Recent updates


Recent Comments



Terror

7100
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1694/95BWAS-1603
Acquired11.1.1694/95B028
First Commissioned11.1.1695/96B028
ShipyardLimehouse - London B028
Ship ClassSerpent Class (1695)B028
Constructor
Robert DavisBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeBomb VesselB028
Captured17.10.1704B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck66' 0"Imperial Feet20.1168 
Breadth23' 6"Imperial Feet7.0612 
Burthen149Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck65' 8"Imperial Feet19.8526 
Length of Keel50' 6"Imperial Feet15.3924 
Breadth23' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.0231 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen148 8294Tons BM 

Armament


11.1.1695/96Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.169530Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1695 - 3.3.1695/96Commander
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1688-1708
ADM 6/3/50
ADM 6/3
4.3.1695/96 - 20.10.1696Commander
Thomas LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
Transfered ADM 6/3/134
BWAS-1603
18.3.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Commander
John CliftonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1714
ADM 6/7/20
BWAS-1603
14.10.1702 - 13.1.1702/3Commander
George SaundersBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1734
Transfered ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 11.11.1702
ADM 6/7
6.1.1702/3 - 7.1.1703/4Commander
George MartinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1712
ADM 6/7/72
BWAS-1603
8.1.1703/4 - 17.10.1704Commander
Isaac CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1719
ADM 6/8/42
BWAS-1603

8 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.5.1695 - 3.3.1695/96Gunner
Thomas KirktonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/28
ADM 6/3
20.12.1695 - 1695Carpenter
William GardinerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/103
ADM 6/3
4.3.1695/96 - 6.3.1695/96Gunner
Thomas LindseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/135
ADM 6/3
7.3.1695/96 - 16.7.1696Gunner
John ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
Transfered ADM 6/3/136
ADM 6/3
20.3.1695/96 - 1696Boatswain
William QueebBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/140
ADM 6/3
24.3.1695/96 - 1696Cook
John GreatheadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/141
ADM 6/3
1697 - 22.2.1696/97Boatswain
William WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/76
ADM 6/4
9.7.1697 - 1697Boatswain
Henry CordisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/108
ADM 6/4

Service History


DateEventSource
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
17.10.1704Taken by the French while moored at Gibraltar and burntBWAS-1603

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Friday 30th of August 2019 15:39

Yes, as a bomb it would have mortars and 4 guns (hence the nominal armament). See the class page for full details.
I guess the armament of 16 guns would have stood if operating as a sloop. Bombs (and fireships) were general duel purpose weapons


Posted by Tom Jensen on Friday 30th of August 2019 02:38

Should this ship have mortars? and is the nominal guns correct compared to the armament?

Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Saturday 4th of December 2021 22:56AvM
British sloop 'Fawn' (1807) (18) 1807-1818
British 18 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Saturday 4th of December 2021 22:55AvM
British sloop 'Falcon' (1801) (16) 1801-1816
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
Saturday 4th of December 2021 22:45AvM
American Privateer sloop 'Rapid' (1812) (14) 1812-1812
American 14 Gun
Privateer Sloop
Saturday 4th of December 2021 17:46AvMSiege of Sevastopol
Saturday 4th of December 2021 17:42AvM