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Winchester

7424
Nominal Guns60
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.1.1691/92
Acquired11.4.1693
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire
Ship Class1691 Program - 60 gun 4th Rates (1691)
Designed by
John TippettsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1650-1692
Constructor
William WyattBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFourth Rate
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked24.9.1695

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Gundeck146' 6"Imperial Feet44.5041 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Burthen933Tons BM 

Armament


11.4.1693Broadside Weight = 410 Imperial Pound ( 185.9354 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck12 British Saker
Forecastle4 British Saker
Roundhouse2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.1691365Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1693 - 7.1693Captain
John JenningsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1726
Transfered
B051
c.9.1693 - 11.2.1693/94Captain
Edward BibbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1992
Transfered
BWAS-1603
1694Captain
James JessonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1690
BWAS-1603
1695 - 24.9.1695Captain
John SouleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
BWAS-1603

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1694Lieutenant
Robert OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1695
ADM/A
1695 - 24.9.1695Second Lieutenant
John HosketBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 1/5256

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.8.1694 - 1694Carpenter
Jeremiah FownesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1719
ADM/A
8.12.1694 - 1694Cook
Samuel JordanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694
ADM/A
8.8.1699 - 1699Carpenter
John BatelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1699
ADM 6/6/10
ADM 6/6

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.11.1694 - 24.9.1695Volunteer-per-order
Brounker ApreeceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1706
ADM 107/1/343
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
1695

Commissioned for the West Indies

BWAS-1603
24.9.1695

Wrecked on a reef off Cape Florida

BWAS-1603
5.10.1695

Captain Thomas Butler, the Dunkirk, Spithead. Has arrived from Jamaica but departed from Virginia with the Winchester, Experiment and Terrible fireship. There was violent sickness in all ships. He was then commanding the Winchester and buried almost 200 men in 17 days and the rest were in such condition that they were not able to carry her home. Captain Wilmot, Commander-in- Chief died and after the death of Captain Launce, he became the oldest Captain and removed to the Dunkirk. He gave Captain Soule, Commander of the fireship, a commission for the Winchester but while standing off the Bahama shoals and Cape Florida the ship ran aground for want of hands. He was unable to save the ship and with some difficulty went in to save the men. He held a council of war and resolved to go to Virginia to procure refreshment for the sick people. He got credit to buy fresh provisions to distribute among the ships. The men recovered and the ships departed for England but in dreadful stormy weather, they lost company witADM 106


 

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