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5831
Nominal Guns30B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured12.5.1689BWAS-1603
First Commissioned29.8.1689B028
ShipyardUnknownB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk as Breakwater4.8.1697B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck97' 6"Imperial Feet29.5874 
Length of Keel87' 0"Imperial Feet26.5176 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen367 1394Tons BM 

Armament


29.8.1689Broadside Weight = 82.5 Imperial Pound ( 37.4145 kg)ADM/A
Gun Deck30 British Saker

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.8.1689130 ADM/A

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.8.1689 - 25.7.1690Captain
Andrew CottenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1690
: on board from 3.9.1689 Transfered
B051
26.7.1690 - 1692Captain
James BuckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1692
BWAS-1603
1692 - 1694Captain
Frederick WeighmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1691
BWAS-1603
29.5.1694 - 16.10.1694Captain
William LindseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1694
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
18.10.1694 - 13.1.1694/95Captain
Edward BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1692
BWAS-1603
5.2.1694/95 - 6.2.1694/95Captain
Edward DoyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
BWAS-1603
6.2.1694/95 - 16.8.1695Captain
Richard JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
BWAS-1603
19.8.1695 - 20.4.1697Captain
William RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1702
ADM 6/4/72
Issued by
Francis RussellBritish
Administrator
Service 1694-1696
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 10.2.1696/97
ADM 6/4

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.1691Lieutenant
Thomas FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1667-1691
ADM/A
17.11.1694 - 20.4.1697Lieutenant
Thomas DieasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1703
ADM 6/4/73
Issued by
Francis RussellBritish
Administrator
Service 1694-1696
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 10.2.1696/97
ADM 6/4

15 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.8.1689 - 26.12.1693Purser
William TresillianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1693
Transfered
ADM/A
21.8.1689 - 1689Carpenter
James CartwrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689
ADM/A
24.8.1689 - 1689Cook
Edward RickettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689
ADM/A
28.8.1689 - 1689Boatswain
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689
ADM/A
c.18.9.1689 - 1689Surgeon
Thomas LovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1689
ADM 106/388/178
ADM 106
15.1.1690/91 - 12.7.1693Carpenter
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690-1696
Transfered
ADM/A
23.2.1690/91 - 1691Boatswain
Thomas BroadridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1696
ADM/A
1693 - 3.12.1693Gunner
Edward HaberdineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1696
Transfered
ADM/A
13.7.1693 - 1693Carpenter
John MayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693
ADM/A
11.12.1693 - 1689Gunner
Alexander WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693
ADM/A
28.12.1693 - 11.10.1696Purser
Edward ChamberlaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1696
Transfered
ADM/A
28.12.1693 - 9.2.1696/97Boatswain
William SteeleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1714
ADM 6/4/73
ADM/A
16.10.1696 - 6.1.1696/97Purser
John MoreleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/38
ADM 6/4
7.1.1696/97 - 20.4.1697Purser
Thomas WagstaffeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/59
ADM 6/4
10.2.1696/97 - 1697Boatswain
John PartingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/73
ADM 6/4

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
23.12.1691 - 2.8.1693Volunteer
William DringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1702
ADM 107/1/91
ADM 107/1
12.7.1695 - 17.10.1695Able Seaman
Thomas SavageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1713
Transfered ADM 107/2/36
ADM 107/2

Service History


DateEventSource
12.5.1689Captured by Nonsuch and TigerBWAS-1603
27.8.1689

You are directed to have the PLAY prize, being the bigger of the two French prizes, lately taken by the NONSUCH, to be fitted for sea service in the Channel. She is to be established with 130 men and 30 guns, of which 16 are to be Saker of 22 hundred weight and 14 of 18 hundred weight each.

ADM/A
6.9.1689

The Commissioners of the Ordnance wrote to us on 4 September to advise that the 30 Saker guns proposed for the PLAY prize, cannot be supplied out of their Majesties stores, but the guns listed in the margin of this letter may be spared. You are directed, if you have no objection thereto, to have these guns established to her and to make a report to the Board.

ADM/A
1694Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
20.4.1697Paid offADM 33
4.8.1697Ordered sunk as a breakwater at SheernessBWAS-1603
29.8.1698PurchasedBWAS-1603

 

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