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7453
Nominal Guns42B022
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Ordered7.3.1690B022
Acquired20.2.1690/91B022
First Commissioned1691B022
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B028
Constructor
Peter PettBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1610-1672
BWAS-1603
CategoryFourth RateB022
Ship TypeShip of the LineB022
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1691 - 29.12.1693Captain
Thomas DilkesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1687-1707
BWAS-1603
29.12.1693 - 31.1.1694/95Captain
Charles CornewallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1692-1718
Transfered
BWAS-1603
9.4.1695 - 1696Captain
John WarellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1696
BWAS-1603
1696 - 8.1.1696/97Captain
Charles RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1698
BWAS-1603
8.1.1696/97 - 21.1.1700/1Captain
John EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1709
ADM 6/4/86
Issued by
John NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1673-1696

Confirmed 31.3.1697
BWAS-1603
21.1.1700/1 - 5.2.1701/2Captain
John HerneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1705
ADM 6/6/58
ADM 6/6
6.2.1701/2 - 20.1.1702/3Captain
Tudor TrevorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1694-1717
ADM 6/7/6
BWAS-1603
21.1.1702/3 - 7.3.1704/5Captain
John BalchenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1736
ADM 6/14/80
BWAS-1603
8.3.1704/5 - 9.12.1707Captain
Edmund HicksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697-1707
Transfered ADM 6/8/160
BWAS-1603
10.12.1707 - 1.3.1708/9Captain
Robert ClarkeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1693-1707
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/9/110
BWAS-1603

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.6.1695 - 1697Lieutenant
Hugh CorstenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/88
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 5.4.1697
ADM 6/4
22.2.1700/1 - 18.2.1701/2Lieutenant
Nicholas GibbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1677-1705
ADM 6/6/59
ADM 6/6
19.2.1701/2 - 29.7.1703Lieutenant
John GullinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1685-1708
Transfered ADM 6/7/11
ADM 6/7
27.11.1702 - 1703Lieutenant
John WyleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1702-1703
ADM 6/7/61
ADM 6/7

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.3.1690/91 - 28.9.1695Boatswain
Henry HewittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/86
ADM/A
9.4.1695 - 1695Volunteer
Nicholas BissallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695
ADM 6/3/44
ADM 6/3
29.9.1695 - 1697Boatswain
William WhitebreadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/86
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 2.4.1697
ADM 6/4
12.12.1695 - 1697Gunner
John CroftsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/86
Issued by
Edward RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1671-1702

Confirmed 2.4.1697
ADM 6/4
30.12.1695 - 1697Carpenter
John FitzherbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1695-1697
ADM 6/4/86
Issued by
Sir George RookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1672-1705

Confirmed 31.3.1697
ADM 6/4
20.8.1696 - 1697Purser
Smauel SpicerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1696-1697
ADM 6/4/90
Issued by
John LeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1688-1712

Confirmed 17.4.1697
ADM 6/4
5.12.1704 - 1704Boatswain
Jasper? NetherwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1704
ADM 6/8/115
ADM 6/8

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1697 - 11.4.1697Volunteer
Edmund AluredBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/89
ADM 6/4
1697 - 11.5.1697Volunteer
Peirce EarlismanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
Transfered ADM 6/4/96
ADM 6/4
17.4.1697 - 1697Volunteer
Poarey ErlismanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1697
ADM 6/4/90
ADM 6/4
9.1.1701/2 - 22.1.1701/2Master's Mate
Robert ProsserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1734
ADM 107/1/355
ADM 107/1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.1.1701/2 - 14.6.1702Able Seaman
Robert ProsserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1691-1734
Transfered ADM 107/1/355
ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1688Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
10.1692In company with
Rupert (64) 1666-1702
British 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
took two French privateers (24 and 18 guns) off Ireland

12.10.1692Took the Ship
La Sirène (8) 1692-1692
French 8 Gun
Privateer Ship
BWAS-1603
12.1692Took two French privateers of 16-guns in the ChannelBWAS-1603
12.5.1694

Present at the capture of Diligent (36)

BWAS-1603
8.1.1695Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1695

Present at the capture of Content and Trident

BWAS-1603
1696In the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
10.4.1703Action of 10th April 1703
7.6.1706Took the Frigate
Les Jeux (24) 1689-1706
French 24 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

1707Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1603
1708In the Channel and North SeaBWAS-1603
1709Sailed to the West Indies wiht a convoyBWAS-1603
1.3.1709

Captured by the French off Monserrat

BWAS-1603

 

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