Prompt Prize

5979
Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Second Rate ship of the line 'Le Prompt' (1692) (70)
Captured12.10.1702BWAS-1603
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders NNF-1661
Designed byRene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1661
ConstructorRene Levasseur (1667-1727)NNF-1661
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Sunk as Foundation6.1703BWAS-1603

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1702 - 15.11.1702CaptainEdward Rumsey (d.1710): on board from 20.10.1702 ADM 6/7/63ADM 6/716.11.1702 - 4.1.1702/3CaptainNathaniel Grantham (d.1723) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/7

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3Second LieutenantEdward Paddon (d.1704) ADM 6/7/67
Commission confirmed 21.12.1702
ADM 6/7
16.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3Third LieutenantWilliam Mungon ADM 6/7/78
Commission confirmed 19.1.1702/3
ADM 6/7
21.10.1702First LieutenantJohn Stephens (c.1664-1731) ADM 6/7/71
Commission confirmed 30.12.1702
ADM 6/7
22.10.1702 - 7.1.1702/3First LieutenantJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/7/73ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
16.12.1702 - 7.1.1702/3GunnerWilliam Onyon ADM 6/7/78
Commission confirmed 16.1.1702/3
ADM 6/7

Service History


DateEventSource
12.10.1702Commissioned for voyage to ChathamBWAS-1603
25.1.1702/3RegisteredBWAS-1603
26.3.1703EstablishedBWAS-1603
20.5.1703Ordered to be used as a wharf at ChathamBWAS-1603

 

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