Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1603
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship Class1693 Program 32-GunnerBWAS-1603
Constructor Thomas EllisBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1603
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild21.10.1719B028
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate frigate 'Shoreham' (1720) (20)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 0"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Length of Keel85' 7"Imperial Feet25.9436 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen360 894Tons BM 


6.1.1693/94Broadside 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
2.1693145Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders

8.1.1693/94 - 30.11.1696Captain John Constable TransferedBWAS-16031.12.1696 - 1.5.1699Captain Philip Dawes ADM 6/4/50BWAS-16032.5.1699 - 27.6.1699Captain Robert Wynn Transfered ADM 6/5/45ADM 6/528.6.1699 - 25.3.1705Captain William Passenger (d.1729) Transfered ADM 6/6/4BWAS-160326.3.1705 - 15.3.1709/10Captain George Saunders (c.1671-1734) Transfered ADM 6/8/166BWAS-160316.3.1709/10 - 10.7.1711Captain John Furzer (d.1721) Transfered ADM 6/11/33BWAS-160312.6.1711 - 12.6.1713Captain Charles Hardy (c.1680-1744) Transfered ADM 6/11/144BWAS-160313.6.1713 - 7.2.1714/15Captain Edward Falkingham (c.1679-1757) ADM 6/11/262BWAS-16037.2.1714/15 - 30.6.1718Captain Thomas Howard (d.1734) ADM 6/12/25BWAS-1603

8 Commissioned Officers

26.8.1694 - 9.12.1696Lieutenant Christopher Elliott (d.1704) ADM 6/3/37ADM 6/310.12.1696 - 28.7.1697Lieutenant Francis Neagle Transfered ADM 6/4/52ADM 6/429.7.1697 - 10.5.1699Lieutenant Thomas Davis ADM 6/4/111ADM 6/411.5.1699 - 12.4.1701Lieutenant Robert Desborough (d.1702) ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/513.4.1701 - 12.10.1704Lieutenant William Robinson ADM 6/7/36
Confirmed 18.5.1702
ADM 6/7
13.10.1704 - 8.6.1711Lieutenant Anthony Hyde (d.1738) ADM 6/8/102ADM 6/89.6.1711 - 7.2.1714/15Lieutenant Roger Barton ADM 6/11/144ADM 6/118.2.1714/15 - 30.6.1718Lieutenant James Fellows (d.1742) ADM 6/12/26ADM 6/12

2 Warrant Officers

1698 - 6.12.1698Boatswain James Crews TransferedADM/A6.12.1698 - 1698Boatswain Francis BakerADM/A

Service History

1.1694Completed at Shoreham - Sussex at a cost of £2765.0.0dBWAS-1603

At Camaret Bay

25.7.1695Took the Barque Longue La Farouche (6) BWAS-1603
1699Commissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1703Moved to the Irish StationBWAS-1603
5.6.1706Took the Privateer Name Unknown (8) off the south west coast of Irelandref:554

The Shoreham and Speedwell met 10 French ships bound for Martinique and other plantations with provisions and took 5 of them, being respectively, 180, 140, 100, 96 and 160 tons, and brought them into Ireland

19.5.1709Took the Privateer L'Espérance (12) BWAS-1603
1713Paid offBWAS-1603
2.1713Commissioned for New YorkBWAS-1603
2.1714Began large repair at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1603
2.1715Completed large repair at Sheerness - Kent at a cost of £1985.8.2dBWAS-1603


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Roger Bateman on Sunday 18th of January 2015 09:29

Log book ADM/L/S/268 entry for 5th June 1706 shows the Shoreham's capture off the south west coast of Ireland of 'a French privateer of 8 guns belonging Sharbrook (perhaps Cherbourg?) having 49 men after a small dispute and shot her main topmast they struck...'

Posted by Roger Bateman on Monday 5th of January 2015 09:20

I have ADM/L/S/270 of May 1709 for the Shoreham showing the 12 gun privateer she captured to be 'Union of St.Malo.' Would your source be accurate?
I am researching/writing the history of the Shoreham as if it were the same ship after the rebuilding of 1719/20. Would rebuilding have been total or partial and would it have been likely to have used the original timbers?
Amazing website - congratulations!

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