Virgin Prize

Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'La Vierge de Grace' (1690) (32)
First Commissioned1690B028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel79' 0"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen323 5594Tons BM 

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1690120 BWAS-1603

10 Commanding Officers

1690 - 1691CaptainJohn Bounty (d.1691)BWAS-16031691 - 9.12.1693CaptainJohn Hailes (d.1693)BWAS-160312.1693 - 13.1.1694/95CaptainCharles Desborough (d.1722/23)BWAS-160314.1.1694/95 - 6.1695CaptainRichard Cotton (d.1705) ADM 6/3/8ADM 6/325.3.1695 - 27.12.1695CaptainLeonard Crow ADM 6/3/42ADM 6/314.12.1695 - 27.12.1695CaptainJames Worthington (d.1697) ADM 6/3/101BWAS-160322.4.1696 - 9.6.1696CaptainWilliam Julius (d.1698) ADM 6/3/148BWAS-16032.1697 - 25.7.1697CommanderJohn Triggs (c.1661-?)BWAS-160325.2.1696/97 - 3.1696/97CommanderJonathan Spann (c.1661-1712)BWAS-160325.7.1697 - 9.1698CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/4/134
Commission confirmed 29.12.1697

2 Commissioned Officers

23.1.1694/95 - 9.5.1699LieutenantAbraham Adams (c.1667-?) ADM 6/3/31ADM 6/37.12.1695 - 1696LieutenantWilliam Vincent (d.c.1704) ADM 6/3/99ADM 6/3

Service History

1691In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1696Sailed with a Barbados convoyBWAS-1603
20.9.1698Sold for £201BWAS-1603


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/3ADM 6/3 Commission and Warrant Book 1694/5 Jan.-1696 25 May Archive

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