Prompt Prize

Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Second Rate ship of the line 'Le Prompt' (1692) (70)
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1661
Designed by Rene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1661
Constructor Rene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Sunk as Foundation6.1703BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck157' 9"Imperial Feet47.8576 
Length of Keel129' 2"Imperial Feet39.321 
Breadth45' 0"Imperial Feet13.716 
Depth in Hold15' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet4.5784 
Burthen1,391 2794Tons BM 


1702Broadside Weight = 660 French Livre (712.272 lbs 323.07 kg)W033
Gun Deck28 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder

1702Broadside Weight = 668 French Livre (720.9056 lbs 326.986 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck28 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck30 French 18-Pounder
Gun Deck18 French 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 French 4-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders

14.10.1702 - 15.11.1702Captain Edward Rumsey (d.1710): on board from 20.10.1702 Transfered ADM 6/7/63ADM 6/716.11.1702 - 4.1.1702/3Captain Nathaniel Grantham (d.1723) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/7

4 Commissioned Officers

14.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3Second Lieutenant Edward Paddon (d.1704) ADM 6/7/67
Confirmed 21.12.1702
ADM 6/7
16.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3Third Lieutenant William Mungon ADM 6/7/78
Confirmed 19.1.1702/3
ADM 6/7
21.10.1702First Lieutenant John Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/7/71
Confirmed 30.12.1702
ADM 6/7
22.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3First Lieutenant John Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/7/73ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer

16.12.1702 - 7.1.1702/3Gunner William Onyon ADM 6/7/78
Confirmed 16.1.1702/3
ADM 6/7

Service History

12.10.1702Commissioned for voyage to ChathamBWAS-1603
20.5.1703Ordered to be used as a wharf at ChathamBWAS-1603


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