Royal Transport

Nominal Guns18B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Constructor Robert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Given Away14.3.1698/99B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel75' 0"Imperial Feet22.86 
Breadth23' 6"Imperial Feet7.0612 
Depth in Hold7' 9"Imperial Feet2.3622 
Burthen220 2994Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:648
Depth in Hold9' 9"Imperial Feet2.9718 


12.1695Broadside Weight = 59.5 Imperial Pound ( 26.9842 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck20 British Saker
Gun Deck18 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1695100 BWAS-1603

2 Commanding Officers

2.10.1695 - 13.5.1697Captain William Ripley (d.1697) ADM 6/3/97BWAS-160314.5.1697 - 15.11.1698Captain Salmon Morrice (d.1741) ADM 6/4/97BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers

23.12.1695 - 23.2.1697/98Lieutenant Adiel Mill ADM 6/3/103ADM 6/324.2.1697/98 - 18.11.1698Lieutenant Adiel Mill ADM 6/5/10ADM 6/5

1 Warrant Officer

14.5.1697 - 18.11.1698Gunner Nathaniel ButtonADM/A

Service History

14.3.1697/98Ordered that she was to be "given to the Czar of Muscovy for his Navy"BWAS-1603


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Frankie hanavan on Tuesday 17th of March 2020 11:52

Famously she is considered the first schooner rigged vessel of note, but perhaps she was originally ship rigged as described here? She’s universally depicted as schooner rigged in art.

Posted by Jan Fredriksson on Thursday 17th of March 2016 02:02

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Posted by regis on Thursday 31st of December 2015 13:30

depth in hold 9'9" ???


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