Saint Paul

Nominal Guns32BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned26.4.1688BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1603


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Keel74' 0"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth25' 9"Imperial Feet7.6657 
Depth in Hold11' 1 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen260Tons BM 

11 Commanding Officers

26.4.1688 - 1689CaptainHenry BotelerBWAS-160325.4.1689 - 15.11.1689CaptainJohn CroftsBWAS-160316.11.1689 - 14.12.1689CaptainJohn Jennings (1664-1743)BWAS-160314.12.1689 - 1691CaptainJohn BomsteadBWAS-16033.7.1691 - 31.3.1692CaptainJosias CrowBWAS-160331.3.1692 - 5.1692CaptainPhineus Bowles (d.1698)BWAS-16035.1692CaptainRichard Pugh (d.1692)BWAS-16031.6.1692 - 2.1.1694/95CaptainSamuel Vincent (d.1719)BWAS-16033.1.1694/95 - 12.11.1696CaptainJohn Mitchell ADM 6/3/2BWAS-160313.1.1696/97 - 27.6.1697CaptainJohn Mitchell ADM 6/4/61ADM 6/428.6.1697 - 7.10.1697CommanderSir Robert DunbarBWAS-1603

15 Warrant Officers

21.5.1688 - 1688BoatswainRichard FrostADM/A1689 - 14.3.1688/89GunnerEdward HodgesADM/A24.12.1689 - 1689CookWilliam SadlerADM/A1692 - 27.10.1692CarpenterJohn RoxbyADM/A15.11.1692 - 8.1.1694/95GunnerThomas WinterADM/A30.11.1692 - 1.11.1694CarpenterRichard BayleyADM/A15.9.1693 - 1693CookMichael BowenADM/A11.1.1694/95 - 1695CookJohn BeawettADM/A4.2.1694/95 - 20.5.1695GunnerThomas RounsevallADM/A3.6.1695 - 7.10.1697GunnerCharles HillADM/A1696 - 14.11.1696BoatswainAnthony MerritonADM/A14.11.1696 - 24.2.1696/97BoatswainJohn SinclaireADM/A4.12.1696 - 7.10.1697CookJohn ShallowbyADM/A25.2.1696/97 - 7.10.1697BoatswainFrancis BakerADM/A7.5.1697 - 7.10.1697CarpenterThomas HarwoodADM/A

Service History

4.1688Converted to a fireship having not been previously usedBWAS-1603
1689Sailed to the West Indies at the end of the yearBWAS-1603

Notes on Ship

Taken from the Algerines, had been a Dutchman prior to capture by Algiers


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