Postillion Prize

Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer barque longue 'Le Postillon' (1701) (10)
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


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 


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

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
170350 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

24.8.1702 - 7.2.1703/4CommanderGeorge Fane (d.1709) ADM 6/7/51BWAS-16038.2.1703/4 - 22.11.1705CommanderJohn Martin ADM 6/8/54ADM 6/823.11.1705 - 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

27.8.1702 - 19.4.1704LieutenantRobert Man (c.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

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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