Portsmouth Prize

Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'La Joyeuse' (1694) (10)
First Commissioned29.7.1694B028
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck68' 0"Imperial Feet20.7264 
Length of Keel57' 0"Imperial Feet17.3736 
Breadth18' 9"Imperial Feet5.515 
Depth in Hold7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen106 5594Tons BM 


1694Broadside Weight = 15 Imperial Pound ( 6.8025 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck10 British Minions

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
169455 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers

4.12.1694 - 26.6.1696CommanderSir Francis Hosier (d.1727) ADM 107/3/58BWAS-160314.7.1696 - 29.9.1696CommanderGeorge Ramsay (d.1717) ADM 6/4/14BWAS-1603

5 Warrant Officers

22.12.1694 - 22.6.1696GunnerJonathan FreemanADM/A22.12.1694 - 16.7.1696BoatswainRichard ClarageADM/A22.12.1694 - 7.1.1696/97CarpenterThomas SharmanADM/A23.6.1696 - 7.1.1696/97GunnerGeorge TindallADM/A17.7.1696 - 7.1.1696/97BoatswainJohn ClarkeADM/A

Service History

31.5.1694Taken by PortsmouthBWAS-1603
31.5.1694Comissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
29.6.1694Purchased for serviceBWAS-1603

The ship recently captured by the PORTSMOUTH is to be named the PORTSMOUTH Prize and established as a Sixth Rate in the Navy.

29.7.1694Registered for serviceBWAS-1603
29.9.1696Retaken by a French squadron in the North SeaBWAS-1603


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