Southsea Castle

Nominal Guns42B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship Class1706 Establishment 42-GunnerB028
ConstructorEdward SwallowBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild26.2.1722/23B028
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate ship 'Southsea Castle' (1724) (40)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck119' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet36.2903 
Length of Keel98' 3"Imperial Feet29.8799 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Depth in Hold1' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet0.3239 
Burthen546 3394Tons BM 


18.11.1708Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Lower Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1706190Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

1709 - 23.3.1711/12CaptainJohn Roberts (d.1744/45)BWAS-160324.3.1711/12 - 22.4.1715CaptainJohn Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/11/200BWAS-160323.4.1715 - 24.2.1716/17CaptainJohn Temple (d.1734) ADM 6/12/40ADM 6/12

Service History

1709Commissioned for AmericaBWAS-1603
13.6.1710Took the Privateer Le Hardi in the North SeaBWAS-1603
22.8.1710Took the Naval sloop Hermione (6) in the ChannelBWAS-1603
1711In the Channel and the DownsBWAS-1603
24.3.1711Took the Privateer Le Cerf Volant BWAS-1603
12.5.1712Took the Privateer Le Jupiter in the ChannelBWAS-1603
30.7.1712Took the Ship Le Duc de Vendôme (36) in the ChannelBWAS-1603
5.1715Paid offBWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Thursday 14th of November 2019 05:17Albert ParkerBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Lennox' (1723) (70)
Thursday 14th of November 2019 03:56Tim OakleyBritish hired ketch 'Gleaner' (1808) (14)
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 18:36Tim OakleyBritish Sixth Rate post ship 'Arab' (1798) (22)
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 02:53Tim OakleyJoseph Briggs
Tuesday 12th of November 2019 02:21Tim OakleyBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Cornwallis' (1805) (50)