Speedwell

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Nominal Guns24BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fifth Rate fireship 'Speedwell' (1690) (28)
Ordered9.10.1701BWAS-1603
Acquired28.8.1702BWAS-1603
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey B028
Ship Class1689 Program FireshipsB028
Constructorand Graves NewmanBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1603
Broken Up to Rebuild11.1715BWAS-1603
BecomesBritish Sixth Rate ship 'Speedwell' (1716) (42)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck94' 9"Imperial Feet28.7084 
Length of Keel78' 10 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Depth in Hold9' 8 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen269 2294Tons BM 

Armament


8.1702Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1703125 BWAS-1603

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1702 - 10.1.1704/5CaptainGeorge Cammock (1665-1732): on board from 6.6.1702 ADM 6/7/39BWAS-160312.1.1704/5 - 25.3.1705CaptainGeorge Saunders (c.1671-1734) ADM 6/8/135ADM 6/827.11.1710 - 11.4.1716CaptainPhilip Vanbrugh (d.1753) ADM 6/11/84BWAS-1603

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1702 - 7.2.1702/3LieutenantThomas Williams (1671-?) ADM 6/7/31ADM 6/78.2.1702/3 - 20.12.1704LieutenantHenry Roach (d.1706) ADM 6/7/86ADM 6/727.12.1704 - 8.8.1705LieutenantCharles Roach ADM 6/8/126ADM 6/89.8.1705 - 3.2.1707/8LieutenantJohn Saunders ADM 6/8/189ADM 6/831.1.1706/7 - 5.8.1708LieutenantKerry Lyne ADM 6/11/108
Commission confirmed 13.2.1710/11
ADM 6/11
6.8.1708 - 12.3.1712/13LieutenantHumphrey Orme (d.1751) ADM 6/9/179ADM 6/9

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1.1712/13 - 1713Midshipman ExtraSamuel Toft ADM 6/11/238ADM 6/11

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1702

John Quallett and W. Rann, Shipbuilders, Rotherhithe. Have surveyed the Speedwell, rebuilding at Limehouse , called in Fisher Harding, the Master Shipwright from Deptford, to inspect her, and the Tyger, which Mr. Wells is rebuilding, which had several defective timbers.

ADM 106
6.1702Commissioned for the Irish coastBWAS-1603
30.7.1705Took the Privateer L'Aventure BWAS-1603
18.6.1706

The Speedwell and Shoreham 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

CTB-28
19.6.1706Took the Privateer La Bonne Françoise (4) BWAS-1603
21.6.1708Took the Sloop Wolf (2) BWAS-1603
14.7.1708Took the Privateer La Marie Thérèse BWAS-1603
20.6.1709Took the Privateer La Mignonne BWAS-1603
11.1712Began middling repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire BWAS-1603
1713Sailed to BarbadosBWAS-1603
2.1713Completed middling repair at Portsmouth - Hampshire at a cost of £1118.7.9dBWAS-1603
11.1715Docked at Deptford to be broken up and rebuilt as a Sixth RateBWAS-1603

 

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