Adventure

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Nominal Guns42B022
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship 'Adventure' (1646) (32)
Ordered7.3.1689/90B022
Acquired20.2.1690/91B022
First Commissioned1691B022
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
ConstructorRobert Lee (d.1698)B022
CategoryFourth RateB022
Ship TypeShip of the Line B022
Sailing RigShip RiggedB022
Captured1.3.1708/9B022

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Breadth29' 0"Imperial Feet8.8392 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Length of Keel98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Breadth29' 0"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen438 3794Tons BM 

Armament


1691Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 3-Pounder

1703Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck20 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1691190Establishment for war abroadBWAS-1603
1691160Establishment for war at homeBWAS-1603
1691120Establishment for peaceBWAS-1603

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1691 - 1694CaptainThomas Dilkes (d.1706)BWAS-160329.12.1693 - 31.1.1694/95CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718)BWAS-16039.4.1695 - 1696CaptainJohn WarellBWAS-16031696 - 30.3.1697CaptainCharles Richards (d.1702/3)BWAS-16038.1.1696/97 - 29.9.1701CaptainJohn Edwards ADM 6/4/86
Commission confirmed 31.3.1697
BWAS-1603
21.1.1700/1 - 5.2.1701/2CaptainJohn Herne (d.1705) ADM 6/6/58ADM 6/66.2.1701/2 - 20.1.1702/3CaptainTudor Trevor (d.1739/40) ADM 6/7/6BWAS-160321.1.1702/3 - 7.3.1704/5CaptainJohn Balchen (1669/70-1744) ADM 6/14/80BWAS-16038.3.1704/5 - 9.12.1707CaptainEdmund Hicks (d.1708) ADM 6/8/160BWAS-160310.12.1707 - 1.3.1707/8CaptainRobert Clarke (d.1708/9) ADM 6/9/110BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.6.1695 - 1697LieutenantHugh Corsten ADM 6/4/88
Commission confirmed 5.4.1697
ADM 6/4
22.2.1700/1 - 18.2.1701/2LieutenantNicholas Gibbon (c.1661-?) ADM 6/6/59ADM 6/619.2.1701/2 - 29.7.1703LieutenantJohn Gullin (c.1671-?) ADM 6/7/11ADM 6/727.11.1702 - 1703LieutenantJohn Wyley ADM 6/7/61ADM 6/7

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.12.1704 - 1704BoatswainJasper? Netherway ADM 6/8/115ADM 6/8

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1688Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
10.1692In company with Rupert (64) took two French privateers (24 and 18 guns) off Ireland
12.10.1692Took the Ship La Sirène (8) BWAS-1603
12.1692Took two French privateers of 16-guns in the ChannelBWAS-1603
12.5.1694Present at the capture of Diligent (36)BWAS-1603
8.1.1694/95Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1694/95Present at the capture of Content and Trident
1696In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
10.4.1703Action of 10th April 1703
7.6.1706Took the Frégate-Vaisseau de 2ème Ordre (Demi-Batterie) Les Jeux (24)
1707Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
1708In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to the West Indies wiht a convoyBWAS-1603
1.3.1708/9Captured by the French off MonserratBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B022The 50-Gun ShipRif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/4ADM 6/4 Commission and Warrent Book 1696 25 May-1698 20 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
ADM 6/8ADM 6/8 Commission and Warrent Book 1703 6 July-1706 3 July Archive
 

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