Roebuck

6226
Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1689B028
Acquired17.4.1690B028
First Commissioned11.4.1690B028
ShipyardWapping - London B028
Ship Class1689 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor Edward SnelgroveB028
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

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1690 - 20.7.1690Captain Isaac Townsend (d.1731)BWAS-160321.7.1690 - 29.8.1690Captain John Walford (d.1690)BWAS-160317.8.1690 - 8.1.1690/91Captain Andrew Leake (d.1704)BWAS-160315.1.1690/91 - 17.6.1692Captain Francis Manley (d.1692)BWAS-16036.3.1692/93 - 22.11.1693Captain Richard Wyatt (d.1703)BWAS-160323.11.1693 - 13.1.1694/95Captain Robert Kirktown (d.1718)BWAS-160314.1.1694/95 - 20.6.1695Captain Edward Owen (d.1708)BWAS-160321.6.1695 - 21.4.1696Captain George Trenchard (d.1696)† ADM 6/3/63BWAS-16031.5.1696 - 24.3.1696/97Captain Robert Stevens (d.1704/5) ADM 6/3/154BWAS-160325.3.1697 - 10.10.1697Captain William Urry ADM 6/4/85BWAS-160326.7.1698 - 21.2.1700/1Captain William Dampier (1651-1715) ADM 6/5/25TRN2

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.6.1695 - 25.7.1698Lieutenant William Weighman (c.1666-?) ADM 6/3/64ADM 6/326.7.1698 - 21.2.1700/1Lieutenant George Fisher (d.1705) ADM 6/5/26ADM 6/5

13 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1690 - 27.10.1691Cook Thomas HopkinsADM/A29.7.1690 - 17.11.1691Gunner William StockmanADM/A29.7.1690 - 22.3.1693/94Carpenter John HammondADM/A27.10.1691 - 10.12.1694Cook William AllinADM/A18.11.1691 - 1691Gunner William BrockADM/A20.2.1692/93 - 26.4.1694Master Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/114.2.1693/94 - 1694Boatswain Robert EagerADM/A23.3.1693/94 - 22.10.1696Carpenter Christopher MulletADM/A11.12.1694 - 1694Cook Bennet GoodwynADM/A3.4.1696 - 1696Carpenter John WiseADM/A24.9.1696 - 1696Gunner Philip PaineADM/A16.10.1696 - 1.12.1698Boatswain Robert WarrenADM 1/526023.10.1696 - 1696Carpenter Charles LownsdallADM/A

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.1.1692/93 - 19.2.1692/93Coxswain Joseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/63ADM 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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