Portsmouth Prize

5899
Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'La Joyeuse' (1694) (10)
Captured31.5.1694BWAS-1603
First Commissioned29.7.1694B028
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured29.9.1696BWAS-1603

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


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

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.12.1694 - 22.6.1696Gunner Jonathan FreemanADM/A22.12.1694 - 16.7.1696Boatswain Richard ClarageADM/A22.12.1694 - 7.1.1696/97Carpenter Thomas SharmanADM/A23.6.1696 - 7.1.1696/97Gunner George TindallADM/A17.7.1696 - 7.1.1696/97Boatswain John ClarkeADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1694Taken by PortsmouthBWAS-1603
31.5.1694Comissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
29.6.1694Purchased for serviceBWAS-1603
20.7.1694

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

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

 

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