Nominal Guns10B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1603
Constructor John TaylorBWAS-1603
Ship TypePink B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck62' 0"Imperial Feet18.8976 
Length of Keel51' 2"Imperial Feet15.5956 
Breadth18' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet5.4928 
Depth in Hold9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen95 8494Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
169150 BWAS-1603

3 Ship Commanders

1691 - 12.7.1691Captain Charles StagginsBWAS-160314.2.1693/94 - 1694Captain Robert Holmes (d.1697)BWAS-16036.1694 - 15.10.1694Captain Anthony Tollat (d.1708/9)BWAS-1603

1 Warrant Officer

1695 - 15.10.1694Boatswain Phillip Trower ADM 6/3/42ADM 6

Service History

12.7.1691Taken by a French squadron while escorting the West India bound convoyBWAS-1603
15.10.1694Bilged on Glassam Sand off WexfordBWAS-1603


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Friday 30th of September 2016 18:25

Thanks, the first article certainly throws doubt on the date of recapture. The second refers to January 1694 (Gregorian) so would fit with either date of capture.

Posted by Robert Boon on Friday 30th of September 2016 13:13

Two entries from 'Calendar of Treasury Papers, Volume 1, 1556-1696' show the ship was retaken before November 1693 and that she was the 'La Fidele' whilst in French service

Letter of the Lords of the Admiralty to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that Her Majesty's ketch, the “Talbot,” formerly taken by the enemy, had been re-captured by the “St. Albans,” and the Judge of the Admiralty was of opinion that the only legal course for returning her into their Majesties' service was to buy her of the Comrs for Prizes; desiring their Lordships to order her to be bought. Dated 30 Sept. 1693. 1 page.

Report of the Comrs of Prizes to the Lords of the Treasury, stating that they were under some difficulty, by the late Act for encouraging privateers, in complying with their Lordships' desire, in relation to the payment of the money for ships sold at public sale, and as to the disposal of the “St. Margaret” privateer, of St. Malo; laying before their Lordships the states of the following ships, viz., the “St. Margaret,” “La Fidele” (formerly called the “Talbot,” ketch), and the “Jolly,” privateer, all lying at Plymouth. Dated 5 Jan. 1693–4. 2 pages

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