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Terrible

7095
Nominal Guns26BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1693/94BWAS-1603
Acquired15.6.1694BWAS-1603
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1603
Ship Class1693 Program Fireships (1693)BWAS-1603
Constructor
Thomas EllisBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireshipBWAS-1603
Captured20.9.1710BWAS-1603

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck92' 3"Imperial Feet28.0797 
Length of Keel76' 0"Imperial Feet23.1648 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen252' 6294"Tons BM 

Armament


1696Broadside Weight = 77 Imperial Pound ( 34.9199 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck6 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck16 British Saker
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

1710Broadside Weight = 86 Imperial Pound ( 39.001 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck4 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1694115As a Fifth RateBWAS-1603
169445As a FireshipBWAS-1603
19.8.169852 ADM 106

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1694 - 8.8.1695Captain
John FletcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1706
ADM 107/2/234
BWAS-1603
9.8.1695 - 23.5.1699Captain
Timothy BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
ADM 6/3/101
Issued by
Robert WilmotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1695
, West Indies - North Atlantic Ocean
Confirmed 14.12.1695
BWAS-1603
6.3.1700/1 - 15.3.1700/1Captain
William UrryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1703
Transfered ADM 6/6/69
ADM 6/6
24.3.1700/1 - 2.4.1701Captain
Kerrit RoffeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1711
Transfered ADM 6/6/79
ADM 6/6
3.4.1701 - 1.10.1701Captain
John AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1705
ADM 6/6/83
BWAS-1603
9.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Captain and Master
Edward RumseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1710
Transfered ADM 6/7/16
ADM 6/7
14.10.1702 - 26.11.1702Commander
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 11.11.1702
ADM 6/7
11.1.1702/3 - 14.2.1702/3Commander
Joseph TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1715
Transfered ADM 6/7/76
ADM 6/7
15.2.1702/3 - 7.7.1704Commander
William JamesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1708
ADM 6/7/89
BWAS-1603
14.12.1704 - 11.1.1705/6Commander
William JamesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1708
ADM 6/8/119
ADM 6/8
12.1.1705/6 - 16.5.1708Commander
William MassamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1708
Transfered ADM 6/9/48
Confirmed 12.2.1706/7
BWAS-1603
16.5.1708 - 24.9.1708Commander
John GoodallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1717
ADM 6/11/87
Confirmed 15.12.1710
BWAS-1603
2.10.1708 - 18.10.1708Commander
Charles ConstableBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699-1716
ADM 6/11/50
Confirmed 8.5.1710
BWAS-1603
27.11.1708 - 12.1.1709/10Commander
John PulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1707-1715
Discharged ADM 6/11/61
Confirmed 5.8.1710
ADM 6/11
14.4.1710 - 20.9.1710Captain
Thomas MabbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704-1710
ADM 107/2/234
BWAS-1603

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.3.1700/1 - 7.3.1700/1Lieutenant
Joseph BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1701
ADM 6/6/65
ADM 6/6
8.3.1700/1 - 3.4.1701Lieutenant
Francis HollisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1702
Transfered ADM 6/6/70
ADM 6/6
19.4.1701 - 24.9.1701Lieutenant
Samuel ChadwickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1727
Transfered ADM 6/6/89
ADM 6/6
10.3.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3Lieutenant
John GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1703
Transfered ADM 6/7/17
ADM 6/7
1.4.1703 - 7.7.1704Lieutenant
Walter LashbrookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1713
ADM 6/7/114
ADM 6/7
14.2.1704/5 - 17.1.1705/6Lieutenant
George RoachBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1705-1706
ADM 6/8/151
ADM 6/8
18.1.1705/6 - 21.9.1706Lieutenant
Charles YarboroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1708
ADM 6/9/61
Confirmed 15.4.1707
ADM 6/9
22.9.1706 - 27.9.1708Lieutenant
Joseph WoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1706-1708
ADM 6/9/46
Confirmed 5.2.1706/7
ADM 6/9
28.9.1708 - 12.1.1709/10Lieutenant
John OnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1698-1738
ADM 6/11/179
Confirmed 26.11.1711
ADM 6/11
13.1.1709/10 - 20.9.1710Lieutenant
William ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1710-1743
ADM 6/11/172
Confirmed 29.10.1711
ADM 6/11

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1695 - 5.12.1695Gunner
Richard JenkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/98
ADM 6/3
1695 - 7.12.1696Boatswain
George MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/124
Issued by
Thomas ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711

Confirmed 3.2.1695/96
ADM 6/3
8.3.1694/95 - 26.2.1696/97Gunner
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/124
Issued by
Robert WilmotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1689-1695

Confirmed 3.2.1696
ADM 6/3
31.12.1695 - 1695Cook
Henry KeenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/110
ADM 6/3
1696 - 26.2.1696/97Gunner
John AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/124
Issued by
Thomas ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1711

Confirmed 3.2.1695/96
ADM 6/3
8.5.1696 - 6.5.1696Chaplain
Thomas HicksBritish
Naval Sailor
Clergyman
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/156
ADM 6/3
8.12.1696 - 1696Boatswain
Jeffery JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/4/52
ADM 6/4
27.2.1696/97 - 4.3.1696/97Gunner
Edward BassettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/78
ADM 6/4
5.3.1696/97 - 1697Gunner
Edward FleetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/80
ADM 6/4

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.9.1696 - 1696Volunteer
Ambrose WaddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/4/25
ADM 6/4
5.10.1696 - 11.7.1697Volunteer
John TollerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1743
Transfered ADM 6/4/33
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1694

Captain Fletcher, the Terrible fireship, Shoreham. After discussion with Benjamin Furzer the fireship has been launched. The stores have arrived and all haste will be made to be ready for sea.

ADM 106
1696Guard ship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
17.10.1697

Captain Thomas Bridges, the Terrible guardship, at Plymouth. He has sent a list of men under his command and their dates of service as ordered.

ADM 106
19.8.1698

Captain Timothy Bridge, the Terrible, Hamoze. He has delivered to John Addis's office muster books for June and July. He has 52 men on board and one sick at the hospital.

ADM 106
27.4.1699

Captain Bridge, the Terrible, the Hamoaze. As orders have been received to refit the Terrible is taking the opportunity to draw attention to certain features, such as the position of the fire hearths and furnace, the absence of a fore-hatch and the position of the pumps, which make it difficult to run the ship safely and efficiently. Makes suggestions hoe these defects could be remedied.

ADM 106
26.2.1700/1Ordered converted to a fireshipBWAS-1603
17.3.1700/1Ordered converted to a 'frigate'BWAS-1603
26.3.1701Ordered converted to a fireshipBWAS-1603
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
29.5.1703Established as a fireshipBWAS-1603
14.1.1709/10Established as a Fifth RateBWAS-1603

 

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