Ruby Prize

Nominal Guns44B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'L'Entreprenante' (1693) (44)
First Commissioned15.4.1695B028
ShipyardBrest - Brittany BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel82' 2"Imperial Feet25.019 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen420 194Tons BM 


1695Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1695190Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1695160Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1695120Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

6 Commanding Officers

15.4.1695 - 19.1.1695/96CaptainThomas Ekines ADM 6/3/45ADM 6/320.1.1695/96 - 3.6.1696CaptainKerrit Roffey (d.1716) ADM 6/3/119ADM 6/34.6.1696 - 24.9.1696CaptainSamuel Vincent (d.1719)ADM 6/425.9.1696 - 18.2.1696/97CaptainSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 6/4/30ADM 6/41697 - 26.7.1697CaptainJohn Herne (d.1705)BWAS-160327.7.1697 - 1.12.1697CaptainHumphrey Sanders (d.1725/26) ADM 6/4/111ADM 6/4

4 Commissioned Officers

18.4.1695First LieutenantEdward Manning ADM 6/3/51ADM 6/318.4.1695 - 18.8.1695Second LieutenantThomas Gordon (c.1658-1740/41) ADM 6/3/51ADM 6/33.2.1695/96 - 7.8.1696LieutenantGeorge Graydon ADM 6/3/125ADM 6/37.7.1697 - 1.12.1697LieutenantJohn Tomkin (c.1656-?) ADM 6/4/108ADM 6/4

Service History

1696Storeship at the NoreBWAS-1603
1.12.1697Paid offADM 51
24.5.1698Sold for £501BWAS-1603


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