Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness B028
Ship Class1689 Program 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorJ BattBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Sheerness' (1717) (20)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck105' 9"Imperial Feet32.0497 
Length of Keel89' 3"Imperial Feet27.1357 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen359 194Tons BM 


6.3.1690/91Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1689145Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

c.7.3.1690/91 - 25.6.1692CaptainAnthony Roope (d.1692)† ADM 107/2/167BWAS-1603c.25.6.1692 - aft.12.2.1692/93CaptainThomas Fowlis (d.1703) ADM 107/2/167BWAS-160313.1.1692/93 - 10.9.1693CaptainSir John Norris (1670-1749) ADM 107/2/167BWAS-160311.9.1693 - 17.5.1694CaptainArchibald Hamilton (c.1673-1754) ADM 107/2/167BWAS-160318.5.1694 - 29.1.1696/97CaptainFrancis Dove (d.1724/25) ADM 107/2/167BWAS-16034.3.1696/97 - 1698CaptainValentine Bowles ADM 6/4/80BWAS-160322.2.1700/1 - 24.4.1701CaptainRichard Paul (d.1702/3) ADM 6/6/59ADM 6/625.4.1701 - 13.10.1702CaptainWilliam Urry ADM 6/6/25BWAS-160314.10.1702 - 21.1.1705/6CaptainThomas Mitchell ADM 6/7/62
Commission confirmed 28.11.1702
22.1.1705/6 - 7.12.1714CaptainWilliam Bloys (d.1720) ADM 6/8/229BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers

22.5.1693 - 28.4.1699LieutenantJohn Housden ADM 6/3/35ADM 6/322.2.1700/1 - 9.12.1701LieutenantJohn Wood ADM 6/6/59ADM 6/610.12.1701 - 19.8.1703LieutenantJeremiah Fownes ADM 6/6/125ADM 6/620.8.1703 - 8.4.1706LieutenantRobert Brounker (c.1680-1707) ADM 6/8/164
Commission confirmed 16.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
9.4.1706 - 9.2.1707/8LieutenantCornelius Votier ADM 6/8/249ADM 6/810.2.1707/8 - 19.1.1712/13LieutenantNordash Rand ADM 6/9/135ADM 6/920.1.1712/13 - 2.2.1712/13LieutenantRichard Bramble (d.1718) ADM 6/11/241ADM 6/113.2.1712/13 - 7.12.1714LieutenantNordash Rand ADM 6/11/243ADM 6/11

3 Warrant Officers

10.1.1703/4 - 1704BoatswainWilliam Finch ADM 6/8/116
Commission confirmed 4.12.1704
ADM 6/8
29.1.1703/4 - 1704GunnerJohn Mitchell ADM 6/8/116
Commission confirmed 4.12.1704
ADM 6/8
8.11.1704 - 1704CarpenterThomas Gowland ADM 6/8/116
Commission confirmed 4.12.1704
ADM 6/8

Service History

1691Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
6.1693Sailed with the Smyrna ConvoyBWAS-1603
30.4.1694In action defending a convoy in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1697Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1702Stationed off DunkirkBWAS-1603
1703Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1704Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
1705Stationed in the North SeaBWAS-1603
1706Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
21.6.1709Took the Privateer La Trompeuse
1712In the Firth of ForthBWAS-1603
11.1712Began large repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
2.1713Completed large repair at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £928.11.0dBWAS-1603
12.1714Paid offBWAS-1603
2.1717Began refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
23.2.1716/17Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
8.1717Completed refitting at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £4387.9.5dBWAS-1603


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