Shark

6642
Nominal Guns2B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.7.1699BWAS-1603
Acquired5.9.1699BWAS-1603
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Ship ClassBonetta GroupB028
ConstructorSamuel MillerBWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Captured30.3.1703BWAS-1603
BecomesFrench Privateer sloop 'Le Requin' (1703) (2)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck58' 2"Imperial Feet17.6848 
Length of Keel48' 0"Imperial Feet14.6304 
Breadth16' 1"Imperial Feet4.881 
Depth in Hold6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Burthen66 494Tons BM 

Armament


1699Broadside Weight = 2.5 Imperial Pound ( 1.1339 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck2 British Falconet
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.7.169950Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.9.1699 - 5.7.1702CommanderJohn Carlton (d.1713) ADM 6/6/12BWAS-16036.7.1702 - 30.3.1703CommanderGeorge Fisher (d.1705) ADM 6/7/44BWAS-1603

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.1.1705/6 - 3.5.1706Captain's ClerkRichard Riddell ADM 107/3/11ADM107/3

Service History


DateEventSource
1699Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
1702To NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
30.3.1703Taken by a French 40-gun shipBWAS-1603

 

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