Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire B028
Ship Class1693 Program 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorJohn WinterBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'La Winchelsea' (1706) (32)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck103' 5"Imperial Feet31.4367 
Length of Keel85' 4 ½"Imperial Feet25.9207 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold10' 7 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen364 5394Tons BM 


13.8.1694Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck4 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1693145Design Complement
1703155 BWAS-1603

10 Commanding Officers

4.1.1695/96 - 26.6.1696CaptainAnthony Tollat (d.1708/9) ADM 6/3/113ADM 6/327.6.1696 - 11.12.1698CaptainSir Francis Hosier (d.1727) ADM 107/3/58ADM 6/412.12.1698 - 15.3.1699/1700CaptainWilliam Moses (d.1739/40) ADM 6/5/36BWAS-16033.4.1701 - 29.5.1702CaptainRichard Short ADM 6/6/83BWAS-160330.5.1702 - 6.2.1703/4CaptainGeorge Smith (d.1704) ADM 6/7/38ADM 6/77.2.1703/4 - 4.3.1704/5CaptainJohn Trotter (c.1674-1747)BWAS-16035.3.1704/5 - 12.7.1705CaptainJohn Lowen (d.1711) ADM 6/8/159ADM 6/819.3.1704/5 - 28.4.1705CaptainHenry Turville (d.1719) ADM 6/8/163BWAS-160329.4.1705 - 15.9.1705CaptainWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/9/55
Commission confirmed 7.3.1706/7
16.9.1705 - 6.6.1706CaptainJohn Castle (d.1706)† ADM 6/8/203
Commission confirmed 20.11.1705

11 Commissioned Officers

28.4.1696 - 10.6.1696LieutenantRichard Banks ADM 6/3/147ADM 6/310.6.1696 - 22.3.1697/98LieutenantEzekiel Yates ADM 6/4/6ADM 6/423.3.1697/98 - 16.7.1699First LieutenantSir Charles Rich (1680-1706) ADM 6/5/13ADM 6/526.1.1698/99 - 6.8.1699LieutenantHumphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/5/39ADM 6/528.7.1699 - 18.3.1699/1700First LieutenantThomas Tomkins (d.1722) ADM 6/6/8ADM 6/67.8.1699 - 18.3.1699/1700Second LieutenantRobert Hobbs ADM 6/6/10ADM 6/67.8.1699 - 18.3.1699/1700Third LieutenantHumphrey Foster (d.1703) ADM 6/6/10ADM 6/65.4.1701 - 25.2.1702/3LieutenantNicholas Smith (c.1671-1721) ADM 6/6/84ADM 6/626.2.1702/3 - 5.11.1704LieutenantHenry Kenny ADM 6/7/96ADM 6/76.11.1704 - 16.9.1705LieutenantJames Richards (d.1743) ADM 6/8/203
Commission confirmed 20.11.1705
ADM 6/8
18.9.1705 - 6.6.1706LieutenantThomas Ashton ADM 6/8/203
Commission confirmed 20.11.1705
ADM 6/8

6 Warrant Officers

5.3.1693/94 - 1694BoatswainJoseph GreenhillADM/A10.10.1694 - 1694CookBennett SmithADM/A1695 - 24.5.1695CarpenterThomas LearADM/A1695 - 14.8.1695PurserWilliam EdwardsADM/A24.8.1695 - 1695PurserWilliam ScottADM/A10.10.1695 - 1695GunnerRichard LandorsADM/A

1 Petty Officer

29.12.1699 - 16.6.1701Volunteer-per-orderThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 107/1/252ADM 107/1

Service History


The new Fifth Rate building at Redbridge is to be launched at the beginning of next month and is to be named the Winchelsea. She is to be fitted out for sea and provided with the highest complement of men together with three months victuals for service in the Channel.

1698Guard Ship at PlymouthBWAS-1603
1701Commissioned for IrelandBWAS-1603
1703In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1704With Shovell's fleet in the Channel then to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
9.1705Fishery protection in the ChannelBWAS-1603
6.1706Taken by five French privateers off HastingsBWAS-1603


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