Prompt Prize

Nominal Guns70BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Second Rate ship of the line 'Prompt' (1692) (70)
ShipyardDunkerque NNF-1661
Designed byRene Le VasseurNNF-1661
ConstructorRene Le VasseurNNF-1661
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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

3 Commanding Officers

16.10.1701 - 8.3.1701/2CaptainEdward Rumsey (d.1710)BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 15.11.1702CaptainEdward Rumsey (d.1710) ADM 6/7/63ADM 6/716.11.1702 - 1702CaptainNathaniel Grantham (d.1723) ADM 6/7/60ADM 6/7

4 Commissioned Officers

14.10.1702 - 8.2.1702/3Second LieutenantEdward Paddon (d.1704) ADM 6/7/67
Commission confirmed 21.12.1702
ADM 6/7
16.10.1702 - 2.2.1702/3Third 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 - 23.1.1702/3First LieutenantJohn Hemmington (d.1757) ADM 6/7/73ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer

16.12.1702 - 1703GunnerWilliam Onyon ADM 6/7/78
Commission 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


BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1661Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1661 à 1715Alain DemerliacBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive

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