Sorlings

6785
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.4.1693BWAS-1603
Acquired19.3.1693/94BWAS-1603
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship Class1693 Program 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorNicholas BarrettB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured20.10.1705B028
BecomesFrench Fifth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'Le Sorlingues' (1705) (32)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck102' 8 ½"Imperial Feet31.1023 
Length of Keel85' 8"Imperial Feet25.9486 
Breadth28' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen362 5594Tons BM 

Armament


19.3.1693/94Broadside 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

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1694 - 22.12.1696CaptainFleetwood Emes (d.1703)BWAS-160323.12.1696 - 27.3.1698CaptainRichard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/4/57ADM 6/428.3.1698 - 1.4.1701CaptainJohn Worrell (d.1706) ADM 6/5/14BWAS-16032.4.1701 - 24.9.1701CaptainLord James Berkeley (Viscount Dursley) (1679-1736) ADM 6/6/82BWAS-160325.9.1701 - 25.6.1703CaptainJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712) ADM 6/6/114BWAS-160326.6.1703 - 21.8.1703CommanderThomas Campion ADM 6/8/58
Commission confirmed 26.2.1703/4
BWAS-1603
22.8.1703 - 30.4.1704CaptainThomas Campion ADM 6/8/58
Commission confirmed 26.2.1703/4
ADM 6/8
1.4.1704 - 20.10.1705CaptainWilliam Coney (d.1707) ADM 6/8/71BWAS-1603

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1695 - 16.2.1696/97LieutenantPeter Blackston ADM 6/4/71
Commission confirmed 29.1.1696/97
ADM 6/4
17.2.1696/97 - 27.3.1698LieutenantPhillip Hide ADM 6/4/74ADM 6/428.3.1698 - 2.4.1701LieutenantFrancis Jurin ADM 6/5/14ADM 6/53.4.1701 - 24.9.1701LieutenantNathaniel Blackmore ADM 6/6/82ADM 6/621.10.1701 - 1701LieutenantGilbert Frankland (d.1702) ADM 6/6/118ADM 6/624.2.1701/2 - 1.12.1702LieutenantGeorge Bailey (d.1715) ADM 6/7/14ADM 6/72.12.1702 - 24.1.1702/3LieutenantJohn Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/7/62ADM 6/721.4.1703 - 15.3.1703/4LieutenantPercy Butler ADM 6/8/54ADM 6/816.3.1703/4 - 12.10.1704LieutenantAnthony Hyde (d.1738) ADM 6/8/63ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1694Sailed to New EnglandBWAS-1603
1697For Iceland convoy dutyBWAS-1603
1698Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
11.1698Arrived at LeghornBWAS-1603
1703Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1.4.1704Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
20.10.1705Taken together with Blackwall and Pendennis while escorting a homeward bound Baltic convoyBWAS-1603
2.1711Retaken and soldBWAS-1603

 

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