Postillion Prize

5912
Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer barque longue 'Le Postillon' (1701) (10)
Captured29.6.1702B028
ShipyardUnknown
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked7.5.1709B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck65' 4"Imperial Feet19.8323 
Length of Keel53' 4"Imperial Feet16.1883 
Breadth19' 4"Imperial Feet5.8025 
Depth in Hold7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen105 4794Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4715 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck10 British Saker Cutts

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
170350 BWAS-1603

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.8.1702 - 7.2.1703/4CommanderGeorge Fane (d.1709) ADM 6/7/51BWAS-16038.2.1703/4 - 1704CommanderJohn Martin ADM 6/8/54ADM 6/814.7.1704 - 22.11.1705CommanderJosiah MartinBWAS-160323.11.1705 - 17.3.1708/9CommanderJohn Sapsford ADM 6/8/204BWAS-160319.3.1708/9 - 7.5.1709CommanderThomas Dennett ADM 6/10/46BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1702 - 19.4.1704LieutenantRobert Man (1675-1745) ADM 6/7/51ADM 6/721.4.1704 - 15.1.1704/5LieutenantStroud Main ADM 6/8/73ADM 6/814.2.1704/5 - 10.6.1705LieutenantWilliam Head ADM 6/8/150ADM 6/811.6.1705 - 7.5.1709LieutenantJohn Roose (d.bef.1727) ADM 6/8/183ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
23.7.1702Registered for serviceBWAS-1603
1703Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1704In the North SeaBWAS-1603
7.5.1709Bilged and sank in Ostend harbourBWAS-1603

 

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