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Seahorse

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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 Group (1710)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Richard StaceyBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1695-1742
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up to Rebuild1727BWAS-1714
Becomes
British Sixth Rate frigate 'Seahorse' (1727) (20) 1727-1748
British 20 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1711/12 - 13.9.1712Commander
James DalzellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1712
Discharged Dead ADM 6/11/191
BWAS-1714
14.9.1712 - 8.10.1712Captain
William BesilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1713
BWAS-1714
9.10.1712 - 4.11.1712Commander
Hercules BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1726
ADM 6/12/4
Confirmed 3.11.1714
ADM 6/12
5.11.1712 - 16.6.1713Commander
Charles ArundelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1715
ADM 6/11/229
BWAS-1714
17.6.1713 - 2.9.1714Captain and Master
Charles ArundelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1715
ADM 6/11/263
ADM 6/11
3.9.1714 - 27.6.1716Captain and Master
Joseph SoanesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1718
ADM 6/11/296
BWAS-1714
12.4.1717 - 4.11.1718Captain
Thomas WillyamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1736
Transfered ADM 6/12/97
BWAS-1714
5.11.1718 - 9.2.1719/20Captain
William MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1747
Transfered ADM 6/12/143
BWAS-1714
9.2.1719/20 - 6.3.1724/25Captain
Thomas DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1739
ADM 6/12/193
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.2.1711/12 - 14.12.1714Lieutenant
Charles DrummondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1747
ADM 6/11/192
ADM 6/11
14.12.1714 - 27.6.1716Lieutenant
Charles DrummondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1747
ADM 6/12/11
ADM 6/12
12.4.1717 - 17.1.1717/18Lieutenant
Benjamin FenwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1742
Transfered ADM 6/12/98
ADM 6/12
17.1.1717/18 - 8.2.1719/20Lieutenant
William PooleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1700-1720
Transfered ADM 6/12/110
ADM 6/12
11.2.1719/20 - 17.5.1720Lieutenant
Isaac PowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1712-1737
Transfered ADM 6/12/194
ADM 6/12
18.5.1720 - 6.3.1724/25Lieutenant
Andrew HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1725
ADM 6/12/203
ADM 6/12

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
16.4.1723 - 6.3.1724/25Midshipman
Edward HawkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1720-1776
ADM 107/3/153
ADM 107/3

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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