Nominal Guns28BWAS-1603
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned1694B028
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex B028
Ship Class1693 Program FireshipsB028
ConstructorNicholas BarrettB028
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1603
Ship TypeFireship B028
Broken Up7.9.1705B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel77' 6"Imperial Feet23.4914 
Breadth25' 7"Imperial Feet7.6556 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen269 7694Tons BM 


4.12.1693Broadside 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
11.1693115Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

1694 - 5.1695CaptainRobert Stapleton (d.1702)BWAS-160320.5.1695 - 1.5.1699CaptainWilliam Passenger (d.1729) ADM 6/4/27BWAS-160323.3.1699/1700 - 17.1.1699/1700CaptainEdward Owen (d.1708) ADM 6/6/28BWAS-16036.3.1700/1 - 8.2.1701/2Captain and MasterThomas Swanton (d.1722/23) ADM 6/6/69BWAS-160316.1.1701/2 - 10.1.1702/3Captain and MasterLawrence Keck ADM 6/6/133BWAS-160311.1.1702/3 - 25.8.1703CommanderLawrence Keck ADM 6/7/76ADM 6/726.8.1703 - 26.11.1703CommanderGeorge Paddon (1670-1719) ADM 6/8/14BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers

27.3.1700 - 7.3.1700/1LieutenantWilliam Russell (d.1703) ADM 6/6/29ADM 6/68.3.1700/1 - 9.3.1700/1LieutenantJordan Sandys (d.1734) ADM 6/6/71ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 7.4.1701LieutenantSamuel Oates (c.1645-?) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/68.4.1701 - 10.1.1701/2LieutenantWilliam Tomm (c.1670-?) ADM 6/6/86ADM 6/629.1.1701/2 - 13.1.1702/3LieutenantSamuel Francklin (d.1707) ADM 6/7/3ADM 6/714.1.1702/3 - 23.12.1703LieutenantSamuel Francklin (d.1707) ADM 6/7/77ADM 6/714.10.1703 - 9.12.1703LieutenantHenry Glanville ADM 6/8/18ADM 6/8

Service History

1697In the DownsBWAS-1603
1700Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1603
26.11.1703Stranded at Spithead during the Great StormBWAS-1603
7.9.1705Condemned and broken upBWAS-1603

Notes on Ship

Purchased on the Stocks


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