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Sapphire

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Saphire
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1674B028
Acquired6.1675BWAS-1603
First Commissioned13.6.1675B028
ShipyardHarwich - Essex B028
Constructor
Sir Anthony DeaneBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1660-1721
B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sunk in Action11.9.1696B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 8"Imperial Feet32.0446 
Length of Keel89' 0"Imperial Feet27.1272 
Breadth26' 10"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft13' 2"Imperial Feet3.9793 
Burthen340 8194Tons BM 

Armament


1677Broadside Weight = 114.5 Imperial Pound ( 51.926 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Lower Gun Deck10 British Saker
Lower Gun Deck4 British Minions

1685Broadside Weight = 82 Imperial Pound ( 37.187 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck16 British 8-Pound Saker
Upper Gun Deck10 British Minions
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1674135Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1674115Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
167490Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.6.1675 - 10.9.1677Captain
Thomas HarmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1671-1677
BWAS-1603
17.9.1677 - 12.4.1679Captain
Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
B051
12.4.1679 - 3.5.1679Captain
William BlaggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1682
BWAS-1603
5.5.1679 - 24.2.1679/80Captain
Cloudisley ShovellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1707
B051
23.3.1680/81 - 14.10.1685Captain
Anthony HastingsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692
BWAS-1603
11.7.1686 - 5.1689Captain
John TosyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1689
BWAS-1603
5.1689 - 7.1689Captain
William BokenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1681-1703
BWAS-1603
7.1689 - 10.4.1690Captain
Christopher MyngsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1684-1707
BWAS-1603
11.4.1690 - 1693Captain
James KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1695
BWAS-1603
1693Captain
Hovenden WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1715
BWAS-1603
1694 - 1695Captain
Robert WynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1711
BWAS-1603
1695 - 23.1.1695/96Captain
John LytcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1697
BWAS-1603
24.1.1695/96 - 11.9.1696Captain
Thomas CleasbeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
ADM 6/3/120
BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
bef.9.1676 - aft.21.5.1677Lieutenant
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1696
ADM 8/1/78
ADM8
14.10.1695 - 11.9.1696Lieutenant
James BrothersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1704
ADM 6/3/101
Confirmed 14.12.1695
ADM 6/3

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1680 - 20.4.1680Surgeon
Samuel EvansBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1680
CTB-06
1694Purser
Benjamin NobbsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694
ADM/A/1813/287
ADM/A
23.11.1694 - 11.9.1696Gunner
George AustinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1696
ADM/A/1813/241
ADM/A
1696 - 11.9.1696Boatswain
James CrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1698
ADM 6/4/62
ADM 6/4
1696 - 11.9.1696Carpenter
Thomas HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/64
ADM 6/4
1696 - 11.9.1696Purser
William FitzhughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/80
ADM 6/4
1696 - 11.9.1696Cook
Roger TyrrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/90
ADM 6/4

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.9.1690 - 13.12.1690Midshipman
James JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
ADM 107/1/52
ADM 107/1
14.12.1690 - 16.9.1691Master's Mate
James JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
ADM 107/1/52
ADM 107/1
23.10.1693 - 17.1.1693/94Midshipman
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1695
ADM 107/1/88
ADM 107/1
1696 - 11.9.1696Volunteer
Henry LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/86
ADM 6/4
13.2.1695/96 - 11.9.1696Midshipman
Robert ProsserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1734
ADM 107/1/355
ADM 107/1

3 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
15.4.1685 - 4.4.1688Captain's Clerk
John GraheursBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1693
ADM 107/1/33
ADM 107/1
21.3.1689/90 - 5.9.1690Able Seaman
James JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1694
ADM 107/1/52
ADM 107/1
12.12.1690 - 20.4.1692Able Seaman
Samuel OatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1657-1702
ADM 107/1/32
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
13.6.1675Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1.1676At GenoaBWAS-1603
30.8.1677Took the Ship
Date Tree (28) 1677-1677
Algerian 28 Gun
Unrated Ship
BWAS-1603
10.9.1677

In action with the Algerian Golden Horse

BWAS-1603
10.9.1677Sapphire vs Golden Horse
9.9.1681Took the Ship
Half Moon (32) 1681-1681
Algerian 32 Gun
Unrated Ship
at Algiers
BWAS-1603
1689Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
4.1690Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
7.1691captured a large French privateerBWAS-1603
1693On the Irish stationBWAS-1603
1696Convoy to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
11.9.1696abandoned and burnt to avoid capture by a French squadron in the Bay of Bulls, NewfoundlandBWAS-1603

 

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Posted by regis on Friday 20th of October 2017 12:16

Maybe victim of the 1696 campaign of the privateers of Noel Danycan


Posted by Brian on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 19:55

London Gazette, 1696, Falmouth Oct. 19 - A vessel has come into this Port in 16 days from Newfoundland, having on board divers passengers; who give an account that on the 11th of last month, 7 or 8 French Privateers, some of them carrying 40 to 50 guns, came into the Bay of bulls and took or destroyed several of our fishing ships; the Sapphire, a Fifth rate, one of their convoys, fought the enemy until she was disabled, and then the Captain set the ship on fire, and retired with his men on shore. The French landed and destroyed the settlement there, and afterwards did the like at other places.

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