Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardSheerness B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-Gunner
ConstructorRobert ShortisBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater5.7.1727B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck109' 6 ½"Imperial Feet33.2359 
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen384 2994Tons BM 


7.6.1696Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1694145Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

20.12.1695 - 1700CaptainRichard Haddock (c.1674-1749/50) ADM 6/3/102BWAS-160314.1.1701/2 - 16.1.1701/2CaptainJohn Worrell (d.1706) ADM 6/6/130ADM 6/617.1.1701/2 - 7.2.1702/3CaptainRobert Arris (d.1719/20) ADM 6/6/134ADM 6/66.7.1702 - 21.1.1705/6CaptainJohn Carlton (d.1712) ADM 6/7/44BWAS-16032.2.1705/6 - 20.11.1707CaptainEdward Vernon (1684-1757) ADM 6/8/227BWAS-160321.11.1707 - 7.6.1711CaptainJohn Shales (d.1720) ADM 6/9/102BWAS-16038.6.1711 - 9.3.1711/12CaptainRobert Pearson (d.1723) ADM 6/11/168
Commission confirmed 13.11.1711
10.3.1711/12 - 6.2.1713/14CaptainRobert Pearson (d.1723) ADM 6/11/197ADM 6/117.2.1714/15 - 16.1.1717/18CaptainArthur Field (d.1726) ADM 6/12/25BWAS-160317.1.1717/18 - 28.4.1723CaptainThomas Whorwood (d.1745/46) ADM 6/12/110BWAS-1603

16 Commissioned Officers

3.2.1695/96 - 10.6.1697LieutenantFrancis Drake (c.1669-1726) ADM 6/3/123ADM 6/311.6.1697 - 1697LieutenantJohn Foxley (c.1663-c.1703) ADM 6/4/103ADM 6/416.1.1701/2 - 1.3.1702/3LieutenantSir Robert Johnson (d.1723) ADM 6/8/133ADM 6/62.3.1702/3 - 15.8.1704LieutenantThomas Knightley ADM 6/8/97ADM 6/716.8.1704 - 10.2.1705/6LieutenantCornelius Votier ADM 6/8/89ADM 6/1411.2.1705/6 - 21.11.1707LieutenantAlexander Geddes (d.1750/51) ADM 6/8/230ADM 6/824.11.1707 - 11.9.1708LieutenantGeorge Colt ADM 6/9/104ADM 6/912.9.1708 - 11.9.1708LieutenantHenry Langrish ADM 6/9/183ADM 6/96.8.1709 - 13.3.1710/11LieutenantPelham Winn ADM 6/12/117
Commission confirmed 12.3.1716/17
ADM 6/12
14.3.1710/11 - 8.6.1711LieutenantCornelius Willmore ADM 6/12/3
Commission confirmed 13.10.1714
ADM 6/12
10.3.1711/12 - 9.12.1712LieutenantCharles Stone ADM 6/11/197ADM 6/1110.12.1712 - 7.2.1714/15LieutenantSamuel Goodere (1687-1741) ADM 6/11/234ADM 6/118.2.1714/15 - 16.1.1717/18LieutenantJohn Browning ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 12.5.1719LieutenantJames Scott ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/1213.5.1719 - 15.11.1721LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/12/169ADM 6/1216.11.1721 - 4.2.1722/23LieutenantRichard Waddon ADM 6/13/25ADM 6/13

3 Crewmen

23.11.1696 - 27.1.1699/0Captain's ServantJohn Child ADM 107/2/155ADM107/228.1.1699/0 - 15.1.1701/2Ordinary SeamanJohn Child ADM 107/2/155ADM107/24.10.1708 - 14.6.1709Volunteer-per-orderMatthew Beckwith (d.1728) ADM 107/3/30ADM107/3

Service History


In company with Weymouth took Fougueux

5.2.1696/97Action of 1697-02-05
5.2.1696/97Took the Privateer Ship Le Nouveau Cherbourg (36) BWAS-1603
5.2.1696/97Took the Privateer Frigate Le Dauphin (28) BWAS-1603
6.2.1696/97Took the Privateer Le Duc de Chaulnes BWAS-1603
16.7.1697Took the Privateer Frégate Légère La Marquise de Maintenon (16) BWAS-1603
29.8.1697Took the Privateer L'Amitié
1700Sailed to SaleeBWAS-1603
1702Stationed in the North SeaBWAS-1603
26.2.1702/3Took the Privateer Frigate Le Rossignol Courronné BWAS-1603
17.7.1704Took the Privateer Le Saint Antoine BWAS-1603
1706Service in the Channel and Bay of BiscayBWAS-1603
1708Service in the North SeaBWAS-1603
1710Sailed as convoy to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
12.1711Started a large repair at WoolwichBWAS-1603
4.1712Completed large repair at WoolwichBWAS-1603
1713Off SaleeBWAS-1603
6.1714Began repairs at Sheerness BWAS-1603
11.1714Completed repairs at Sheerness at a cost of £1183.6.4dBWAS-1603
1718Sailed as convoy to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1.1718Began small repair at Sheerness BWAS-1603
3.1717/18Completed small repair at Sheerness at a cost of £1614.18.8dBWAS-1603
1720To VirginiaBWAS-1603
1721Paid offBWAS-1603
5.7.1727Sailed from Sheerness to be sunk as a breakwater at HarwichBWAS-1603


B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/6 ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/11 ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/3 ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive
ADM 6/4 ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/7 ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/14 ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive
ADM 6/8 ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
ADM 6/9 ADM 6/9 Commission and Warrent Book 1706 9 July-1708 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/12 ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13 ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM107/2 ADM 107/2 1703-1712 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM107/3 ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive

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