Assistance

7465
Nominal Guns50B028
NationalityKingdom of England
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Assistance' (1650) (34)
Acquired1687B028
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1603
Constructor Robert & John CastleB022
CategoryFourth RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild1699B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Assistance' (1699) (50)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB022
Length of Gundeck121' 5 ½"Imperial Feet36.8935 
Length of Keel102' 0"Imperial Feet31.0896 
Breadth32' 4"Imperial Feet9.8044 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen567Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Burthen567 2094Tons BM 

Armament


1688Broadside Weight = 272 Imperial Pound ( 123.3521 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck20 British Culverin Drake
Upper Gun Deck18 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck4 British Saker Cutts

1694Broadside Weight = 301 Imperial Pound ( 136.5037 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck20 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker
Forecastle2 British Saker

1696Broadside Weight = 269.5 Imperial Pound ( 122.21845 kg)B022
Lower Gun Deck17 British Culverin
Upper Gun Deck21 British Demi-Culverin
Quarterdeck6 British Saker
Forecastle2 British Saker

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1687 - 19.6.1689Captain Lawrence Wright ADM 107/1/263BWAS-1603bef.16.10.1689 - 12.6.1690Captain Richard Keigwin (d.1690)† Discharged DeadBWAS-16031.6.1692 - 14.6.1694Captain Phineus Bowles (d.1698)BWAS-1603aft.12.6.1694 - aft.18.6.1694Captain Edward Littleton (d.1695/96)BWAS-160321.1.1694/95 - 10.2.1696/97Captain Thomas Robinson Transfered ADM 6/3/11ADM 6/311.2.1696/97 - 9.1.1698/99Captain James Davison ADM 6/4/72BWAS-1603

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1.1694/95 - 14.1.1695/96First Lieutenant Henry Barry Transfered ADM 6/3/5ADM 6/3

5 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1694 - 13.12.1694Carpenter Alexander Wilmoth Dismissed ADM 1/5255/55ADM 11694 - 5.3.1694/95Chaplain Alexander Tuah ADM 1/5255/55ADM 114.1.1694/95 - 31.3.1695Boatswain Thomas Wilkinson ADM 6/3/29ADM 6/236.3.1694/95 - 1695Chaplain Lagard ADM 6/3/39ADM 6/31.4.1695 - 1695Boatswain John Frighter ADM 6/3/43ADM 6

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
2.3.1690 - 3.10.1692Master's Mate Robert Hemmens (c.1658-?) ADM 107/1/64ADM 107/11696Surgeon's Mate John Okey ADM 1/5257/5ADM 1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.8.1691 - 22.1.1692/93Ordinary Seaman Robert Prosser (c.1674-1738) Transfered ADM 107/1/355ADM 107/1

Service History


DateEventSource
12.7.1689Paid offADM 33
1690Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1603
1692Returned homeBWAS-1603
1693Sailed with a convoy to NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
1694In the ChannelBWAS-1603
1695In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1696In the North SeaBWAS-1603
1697Sailed with the Iceland convoyBWAS-1603
9.2.1698/99Paid offADM 33

 

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