Sun Prize

Nominal Guns22B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer 'Le Soleil' (1704) (22)
First Commissioned23.6.1704B028
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck82' 8"Imperial Feet25.0952 
Length of Keel69' 3"Imperial Feet21.0397 
Breadth24' 2"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold9' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen215 1294Tons BM 


1704Broadside Weight = 57.5 Imperial Pound ( 26.0767 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck18 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1704110 BWAS-1603

4 Commanding Officers

23.6.1704 - 20.1.1705/6Captain and MasterJohn Bennet (1670-1716/17): on board from 5.7.1704 ADM 6/8/83BWAS-160321.1.1705/6 - 19.1.1706/7CommanderWilliam Graham (d.1717/18) ADM 6/8/223ADM 6/820.1.1706/7 - 14.11.1707CommanderJohn Wood (d.1725) ADM 6/9/43BWAS-160315.11.1707 - 17.1.1707/8CommanderAndrew Ley ADM 6/9/103BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers

23.6.1704 - 20.12.1704LieutenantRichard Cook (c.1674-?) ADM 6/8/83ADM 6/821.2.1704/5 - 17.1.1707/8LieutenantAnthony Gwavas (c.1682-?) ADM 6/8/154ADM 6/8

Service History

13.5.1704Captured by LichfieldBWAS-1603
17.1.1707/8Taken by the French privateer Duc de Vendôme off St Albans Head. Losing 2 killed, 1 missing and 10 woundedBWAS-1603


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

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Friday 7th of August 2020 17:22Jacques PetitFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'L'Ardent' (1681) (64)
Thursday 6th of August 2020 14:53Walter RobertsJosiah and Thomas Brindley
Wednesday 5th of August 2020 13:11regisFrench Privateer 'Le Marin' (1694)
Wednesday 5th of August 2020 03:27Jane ElderfieldFrench Privateer 'Le Marin' (1694)
Tuesday 4th of August 2020 22:04Oscar Pantin GanteaumeFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Pyrrhus' (1791) (74)