Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorJames ParkerBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'Le Scarborough' (1710) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Breadth28' 7"Imperial Feet8.5566 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen391 1194Tons BM 


1696Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck8 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1694145Design Complement
1703155 BWAS-1603

8 Commanding Officers

20.10.1695 - 25.9.1698CaptainRichard Short ADM 6/3/96BWAS-171428.1.1700/1 - 12.3.1700/1CaptainCharles Desborough (d.1722/23) ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/613.3.1700/1 - 14.3.1700/1CaptainStephen Elliott ADM 6/6/73BWAS-171415.3.1700/1 - 1701CaptainHenry Crofts (d.1702) ADM 6/6/74ADM 6/612.1701 - 27.3.1702CaptainRichard HudsonBWAS-171428.3.1702 - 24.4.1704CaptainHenry Fowlis (d.1704)† ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 28.11.1702
25.4.1704 - 22.7.1708CaptainStephen Hutchings (d.1709) ADM 6/8/199BWAS-171423.7.1708 - 1.11.1710CaptainEdward Holland (d.1735/36) ADM 6/10/83
Commission confirmed 17.8.1709

11 Commissioned Officers

3.2.1695/96 - 25.7.1697LieutenantJacob Ramsey ADM 6/3/111ADM 6/326.7.1697 - 26.9.1698LieutenantThomas Marlow ADM 6/4/128
Commission confirmed 1.12.1697
ADM 6/4
29.1.1700/1 - 16.3.1700/1LieutenantJohn Scott (c.1648-?) ADM 6/6/53ADM 6/617.3.1700/1 - 27.3.1702LieutenantThomas Smith (d.1718) ADM 6/6/76ADM 6/628.3.1702 - 24.4.1704LieutenantRobert Glendoning ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 28.11.1702
ADM 6/7
25.4.1704 - 30.1.1705/6LieutenantGeorge Shelvocke (d.1728) ADM 6/8/199
Commission confirmed 6.11.1705
ADM 6/8
31.1.1705/6 - 5.2.1705/6LieutenantL'Estrange Mordaunt (d.c.1751) ADM 6/8/226ADM 6/82.2.1705/6 - 5.2.1705/6LieutenantJohn Roberts ADM 6/8/228ADM 6/82.3.1705/6 - 17.12.1708LieutenantWilliam Thomas ADM 6/8/235ADM 6/818.12.1708 - 26.1.1709/10LieutenantJames Dore ADM 6/10/85
Commission confirmed 27.8.1709
ADM 6/10
27.1.1709/10 - 1.11.1710LieutenantDalby Thomas ADM 6/11/22ADM 6/11

Service History

20.7.1696Took the Privateer Le Volontaire BWAS-1603
1697Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1701In the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1702Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1707Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
7.1708At JamaicaBWAS-1603
1710On a Guinea convoyBWAS-1603
1.11.1710Taken by a French privateer of 30 guns off Cape Lobos, GuineaBWAS-1603


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