Dolphin

7611
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.5.1709BWAS-1603
Acquired7.6.1711BWAS-1603
First Commissioned16.5.1711B028
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B028
ConstructorRichard StaceyBWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeShip B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up7.8.1730B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Length of Keel90' 6"Imperial Feet27.5844 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen423 6394Tons BM 

Armament


6.1711Broadside Weight = 126 Imperial Pound ( 57.141 kg)BWAS-1603
Lower Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1711155 BWAS-1603

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1711 - 13.12.1714CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/11/137BWAS-16031712CaptainCharles Gay (d.1712)BWAS-160314.12.1714 - 8.4.1716CaptainCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/129.4.1716 - 10.1718CaptainNicholas Trevanion (1670-1737) ADM 6/12/66ADM 6/1220.1.1720/21 - 26.4.1724CaptainJohn Cundett (d.1724)† ADM 6/12/231BWAS-160329.8.1727 - 24.11.1727CaptainSamuel Mead (d.1776) ADM 6/13/156ADM 6/1325.11.1727 - 1.7.1730CaptainThomas Davers (1689-1746) ADM 6/13/175BWAS-1603

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1711 - 11.12.1714LieutenantSamuel Cockayne (d.1746) ADM 6/11/138ADM 6/1114.12.1714 - 15.4.1716LieutenantSamuel Cockayne (d.1746) ADM 6/12/11ADM 6/1216.4.1716 - 10.1718LieutenantJohn Horseman ADM 6/12/67ADM 6/1220.1.1720/21 - 12.2.1722/23LieutenantWilliam Henry Bruce (d.1742) ADM 6/12/231ADM 6/127.9.1727 - 18.9.1727LieutenantWright Morrice (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/13/157ADM 6/1319.9.1727 - 21.4.1729First LieutenantWright Morrice (d.bef.1734) ADM 6/14/164ADM 6/1319.9.1727 - 3.7.1730Second LieutenantWilliam Carleton ADM 6/14/164ADM 6/13

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1711Comissioned for home watersBWAS-1603
1713Re-rated as a 20-gun Sixth RateBWAS-1603
1713Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate
10.1718Began middling repair at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1603
2.1719Completed middling repair at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £1808.1.11dBWAS-1603
20.1.1720/21Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1603
3.1720/21fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £3033.0.4dBWAS-1603
1728Commissioned for BarbadosBWAS-1603
7.8.1730Docked at Deptford to be broken upBWAS-1603


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/12ADM 6/12 Commission and Warrent Book 1714 14 Oct.-1721 Jan. Archive
ADM 6/13ADM 6/13 Commission and Warrent Book 1721 Feb.-1728 3 Oct. Archive
ADM 6/11ADM 6/11 Commission and Warrent Book 1709 10 Nov.-1714 13 Oct. Archive
 

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