Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall B028
Ship Class1690 Program Fireships
ConstructorSir Henry Johnson (c.1661-1719)B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireship


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel78' 1 ½"Imperial Feet23.7871 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Depth in Hold9' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet2.7623 
Burthen266 6594Tons BM 


7.3.1690/91Broadside 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
2.12.1690115Design Complement
15.4.1704125 BWAS-1603

16 Commanding Officers

1691 - 1693CaptainThomas Urry (d.1699)BWAS-16031694 - 26.1.1696/97CaptainThomas LeggeBWAS-160327.1.1696/97 - 1701CaptainEdward Cole ADM 6/4/66BWAS-16036.3.1700/1 - 20.6.1701Captain and MasterHercules Mitchell (d.1705) ADM 6/6/69ADM 6/621.6.1701 - 11.10.1702Captain and MasterWilliam Russell (d.1703) ADM 6/6/105BWAS-160312.10.1702 - 7.6.1703CommanderHenry Hubbard (d.1711) ADM 6/8/38
Commission confirmed 5.1.1703/4
ADM 6/8
8.6.1703 - 24.6.1703CommanderSampson Bourne (d.1719) ADM 6/8/32
Commission confirmed 10.12.1703
ADM 6/8
16.9.1703 - 20.4.1704CommanderFrancis Gregory (d.1706) ADM 6/8/30
Commission confirmed 22.11.1703
ADM 6/8
21.4.1704 - 12.1.1706/7CaptainMatthew Tate (d.1711/12) ADM 6/8/74BWAS-160313.1.1706/7 - 18.8.1707CaptainCharles Hardy (d.1748) ADM 6/9/40BWAS-160319.8.1707 - 17.3.1708/9CaptainGeorge Lumley (c.1671-1710) ADM 6/9/89BWAS-160318.3.1708/9 - 9.6.1709CaptainCharles Browne (c.1678-1753) ADM 6/10/46BWAS-160310.6.1709 - 21.4.1710CaptainThomas Beverley (d.1721) ADM 6/10/69BWAS-160322.4.1710 - 10.12.1710CaptainCaesar Brooks (d.1711) ADM 6/11/40ADM 6/1111.12.1710 - 5.1.1710/11CaptainGeorge Breholt (d.1741) ADM 6/11/87ADM 6/1127.1.1710/11 - 24.7.1715CaptainCharles Boyle (d.1720) ADM 6/11/98BWAS-1603

11 Commissioned Officers

8.3.1700/1 - 1701LieutenantAustin Wilis ADM 6/6/70ADM 6/61.7.1703 - 8.3.1703/4LieutenantGeorge Nicholls (d.1708/9) ADM 6/8/25
Commission confirmed 17.11.1703
ADM 6/8
2.5.1704 - 11.7.1704LieutenantAndrew Hodges ADM 6/8/75ADM 6/812.7.1704 - 13.11.1704LieutenantWalter Lashbrooke ADM 6/8/85ADM 6/814.11.1704 - 10.2.1704/5LieutenantRobert Seppons ADM 6/8/162
Commission confirmed 10.3.1704/5
ADM 6/8
19.1.1705/6 - 3.2.1706/7LieutenantJohn Price (d.1727) ADM 6/8/222ADM 6/812.2.1706/7 - 29.5.1709LieutenantCharles Prescott ADM 6/9/48ADM 6/930.5.1709 - 29.12.1710LieutenantEdward Towsell ADM 6/10/64ADM 6/1030.12.1710 - 12.8.1711LieutenantWilliam Kinsey (d.1744) ADM 6/11/90ADM 6/1113.8.1711 - 30.3.1712LieutenantHenry Langrish ADM 6/11/157ADM 6/111.4.1712 - 1712LieutenantThomas Savage ADM 6/11/204ADM 6/11

Service History

19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1694With the Channel Fleet until 1697BWAS-1603
1701For JamaicaBWAS-1603
1704For VirginiaBWAS-1603
1706In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1709In the ChannelBWAS-1603
6.1709With the Newfoundland convoyBWAS-1603
1710In the North SeaBWAS-1603
20.8.1713Sold for £623BWAS-1603

Notes on Ship

Complement as a fireshipBWAS-1603
Crew of 45 men with 8 x British 6-Pounder


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