Winchelsea

7420
Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.4.1693BWAS-1603
Acquired13.8.1694BWAS-1603
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire B028
Ship Class1693 Program 32-GunnerB028
ConstructorJohn WinterBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Captured6.6.1706B028
BecomesFrench Fourth Rate frégate-vaisseau de 2ème ordre (demi-batterie) 'La Winchelsea' (1706) (32)

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
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 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 - 31.10.1705CaptainWilliam Gray (d.bef.1718) ADM 6/9/55
Commission confirmed 7.3.1706/7
BWAS-1603
16.9.1705 - 6.6.1706CaptainJohn Castle (d.1706)† ADM 6/8/203
Commission confirmed 20.11.1705
TRN2

11 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
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 - 10.10.1706LieutenantThomas Ashton ADM 6/8/203
Commission confirmed 20.11.1705
ADM 6/8

1 Petty Officer


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

Service History


DateEventSource
1694Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1603
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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