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Sheerness

6671
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.6.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired6.3.1690/91BWAS-1603
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness B028
Ship Class1689 Program 32-Gunner (1689)B028
Constructor
J BattBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Razeed8.1717BWAS-1603
Becomes

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
c.7.3.1690/91 - 25.6.1692Captain
Anthony RoopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1692
† ADM 107/2/167
BWAS-1603
c.25.6.1692 - aft.12.2.1692/93Captain
Thomas FowlisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1703
ADM 107/2/167
BWAS-1603
13.1.1692/93 - 10.9.1693Captain
John NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1694
BWAS-1603
11.9.1693 - 17.5.1694Captain
Archibald HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1747
ADM 107/2/167
BWAS-1603
18.5.1694 - 29.1.1696/97Captain
Francis DoveBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1725
Transfered ADM 107/2/167
BWAS-1603
4.3.1696/97 - 1698Captain
Valentine BowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1698
Transfered ADM 6/4/80
BWAS-1603
22.2.1700/1 - 24.4.1701Captain
Richard PaulBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
Transfered ADM 6/6/59
ADM 6/6
25.4.1701 - 13.10.1702Captain
William UrryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
ADM 6/6/25
BWAS-1603
14.10.1702 - 21.1.1705/6Captain
Thomas MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1707
ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 28.11.1702
BWAS-1603
22.1.1705/6 - 7.12.1714Captain
William BloysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1714
ADM 6/8/229
BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1693 - 28.4.1699Lieutenant
John HousdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1701
ADM 6/3/35
Issued by
Henry KilligrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1666-1692

Confirmed 13.2.1695
ADM 6/3
22.2.1700/1 - 9.12.1701Lieutenant
John WoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1738
ADM 6/6/59
ADM 6/6
10.12.1701 - 19.8.1703Lieutenant
Jeremiah FownesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1719
Transfered ADM 6/6/125
ADM 6/6
20.8.1703 - 8.4.1706Lieutenant
Robert BrounkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/164
Confirmed 16.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
9.4.1706 - 9.2.1707/8Lieutenant
Cornelius VotierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1715
ADM 6/8/249
ADM 6/8
10.2.1707/8 - 19.1.1712/13Lieutenant
Nordash RandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1714
Transfered ADM 6/9/135
ADM 6/9
20.1.1712/13 - 2.2.1712/13Lieutenant
Richard BrambleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1718
Transfered ADM 6/11/241
ADM 6/11
3.2.1712/13 - 7.12.1714Lieutenant
Nordash RandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703-1714
ADM 6/11/243
ADM 6/11

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 26.9.1695Boatswain
Robert GoslinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/80
ADM 6/3
14.10.1695 - 17.12.1696Boatswain
John AshburneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
Transfered ADM 6/3/86
ADM 6/3
1696 - 17.12.1696Gunner
Christopher MosesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
Transfered ADM 6/4/55
ADM 6/4
1696 - 4.1.1696/97Carpenter
Benjamin LeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/59
ADM 6/4
18.12.1696 - 1696Boatswain
John BooneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/55
ADM 6/4
5.1.1696/97 - 1697Carpenter
Edward HortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/59
ADM 6/4
10.1.1703/4 - 1704Boatswain
William FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704
ADM 6/8/116
Confirmed 4.12.1704
ADM 6/8
29.1.1703/4 - 1704Gunner
John MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704
ADM 6/8/116
Confirmed 4.12.1704
ADM 6/8
8.11.1704 - 1704Carpenter
Thomas GowlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704
ADM 6/8/116
Confirmed 4.12.1704
ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
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 1709-1709
French Privateer

1712In the Firth of ForthBWAS-1603
11.1712Began large repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
1713'owling'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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