Rupert

6302
Nominal Guns64BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Rupert' (1666) (64)
Ordered6.3.1701/2BWAS-1603
Acquired11.11.1703BWAS-1603
ShipyardHarwich Dockyard B028
Designed bySir Anthony Deane (1638-1721)B028
ConstructorBenjamin Rosewell (d.1742)BWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Rebuilt8.5.1716B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Rupert' (1716) (60)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck143' 4"Imperial Feet43.5888 
Length of Keel119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth38' 4"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold15' 2"Imperial Feet4.5822 
Burthen930 1194Tons BM 

Armament


1703Broadside Weight = 375 Imperial Pound ( 170.0625 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck10 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1703 - 17.10.1708CaptainChristopher Fogg (d.1708) ADM 6/8/26BWAS-160318.10.1708 - 1710CaptainJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712) ADM 6/9/190BWAS-16031710 - 30.8.1712CommodoreJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712)BWAS-1603

16 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.10.1703 - 1703Second LieutenantHenry Fitzharris (d.1704) ADM 6/8/20ADM 6/820.11.1703 - 20.1.1705/6First LieutenantConingsby Norbury (1679-1734) ADM 6/8/26ADM 6/820.11.1703 - 26.11.1703Third LieutenantJohn Shorter (d.1723) ADM 6/8/26ADM 6/827.11.1703 - 3.6.1706Second LieutenantJohn Shorter (d.1723) ADM 6/8/29ADM 6/827.11.1703 - 3.8.1706Third LieutenantLuke Richardson (d.1739) ADM 6/8/29ADM 6/84.8.1706 - 6.3.1706/7First LieutenantJohn Shorter (d.1723) ADM 6/9/75
Commission confirmed 6.6.1707
ADM 6/9
4.8.1706 - 17.10.1707Third LieutenantJames Dalzell (d.1712) ADM 6/11/10
Commission confirmed 1.12.1709
ADM 6/11
17.3.1706/7 - 24.8.1709First LieutenantDigby Dent (d.1737) ADM 6/9/183
Commission confirmed 9.9.1707
ADM 6/9
26.8.1709 - 26.1.1709/10First LieutenantGeorge Rumball (c.1660-?) ADM 6/10/85ADM 6/1019.11.1709 - 24.7.1711Third LieutenantWilliam Besille (d.1713) ADM 6/11/6ADM 6/1127.1.1709/10 - 1.9.1710First LieutenantSamuel Oates ADM 6/11/22ADM 6/1113.2.1709/10 - 24.7.1711Third LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/11/167
Commission confirmed 12.10.1711
ADM 6/11
2.9.1710 - 1711First LieutenantThomas Mister ADM 6/11/151
Commission confirmed 23.7.1711
ADM 6/11
2.9.1710 - 24.7.1711Second LieutenantMathew Davis (d.1729) ADM 6/11/150
Commission confirmed 16.7.1711
ADM 6/11
25.7.1711 - 2.3.1715/16Second LieutenantGilbert Wallis (d.1738) ADM 6/11/151ADM 6/1125.7.1711 - 10.6.1712Third LieutenantMathew Davis (d.1729) ADM 6/11/151ADM 6/11

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
14.8.1744 - 21.11.1745GunnerNathaniel Scarlett (c.1713-1757) ADM 107/4/30ADM 107/4

Service History


DateEventSource
1704In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1706In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1708In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1709In the DownsBWAS-1603
1710Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
7.1712Returned homeBWAS-1603
9.1715Began great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603
8.5.1716Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate
7.1716Completed great repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1603

 

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