Southsea Castle

Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire B028
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
Constructor John KnowlesBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck106' 6"Imperial Feet32.3342 
Length of Keel88' 8"Imperial Feet26.8478 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold10' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen373 694Tons BM 


1.8.1696Broadside 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
1694145Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

8.8.1696 - 26.1.1696/97Captain Samuel Whitaker (d.1707)BWAS-160327.1.1696/97 - 15.9.1697Commander Thomas Legge (d.1711/12) ADM 6/4/66BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer

17.6.1696 - 15.9.1697Lieutenant John Rose (d.1731) ADM 107/4/25ADM 6/4

Service History

1697Sailed with the Virginia convoyBWAS-1603
15.9.1697Wrecked on the Dove Sands near HoylakeBWAS-1603


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