Serpent

6601
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1694/95B028
Acquired5.4.1695BWAS-1603
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B028
Ship ClassSerpent ClassB028
Constructor Robert Lee (d.1698)BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb Vessel B028
Captured15.10.1703B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck65' 6"Imperial Feet19.8425 
Length of Keel49' 8"Imperial Feet14.9578 
Breadth23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen139 7194Tons BM 

Armament


1695Broadside Weight = 4 Imperial Pound ( 1.814 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British 2-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 12 1/2" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.169530Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1695 - 4.10.1695Commander Thomas Mitchell ADM 6/3/50ADM 6/318.8.1695 - 27.2.1695/96Commander John Holmes Transfered ADM 6/3/72
Confirmed 20.8.1695
ADM 6/3
2.3.1695/96 - 24.9.1696Commander Wagden Baker (d.1704) ADM 6/3/133BWAS-160323.5.1701 - 15.10.1703Commander William Jones (d.1708) ADM 6/6/97BWAS-1603

4 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.5.1695 - 4.10.1695Carpenter John OliverADM/A2.3.1695/96 - 24.9.1696Gunner George ChilcotADM/A3.3.1695/96 - 24.9.1696Boatswain Benjamin DavisADM/A24.5.1701 - 15.10.1703Carpenter Richard HillADM/A

Service History


DateEventSource
1696At the NoreBWAS-1603
1701Sailed for the West Indies at the end of the yearBWAS-1603
15.10.1703Taken by a French 24-gun privateer in the Western ApproachesBWAS-1603

 

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