Southsea Castle

6791
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.12.1696BWAS-1603
Acquired6.11.1697BWAS-1603
First Commissioned11.1697B028
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1603
Ship Class1694 Group 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorFisher Harding (d.1705)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked12.11.1699B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 9"Imperial Feet27.1526 
Breadth28' 6"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen387 7194Tons BM 

Armament


1697Broadside 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


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1697 - 1.5.1699CaptainThomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/4/121BWAS-16032.5.1699 - 12.11.1699CaptainThomas Stepney ADM 6/5/46BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1697 - 9.5.1699LieutenantJames Hodsall ADM 6/4/121ADM 6/410.5.1699 - 12.11.1699LieutenantJohn Tildsely ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/5

Service History


DateEventSource
12.11.1699

Wrecked together with Bideford on the Coast of Hispaniola .

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