Seahorse

6554
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.8.1711BWAS-1714
Launched13.2.1711/12BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Ship ClassGibraltar GroupBWAS-1714
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1727BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Seahorse' (1727) (20)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 0"Imperial Feet28.6512 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth26' 0"Imperial Feet7.9248 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen276Tons BM 

Armament


13.2.1711/12Broadside Weight = 72 Imperial Pound ( 32.652 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

1714Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1710115Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1711/12 - 14.9.1712CommanderJames Dalzell (d.1712)† ADM 6/11/191BWAS-171414.9.1712 - 8.10.1712CaptainWilliam Besille (d.1713)BWAS-17149.10.1712 - 4.11.1712CommanderHercules Baker (d.1744) ADM 6/12/4
Commission confirmed 3.11.1714
ADM 6/12
5.11.1712 - 16.6.1713CommanderCharles Arundel (d.1723) ADM 6/11/229BWAS-171417.6.1713 - 2.9.1714Captain and MasterCharles Arundel (d.1723) ADM 6/11/263ADM 6/113.9.1714 - 27.6.1716Captain and MasterJoseph Soanes (d.1737) ADM 6/11/296BWAS-171412.4.1717 - 4.11.1718CaptainThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/12/97BWAS-17145.11.1718 - 9.2.1719/20CaptainWilliam Martin (c.1696-1756) ADM 6/12/143BWAS-17149.2.1719/20 - 1724CaptainThomas Durell (d.1741) ADM 6/12/193BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1711/12 - 14.12.1714LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/11/192ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 27.6.1716LieutenantCharles Drummond (d.1771) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1212.4.1717 - 17.1.1717/18LieutenantBenjamin Fenwick (d.1757) ADM 6/12/98ADM 6/1217.1.1717/18 - 8.2.1719/20LieutenantWilliam Pooley ADM 6/12/110ADM 6/1211.2.1719/20 - 17.5.1720LieutenantIsaac Power ADM 6/12/194ADM 6/1218.5.1720 - 1724LieutenantAndrew Hamilton (d.1724) ADM 6/12/203ADM 6/12

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
13.7.1723 - 2.6.1725MidshipmanEdward Hawke (1704/5-1781) ADM 107/3/153ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
12.9.1712Action with a privateerBWAS-1714
1713In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1714Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Ship
1715In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
27.6.1716Paid offADM 51
9.1716Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1716Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1302.12.9dBWAS-1714
1717In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1719Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1720In New EnglandBWAS-1714
20.3.1726/27SurveyedBWAS-1714

 

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