Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned5.4.1690B028
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe B028
Ship Class1689 Program FireshipsB028
Constructor John TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Burthen253Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth25' 4 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen272 1894Tons BM 


6.4.1690Broadside 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
6.12.1689115Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

5.4.1690 - c.18.1.1690/91Captain Frederick Weighman (d.1696/97)BWAS-160319.1.1690/91 - 21.2.1691/92Captain Thomas Sherman (d.1699)BWAS-160322.2.1691/92 - 12.1.1692/93Commander John Norris (1670-1749)BWAS-1603

3 Warrant Officers

24.2.1690/91 - 5.2.1691/92Gunner Nicholas Taylor TransferedADM/Ac.5.2.1691/92 - 13.1.1692/93Gunner Thomas KewADM/A1693 - 13.1.1692/93Carpenter Thomas CranawayADM/A

Service History

30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
12.1.1692/93Accidentally burnt while repairing at PortsmouthBWAS-1603


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