Portsmouth

5898
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.6.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired13.5.1690B028
ShipyardPortsmouth - Hampshire B028
Ship Class1689 Program 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorWilliam StigantBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured1.10.1696B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck106' 3"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel89' 0"Imperial Feet27.1272 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen411 9294Tons BM 

Armament


13.5.1690Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1689145Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1690 - 17.1.1690/91CaptainFrancis Wyvell (d.1729)BWAS-160318.1.1690/91 - 16.9.1691CaptainWilliam WhetstoneBWAS-160317.9.1691 - 8.1692CaptainJohn Bridges (d.1694)BWAS-16031.10.1692 - 9.6.1695CaptainCharles Brittiff (d.1703)BWAS-16039.6.1695 - 11.10.1696CaptainGabriel Millison ADM 6/3/139
Commission confirmed 18.3.1695/96
BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.11.1694 - 11.10.1696LieutenantThomas Bryan ADM 6/3/139
Commission confirmed 18.3.1695/96
ADM 6/3

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.10.1690 - 1.4.1691Able SeamanRobert Boyd (c.1667-?) ADM 107/1/92ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1690With the Channel FleetBWAS-1603
1691With the Channel FleetBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
11.1693Took the Ship La Hyacinthe (36) BWAS-1603
10.1694With Russell's fleetBWAS-1603
1696With Benbow's squadronBWAS-1603
11.10.1696Taken by four French privateers off RomneyBWAS-1603

 

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