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Nominal Guns28B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.12.1689BWAS-1603
Acquired18.4.1690BWAS-1603
First Commissioned14.4.1690B028
ShipyardDeptford - London B028
Ship Class1689 Program Fireships (1689)B028
Constructor
Robert & John CastleBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFireshipB028
Captured10.12.1708B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel82' 2"Imperial Feet25.019 
Breadth24' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet7.3216 
Depth in Hold9' 7 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen270 3094Tons BM 

Armament


18.4.1690Broadside 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
6.12.1689115Design Complement

18 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.4.1690 - 30.8.1690Captain
James MoodyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1721
Transfered
BWAS-1603
31.8.1690 - 5.11.1690Captain
Thomas SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1831
BWAS-1603
17.2.1690/91 - 11.5.1691Captain
Hovenden WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1715
BWAS-1603
12.5.1691 - 27.9.1691Captain
Thomas KercherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1691
BWAS-1603
20.2.1691/92 - 26.5.1694Commander
William LindseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1694
BWAS-1603
27.5.1694 - 23.1.1695/96Captain
Thomas CleasbeyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
Transfered ADM 6/3/94
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 11.11.1695
BWAS-1603
7.12.1695 - 24.11.1697Captain
John SymondsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1699
ADM 6/3/99
BWAS-1603
23.3.1699/1700 - 30.9.1700Captain
Richard PaulBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1702
ADM 6/6/28
BWAS-1603
6.3.1700/1 - 13.1.1701/2Captain and Master
Richard CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705
: on board from 7.3.1700/1 Transfered ADM 6/6/69
ADM 6/6
16.1.1701/2 - 13.10.1702Captain and Master
Thomas LongBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
Transfered ADM 6/6/133
BWAS-1603
5.11.1702 - 25.11.1702Captain
John CoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1704
ADM 6/7/62
Confirmed 28.11.1702
BWAS-1603
11.1.1702/3 - 26.9.1703Commander
John CoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1704
ADM 6/7/76
ADM 6/7
27.9.1703 - 9.1.1703/4Commander
Thomas KempthorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1719
ADM 6/8/30
Confirmed 29.11.1703
ADM 6/8
10.1.1703/4 - 17.1.1704/5Commander
George FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1705
ADM 6/8/41
BWAS-1603
16.1.1704/5 - 19.8.1706Captain
Isaac CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Merchant Sailor
Service 1683-1719
Transfered ADM 6/8/260
Confirmed 3.7.1706
ADM 6/8
14.1.1705/6 - 28.4.1706Commander
Richard LestockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1746
BWAS-1603
8.6.1706 - 23.7.1708Commander
Caesar BrooksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1712
ADM 6/9/34
Confirmed 17.12.1706
BWAS-1603
4.7.1708 - 18.9.1708Commander
George PurvisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1741
Transfered ADM 6/11/29
Confirmed 25.2.1709/10
ADM 6/11

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.3.1700 - 30.9.1700Lieutenant
Hercules MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1705
ADM 6/6/29
ADM 6/6
8.3.1700/1 - 15.1.1701/2Lieutenant
Richard CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1704
Transfered ADM 6/6/70
ADM 6/6
2.2.1701/2 - 23.3.1701/2Lieutenant
Walter FredenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1706
Transfered ADM 6/7/4
ADM 6/7
24.3.1701/2 - 10.4.1702Lieutenant
Thomas WeedonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1706
Transfered ADM 6/7/21
ADM 6/7
23.10.1702 - 25.11.1702Lieutenant
Stroud MainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1705
ADM 6/7/68
Confirmed 21.12.1702
ADM 6/7
15.1.1702/3 - 20.4.1704Lieutenant
Stroud MainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1705
Transfered ADM 6/7/78
ADM 6/7
3.5.1704 - 22.1.1705/6Lieutenant
Nicholas EatonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1701-1727
Transfered ADM 6/8/75
ADM 6/8
24.7.1708 - 5.9.1708Lieutenant
William FlemingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1708-1716
Transfered ADM 6/10/43
Confirmed 14.3.1708/9
ADM 6/10
6.9.1708 - 10.12.1708Lieutenant
James HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1732
ADM 6/11/43
Confirmed 1.5.1710
ADM 6/11

10 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 22.10.1691Gunner
James DelgaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691
Dismissed
ADM 1/5253
1692 - 1693Master
Habbakuk WyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
Transfered ADM 107/3/20
ADM 1/5253
1692 - 1693Boatswain
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1693
ADM 1/5253
1695 - 10.12.1695Gunner
Nathaniel HenryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
Transfered ADM 6/3/100
ADM 6/3
14.2.1694/95 - 1696Carpenter
Thomas BarrowBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/119
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 20.1.1695/96
ADM 6/3
19.8.1695 - 30.12.1695Boatswain
Samuel JohnsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
ADM 6/3/119
Issued by
John MundenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1703

Confirmed 20.1.1695/96
ADM 6/3
11.12.1695 - 1695Gunner
John RumseyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/100
ADM 6/3
31.12.1695 - 13.1.1695/96Boatswain
John SinclearBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/3/110
ADM 6/3
14.1.1695/96 - 1696Boatswain
John ChurchmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696
ADM 6/3/116
ADM 6/3
15.1.1702/3 - 1703Gunner
Nicholas AdrianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1703
ADM 6/7/78
ADM 6/13

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.10.1692 - 5.9.1693Midshipman
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1695
ADM 107/1/88
ADM 107/1
31.1.1692/93 - 18.3.1692/93Midshipman
John ChamberlainBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690-1701
Transfered ADM 107/1/70
ADM 107/1
19.7.1694 - 12.2.1695/96Midshipman
Robert ProsserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1734
Transfered ADM 107/1/355
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1690Service with the fleetBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
1693Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1697Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1603
1701Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1603
12.10.1702Battle of Vigo
9.1703Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
1704Rerated as a 8 gun Fireship
13.8.1704Battle of Malaga
1705In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
9.1706Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1603
28.5.1708Wager's Action
10.12.1708Taken by a French squadron off UshantBWAS-1603

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Monday 28th of May 2018 08:15

Sorry! What request? Also note that 28 guns is the design armament when equiped as a sloop, as a fireship she carried only 8


Posted by Mr A on Monday 28th of May 2018 02:13

Per Admin request for sources

Per my request for correction on Armament- Total guns quantity 28
RE: Jun 1709 battle “Wager’s Action “

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