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Roebuck

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Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1689B028
Acquired17.4.1690B028
First Commissioned11.4.1690B028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Ship Class1689 Program Fireships (1689)B028
Constructor
Edward SnelgroveBritish
Ship Builder
B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireship B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Foundered21.2.1700/1TRN2

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel84' 5"Imperial Feet25.635 
Breadth25' 6"Imperial Feet7.6505 
Depth in Hold9' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet2.7623 
Burthen291 9294Tons BM 

Armament


17.4.1691Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

10.6.1695Broadside Weight = 140 Imperial Pound ( 63.49 kg)ADM/A
Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.169950Actual crew (men and boys)?TRN2

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1690 - 20.7.1690Captain
Isaac TownsendBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1706
BWAS-1603
21.7.1690 - 29.8.1690Captain
John WalfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
17.8.1690 - 8.1.1690/91Captain
Andrew LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1696
Transfered
BWAS-1603
15.1.1690/91 - 17.6.1692Captain
Francis ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1693
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1603
bef.10.1692 - 10.1692Captain
Charles WagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1734
ADM 10/6/425
ADM 106
6.3.1692/93 - 22.11.1693Captain
Richard WyattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1703
BWAS-1603
23.11.1693 - 13.1.1694/95Captain
Robert KirktownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711
Transfered
BWAS-1603
14.1.1694/95 - 20.6.1695Captain
Edward OwenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
BWAS-1603
21.6.1695 - 21.4.1696Captain
George TrenchardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/3/63
BWAS-1603
1.5.1696 - 24.3.1696/97Captain
Robert StevensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
Transfered ADM 6/3/154
BWAS-1603
25.3.1697 - 10.10.1697Captain
William UrryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/4/85
BWAS-1603
26.7.1698 - 21.2.1700/1Captain
William DampierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1702
ADM 6/5/25
TRN2

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1695 - 25.7.1698Lieutenant
William WeighmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1679-1735
ADM 6/3/64
ADM 6/3
26.7.1698 - 21.2.1700/1Lieutenant
George FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
ADM 6/5/26
ADM 6/5

17 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1690 - 27.10.1691Cook
Thomas HopkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1695
ADM/A
29.7.1690 - 17.11.1691Gunner
William StockmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1691
Dismissed
ADM/A
29.7.1690 - 22.3.1693/94Carpenter
John HammondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
ADM/A
27.10.1691 - 10.12.1694Cook
William AllinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1694
ADM/A
18.11.1691 - 1691Gunner
William BrockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691
ADM/A
20.2.1692/93 - 26.4.1694Master
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
ADM 107/1/63
ADM 107/1
14.2.1693/94 - 1.11.1695Boatswain
Robert EagerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
Transfered ADM 6/5/89
ADM/A
23.3.1693/94 - 14.8.1695Carpenter
Christopher MulletBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1696
Transfered ADM 6/5/70
ADM 6/3
11.12.1694 - 1694Cook
Bennet GoodwynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694
ADM/A
9.10.1695 - 1695Purser
John SouthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/92
ADM 6/3
2.11.1695 - bef.24.12.1695Boatswain
Thomas BroadridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Resigned ADM 6/3/90
ADM 6/3
9.11.1695 - 1695Carpenter
Jonas ChamberlenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
ADM 6/3/90
ADM 6/3
25.12.1695 - 1695Boatswain
John ToopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/108
ADM 6/3
3.4.1696 - 1696Carpenter
John WiseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM/A
24.9.1696 - 1696Gunner
Philip PaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM/A
16.10.1696 - 1.12.1698Boatswain
Robert WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
Dismissed
ADM 1/5260
23.10.1696 - 1696Carpenter
Charles LownsdallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM/A

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.1.1692/93 - 19.2.1692/93Coxswain
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
ADM 107/1/63
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
10.5.1694

Present at the destruction of shipping in Betheume Bay

BWAS-1603
4.1695

Escape from René Trouin   Privateer Squadron

BWAS-1603
23.5.1695Refitted as a 24 gun Fifth Rate
10.6.1695

Agree that when the Speedwell and Roebuck, Fireships, are converted into Frigates they are to be established with 150 men and 26 guns each. Of these 26 guns, 22 are to be sakers of 12 or 13 pounds and for are to faucons of for hundredweight each.
After conversion the ships are to be borne as 5th Rates and are to be fitted out for service in the Channel and victualled for ten weeks.

ADM/A
1697

Commissioned for Yarmouth fishery protection duties

BWAS-1603
11.8.1698Refitted as a 12 gun Sixth Rate for a round the world expedition
14.1.1698/99

Left the Downs on an expedition "for the discovery of the unknown parts of New Holland and New Guinea"

TRN2
17.10.1700

Sailed from Batavia

ref:1422
11.1.1700/1Sailed from Cape of Good Hope ref:1422
2.2.1700/1Arrived at St Helena ref:1422
21.2.1700/1Sailed from St Helena ref:1422
24.2.1700/1

Sank at her anchors in Clarence Bay, Ascension Island

TRN2

 

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