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
ConstructorEdward 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 - 20.7.1690CaptainIsaac Townsend (d.1731)BWAS-160321.7.1690 - 29.8.1690CaptainJohn Walford (d.1690)BWAS-160317.8.1690 - 8.1.1690/91CaptainAndrew Leake (d.1704)BWAS-160315.1.1690/91 - 17.6.1692CaptainFrancis Manley (d.1692)BWAS-16036.3.1692/93 - 22.11.1693CaptainRichard Wyatt (d.1703)BWAS-160323.11.1693 - 13.1.1694/95CaptainRobert Kirktown (d.1718)BWAS-160314.1.1694/95 - 20.6.1695CaptainEdward Owen (d.1708)BWAS-160321.6.1695 - 21.4.1696CaptainGeorge Trenchard (d.1696)† ADM 6/3/63BWAS-16031.5.1696 - 24.3.1696/97CaptainRobert Stevens (d.1704/5) ADM 6/3/154BWAS-160325.3.1697 - 10.10.1697CaptainWilliam Urry ADM 6/4/85BWAS-160326.7.1698 - 21.2.1700/1CaptainWilliam Dampier (1651-1715) ADM 6/5/25TRN2

2 Commissioned Officers


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

13 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
17.4.1690 - 27.10.1691CookThomas HopkinsADM/A29.7.1690 - 17.11.1691GunnerWilliam StockmanADM/A29.7.1690 - 22.3.1693/94CarpenterJohn HammondADM/A27.10.1691 - 10.12.1694CookWilliam AllinADM/A18.11.1691 - 1691GunnerWilliam BrockADM/A20.2.1692/93 - 26.4.1694MasterJoseph Taylor (c.1664-?) ADM 107/1/63ADM 107/114.2.1693/94 - 1694BoatswainRobert EagerADM/A23.3.1693/94 - 22.10.1696CarpenterChristopher MulletADM/A11.12.1694 - 1694CookBennet GoodwynADM/A3.4.1696 - 1696CarpenterJohn WiseADM/A24.9.1696 - 1696GunnerPhilip PaineADM/A16.10.1696 - 1.12.1698BoatswainRobert WarrenADM 1/526023.10.1696 - 1696CarpenterCharles LownsdallADM/A

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
26.1.1692/93 - 19.2.1692/93CoxswainJoseph 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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