LieutenantWilliam Fleming ADM 6/12/53ADM 6/1226.10.1715 - 1721LieutenantRichard Symonds (d.1740) ADM 6/12/55ADM 6/12

1 Petty Officer

3.3.1712/13 - 16.1.1717/18Midshipman ExtraPeter Peters (d.1754) ADM 6/11/247ADM 6/11

Service History

10.9.1709Damaged in a collision with BWAS-1603
28.9.1710Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
28.9.1710Paid off at Portsmouth and later recommissioned for teh Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
2.2.1710/11Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Ship
14.7.1711Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Ship
3.1712/13Began repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1713Completed repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1714Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
1716Stationed on the coast of ScotlandBWAS-1603
1717Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
1718Sailed to the Bahamas and then to New YorkBWAS-1603
1721Returned homeBWAS-1603
1727Surveyed at DeptfordBWAS-1603
4.1727Broken up at Deptford and the remains moved to Woolwich to be rebuiltBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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